A graduate of Eastview High School, where he received honorable mention as a senior. Played two years for the Eastview Legion Team. His second year they won state and went to the Central Plains Regional Tournament. Then went on to play two years at DMACC in Boone Iowa where he went to the Jr. College World Series as a freshman. Out of Jr. College he signed to play at the University of Central Missouri but got drafted after his second year at DMACC in the 46th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Before signing he played with the Eau Claire Express Northwoods team for a month. Then signed and he played 3 months in the Advanced Rookie League in Princeton WV, his second year he played in low A with the Bowling Green Hot Rods and he just finished up his third year in High A with the Port Charlotte Stone Crabs.