#22 • john Berns
Junior • P • 6-0
Herscher, Ill. • Herscher H.S.
Sophomore (2011): Made a team-best 13 pitching appearances, including six starts on the mound ... Compiled a 2-4 record with a 7.77 eearned run average in 44.0 innings pitched ... Finished the campaign with 33 strikeouts ... Struck out seven at Principia on April 1 ... Tossed a season-high 7.2 innings against Blackburn on April 6 ... Allowed only one earned run on two hits in a complete-game win at MacMurray on April 13 ... Earned in a victory in relief against Spalding on May 3.
Freshman (2010): One of five Eureka hurlers to throw at least 20.0 innings, Berns posted a 12.66 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched ... Appeared in 13 games, making starts against Monmouth and Webster ... Tossed 0.1 innings in his collegiate debut versus Southwestern Assembles of God on March 9 ... Recorded his first career strikeout at LeTourneau on March 10 ... Allowed two earned runs over 5.0 innings in his first career start on March 25 at Monmouth ... Didn’t allow a hit in 3.0 innings of relief work at Knox on April 12 ... Allowed only one earned run on three hits over 6.0 innings in his final four relief outings of the season ... Recorded his first career base hit March 27 versus Webster at Henry Sand Field ... Wore jersey number 26.
Herscher High School: Named junior varsity pitcher of the year by the Tigers ... Also participated in soccer.
Personal: The son of Joe and Rhonda Berns, John was born April 15, 1991 in Kankakee, Ill. ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Appeared in three games as a goalkeeper for the Eureka soccer team as a freshman in 2009.