Position: right-handed pitcher
College: Eastern Illinois University
Height: 5-feet, 9-inches
Weight: 170 pounds
High school: Cardinal Ritter
Family: David Malatestinic, father; Noelle Malatestinic, mother; Brenna Malatestinic, sister; and Jarek Malatestinic, brother.
Host family: Mark Blanchard
Major: elementary education
2019 statistics: went 2-4 with a 5.10 ERA for the Panthers. Malatestinic also had 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings.
Best baseball moment: winning a state championship at Cardinal Ritter in my senior season.
Best non-baseball moment: my brother's confirmation.
Other interests: golf, movies and reading
Favorite pro team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: milkshakes
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Lady Gaga
Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan"
Favorite TV show: “Friends"
Favorite cartoon: “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"
Favorite book: “The Return of the King" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite singer: Lady Gaga
Mode of transportation: Nissan Altima
Tattoos, if so how many: no
First job: sales associate at Famous Footwear
Vacation spot: Rome, Italy
Motto: “Control what you can control."
— Chad Dare I Commercial-News