The 2012 baseball season officially gets underway on Friday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m.
2012: Did not play due to injury.
2011: Appeared in 13 games making seven starts in his first season at Florida State...finished the year 6-2 with a 4.03 ERA throwing 38.0 innings...registered 26 strikeouts, while holding opponents to a .292 batting average...posted victories in his first three starts working 5.0 innings in each outing en route to defeating Jacksonville, Hofstra and Maine...made his Seminole debut in a start against Jacksonville working 5.0 innings to earn his first collegiate win...held the Dolphins to just five hits and one run, unearned, as he struck out three and did not issue a walk...blanked Hofstra over 5.0 innings as he struck out a career-high six batters...made three starts against ACC foes posting a 2-1 record picking up wins over Wake Forest and on the road at Maryland...allowed two runs or less in 12 appearances and a walk or less 10 times...registered four strikeouts in starts against Maine and Florida Gulf Coast...made two relief appearances in the ACC Tournament - pitching 2.1 innings against NC State and 0.2 innings in the championship game against Virginia...worked an inning in relief in game three of the NCAA Super Regional against Texas A&M.
SANTA FE COLLEGE: Capped his sophomore season by earning Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year...posted 5-4 record with a 3.43 ERA...logged a nation-leading 86.2 innings, registering 78 strikeouts with only 23 walks...as a freshman helped lead Santa Fe to a runner-up finish at the NJCAA World Series...went 8-3 with a 5.60 ERA...worked 88.1 innings with 52 strikeouts...outstanding student who earned Academic All-American honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his high school baseball at Ocala Forest...was limited to playing infield as a senior by an injury that led to Tommy John surgery after the 2007 season...was a starting pitcher on the varsity as a junior...sat out a year before enrolling in junior college
PERSONAL: Son of Gary, Sr. and Jan Jo Merians...sister Kelly attends FSU....father and uncle (Mike) played junior college baseball...member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Fall 2011)...major is sport management...enjoys fishing...born December 27, 1988.