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Connor Sestak
Connor Sestak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Sacred Heart - Griffin

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L



2009 Season

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.

2008 Season

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.

2007 Season

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.

High School

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.

Personal

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.