JUNIOR COLLEGE: Redshirted the 2011 season at Gordon College.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for three seasons at Warner Robins HS ... Three-time All-Region performer for the Demons ... Career strikeout, ERA and wins leader at Warner Robins.
PERSONAL: Born Chess Malone on December 22, 1991, in Bonaire, Ga., his hometown ... Son of Joy and Kenny Malone ... Majoring in psychology ... Would like to be a clinical therapist after college ... Enjoys playing video games and golf ... Lists Greg Maddux, Matt Ryan and Dan Uggla as favorite sports personalities.