Spent the 2016 season on the roster at Division I Liberty University of the Big South Conference (BSC) ... Made 11 mound appearances, all in relief, with 1-2 record, 9.00 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 12 walks over 15.0 innings ... Flames finished 31-28 overall (12-12 BSC) and as the No. 7 seed, won first three games of BSC tournament to advance to final, where they fell 1-0 to top-seeded eventual national champion Coastal Carolina.
AT TACOMA CC
Attended Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Wash., for first two years coming out of high school ... All-Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) First Team as a sophomore in 2015, when he posted 6-1 record with 0.98 ERA and 43 strikeouts over 45.2 innings ... 2015 NWAC Spring Academic Team.
A 2013 graduate of South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wash ... Selected to 4A All-Narrows as a senior ... Also competed for the Wolves in football and basketball.
Born Nov. 14 in Tacoma, Wash. ... Parents are John and Kathryn Simpson, who both attended the University of Washington ... Has an older sister named Stephanie ... Political science (public law) major at Revelle College ... Career goal is to play professional baseball ... Most memorable baseball moment is playing against eventual national champion Coastal Carolina in the 2016 BSC title game ... Enjoys wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding and hiking ... Roots for the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks ... Favorite athlete is Mariners ace Felix Hernandez ... Top movie is Step Brothers ... Listens to J. Cole, Chance the Rapper and Drake.