|Hometown:||Chino Hils, Calif.|
FULLERTON COLLEGE: Participated in the Fullerton College program for three seasons under the tutelage of long-time Head Coach Nick Fuscardo Was 5-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 94 strikeouts for the Hornets in 2006 making 14 starts on the mound He ranked in the top 25 in the state in complete games (5th, 5), fewest walks per nine innings (12th, 1.1) and strikeouts per nine innings (22nd, 8.8) Named to the All-Orange Empire Conference Second Team as a pitcher.
AYALA HS: Lettered two seasons at Ayala High School under Ron Urabe from 2002-2003 Was an All-Sierra League pitcher his senior season in 2003.
PERSONAL: Born on May 5, 1985, in Fullerton, Calif. Parents are Gary and Tina Birosak Has one younger brother (David) Majoring in kinesiology Models his game after Barry Zito Says his pitching coach, former Titan Mark Chavez, is his greatest baseball influence Says that "Baseball is Life!!" Hobbies are surfing and playing the drums Greatest sports thrill is pitching in the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas Favorites include: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Jim Carrey and Brooke Burke (actors), Van Wilder, Top Gun, and Oceans 11 (movies), Blink-182, Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu, (musical artists) and surfline.com (website).