Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, 3/22/2004
Took to the mound in 14 games, all as a starter ... was 4-5 with a 3.74 ERA ... struck out 85 batters, third-most in Purdue history ... went 2-3 in conference games ... posted a 3.66 earned run average in eight Big Ten starts ... fanned 50 batters in 51.2 innings of work ... earned first win of the season and Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing 7.0 scoreless innings against Jacksonville State (3/19), striking out 10 batters and allowing just three hits ... limited Penn State (4/2) to one run in 5.2 innings in a 7-3 victory ... struck out a career-best 11 batters in a win over Michigan State (4/23), holding the Spartans to two runs in 8.1 innings ... duplicated career-best strikeout performance, fanning 11 Hoosiers in 6.1 innings against Indiana (5/21) ... limited Michigan State (5/26) to one run in 7.0 innings, propelling Purdue to a Big Ten Tournament victory.
Started 12 games on the mound ... was 4-5 with a 5.29 ERA in 63.0 innings of work ... struck out 44 batters while walking 21 ... posted a 4-3 record in Big Ten games, starting eight contests ... struck out 27 batters in 42.1 innings against conference opponents ... hurled six scoreless innings in his first start, limited Boston College (3/1) to three hits while fanning six ... limited Kentucky (3/8) to two runs in 6.2 innings while striking out five Wildcat batters ... allowed just three hits in a seven-inning complete-game shutout against Northwestern (4/12), his first Big Ten win ... had back-to-back-to-back five-inning performances against Ohio State (4/27), Minnesota (5/3) and Indiana (5/11), yielding two runs in each game ... fanned five batters in the outing vs. Indiana ... posted a win against Michigan (5/17), throwing seven innings in a 7-4 victory.
Played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Shenandoah Valley League ... posted a record of 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA, appearing in 11 games with two starts ... struck out 27 batters in 25.1 innings of work ... limited opposing hitters to a .229 batting average.
Saw action on the mound in 12 games, starting seven ... posted a record of 1-6 with a 7.71 ERA ... threw 39.2 innings with 24 strikeouts ... made his first collegiate appearance at Texas-San Antonio (2/24), pitching 3.0 innings of relief, allowing two runs and striking out three ... threw 5.0 innings in a start against Ball State (4/3), yielding one run and recording his first collegiate victory ... tossed one inning of scoreless relief against Northwestern (4/14), fanning one Wildcat batter ... hurled a complete game in a 3-1 loss to Ohio State (4/28).
Four-year baseball letterwinner at Moeller High School ... earned all-league and all-city honors as senior ... second-team all-state selection during senior campaign ... named team's most valuable player as both junior and senior ... was all-league and all-city selection as junior ... helped lead team to state semifinals during junior season ... earned four letters in basketball and one in football ... was part of basketball team that captured state championship during sophomore season.
Scott Sebastian Byrnes was born on Feb. 18, 1983, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... son of Terry and Diane Byrnes ... has two sisters, Robyn and Kelly, and one brother, Nick ... is majoring in management.