Kevin Gunderson

Kevin Gunderson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Central Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
P

Experience:
1V

B-T:
R-L

OREGON STATE: Co-captain ... among OSU's 10 returning starters ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Kevin was arguably one of the best pitchers in the Pac-10 last year. He can pitch in any role and he'll be vital to our success." ... (2004) Freshman All-America, as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper ... All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for 10th in saves (3) ... among OSU all-time single-season leaders, tied for ninth in saves (3) ... 1 or fewer earned runs in 20 of 22 appearances ... 1 or fewer walks in 18 of 22 appearances ... at least 3.0 innings in 9 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 15 appearances ... May 23 at Washington State, won in relief; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... May 16 at Arizona State; 5.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... April 30-May 2, pitched in all 3 games of series vs. Washington ... May 1 vs. Washington, took loss; 0.0 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts ... Named Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for April 22-April 26; earned saves in back-to-back games as OSU won a series at Southern California for first time ever ... April 25 at Southern California, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts ... April 24 at Southern California, earned save; 0.1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... April 17 at Sacramento State; 2.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts ... April 8 vs. Stanford, lost in relief; 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 3 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... April 4 vs. Arizona, won in relief; 2.0 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... March 28 at California; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... March 20 vs. Utah Valley State, earned save in combined shutout; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 14-March 5, won in relief in each of his first 4 career appearances ... March 5 vs. The Citadel, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 29 vs. Washington, won in relief; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Feb. 21 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, won in relief; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 14 vs. Gonzaga, won in relief; 2.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Jeremy Beard, Darren Bland ... as a senior, 12-0 record, 3 saves, 0.71 ERA, 79 innings, 25 hits, 8 walks, 156 strikeouts; batted .429; all-state first team, league Co-Player of the Year; State-Metro All-Star Series ... 4-time all-league first team ... as a junior, 11-1 record, 0.98 ERA, 64 innings, 44 hits, 11 walks, 88 strikeouts; batted .325; all-state third team ... also played basketball ... 3.4 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Communications ... born in Portland, Ore. ... parents are Brent and Phoebe Gunderson; family includes brother Justin (22) ... uncle Eric Gunderson pitched for Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants ... enjoys golf, ping pong, basketball ... top athletic thrills were being named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after 2 saves at Southern California, earning Freshman All-America honors ... favorite athlete is Pedro Martinez; favorite movie is Scarface; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite book is I'm Not Perfect by David Wells; favorite musician is Tupac Shakur; favorite vehicle is Mercedes Benz G Series truck; favorite food is Mexican; favorite restaurant is Ruth's Chris Steakhouse ... chose OSU to play in nation's best conference, for its coaching staff, so family and friends can watch him play, because "I just felt it was the best fit for me."

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING
YEARERAW-LSvG/GSCGShIPHRERBBSOHPWPBKAVG.HR
20042.906-2322/00049.232221616381520.1863



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