JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
Appeared in three games ... started his first contest in an IU uniform against Indiana State (4/18) ... made his Hoosier debut at Charlotte (2/25) and tossed three scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
AT MONTEREY PENINSULA (CALIF.) CC (2005)
Garnered five wins, one save and one complete game in 16 appearances (12 starts) en route to being named a second team All-Coast League member ... posted a 4.30 ERA in 73 1/3 innings along with 56 strikeouts, 55 hits and 37 walks.
Standout at New Prairie High School in New Carlisle, Ind. ... an All-Northern Conference selection, all-area (LaPorte County), a captain, Most Valuable Player and New Prairie's leading hitter ... the son of Johnnie L. Casper Jr. and Susan Mitchell ... one brother, Johnnie L. Casper III ... born Oct. 11, 1983 ... psychology major.
If you were to play another sport at IU, what would it be?
Best thing about Bloomington:
Best thing about the team:
Everyone gets along great, and we're extremely competitive.
What are three words that best describe coach Smith?
Professional, personable, honest
Who would play you in a movie?
Which professional player would you compare yourself to?
What is your favorite major league ballpark?
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Never Die Easy
What is your favorite/most memorable sports moment?
Steve Bartman robbing the Cubs in the 2003 NLCS
Should Pete Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame?
Should college baseball switch to wooden bats?
Yes, we're not in high school any more.
Who is the best hitter and pitcher in major league baseball?
Hitter- Barry Bonds; Pitcher- Roger Clemens
Should baseball impose a salary cap?
Who is the one MLB hitter and pitcher you would want to face?
Go big or go home. I would want to face Barry Bonds and hit off of Roger Clemens.
Favorite baseball team:
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
I eat a banana and cottage cheese, drink some Gatorade while watching SportsCenter, then I head to the field.
Why did you choose IU?
It is a great school and small college town with a great atmosphere. The basketball also is great, and we play in the Big Ten.