|Chris Thorup - 20
2003 (Junior): Had five starts and 10 total appearances ... used primarily as the Blazers' mid-week starter ... pitched a UAB career-high five innings and recorded a UAB career-high four strikeouts, allowing only two hits and combining for a shutout in his start against Alabama State in UAB's 12-0 win Feb. 25 at Young Memorial Field ... had a solid start at fifth-ranked Auburn, allowing only one run on five hits in four and one-third innings of work ... pitched a total of 23 innings, recording 15 strikeouts ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2002-03 academic year.
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Received Honorable Mention All-JCCC (Junior and Community College Conference) honors as a sophomore at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. ... went 9-4 as a sophomore and 8-1 in conference play with a 1.80 ERA.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Attended Olathe East High School ... received honorable mention all-conference honors at third base as a senior and at first base as a junior ... also played soccer and basketball.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Chris Lee Thorup ... born Aug. 17, 1981, in Kansas City, Mo. ... parents are Dan and Kathe Thorup ... majoring in history with a minor in health.