Career Honor Roll - Academic All-Big Ten 2003 Academic All-Big Ten 2002
2003 - Threw one shutout inning against Eastern Kentucky, striking out one in an 9-3 Illini win on the Spring Trip Made starts against Western Michigan and MacMurray Returned to Alaska over the summer, pitching for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League for the second straight year.
2002 - Allowed only one run on three hits in a seven inning complete game win over Penn State Struck out four in 4 2/3 innings to start out the second game of the doubleheader at Michigan State Picked up a win while pitching four shutout innings to secure an Illinois victory in the series finale against Northwestern Picked up his first victory of the season in game four against Michigan after throwing five innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out three to give Illinois a chance to stage a dramatic eighth inning comeback Pitched a shutout inning of relief against Dartmouth on the Spring Trip Started his first game of the year against Kent State at Louisville Played for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League over the summer.
2001 - Came on near the end of the season to crack Illinois' conference rotation, filling the third slot in the rotation over the final month of the season Opponents hit just .236 against him with runners on base First Big Ten start came at Michigan where he threw a complete game four-hitter to win a game, 3-2, despite being hit in the leg by a line drive in the first inning Earned a save for Illini ace Andy Dickinson on Friday vs. Indiana, getting Dickinson out of a ninth-inning jam to preserve a 6-5 win Posted a 5.24 ERA in 13 appearances and three starts Suffered the loss in Illinois' season-ending 10-0 loss to Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament: allowed six earned runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings in first career postseason appearance Made Illini debut at Troy State in second game of season Made first collegiate start vs. Indiana State, allowing four runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings of work.
2000 - Redshirt season Named an Eastern All-Star in the CICL after posting a 4-4 record with a 3.19 ERA for the Decatur Blues over the summer Threw three complete games in nine starts and gave up only 22 earned runs in 62 innings of work Struck out 54 and walked only 19 for the Blues.
High School - Earned two varsity letters in baseball Posted an 11-1 record with four saves as a senior Struck out 104 in 79 innings as a senior and posted a 1.33 ERA All-area and all-conference as a pitcher in 1999 Honorary team captain of 1999 Lake County all-area team Played in IHSA Coaches Association All-Star game.
Personal - Parents are Ronald and Diana Gorski Majoring in industrial distribution management Lists Nolan Ryan as his favorite athlete Competed in the 1997 Junior Olympics in Fort Myers, Fla. Lists biggest thrill in sports as team winning 35 games his senior season and advancing to the state tournament A Wendy's National High School Heisman nominee Plans to go to graduate school or play professional baseball Father most influenced his athletic career because he was "always there to play catch with me and support me."