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Joe Kurrasch
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Joe Kurrasch

Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

High School:
Serra

Last College:
California

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L


02/07/2013

Veteran Battery Highlights Nittany Lions on Diamond

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

01/28/2013

Inspirational Message Opens 2013 Baseball Festivities

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

06/06/2012

Steranka, Walter Selected on Day Three of MLB Draft

First baseman heads to the Bucs, pitcher to the Royals

06/05/2012

Kurrasch Drafted by Giants in Eighth Round of MLB Draft

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

05/23/2012

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.

GETTING TO KNOW JOE
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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