The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 19, 2013

Dans Profile: Sam Maus


DANVILLE — Position: infielder

College: St. Olaf College

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 180 pounds

Hometown: Northfield, Minn.

Family: mother, Lynda Maus; father, Peter Maus; sister, Celeste Maus; brother, Josh Maus; brother, Ryan Maus; and brother, Tim Maus

Host family: John and Terry Carnahan

Major: exercise science

GPA: 3.3

2013 statistics: batted .306 with 0 home runs, 14 RBIs, scoring 24 runs and stealing seven bases.

Best baseball moment: hitting two home runs in a game during my senior season

Best non-baseball moment: taking second in state football during my junior year.

Other interests: basketball, football, hunting and learning about the human body.

Favorite pro team: San Francisco Giants

Favorite athlete: Buster Posey

Favorite color: orange

Favorite food: crab

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston

Favorite movie: Field of Dreams

Favorite TV show: Seinfeld

Favorite Cartoon: Batman

Favorite Book: Green Eggs and Ham

Favorite musician: Taylor Swift

Mode of transportation: Ford Ranger

First job: supervisor at the St. Olaf activity center.

Vacation spot: San Francisco

Motto: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.’’ — Jim Valvano.

Quincy vs. Danville

When — 6 p.m. (doubleheader)

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 — Quincy: Game 1, LHP Austin Klein (2-1, 1.68 ERA); Game 2, TBD; Danville: Game 1, RHP Zach Gordon (0-1, 6.18 ERA); Game 2, LHP Jon Rashid (1-1, 1.58 ERA).

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News