BY CHAD DARE
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).