The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 20, 2013

Dans Profile: Casey Fletcher


DANVILLE — Position: outfielder/pitcher

College: Kankankee Community College, will be attending the University of Illinois in the fall.

Year: junior-to-be

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 170 pounds

Hometown: Newtown

Family: mother, Shelia Fletcher; father, Darrin Fletcher; sister, Preslie Fletcher; and brother Koby Fletcher.

Host family: Shelia and Darrin Fletcher.

Major: communications

GPA: 3.0

2013 statistics:  batted .381 with 2 home runs and 69 RBIs. Fletcher also scored 53 runs and stole 16 bases. On the mound, the right-hander was 0-1 with 8 saves and he had a 0.71 ERA.

Best baseball moment: coming to the field every day.

Best non-baseball moments: spending time with my family.

Other interests: boating, golf and fishing.

Favorite pro team: Miami Heat

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite color: black

Favorite food: Steak and mashed potatoes

Favorite actor: Robert Downing Jr.

Favorite actress: Jessica Alba

Favorite movie: Any superhero movie.

Favorite TV show:  Two and a Half Men.

Favorite cartoon: South Park

Favorite musicial group: Jay-Z

Mode of transportation: Kia Sportage “a grandma car’’

First job: never had a job

Vacation spot: San Diego

Motto: “Collapse. Crush. Cadillac.’’

Springfield vs. Danville

When — 5 p.m. doubleheader. First game is a 7-inning suspended contest, while the second game is the regularly scheduled 9-inning game.

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 for adults and $3 for school-age children.

Promotion — It’s the annual McPack the Place Night sponsored by the Vermilion County McDonald’s restaurants.

Probable starting pitchers — Springfield: Game 1, ; Game 2, TBD; Danville: Game 1, RHP Mitch Holtz (5-0, 2.80 ERA); Game 2, LHP Spencer Herrmann (1-1, 1.64 ERA).

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News