2012: Surfaced as one of the OVC’s most successful relievers…Led the OVC in opponent batting average (.212), strikeouts per nine innings (10.80) and home runs per nine innings (zero in 55 innings)…Also ranked amongst the league’s best in hits per nine innings (7.20, second), ERA (2.78, third), doubles per nine innings (1.15, fifth), saves (five, sixth), appearances (27, seventh) and games finished (18, seventh)…His 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings ranked 12th in the nation…Was equally effective against left-handed batters (.192 batting average) and right-handed batters (.222) and held the opponents to a miniscule .162 batting average (16-for-99) with the bases empty…Racked up 17 appearances in which he did not concede an earned run and 17 multi-strikeout outings, including a trio of six-strikeout performances (3.2 innings against Arkansas-Little Rock on March 4, 2.1 innings against Lipscomb on March 27 and 3.1 innings against Southeast Missouri on April 27)…Had a hand in 62 percent of UT Martin’s 13 wins (three victories, five saves)…Strung together four straight scoreless outings (8.2 innings) against OVC competition in late April/early May, striking out 16 against zero walks with only two hits allowed over that span…Four of his five saves came in OVC play…One of season’s best games came on April 27 against Southeast Missouri, earning the victory after fanning six in 3.1 perfect innings of relief.
2011: Successfully made the transition from set-up man to starting pitcher, serving as UT Martin's No. 1 starter all season as a sophomore...Made 19 appearances, leading the Ohio Valley Conference in games started (15) and innings pitched (91.0) and also ranking fourth in strikeouts (67)...Sported nearly a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (67:36) and allowed only five home runs - four of which came in back-to-back starts...Went 3-7 and earned a save at Southern Illinois on April 19...Fanned six or more batters in each of his first six starts, including a career-high 10 in eight innings against Murray State on April 2...Logged nine starts of six-plus innings, including going eight innings on three different occasions...Allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings at UAB on March 18 and allowed three runs on three hits in eight innings against Eastern Illinois on April 30.
2010: Took the league by storm and emerged as one of the OVC's best pitchers, as he was named to the All-OVC Freshman squad...Led the team in Earned Run Average, as his 3.63 ERA also ranked second in the conference...For 10 straight weeks, he ranked either first or second in the OVC in ERA...Won three games and saved two ballgames (both in league play) in 22 appearances (three starts) while accumulating 67 innings - which ranked second on the team..Also ranked in the top-10 in the OVC in five other categories: least home runs allowed per game (0.27; first), strikeouts per game (7.93; sixth), least hits allowed per game (9.67; seventh), least walks per game (2.96; seventh), and opponent batting average (.275; seventh)...Allowed zero earned runs in 12 of his 22 appearances, posting multiple-strikeouts in all but five appearances...Began the season with 9.1 innings without allowing an earned run, and gave up just three earned runs in his first 23.2 innings, and went two weeks in midseason by not allowing an earned run in 13 innings over five appearances...Serving as one of the league's most dominant set-up men, he did not allow a single home run in 28 innings in conference play.
BEFORE UTM: Graduated from Parkway West High in Ballwin, Mo., where he played football for head coach Mike Roth, basketball for head coach Bill Sodemann and baseball for head coach Scott Weissman...Started seven games his senior year and finished the season with a 1-3 won-loss record...Pitched 29 innings and sported a 2.66 ERA.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 8, 1991...Son of Anne and Dave Tobik...Has two sisters, Nancy and Sandy...Father Dave played in the Major Leagues for eight years (1978-85) with the Detroit Tigers, the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners...Cousin Jackie Harter is a sophomore on the UT Martin volleyball team...Majoring in finance.