Baseball


Chris Pack
Chris Pack
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Last College:
Villanova

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
08/23/1987

Bats/Throws:
R/R

AT ILLINOIS
2011 - Redshirt-Senior: Made a team-high 25 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... His 25 appearances rank eighth in a season in school history and were the most by an Illini pitcher since 2000 ... Went 8-1, tying John Anderson for the team lead in wins, with a 4.70 ERA and four saves in 51 2/3 innings of work ... Allowed only 45 hits and eight walks while striking out 30 and posting a .232 opponent batting average ... Had a 1.22 WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched), best among regular Illini pitchers ... Allowed leadoff hitters to reach base at a .255 rate, second-best on the Illini staff ... Allowed only two earned runs in 20 1/3 innings of work over his last 11 appearances, lowering his ERA 2.56 runs since April 24 ... Had 12 outings of two-plus innings and eight of three-plus innings ... His eight wins surpasses his career total entering 2011 ... Earned four wins and two saves in his last six appearances on the season ... Limited Cincinnati to two runs in four innings of relief on Feb. 19 to earn his first save of the season ... Posted four shutout innings of relief at Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 26 for his first victory of the season ... Allowed 18 runs, all earned, in 13 1/3 innings over six appearances from March 5-April 3, raising his ERA from 2.25 to 8.44 ... Earned a save despite giving up three runs in three innings of relief at Western Kentucky (March 12) ... Struck out a season-high four in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Benedictine-Springfield on April 6 ... Tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Iowa (April 10) ... Pitched two scoreless innings of relief against Eastern Illinois (April 12) ... Tossed 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief in the second game of a doubleheader at Michigan (April 17) ... Earned a win despite giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief against Michigan State (April 24) ... Pitched two shutout innings of relief against Illinois College (May 4) to earn the win ... Tossed 1 1/3 perfect innings against Ohio State (May 6) and allowed only two unearned runs in two innings of work against the Buckeyes on May 8 ... Pitched a scoreless inning at Purdue (May 13) ... Earned the win at Purdue (May 15) with 4 2/3 scoreless innings of work, striking out one while allowing two hits ... Notched a win against Indiana (May 20), allowing two runs on 3 1/3 innings of work ... Earned the win in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Ohio State (May 26) with 1 1/3 shutout innings ... Tossed 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief to notch a save against Michigan State (May 27) ... Pitched a perfect ninth inning against Kansas State in an elimination game at the NCAA Fullerton Regional (June 4) ... Earned the win in another elimination game at the NCAA Fullerton Regional with two innings of work, allowing one unearned run to the host No. 11 Cal State Fullerton Titans (June 5).

PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Spent his first four years at Villanova, where he appeared in 36 games and started 25 ... Went 7-11 with a 5.98 ERA in 134 innings with 175 hits, 117 runs, 89 earned runs, 58 walks and 87 strikeouts.

2010 - Junior: Pitched in five games during the month of April, including four relief outings and one start, before his season was interrupted by a recurrent injury ... Worked 8 1/3 innings in his five appearances and struck out seven batters with just one walk ... Allowed 10 hits and held opponents to a career-best .286 batting average against him ... Went 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA ... Over his final two games pitched worked 2 1/3 innings of relief with just one hit allowed and three strikeouts ... His one start came against Lehigh and was charged with just one earned run over four innings with no walks and two strikeouts.

2009 - Sophomore: Started the season opener at top-ranked and eventual College World Series champion Louisiana State and remained a fixture in the weekend starting rotation for the rest of the year ... Made 13 starts and went 3-7 with a 6.78 ERA ... Tied for the team lead in games started and ranked second on the squad with 67 2/3 innings pitched and 41 strikeouts ... Surrendered 87 hits and 60 runs (51 earned) ... Walked just 29 of the 329 batters he faced ... Opponents batted .310 against him ... Allowed just one earned run and four hits in his start at LSU and went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against non-conference opponents ... In his first three starts of the season pitched to a 1.15 ERA while allowing just two earned runs in 15 2/3 innings.

2008 - Redshirt-Freshman: Played his first full season of collegiate ball ... Key member of the midweek rotation and finished the season with a 4-3 record and a 5.17 ERA in 16 appearances, including 11 starts ... Logged 55 2/3 innings and allowed 75 hits and 48 runs (32 earned) ... Issued 25 walks and struck out 38 while allowing just three home runs to 271 batters faced ... Over the final two months of the season went 4-0 with a 3.58 ERA in his final 10 appearances (five starts) ... Won his first three starts in April during a stretch in which he went 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 16.0 innings ... Struck out a season-high eight batters against Fairfield and registered seven strikeouts against Coppin State ... Allowed no earned runs over six innings in a win over Lafayette ... Pitched five scoreless innings to earn a win over Penn State.

2007 - Freshman: Appeared in two games before missing the remainder of the season with an injury ... Allowed three hits and two earned runs in 2.1 innings, walking three and striking out one ... Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in a win over Norfolk State in the second game of the season ... Also made an appearance against Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team ... Also chosen as an All-Area player by the Daily Herald, Naperville Sun and Suburban Life newspapers ... Selected to the East Suburban Catholic All-Conference team ... Compiled a 6-2 record and 0.94 ERA as a senior ... Overall record of 15-5 from sophomore through senior seasons ... Lettered three years in baseball and three in basketball ... All-area and all-conference basketball player ... Made first honors in 2004 and second honors in 2005 and 2006.

PERSONAL
Born Aug, 23, 1987 ... Parents are David and Debbie Pack ... Has a brother, David, and a sister, Jennifer ... Pursuing a master's degree in sport management after earning his bachelor's degree in communications at Villanova ... Father, David, played football, basketball and soccer at MacMurray College ... Dreams of one day playing professional baseball and also would like to become a coach or pitching instructor.

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