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    Tim Gorski
    31 Tim Gorski
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lindenhurst, Ill.

    High School:
    Carmel

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 195

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    11/29/1980

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    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."

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