The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 11, 2013

Dans Profile: Mitch Holtz


DANVILLE — Mitch Holtz

Position: right-handed pitcher

College: University of Pennsylvania

Year: sophomore-to-be

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 205 pounds

Hometown: Plainfield

Family: father, Steve Holtz; mother, Wendy Holtz; brother, Zack Holtz; brother, Jordan Holtz; brother, Trent Holtz; and sister, Chloe Holtz.

Host family: Andrea and Paul Calamari.

Major: finance

GPA: 3.1

2013 statistics: was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings with 13 strikes and just seven walks.

Best baseball moment: hitting three home runs in a high school game for Aurora Christian.

Best non-baseball moment: winning the IHSA Class 3A State Football Championship in my senior year at Aurora Christian

Other interests: Golf, music and movies.

Favorite pro team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite athlete: Josh Hamilton

Favorite color: blue

Favorite food: chicken parmesan

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite actress: Jessica Alba

Favorite movie: Cinderella Man

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite musicial group: Jack Johnson

Mode of transportation: Chevy Cobalt

First job: teacher’s assistant in a special needs class.

Vacation spot: La Jolla, Calif.

Motto: “Go big or go home.’’

Terre Haute vs. Danville

When — 6:30 p.m.

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 for adults, $3 for school-age children

Promotion — It’s a triple-play Wednesday at Danville Stadium. For $9, an individual gets admission to the game, a hot dog and a drink.

Probable starting pitchers — Terre Haute: LHP Kyle Zimmerman (1-0, 0.00 ERA); Danville: RHP Evan Dunn (0-0, 0.00 ERA).