2013: Developed into one of the team’s best pitchers as the season progressed, ending the year with 14 appearances (12 starts)…Led the team with four victories and 62.2 innings pitched while ranking ninth in the OVC in strikeouts per nine innings (7.61)…Had a 6.03 ERA while racking up 53 strikeouts…Eclipsed five innings in eight of his starts, including a career-long eight innings at SIU Edwardsville on May 5…Earned a victory in two of his first three appearances (Feb. 24 against IPFW, March 4 against Mid-Continent)…One of his best games came on April 14 at Eastern Kentucky, notching the win after tossing six shutout innings with zero extra-base hits allowed…Struck out at least three batters in 11 different outings, including a career-high eight strikeouts against SIU Edwardsville on May 5…Limited the opposition to a .206 batting average (14-for-68) with two outs in the inning…Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2012: Made 14 appearances, including a start at No. 14 Ole Miss on March 6...Limited the opposition to a paltry .136 batting average (3-for-22) with two outs in the inning...Tallied five shutout appearances, including three straight in early April against Vanderbilt, Murray State and Lipscomb...Also recorded scoreless outings against Belmont (April 24) and Eastern Illinois (May 12)...Tossed a career-high three innings in back-to-back appearances against Belmont (no hits, no walks) on April 24 and Southeast Missouri (one run, two strikeouts) on April 28...Also tallied a pair of strikeouts at Georgia Southern (Feb. 18), at Murray State (April 7) and against Jacksonville State (April 15)...Named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Joins the program out of nearby Greenfield High School, where he was a three-sport star...Led the Yellowjackets to a 20-8 record in 2011 under head coach Willie Trevathan...Was an outstanding two-way player at GHS, posting a .463 batting average in 82 at-bats in 2011...Reached base at a .527 clip and slugged .780 as a senior, accumulating seven doubles, two triples, five homers, 35 runs scored and 27 RBI...On the mound, posted a 9-1 record in 10 appearances (all starts) as a senior...Tossed five complete games, three shutouts and boasted a 1.30 ERA...In 54 innings, fanned 101 batters against 10 walks, limiting the opposition to a .170 batting average...As a junior, he led the Yellowjackets to a District 14A and regional championship...Was a three-time 14A all-district selection and has taken home the District 14A baseball tournament MVP...A member of the TBCA 2010 team, his biggest sports thrill was throwing a 10-inning, 1-0 victory over district rival Dresden...Also shined as the school's quarterback on the football team and forward on the basketball team.
PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 11, 1992...Son of Randy and Cheryl Potts...Has two older siblings, Denise Douglas and Kelsey Potts...Has family ties to UT Martin, as his sister currently attends UT Martin and his father was a 1987 graduate...Majoring in health and human performance.