The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 25, 2013

Dans Profile: Josh Miller


DANVILLE — Position: shortstop

College: University of San Francisco

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 175 pounds

Hometown: Concord, Calif.

Family: father: Dave Miller; mother: Kathy Miller; and brother Michael Miller.

Host family:  John and Lisa Behrens

Major: psychology

GPA: 3.0

2013 statistics: batted .235 with 1 home runs and 18 RBIs. Miller also had seven doubles, two triples and he scored 16 runs.

Best baseball moment: getting a walk-off win over the University of San Diego in the West Coast Conference Tournament

Best non-baseball moment: seeing my brother, Michael, get drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 Major League Draft.

Other interests: music, science, basketball and hockey

Favorite pro team: Seattle Mariners

Favorite athlete: Ozzie Smith

Favorite color: green

Favorite food: bar-b-que chicken

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite actress: Natalie Portman

Favorite movie: I Love You, Man

Favorite cartoon: Phineas and Ferb

Favorite TV show: Psych

Favorite musical group: A Tribe Called Quest.

Favorite book: Fahrenheit 451

Mode of transportation: Public Transportation — train and bus

First job: never had a job

Vacation spot: Jamaica

Motto: “Make excuses or make a way.’’

Springfield vs. Danville

When — 6 p.m. doubleheader. Both games will be 7-inning contests.

Where — Danville Stadium

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

Promotion — 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.

Special event — The Colts in Motion trailer will be at Danville Stadium with a pair of Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders available for photos and autographs from 5-7 p.m.

Probable starting pitchers — Springfield: Game 1: RHP TR Dunne (2-5, 2.26 ERA); Game 2: RHP Chance Simpson (0-3, 2.76 ERA); Danville: Game 1: RHP Mitch Holtz (5-0, 3.68 ERA); Game 2: LHP Spencer Herrmann (1-1, 1.85 ERA).

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News