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    Jeff Paarlberg
    2 Jeff Paarlberg
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    South Holland, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 180

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    01/27/1982

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R

    AT ILLINOIS
    2004 Redshirt Junior:
    Made 10 appearances on the year, including first career start against Mississippi State • Enjoyed scoreless relief appearances against Mississippi State, Winthrop, Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois College, Indiana and MacMurray.

    2003 Redshirt Sophomore: Led the Illini with a 1.59 ERA with one win against zero losses • First career win came against MacMurray • Worked two scoreless innings of relief against MacMurray for the win, striking out one without allowing a hit or a walk • Appeared in eight games, throwing 11 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs while striking out two • Posted an opponent's batting average against of only .136.

    2002 Redshirt Freshman: Did not compete.

    2001 Freshman: Redshirt season.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Earned two varsity letters at Thornwood in both baseball and soccer • Named All-Conference as a pitcher and goalie as a senior • Played in the SICA East All-Star games in both baseball and soccer.

    PERSONAL
    Born Jan. 27, 1982 • Parents are Dan and Pam Paarlberg • Major is pre-dental • Lists biggest thrill in sports as every time he pitches • Favorite athlete is Curt Schilling • A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society in high school and earned four academic letters at Thornwood • Plans to attend dental school after graduation • Would like to thank his parents and family for their constant support, especially his little brother Matthew for being the best batboy ever.

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