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    Brian de la Torriente
    13 Brian de la Torriente
    St. Charles, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Charles North

    Last College:
    Northern Iowa

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180





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    2012 - Senior: Made nine appearances on the season, including four starts ... Went 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 28 innings ... Held left-handed hitters to a .178 average (8-for-45) ... Pitched a scoreless inning at Oregon State on March 10 ... Tossed a pair of scoreless frames against Mississippi Valley State on March 31 ... Earned his first win since April 9, 2010, when he held Eastern Illinois to three runs in a career-high 7 1/3 innings with a career-best six strikeouts on April 10 ... Earned his first weekend start since early 2010 at Purdue on April 15, holding the nationally ranked Boilermakers to one earned run in 4 1/3 innings ... Started and threw two scoreless innings against Southern Illinois on May 1 ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 - Junior: Made four appearances on the season, all out of the bullpen ... Went 0-1 with a 24.55 ERA in 3 2/3 innings ... Pitched against Central Michigan (March 4), Benedictine-Springfield (April 6), Illinois-Springfield (April 26) and No. 20 Stanford (June 5).

    2010 - Sophomore: Made 20 appearances on the season, including three starts ... Went 2-3 with a 6.61 ERA in 47 2/3 innings ... Was Illinois' No. 2 starter for the first three weekends of the season before moving into a long relief role ... Had five scoreless outings and seven without allowing an earned run ... Pitched a scoreless inning against Southeastern on Spring Trip ... Didn't allow an earned run over 2 2/3 innings at Illinois State on March 30 ... Allowed only one earned run in four innings of relief at Bradley on April 6 ... Allowed only one run in three innings against Eastern Illinois on April 13 ... Pitched two shutout innings against ISU on April 20 ... Pitched four scoreless innings against Southern Illinois on May 4, followed by a scoreless inning at Ohio State on May 8 and two scoreless innings against the Buckeyes on May 9 ... Pitched for the DuPage Dragons of the Prospect League during the summer along with Illini teammate Kevin Johnson ... Named a midseason Prospect League All-Star.

    Played his freshman year at Northern Iowa ... Was a reliever and spot starter for the Panthers, going 2-2 with a 7.79 ERA in 32 1/3 innings over 13 appearances and four starts.

    Named all-conference his junior and senior year ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Helped high school team win its first-ever regional title ... Played in the Jack Kaiser All-Star Game.

    Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... Parents are Mike and Laura de la Torriente ... One of five children along with an older brother, Michael; a younger sister, Stephanie; and two younger brothers, Steven and Justin ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Favorite athlete is Frank Thomas because he was one of the most feared hitters in the 1990s ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning the first ever regional title for St. Charles North Baseball.


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