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    45  Brad Mears
    Brad Mears


    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    High School:
    LaSalle H.S.



    Prior to UIC: Began his collegiate career at Indian Hills Junior College in Ottumwa, Iowa?last season as a sophomore, he tossed 36 innings and compiled a 4.50 ERA with a 5-2 record?struck out 40 batters while surrendering 30 hits and 23 earned runs?as a rookie, helped Indian Hills to a third-place finish at the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction Colo?.he finished with a 3.85 ERA and a 3-1 record in 40 innings pitched while fanning 55 batters.

    Prep/Personal: Played first and third base and pitched for LaSalle High School for four years?earned first team all-conference accolades as a junior and senior?was also named all-metro as a senior while earning a spot on the all-state team?born May 7, 1979?son of Brad and DiAnna Mears?majoring in Communications.