Started 14 games and had a 6-1 record with a 2.03 ERA ... Held the opposition to a .207 batting average, allowing 50 hits in 66.2 innings ... In nine starts in SEC play, went 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA ... Held conference foes to a .194 batting average, surrendering 31 hits in 44.1 innings … Ranked eighth in the SEC in ERA, seventh in opponent batting average, tied for 15th in wins and tied for 13th in runners picked off (2) … In conference games only, ranked ninth in the league in ERA, third in opponent batting average, tied for ninth in victories and tied for eighth in runners picked off (2) … Made 49 career starts, which ranked as the third most in school history ... Named the seventh-best prospect in the senior class by Baseball America ... Selected as the 20th-best 2013 MLB Draft prospect in the SEC by Baseball America ... Made his season debut vs. Pacific (3.3), starting on the mound and allowing a run on four hits and tying a career-high with five strikeouts in four innings of work ... Threw six shutout innings with three strikeouts in second start of the season vs. San Diego State (3.9) ... Earned first win of the season in middle game vs. Ole Miss (3.16), allowing a run on seven hits and striking out five in six innings ... Turned in his third straight quality start in series finale at South Carolina (3.24), but received a no decision after giving up three runs, just one earned, and striking out a career-high seven batters in 6.2 innings ... Improved record to 2-0 in victory against No. 15 Mississippi State (3.31), allowing a run on four hits and striking out six in six innings ... Picked up third win of the season in series-clinching victory over Texas A&M (4.21), striking out a career-high eight batters and giving up just one run in six innings ... Earned fourth win of the season in midweek start vs. Missouri State (4.30), giving up a run on two hits in two innings ... Received a no decision in his start at No. 23 Kentucky (5.4), allowing a run on three hits and striking out five in 5.1 innings ... Made his final regular season start at Baum Stadium in series finale vs. Tennessee (5.12) and picked up his fifth win of the season, striking out five and giving up just two hits in 6.1 shutout innings ... Started against LSU (5.25) in the SEC Tournament and received a no decision after giving up three hits in 4.2 scoreless innings … Earned his sixth win of the season against Bryant (6.2) in the NCAA Manhattan Regional, allowing two runs and striking out three in 5.2 innings.
Pitched in 15 games, 14 as a starter, and finished the season with a 2-3 record and a 3.27 ERA ... Made first appearance of the 2012 season in start vs. Valparaiso (2.26), receiving a no decision after giving up four runs and tying a career high with five strikeouts in 4.0 innings ... Suffered the loss against Houston (3.3) in the Houston College Classic, striking out three and allowing three runs in 4.1 innings ... Earned first win of the season in series finale against Binghamton (3.10), throwing six shutout innings and striking out four ... Improved record to 2-2 after picking up the win in the first game of the doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (4.17) ... Tossed three scoreless innings against the Lumberjacks with four strikeouts ... Threw 5.2 innings out of the bullpen in series opener at Ole Miss (4.20) and allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts ... Started the middle game of the series at Florida (4.28) and threw an effective three innings, giving up just one unearned run on six hits and fanning four ... Pitched well in the series finale at Tennessee (5.19), starting the game and throwing four scoreless innings with three strikeouts ... Started the Houston Regional final vs. Sam Houston State (6.3) and pitched well, tossing 4.1 shutout innings and allowing four hits ... Started game three of the Waco Super Regional vs. No. 4 Baylor (6.11) and threw four shutout innings, giving up just two hits and tying a career-high with five strikeouts.
Pitched in 20 games, with 11 starts, and had a 3-5 record with a 3.89 ERA ... Ranked third on the team with 69.1 innings pitched ... Had three pickoffs in SEC games, which ranked second in the league ... Threw a hitless inning of relief in series finale against Delaware State (2.20), giving up one strikeout and one walk ... Earned a hold in second game of series vs. Utah (2.26), throwing a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts ... Pitched two shutout innings vs. McNeese State (3.2), striking out one ... Tossed two shutout innings in win vs. Kansas (3.15), fanning two batters ... Made two appearances in series at Auburn (3.18-3.20), allowing one run over 3.0 innings ... Threw two scoreless innings in series-opening win against the Tigers ... Picked up first win of the season vs. Memphis (3.22), striking out three and giving up just one hit over four shutout innings ... Turned in a quality start in series finale vs. Vanderbilt (3.27), but suffered the loss, allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings ... Started the series finale vs. LSU (4.10), allowing three runs on four hits with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings ... Gave up a run on five hits with two strikeouts over 4.1 innings in start vs. Mississippi State (4.16) ... Threw his then-longest outing of the season in start at Kentucky (4.23), tossing seven innings and allowing just one run on seven hits with five strikeouts ... Turned in second-consecutive quality start in outing at Georgia (4.30), throwing a career-long 7.2 innings and giving up three runs on eight hits with two strikeouts ... Picked up second win of the season against Florida (5.6), allowing three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in six innings ... Improved record to 3-3 with a win in first game of the doubleheader against Ole Miss (5.21), tossing 6.1 shutout innings and giving up just three hits, while striking out three.
All 10 of his appearances were starts ... Finished the season with a 3-2 record and a 4.37 ERA ... Held opposing hitters to a .227 batting average during the season ... In first career start against South Dakota State (3.10), pitched three shutout innings without allowing a hit and striking out three ... Earned the win in the game ... Started the finale of the Alabama (3.28) series ... Allowed two earned runs on four hits against the Crimson Tide ... Picked up the win in Arkansas’ 32-8 drubbing of Saint Louis (4.7) in a midweek matchup ... Threw seven innings in the finale of the Mississippi State (4.11) series, capping the team’s first-ever road sweep of the Bulldogs ... Allowed one earned run on two hits and struck out four hitters in the game ... Notched season-high five strikeouts in back-to-back starts against Oral Roberts (4.20) and at Florida (4.25) ... Started team’s return to Central Arkansas in midweek game against Louisiana Tech (5.11) at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.
2011: Pitched for the Glendale Angelenos of the California Collegiate League ... Appeared in nine games, including five starts, and had an 0-2 record with a 7.48 ERA.
Texas High School
Earned first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Team won two district championships ... As a senior, helped lead the team to a state title ... Hit .391 as a senior with a home run, four doubles, 21 RBI and 28 runs scored ... On the mound, posted an 8-3 mark with a 1.48 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 61.1 innings pitched.
In the Draft
2013 - Houston Astros, 29th round (857th overall)
2012 - Cleveland Indians, 29th round (893rd overall)
2009 - Boston Red Sox, 21st round (648th overall)
Son of Burl and Sharon Fant ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Majoring in recreation and sports management.