2013: Signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees on June 13 … Received All-Ivy League honorable mention accolades … Appeared in 11 games, making 10 starts as part of Columbia’s weekend rotation … Threw 64.2 innings, posting a 3-3 record and 3.20 ERA … Struck out four batters in his first start of the season at Lamar (3/3/13) … Sat down a season-high nine batters at UCF (3/16/13) … Threw the only complete nine-inning game of the year, giving up just one run at Army to earn his first win (3/23/13) … Recorded six K’s and gave up just five hits in a 2-0 shutout win at Brown (4/7/13) … Tallied seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings at Princeton (4/21/13) … Allowed just two hits over six innings to lead Columbia to a 1-0 victory at Penn (4/27/13) … Struck out four batters without giving up a walk in 5.1 innings of work against New Mexico in the NCAA tournament (6/1/13).
2012: Made nine starts on the mound ... allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts ... allowed two earned runs in five innings at The Citadel ... allowed three runs, struck out five in 5 1/3 innings vs. Utah ... earned first win of the season with seven strong innings at Holy Cross, allowing a run on three hits ... allowed a run on six hits in seven innings to gain the win at Harvard ... tossed a complete game at Cornell, shutting out the Big Red for seven innings after a three-run first inning ... struck out seven and did not walk a batter in 5 2/3 innings vs. Princeton ... threw eight solid innings in 13-3 win at Penn, allowing three runs with five strikeouts and just one walk.
2011: Second team All-Ivy League relief pitcher ... led pitching staff with 16 appearances ... earned five saves, a program record for a single season ... struck out 26 batters in 26 1/3 innings ... did not allow an earned run in 12 appearances ... earned the save with two innings pitched in 5-2 victory at South Alabama ... came back two days later to nail down the save in Lions' 5-3 win at Florida Gulf Coast ... struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning vs. Holy Cross ... did not allow a hit in an inning and a third to gain the save in Columbia's 6-5 win over Manhattan ... struck out five of the six batters he retired in final game vs. Cornell ... earned the win with 4 2/3 innings in relief in series opener at Princeton ... nailed down the save in each of Columbia's two wins in season-ending series with Penn.
2010: Made 12 appearances on the mound ... started eight times as part of Columbia's weekend rotation ... named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after his brilliant seven-inning outing at Cornell in Columbia's 3-2 win ... earned the save by retiring the final two batters in Lions' first win of the season at UNLV ... tossed a pair of scoreless innings in relief at Richmond ... notched the win in league-opening doubleheader vs. Yale in game two with seven solid innings ... allowed two earned runs and struck out five in five innings to gain the victory vs. Princeton ... allowed one earned run in six innings and struck out six in Columbia's win over Bucknell.
At Shady Side: Four-year baseball letterwinner ... also lettered four times in football and three times in wrestling ... two-time baseball team captain ... captained wrestling team as a junior and senior and captained football squad as a senior ... Western Pennsylvania AA League Pitcher of the Year as a senior ... two-time all-section ... two-time team MVP ... team won AA league and Section 4 in senior year ... went 10-2 as a senior with a 1.08 ERA and 128 strikeouts ... set school records for career wins and strikeouts and single-season wins, strikeouts and lowest opponent batting average.
Personal: Enrolled in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science ... intends to major in computer engineering ... father was a four-year wrestler at Pitt ... son of Donna and Tim Giel ... Timothy King Giel, Jr., b. September 29, 1990 in Pittsburgh.