Illinois Wesleyan University:
2015: Named to first team of all-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin baseball squads … Appeared in and started all 43 games … Led the team with a .372 batting average and had 64 hits, including 14 doubles and one home run … Scored 41 runs and had 32 runs batted in … Stole 12 bases. 2014: Played and started in 40 games for the Titans…Batted .287 with 45 hits including two home runs…Drove in 22 runs…Also scored 31 runs.
Played 2 summers with Kenosha Kings Semi-pro team in the Wisconsin State League
HIGH SCHOOL: Was team captain of the baseball team for three years…Was an all-conference selection.
Professional Instruction: Derek taught private 1-1 hitting and fielding lessons in Illinois after graduation and before moving to the Waxhaw area.