The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 25, 2013

Dans Profile: Miles Nordgren


DANVILLE — Miles Nordgren

Position: pitcher

College: Birmingham Southern

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 6-foot-2

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

Major: mathematics

GPA: 3.7

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).