Appeared in 20 games, making four starts ... Went 0-3 with a 6.95 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 20-22): Did not earn a decision despite allowing just one run on five hits over six innings to Notre Dame. Struck out three and walked five ... at Texas State (March 6-8): Appeared in one game in relief and worked 2/3 of an inning ... at Butler (March 11): Tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen ... at Illinois-Chicago (March 17-18): Made second start of the season and was charged with the loss after allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits in two innings ... IPFW (March 24): Tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings, but did not earn a decision. Allowed only two hits while striking out six and walking four ... at IPFW (April 1): Was charged with second loss of the year in third start ... Iowa (April 3-4): Appeared in one game in relief ... Ball State (April 7): Surrendered an unearned run in 2/3 of an inning ... Illinois State (April 8): Tossed the final 1 1/3 innings in a 12-11 Purdue loss ... at Illinois State (April 15): Worked a third of an inning ... Ohio State (April 17-18): Appeared in one game out of the bullpen ... Butler (April 22): Allowed one run on one hit in one inning of work ... at Minnesota (April 24-26): Appeared in two games in relief ... Indiana (May 2-3): Appeared in relief in all three games of the series ... at Michigan State (May 9-11): Was charged with third loss of the year after surrendering the go-ahead run in his only appearance ... Illinois (May 14-16): Appeared in one game out of the bullpen ... Big Ten Tournament (May 20-22): Made one relief appearance.
Appeared in eight games, making seven starts ... Went 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings pitched ... at No. 15 Baylor (Feb. 22-24): Surrendered three unearned runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings pitched ... Struck out two and walked none ... at Ohio (March 15-16): Made his first start of the season, surrendering three runs, only one earned, on two hits in 2 2/3 innings ... Did not earn a decision ... Western Illinois (March 22-23): Picked up the victory in a five-inning start ... Allowed just two runs, one earned, on two hits ... Struck out five and walked three ... Northwestern (March 28-30): Went 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision start ... Allowed three runs on five hits, while striking out four and walking one ... at Iowa (April 4-6): Was charged with a loss after giving up four earned runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings ... Struck out three and walked one ... Penn State (April 11-13): Gave up two runs on three hits in two innings in a loss ... at Ohio State (April 18-20): Gave up a run on two hits in a no decision start ... at Illinois-Chicago (May 14): Allowed four runs on two hits in three innings in a loss ... Struck out two and walked three.
Appeared in six games, making one start ... Went 1-1 with an 8.38 ERA in 9 2/3 innings pitched ... Struck out five and walked seven ... at Western Kentucky (March 2-4): Made his collegiate debut ... Surrendered two runs on four hits in a third of an inning ... at No. 13 Auburn (March 9-11): Tossed a shutout inning of relief ... at Alabama-Birmingham (March 13-14): Allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits in one inning ... at No. 17 Michigan (April 20-22): Tossed one inning out of the bullpen, allowing two runs on three hits ... Indiana State (May 9): Dropped his first decision after giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits in 1 1/3 relief innings ... at Valparaiso (May 16): Earned his first collegiate victory in his first start ... Limited Valpo to one run on two hits in five complete ... Struck out three and walked one.
Was a three-year letterwinner at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School ... Earned all-conference honors following his sophomore season while leading team to regional and sectional championships ... Was named all-conference and all-state as a junior, posting a 9-0 record with a 1.55 ERA and 75 strikeouts while leading his team to the state tournament ... Earned all-conference and all-state honors as a senior with a 10-2 record, an ERA of 1.44 and 116 strikeouts in just 73 innings ... Also a three-year letter winner in basketball, earning all-conference honors following all three seasons.
Full name is Connor Reid Sestak ... Born: Aug. 6, 1987, in Springfield, Ill. ... Son of John and Kathy Sestak ... Has two sisters, Jordan and Jessica, and a brother, Clint ... Majoring in management ... Was the high school teammate of current Boilermaker Kevin Cahill.