Summer 1999: Played for the Brewster White Caps in the Cape Cod League.
Junior: Compiled and 8-2 record in 22 appearances...ERA of 4.59...Struck out 61 and gave up 40 earned runs in 86 1/3 innings of work...Pitched a complete game and got the 7-5 win against Auburn in the NCAA Regional...Struck out a season high seven batters, gave up no runs and walked two in the win over Memphis...Against Southern Miss, he went seven innings, walked none, gave up four hits and three runs, for his seventh win of the year...First collegiate win against Arizona, gave up only two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings pitched.
Junior College (1997-98): Played for the Los Angeles City College...Named to the all-conference team...Recorded 15 strikeouts against Victor Valley college...Named to the Antelope Valley Dean's List.
High School: Played under Mike Fulmer at Paraclete High School...Made three California Interscolastic Federation playoff appearances, going 4-3 in `94, `95, `96...Named all-league (`94, `95, `96), All-CIF (`94, `96), Daily News All-Star (`96), and Rotary All-Star (`96)...In 1996 posted an ERA of 1.94, with 116 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched, while hitting .456...Member of the National Honor Society...Principal's Honor Roll-four years...California Scholastic Federation...Recipient of the Principal's Exemplary Student Award.
Personal: Born on 1/28/78...Son of Owen and Karen O'Gara...has one older brother, Sean...Majoring in History.