The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 1, 2013

Dans profile


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Blake Stevens

Position: Right-handed pitcher

College: Birmingham Southern College

Year: junior-to-be

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 160 pounds

Hometown: Atlanta

Family: mother, Beth Stevens; father, Rick Stevens; brother, Taylor Stevens; and sister, Kelly Boring.

Host family: Mike and Sue Brown

Major: accounting

GPA: 3.8

2013 statistics: was 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 13 games. Stevens finished with 77 strikeouts and just 21 walks in 75 innings.

Best baseball moment: Winning back-to-back state championships in high school at Atlanta Marist.

Best non-baseball moment: my sister’s wedding.

Other interests: golfing and being on the lake

Favorite pro team: Atlanta Braves

Favorite athlete: Tim Hudson

Favorite color: blue

Favorite food: sticky chicken

Favorite actor: Robert Downing Jr.

Favorite actress: Rachel McAdams

Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV show: 24

Favorite cartoon: Hey Arnold!

Favorite book: The Catcher in the Rye

Favorite musicians: Dave Matthews Band

Mode of transportation: Jeep Grand Cherokee

First job: Mowing grass

Vacation spot: Sunset Beach, N.C.

Motto: “Tyler Selesky is the best.”

Quincy vs. Danville

When — 6:30 p.m.

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 adults, $3 children

Promotions — Danville Dans Kids’ Club night, sponsored by Pediatric Providers of Danville. Members of the kids’ club get free admission, they get to participate in the pre-game “High Five” tunnel and one member will be a guest public address announcer.

Probable starting pitchers — Quincy: LHP Aaron Michel (3-0, 2.12 ERA); Danville: LHP Jake Hall (0-1, 3.97 ERA)

Chad Dare/Commercial-News