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Joe Kurrasch
Joe  Kurrasch

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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6-2 / 205





Veteran Battery Highlights Nittany Lions on Diamond

Nittany Lions open 2013 season at East Tennessee State on Feb. 15


Inspirational Message Opens 2013 Baseball Festivities

Nittany Lions open 2013 season at East Tennessee State on Feb. 15


Steranka, Walter Selected on Day Three of MLB Draft

First baseman heads to the Bucs, pitcher to the Royals


Kurrasch Drafted by Giants in Eighth Round of MLB Draft

Southpaw is the first Big Ten pitcher selected in this year's draft


Buckeyes Rally to Down Lions, 12-5

Steranka records three hits and ties school doubles record

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Sat out the season after transferring from California.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010 (AT CALIFORNIA): Appeared in 10 games on the mound for the Golden Bears ... Fired 9.2 innings and struck out one during his time on the hill ... Helped Cal earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament and reach as high as 15th in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball national polls.

HIGH SCHOOL: Standout competitor at Serra High School ... Earned a 2007 USA National Team Invite for his efforts ... Recorded a 7-1 record with a stellar 0.67 ERA and 58 strikeouts as a senior ... Garnered first-team all-league and second-team All-CIF Southern Section honors for his performance ... Previously posted a 3-3 record with a 1.67 ERA and 74 strikeouts during his junior campaign.

PERSONAL: Joe Kurrasch ... Born on June 19, 1991 in Santa Ana, Calif. ... Son of David and Kelly Kurrasch.

Major & Why: Communication with business
Favorite Thing About Penn State: The Waffle Shop and The Breakfast Club
Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: The ping pong table
Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Brian Wilson
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Wrestling
Favorite Pro Team: San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Will Ferrell as Harry Carey
Favorite Musical Artist: Sublime
Favorite Movie: Donnie Darko
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Website: Cody Lewis' Facebook Profile
Favorite Food: Sushi, cholula hot sauce
Hobbies: Shredding guitar
Childhood Idol: Roger Clemens
Place I'd Like To Visit: Octoberfest
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Buy myself an island, build a golf course, invest in a few start-ups, put some in an account, and give the rest to autism research and THON
After Penn State, I would like to: Play professional baseball

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