Redbird Freshman to Waynesboro After Post-Season Play

 

Waynesboro, Virginia
The Illinois State University Redbirds played well enough this season to earn an at-large regional bid. They are currently the third seed in the Louisville regional along with Indiana University, University of Illinois Chicago, and obviously the host University of Louisville. Illinois State joins ECU and Duke as the only three schools that the Generals have players coming late from. When eliminated, Gunner Peterson will make his way to Waynesboro.

Gunner Peterson – Outfielder

Gunner is the son of Debborah and Todd Peterson. He’s listed at 6’1 190 pounds from Salem, Wisconsin. He’s had an immediate impact for the Redbirds in his freshman season. He’s played in 48 games while making 41 starts. To this point, Gunner has a .265 batting average with 11 doubles and six home runs. His .265 batting average is a solid one, but at one point late in the season, Gunner had his average at .303. Maybe due to a freshman wall, his average has dipped a bit. He’s hoping for a strong regional and beyond for his Redbirds. He may also be looking forward to a nice fresh start with the Generals this summer. Welcome to Waynesboro, Gunner Peterson!