DIRECT YOUR CHILDREN ONTO THE RIGHT PATH AND WHEN THEY ARE OLDER, THEY WILL NOT LEAVE IT. Proverbs 22:6
Brian and Lisa graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska. They later attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where Brian majored in English education and played baseball while Lisa earned degrees in athletic training and science education.
The two were married in Omaha in 2006. They have four children: McKenna (10), Boston 8), Preslynn (6)
& Brayson (4).
Brian played baseball at Millard South High School. His senior year he led the state with a 0.74 ERA and a .522 batting average during Legion ball.
Brian went on to play for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2002 to 2005. In Brian's freshman year he was named to the Big XII All-Freshman team. He was also on the Lincoln All-Regional Team. The Huskers played in the College World Series that year with Brian getting the start in Game One.
Brian was named the Big XII Pitcher of the Week in 2003 before being sidelined due to an elbow injury. Brian also missed the 2004 season as he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his Ulnar Collateral Ligament.
In 2005 Brian came back and posted an 8-0 record and 2.60 ERA. Brian set records in the Big XII Tournament for number of innings pitched and number of consecutive scoreless innings. The Huskers won the tournament and went on to play in the College World Series.
Brian was selected in the third round of the 2005 first-year player draft by the Minnesota Twins.
He made his way through the minor league system and made his major league debut against the Chicago White Sox in 2009.
Brian spent 10 years in the Twins organization before becoming a free agent and signing with the Baltimore Orioles for 2016. Brian then played 2.5 years with the Chicago Cubs.
In 2007 Brian pitched for Team USA in the World Cup in Taiwan. The team won the Gold Medal.
In 2008, Brian had the honor of representing the USA in the Olympics in Beijing, China. Brian got the win in an elimination game against Canada. The team went on to win a bronze medal. As of now, 2008 was the final year for baseball at the Olympics.