The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 23, 2013



DANVILLE — Jake Thomas

Position: outfielder

College: Bowling Green State University

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 161 pounds

Hometown: Litchfield, Ohio

Family: mother: Mary Thomas; father: Jerry Thomas and brother, John Thomas.

Host family: Mike and Christine Jaruseski

Major: applied health science and nursing

GPA: 3.30

2013 statistics:  batted .259 with 1 home run and 22 RBIs. Thomas also scored 15 runs and recorded 2 stolen bases.

Best baseball moment: winning the Mid-American Conference baseball title.

Best non-baseball moment: winning the conference wrestling title while at Buckeye High School.

Other interests: playing the guitar, music and fishing.

Favorite pro team: Cleveland Indians

Favorite athlete: Dustin Pedroia

Favorite color: blue

Favorite food: walleye

Favorite actor: Leonardo Dicaprio

Favorite actress: Zooey Deschanel

Favorite movie: The Dark Knight

Favorite TV show:  Archer

Favorite cartoon: Adventure Time

Favorite book: Life of Pi

Favorite musical group: Manchester Orchestra

Mode of transportation: Hyundai

First job: hitting instructor

Vacation spot: East Harbor State Park on Lake Erie

Motto: “Dans. Dans. Dans.’’ — assistant coach Rick Fraire

Hannibal vs. Danville

When — 6 p.m. (doubleheader)

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $2

Promotions — Two-buck Tuesday. Everything from admission to hot dogs to beverages are $2.

Probable starting pitchers — Hannibal: Game 1, TBD and Game 2, TBD; Danville: Game 1, RHP Zach Gordon (2-1, 4.45 ERA) and Game 2, RHP Corbin Olmstead (3-1, 2.30 ERA).

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News