- Big Ten Freshman of the Week (4/11/16)
As a Freshman (2016): Summer 2016...Starred for the Baltimore Redbirds of the Cal Ripken League...named the Cal Ripken League Pitcher of the Year...led the league in wins (6) and strikeouts (44) while notched a 1.40 ERA in 38.1 IP...named a third-team Perfect Game/Rawlings Summer All-American...selected by Collegiate Summer Baseball as a third-team All-American...named a top prospect in the Cal Ripken League by D1Baseball.com, Perfect Game and Baseball America...2016 Season...Made 15 appearances with five starts…finished with a 3.50 ERA in 36.0 IP…struck out 28 batters and held opponents to a .201 average…earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors once…made his first career appearance against Alabama (2/21)…tossed an inning of relief with two strikeouts at Delaware (3/1)…notched an inning of work vs. Southeastern Louisiana (3/5)…appeared against George Washington (3/9)…tossed 2/3 of an inning against Liberty (3/22)…went four and 2/3 innings with four strikeouts in his first career start at VCU (3/30)…earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after tossing seven innings of two-hit ball with four strikeouts against James Madison (4/6)…made his first career weekend start against Purdue and earned the win after giving up two runs and striking out five over six innings of work (4/24)…tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Penn State (4/30)…recorded two innings of scoreless relief against Illinois (5/7)…threw six innings and struck out six at West Virginia (5/10)…tossed 2/3 of an inning of relief at Rutgers (5/15)…notched two innings of relief work and gave up a run at Michigan State (5/20)…started the Big Ten semifinal vs. Iowa and lasted three and 2/3 of an inning, giving up three runs and striking out one (5/28).
Before Maryland: Played for Parkside High School…selected in the 40th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians…struck out 67 in 40 IP his senior season, including a no hitter, en route to being named Bayside South Pitcher of the Year…earned All-State honors…threw a no hitter during his junior campaign…played travel ball for EvoShield Canes and won the WWBA 17u National Championship and the 18U World Championship…team was ranked No. 1 in the country.
Personal: Son of Wayne and Cathy Parsons…has one sibling, Sierra…lists Tom Brady as his sports hero...was a member of the National Honors Society in high school.