AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Made 16 appearances for the Minutemen, including 12 starts ... Posted a 1-9 record with 6.79 ERA, allowing 92 hits and walking 38, while striking out 44 in 61 innings of work ... Earned UMass' first win of the season, pitching eight strong innings, scattering eight hits and striking out four in a 4-3 win over New Orleans (2/27) ... Worked 5 1/3 innings against Hartford allowing three runs, on two hits with two strikeouts, but did not factor into the decision (4/6) ... Tossed an inning and a third of scoreless relief against Maine (5/10).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Appeared in 13 games going 2-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 37 innings of work ... Picked up his first against Wright State going seven strong innings allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out six (3/18) ... Tossed two innings allowing just one run in a 17-6 win over UConn (4/18) ... Pitched two no-hit innings of relief in a 14-1 loss to Fordham (4/25) ... Pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run while striking out two in a 13-5 win over Central Connecticut State allowing just one earned run while striking out two (5/12).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Had a career-high five strikeouts in five innings against Northeastern ... Tossed two innings of shutout relief against Connecticut ... Did not allow an earned run in two innings of work vs. Northern Iowa ... Threw one shutout inning in season opener at Alabama ... Redshirted in 2002.
BEFORE UMASS: Starred on the mound for head coach Ed Zuchowski at Easthampton H.S. ... Two-year team captain, threw two no-hitters and a one-hitter as a senior ... First Easthampton pitcher to ever throw a perfect game ... Named All-Hampshire League as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named Western Mass. Pitcher of the Year in 2001 ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born September 29, 1982, in Northampton, Mass. ... Son of Wayne and Cheryl Demers ... Has two brothers, Wayne and Christopher... Majoring in landscape architecture.