One of the staff's most versatile pitchers... Has the ability to start, relieve and close... Coaches call him the right-handed version of Mitch Walter of a year ago... Also very comparable to No. 1 starter Kevin Melcher with similar velocity and approach... A poor man's Greg Maddux... A control pitcher who will not overpower... Has four pitches... Very unselfish and mature... Wants to make the program better... A very quiet leader who plays a vital role in the staff.
during fall drills
Made one start for the victorious White Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 0-1 record and 2.45 ERA in 3.2 innings pitched, allowing one run (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
on my summer vacation
Played for the El Dorado Broncos during the summer of 2002... Led the team with a 1.06 ERA and 3-0 record in six games, including six starts... Allowed 10 runs (four earned) on 26 hits in 34.0 innings pitched with 27 strikeouts and six walks... Opposing batters hit just .208 against him... Coached by Jeff McCannon, the Wildcats' volunteer assistant coach in 2002.
as a junior (2002)
Opted to be redshirted prior to the start of his junior season.
at butler county community college (2000-01)
A two-year letterman at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. ... A two-year starting pitcher... Collected a 4-2 record and team-best 2.83 ERA as a sophomore in 12 appearances with 10 starts... Also added one save... Ranked second on the team in innings pitched (59.1) and strikeouts (39)... Allowed 38 runs (24 earned) on 59 hits in 59.1 innings pitched in 2001 with 39 strikeouts and 19 walks... Ranked second on the team as a true freshman in wins (five), ERA (3.86) and games started (eight)... Posted a 5-2 mark and 3.86 ERA in nine appearances with eight starts in helping the Grizzlies to a 37-21 overall record in 2000... Allowed 34 runs (23 earned) on 57 hits in 41.2 innings pitched with 28 strikeouts and 10 walks...Coached by Trent Nesmith.
at hutchinson high school
A three-year letterman at Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Three-year starter as a pitcher... Earned second team all-state and first team All-Ark Valley League honors as a senior... Did not see action as a junior after undergoing ACL surgery... Selected second team all-league as a sophomore... Coached by Steve Williams.
(Full name: Andrew Neil Ehling) was born April 25, 1981, in Hutchinson, Kan. ... He is the son of Neil and Diane Ehling... The oldest of four children, Andrew has two younger brothers, Zane (18) and Lucas (11) and a younger sister, Abby (16)... Recalls greatest sports moment as going undefeated in league play his senior season, becoming the first Hutchinson High team to do so... Majoring in social science.