Baseball Offseason Birdcast #2: JD Learnard
JD Learnard
JD Learnard


Listen: JD Learnard Interview

Nov. 29, 2012

NORMAL, Ill. - Redshirt junior pitcher JD Learnard stopped by the Horton Field House podcast studio for the second edition of the Baseball Offseason Birdcast with ISU baseball play-by-play announcer Ronan O'Shea. The 13-minute interview covers Learnard's recovery from labrum surgery and how he is preparing for opening day.

Learnard did not pitch in 2012 after suffering a torn labrum, but went 8-2 with a 4.04 ERA as a sophomore in 2011. The right hander completed 78 innings and was named All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention. 

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