- Kevin Gunderson
Kevin Gunderson (Born
September 16, 1984in Portland, Oregon) is a Minor League Baseball pitcherwho played for the Oregon State Beaversof Oregon State Universitybefore being drafted by the Atlanta Braves.
Gunderson pitched for Oregon State from 2004-2006, including pitching games in the
2006 College World Series. He had a key part in the final series between Oregon State and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Gunderson had relief stints in games two and three of the final series, picking up the win in game two and a save in game three. At Oregon State he majored in Communications, and was an All-American in both 2005 and 2006. He was also a member of the Team USA national team.
Minor League career
Gunderson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2006
MLB draft. After signing he was sent to play for the Danville Bravesto have a Minor League Baseballcareer before having a shot in the big leagues. After pitching just one game for Danville, because the college season runs into part of the rookie minor league season, Gunderson was relocated to the Rome Braves. He moved up to the A-Advanced Myrtle Beach Pelicansin April, 2007.
Gunderson's hobbies include
golf, ping pong, and floating a river. His uncle Eric Gundersonpitched in the major leagues. His favorite musician is Tupac Shakur. Kevin graduated from Portland's Central Catholic High School where he was a member of their basketball team as well as a standout baseball player. Kevin's older brother, Justin, was also a member of Central's baseball teams that participated in Oregon state high school playoffs.
* [http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=24962&SPID=1962&DB_OEM_ID=4700&ATCLID=130940&Q_SEASON=2005 Oregon State Beavers Kevin Gunderson Biography]
* [http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Kevin%20Gunderson&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=501863 Kevin Gunderson Minor League Profile]
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