The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 5, 2013

Dans Profile: Drew Buddle



Drew Buddle

Position: infielder

College: Lewis University

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 180 pounds

Hometown: Bartlett

Family: mother, Cindy Scardina; father, Dave Buddle; brother, Joey Buddle; sister, Alyssa Buddle.

Host family: Chris and Kelli Pinkerton.

Major: business administration

GPA: 2.75

2013 statistics: batted .292 with 0 home runs, 39 RBIs. Buddle also had 14 doubles, 31 runs scored and he had seven stolen bases.

Best baseball moment: beating Streamwood in the IHSA Class 4A regional championship in 2010. We trailed 12-1 and rallied for a 13-12 victory. I threw six shutout innings to get the win.

Best non-baseball moment: winning the Cal’s All Star Angel Scholarship.

Other interests: fishing, golf and hanging out with friends.

Favorite pro baseball team: Chicago Cubs.

Favorite pro football team: Green Bay Packers.

Favorite athlete: Robinson Cano

Favorite color: red

Favorite food: sushi

Favorite actor: Will Ferrell

Favorite actress: Rachel Starr

Favorite movie: Bull Durham

Favorite sports TV show: Baseball Tonight.

Favorite non-sports TV show: Prison Break

Favorite musician: Luke Bryant

Mode of transportation: 1998 Ford Explorer “Betsey”

First job: working at the Hitting Zone

Vacation spot: Palm Springs, Calif.

Motto: “It happens. So what.’’

Quincy vs. Danville

When — 6:30 p.m.

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 adults, $3 school-aged children

Probable starting pitchers — Quincy: LHP Aaron Michel (3-0, 1.60 ERA); Danville: LHP Troy Conyers (3-0, 0.00 ERA).