College: Birmingham Southern
Weight: 185 pounds
Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.
Family: mother, Becky Nordgren; father, Eric Nordgren; brother, Eric Nordgren; and sister, Millie Nordgren.
Host family: Dennis and Kendra Westfall
2013 statistics: was 5-2 with a 1.48 ERA. He also had 1 save and 48 strikeouts in 60Ð innings
Best baseball playing moment: getting the win in the conference championship game during my sophomore season.
Best non-baseball playing moment: attending the 2012 National League Wild-Card playoff game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.
Other interests: golf, shooting
Favorite pro team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite athlete: Chipper Jones
Favorite color: blue
Favorite food: steak
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Natalie Portman
Favorite movie: Billy Madison
Favorite cartoon: Tom & Jerry
Favorite TV show: Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen.
Favorite musical group: Florida Georgia Line
Mode of transportation: Nissan Exterra
First job: construction
Vacation spot: Destin, Fla.
Motto: “That’s money.’’
Springfield 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 — Springfield: Game 1, RHP Chance Simpson (0-1, 5.78 ERA) and Game 2, LHP Derek Schneider (0-1, 4.26 ERA); Danville: Game 1, RHP Zach Gordon (0-1, 6.86 ERA) and Game 2, LHP Jon Rashid (1-2, 9.81 ERA).
- Thurston gets first win DANVILLE — Getting those Ws is the goal of every pitcher.Danville’s Chase Thurston has been seeking his first collegiate victory all year. The former Danville High standout finally got it on Tuesday night when the Danville Dans defeated the Springfie
- Shooting Stars sprint past MB Squad DANVILLE —Tuesday’s action from the Dustbowl at the David S. Palmer Arena featured two games in the Girls High School Division with two local teams — MB Squad and Shooting Stars — squaring off in round-robin play to advance to Sunday’s championship.
- Pitching boosts Speakers CHARLESTON — The Danville Post 210 Speakers’ pitching is coming along at the right time.With strong performances from Austin Millholland and Dalton Strawser, the Speakers defeated Piatt County 5-1 to move on in the Fourth Division Tournament.“The sto
- Speakers stay alive TILTON — Danville Post 210 baseball got their revenge Sunday afternoon and did it in style. After losing to Shelby County in the Fourth Division Tournament opener on Saturday, Danville had to win two games on Sunday if they wanted to advance and keep
- Youth gets served at VCS Fan Appreciation Night OAKWOOD — The Vermilion County Speedway Fan Appreciation Night was more a spotlight for the youth on and off the track.While kids in the stands had bike races and decided the order for racers in certain feature races, there was a bunch of kids going
- Local Roundup: Dans drop third straight SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Ninth-inning rallies are becoming the norm for the Danville Dans.Unfortunately, all three of the comebacks have failed to produce a victory.On Monday night, Danville shortstop Matt Henderson delivered a two-run single in the ninth
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- Legion Baseball Galnce LEGION BASEBALLIllinois Fourth Division TournamentSaturday, July 19 scoresAt CharlestonGame 1 — Mattoon 14, Charleston 4Game 2 — Piatt County 14, Paris 0At DanvilleGame 3 — Rantoul 10, Lincoln 1Game 4 — Shelby County 1, Danville 0Sunday, July 20 scor
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- Local golf and tennis scores LOCAL GOLFHarrison Park OpenFinal resultsChampionship FlightKeenan 71-69 — 140Cunningham 68-75 — 143Enos 73-75 — 148Standwich 75-78 — 153M.Hansgen 77-76 — 153Cross 76-78 — 154Rowe 77-77 — 154First flightMasterman 80-73 — 153Millis 79-76 — 155Gallez 8
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