Dan Sorce
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Dan Sorce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Western Springs, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Township

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L

2008: Made 19 appearances, with three starts ... was the Redbirds' opening-day starter at Tennessee Tech (2/22) .... threw 5.1 innings and struck out a career-high nine batters at Austin Peay (3/2) ... allowed only one run in 3.1 innings of work at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... pitched three scoreless innings at Purdue (4/9) ... picked up his only win of the season after throwing 4.1 innings at Illinois Wesleyan (4/29) ... threw a career-high six innings in a start at Northern Illinois (4/23) ... surrendered only one earned run in four innings pitched against Bradley (5/3) ... posted at least one strikeout in 16-of-19 appearances.

2007 SUMMER: Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League.

2007: Appeared in 22 games, with three starts on the mound ... earned only win of the season after pitching two scoreless innings of relief at Saint Louis (3/18) ... threw five innings in first-career start at Memphis (3/14) ... struck out a season-high three batters in a start at Northern Illinois (4/3) ... also fanned three batters in two innings agaist Illinois (4/17)

2006: Appeared in a team-high 27 games on the mound ... tied for fourth in the Valley with those 27 appearances ... was second on the squad with two saves ... ranked fourth on the team with his 5.56 ERA ... picked up first collegiate victory against Central Michigan (3/17) ... earned first-career save in 3.0 innings of relief to secure an 8-3 win over regular-season and MVC Tournament champion Evansville (4/29) ... picked up a win and a save in the series with No. 23 Wichita State ... posted at least one strikeout in 21 of his 27 appearances.

2005 SUMMER: Team member on the National Baseball Congress World Series Tournament champion Prairie Gravel of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League.

Lyons Township HS: Posted an 8-2 record with a 0.99 ERA on the mound as a senior ... struck out 97 batters and walked just 15 during senior season ... threw a no-hitter as a senior ... named MVP of the 2004 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) State Summer Championship, leading Lyons to the team title ... member of the 2003 IHSA Lyons Township Class AA State Championship team ... played on that team with former Redbird teammate Matt Bolt ... also lettered in football three times in four years.

Personal: Born 8-31-86 in Western Springs, Ill. ... son of Sam and Jane Sorce ... his father, Sam, played collegiately at Miami (Fla.) and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1982 draft ... major: undeclared.