The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 29, 2013

Dans Profile: Chad Klein


DANVILLE — Position: infielder/outfielder

College: Heartland Community College/Illinois State

Year: junior-to-be

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 210 pounds

Hometown: Trenton

Family: father: Craig Klein; mother, Colleen Klein; brother, Chase Klein

Host family: Kevin and Amy Howard

Major: agribusiness

GPA: 3.0

2013 statistics: batted .227 with 1 home run and 27 RBIs. Klein also had 19 stolen bases and scored 30 runs for the Hawks.

Best baseball moment: reaching the NJCAA Division II World Series the past two years at Heartland.

Best non-baseball moment: my dad beating cancer.

Other interests: basketball, fishing and boating

Favorite pro team: St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite color: orange

Favorite food: meatloaf

Favorite actor: Gerard Butler

Favorite actress: Blake Lively

Favorite movie: Sandlot

Favorite cartoon: Tom & Jerry

Favorite TV show: Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen.

Favorite musician: Brantley Gilbert

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mode of transportation: Chevrolet Malibu

First job: concrete worker

Vacation spot: Hawaii

Motto: “Work hard. Play harder.’’

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 the annual “At Bat for the Cure.” Fans are encouraged to “Paint the Park Pink” by wearing pink to the game in support of breast cancer awareness. Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation volunteers will be selling commemorative pink balloons for release in a tribute ceremony prior to the game.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the New Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group

Special event — Presence USMC, McLane and Iroquois Federal will be sponsoring a fireworks program after the game.

Probable starting pitchers — Terre Haute: TBD; Danville: LHP Troy Conyers (2-0, 0.00 ERA).

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News