Wildcats venture to Miller Park in Milwaukee on Wednesday
2014: Ranks second on the team with 22 appearances, including six starts ... Leads Wildcats with five wins ... Is 5-1 in nine appearances (six starts) since April 16 ... Earned win on Senior Day at Rocky Miller Park with no earned runs allowed over 5.0 IP against SIUE (5/11) ... Picked up win on staff day at UIC (5/7) ... Made first career start in a Big Ten game against Michigan (5/2) ... Threw career-high 7.0 IP in victory against the Wolverines ... Recorded four strikeouts at Michigan State (4/27) ... Won second-straight start against Wheaton allowing just one earned run over 6.0 IP (4/23) ... Struck out career-high eight in that game ... Threw 1.1 scoreless IP at Nebraska (4/19-2) ... Picked up first win at Chicago State (4/16-1) ... Scattered five hits and allowed just one run ... Threw a scoreless inning vs. Iowa (4/11) ... Tossed a scoreless inning with one strikeout vs. Valpo (4/8) ... Pitched an inning in relief vs. Illinois (4/4) ... Made B1G debut vs. Minnesota (3/22) ... Struck out two in 1.0 scoreless IP against Tennessee Tech (3/1) ... Notched first career save vs. Nebraska-Omaha (2/22) ... Threw four scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the opening series at USC (2/14-16) ... Collected four strikeouts in the series.
2013: Struck out three in 4.0 IP at Purdue (4/5) ...Notched first victory of season out of bullpen vs. St. Francis (4/2) ... Recorded a career-high four strikeouts in 4.0 IP vs. Saint Louis (2/23).
2012: Saw action on the mound six times, including making four starts ... Posted a 2.75 ERA over 19.2 innings of work ... Tossed three scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts vs. Bucknell (3/17) ... Allowed just one hit while striking out two over 2.1 innings pitched vs. St. Xavier (4/10) ... Made first collegiate start vs. Milwaukee (4/17), allowing just one run over five innings of work ... Picked up first collegiate win vs. Oakland (5/2), working three shutout innings with three strikeouts.
2011: Saw action in four games ... Appeared in first collegiate game at Saint Louis (3/11), hurling two scoreless innings with a strikeout ... Hurled a shutout inning with a strikeout in a win over Trinity International (4/20).
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Mayflower League MVP as both a junior and a senior ... Two-time Herald News all-star ... All-star selection of Standard Times junior year and Player of the Year as a senior ... Eastern Massachusetts all-star senior year ... Once recorded 21 strikeouts in a nine-inning game ... Posted a 2.35 ERA as well as a .540 batting average ... Participated in Eastern vs. Western Massachusetts all-star game ... Helped the Wildcats to four league titles ... Also earned three letters in basketball and two in soccer ... Mayflower League all-star in soccer senior year ... AP scholar ... High school baseball coach was Glenn Lincoln.
Personal: Born Nicholas Garth Friar ... Son of Michael and Maria Friar ... Anticipated major is journalism.