Chris Pack
Chris Pack

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 213

Position:
Starting Pitcher

Birthdate:
08/23/1987

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

On Pack: Pitches with good velocity and has consistent command of his fastball ... Features sharp breaking pitches ... Battled injuries during his career but is capable of being a top weekend starter.

Career: Despite battling injuries at times during his career, appeared in 36 games and started 25 for Villanova ... Was a two-year member of the starting rotation and logged 134.0 innings pitched while going 7-11 with a 5.98 ERA ... Issued 58 walks and struck out 87 batters ... Surrendered 175 hits and 117 runs (89 earned) ... Opposing batters hit .313 against him ... Averaged 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings for his career.

2010: Pitched in five games during the month of April, including four relief outings and one start, before his season was interrupted by a recurrent injury ... Worked 8 1/3 innings in his five appearances and struck out seven batters with just one walk ... Allowed 10 hits and held opponents to a career-best .286 batting average against him ... Went 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA ... Over his final two games pitched worked 2 1/3 innings of relief with just one hit allowed and three strikeouts ... His one start came against Lehigh and was charged with just one earned run over four innings with no walks and two strikeouts.

2009: Started the season opener at top-ranked and eventual College World Series champion Louisiana State and remained a fixture in the weekend starting rotation for the rest of the year ... Made 13 starts and went 3-7 with a 6.78 ERA ... Tied for the team lead in games started and ranked second on the squad with 67 2/3 innings pitched and 41 strikeouts ... Surrendered 87 hits and 60 runs (51 earned) ... Walked just 29 of the 329 batters he faced ... Opponents batted .310 against him ... Allowed just one earned run and four hits in his start at LSU and went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against non-conference opponents ... In his first three starts of the season pitched to a 1.15 ERA while allowing just two earned runs in 15 2/3 innings.

2008: Played his first full season of collegiate ball ... Key member of the midweek rotation and finished the season with a 4-3 record and a 5.17 ERA in 16 appearances, including 11 starts ... Logged 55 2/3 innings and allowed 75 hits and 48 runs (32 earned) ... Issued 25 walks and struck out 38 while allowing just three home runs to 271 batters faced ... Over the final two months of the season went 4-0 with a 3.58 ERA in his final 10 appearances (five starts) ... Won his first three starts in April during a stretch in which he went 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 16.0 innings ... Struck out a season-high eight batters against Fairfield and registered seven strikeouts against Coppin State ... Allowed no earned runs over six innings in a win over Lafayette ... Pitched five scoreless innings to earn a win over Penn State.

2007: Appeared in two games before missing the remainder of the season with an injury ... Allowed three hits and two earned runs in 2.1 innings, walking three and striking out one ... Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in a win over Norfolk State in the second game of the season ... Also made an appearance against Alabama.

Benet Academy: Named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team ... Also chosen as an All-Area player by the Daily Herald, Naperville Sun and Suburban Life newspapers ... Selected to the East Suburban Catholic All-Conference team ... Compiled a 6-2 record and 0.94 ERA as a senior ... Overall record of 15-5 from sophomore through senior seasons ... Lettered three years in baseball and three in basketball ... All-area and all-conference basketball player ... Made first honors in 2004 and second honors in 2005 and 2006.

Personal: Born 8/23/87 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... Youngest of three children of David and Debbie Pack ... Siblings are David (28) and Jennifer (25) ... Father played football, basketball and soccer and MacMurray College in Illinois ... Communications major ... Dreams of one day playing professional baseball and would also like to work in the business management or journalism fields ... Chose to attend Villanova for its strong academic reputation and success with developing pitchers for professional baseball.

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