|35 Jon Carlson
Tall left-hander adds to a deep, talented bullpen ... One of five natives of Illinois on the UK roster ... Should compete for mid-week innings ... Competitiveness on the mound is considered an asset.
Three-year letterwinner at Rolling Meadows High School for coach Jim Lindeman ... Played in the Perfect-Game professional showcase in Minneapolis, Minn. ... As a senior, was named all-state, all-conference and all-area ... In 2009, posted a 7-2 record with two saves and a 2.01 ERA ... Hurled 73 innings with 124 strikeouts and 37 walks ... Hit .454 with five homers, 12 doubles and 33 RBI, striking out just 11 times in 108 at bats in 2009 ... As a junior, went 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA, striking out 59 and walking 30 in 50 innings ... Threw a seven-hit shutout to win the Mid-Suburban League Championship game ... Tabbed MSL East Player of the Year in 2009 ... Named 2009 All-Area Player of the Year ... Led team to the MSL Championship in 2009 ... Team won MSL East Championship in 2008 ... Named honorary captain of the Daily Herald All-Area Baseball Team ... A three-year member of the "B" Honor Roll.
Full name is Jonathan David Carlson ... Born March 7, 1991 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... Son of David and Kathleen Carlson ... Has an older brother, David (20).