The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 2, 2013

DANS PROFILE: Jared Burton

BY CHAD DARE cdare@dancomnews.com
Commercial-News

DANVILLE —



Position: Left-handed relief pitcher

College: East Tennessee State University

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 196 pounds

Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

Family: mother, Leah Burton; father, Jeff Burton; and sister, Delaney Burton

Host family: Tom and Mary Ellen Fricke

Major: business marketing

GPA: 3.6

2013 statistics: was 1-2 with a 3.82 ERA in 19 games. Burton finished with 15 strikeouts and 13 walks in 30.2 innings. 

Best baseball moment: winning the Atlantic Sun Conference title and pitching against Vanderbilt in the NCAA regional.

Best non-baseball moment: accepting Christ into my life

Other interests: video games, playing the guitar, dancing and fishing

Favorite pro team: Atlanta Braves

Favorite athlete: Chris Sale

Favorite color: Navy blue

Favorite food: spaghetti

Favorite actor: Leonard DiCaprio

Favorite actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite movie: The Hunger Games and Inception

Favorite TV show: Walking Dead and Prison Break

Favorite cartoon: Scooby Doo

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite musician: Mike Stud

Mode of transportation: GMC Envoy

First job: never had a job

Vacation spot: California

Motto: “Be a leader, not a follower.”

Hannibal vs. Danville

When 6:30 p.m.

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 adults, $3 children

Promotions — Military/Veterans Appreciation Night. All military and veterans will be admitted for free with an ID.

Probable starting pitchers — Hannibal: RHP Wes Judish (3-1, 0.94 ERA); Danville: RHP Blake Stevens (5-0, 1.57 ERA)

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News