JD Learnard
JD Learnard

RS Senior

Fairmount, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200






Redbirds Battle North Dakota, Central Arkansas In Four-Game Set

Illinois State enters play with a 4-2 overall record.


Kelch Blasts Four Hits, Redbirds Sweep Doubleheader at Arkansas State

Illinois State collected 23 hits in the two-game sweep.


Rhoades Fires Six-Out Save, Redbirds Top Arkansas State, 4-3

The victory for Savas was the 15th of his Illinois State career.


Summer Baseball Update #8: Summer Ball Nearly Complete

Many summer league's are currently in the playoffs.


Summer Baseball Update #5: Kay Launches First Pro Home Run

The former Redbird infielder is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization.

2013: Appeared in 10 games for Illinois State and made 3 starts ... finished the season 3-2 with a 4.09 ERA ... completed 22.0 innings, limiting opponents to a .221 batting average-against ... collected 16 strikeouts ... worked three scoreless innings with four strikeouts versus Miami (3/9) ... started and earned the victory at SIUE (3/19), allowing no runs on one hit in five innings ... secured a victory against MacMurray (4/24) at Duffy Bass Field ... worked a pair of scoreless relief innings at Bradley (4/27).


2011:All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention ... collected the second-most wins with a 8-2 record ... amassed a 4.04 ERA, striking out 41 ... appeared 17 times and started 14 games, which was second-most on the team ... pitched 78 innings and allowed opposing batters to hit .283 ... pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just one earned run in a loss at Miami (3/8) ... earned the win in a seven-inning, one-earned-run performance with six strikeouts against SIU Edwardsville (3/16) ... notched the victory at Purdue, pitching 7.2 innings with three strikeouts (3/22) ... won at Wichita State after pitching six innings with four strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed (4/24) ... earned the win against Indiana State with a 6.2-inning effort, including three strikeouts (5/1) ... got the victory in a six-inning win at Southern Illinois where he struck out four and allowed one earned run ... named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (5/12).

2010:Amassed the second-highest win total with a 5-3 record ... established a 6.02 ERA, striking out 24 ... made 19 appearance, including 10 starts ... pitched 61.1 innings ... earned one save ... allowed opposing batters to hit .277 ... made his first collegiate start at Florida, working four innings and giving up just one earned run (3/10) ... earned his first collegiate win by pitching a scoreless inning of relief against Indiana State (3/27) ... notched his first win as a starting pitcher at Illinois, going a career-high 7.2 innings, allowing just one earned run, while striking out three ... gave up one earned run through seven innings of work at Missouri State (5/9) ... earned the victory in Illinois State's first NCAA Tournament game win since 1976, pitching 6.2 innings, while allowing three earned runs and striking out a career-high four batters (6/5). Played summer ball for the Danville, Ill., Dans of the Prospect League.

Salt Fork (Catlin High School):Four-year starter in baseball for Salt Fork Athletics, a co-op consisting of Catlin and Sidell (Jamaica) school districts ... helped lead the Storm to a super sectional berth after capturing regional and sectional titles during senior campaign ... set the school-record for wins after posting a 10-2 record with a 2.30 ERA ... broke his own school-mark for strikeouts in a season with 127 in 76 innings, a record he also broke during his junior (115) and sophomore (101) years ... batted .480 at the plate and earned all-Vermilion Valley Conference, all-county, all-area and all-state honors ... went 7-3 during junior season with a school-best 1.77 ERA ... helped the Storm to a regional championship berth while earning all-Vermilion Valley Conference, all-county and all-area honors ... posted a 7-3 record with a then school-best 2.20 ERA during sophomore campaign ... was named all-Vermilion Valley Conference, all-county and all-area by the Danville Commercial News ... Storm captured a regional championship and advanced to sectionals ... lettered as a freshman ... also played four seasons on the football team and started two.

Personal:Born 6-12-91 in Danville, Ill. ... son of Steve and Lisa Learnard ... has two older sisters, Megan and Kalyn ... major: Biological Sciences