Baseball

    Spotlight on Brad Kramer

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    Go Hoosiers!
    After losing nine letterwinners from last season's squad, the Indiana baseball team welcomes 17 newcomers this season. In the coming weeks we will feature each IU newcomer leading up to the team's Feb. 22 opener against DePauw. Brad Kramer is next up in the spotlight.

    Kramer arrives in Bloomington from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a standout pitcher at Harrison High School. The 6-5, left-hander was named the team's Most Valuable Pitcher his senior season. As a junior, Kramer compiled a team-low ERA on his way to being named Most Valuable Junior. Kramer also made a splash his first season on the varsity squad, picking up Rookie of the Year honors in 2002.

    The son of Greg and Janice Kramer has one sibling, Erin. Brad plans to study sports recreation at IU.

    HEAD COACH BOB MORGAN ON KRAMER:
    "Brad is a good, left-handed pitcher that should give us some quality innings this year. He has a good fastball and good breaking ball. Brad is a real good competitor and has great tempo on the mound."

    KRAMER ON CHOOSING IU:
    "When I first saw the campus, I knew that I wanted to attend IU. After meeting with Coach Morgan and the other coaches, I was sure that Indiana baseball was the best choice for me."


    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH Brad Kramer

    Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School: Harrison High School
    Position: Pitcher
    Height/Weight: 6-5/225
    Bat/Throw: L/L

    Should Pete Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame?
    Without a doubt

    If it is proven that any athlete has taken steroids, should their records include an asterisk?
    No

    Should steroids be illegal?
    Yes

    Should the NCAA eliminate aluminum bats?
    Yes

    If you could face one hitter in baseball history, whom would you face?
    Barry Bonds

    Who is your favorite team?
    Cincinnati Reds

    Who is your favorite player?
    Ken Griffey Jr.

    Should there be a salary cap in major league baseball?
    Yes

    Should the NCAA impose a mandatory season opener on all NCAA institutions?
    Yes

    Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?
    When I run out to the mound, I always jump over the foul line.


     

     


       

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