Kevin Gunderson

Kevin Gunderson

Kevin Gunderson (Born September 16, 1984 in Portland, Oregon) is a Minor League Baseball pitcher who played for the Oregon State Beavers of Oregon State University before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

College career

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 Braves to have a Minor League Baseball career 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 Pelicans in April, 2007.

Personal life

Gunderson's hobbies include golf, ping pong, and floating a river. His uncle Eric Gunderson pitched 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.

External links

* [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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