Appeared in 11 games on the mound with nine starts while also appearing in 43 games in the field with 41 starts as a two-way player for the Crusaders … led the pitching staff with seven wins against just one loss … tied for second in Horizon League with seven wins … was fifth in conference with a 5.35 earned run average … allowed just seven walks in 67.1 innings, best in the league … opponents hit just .289 off him, ninth lowest in conference … 49 strikeouts were good for seventh in the conference … two of last three starts were complete games (May 8 vs. Butler and May 28 vs. UIC) … at the plate batted .247 … had nine multi-hit games … had eight game hit streak from April 30 to May 14 … homered against Wright State on April 23 … was a perfect nine for nine on stolen bases … had eight sacrifice bunts which ranked third in league… named to the Horizon League’s Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Appeared in 47 games, starting 44 as a sophomore ... had three hits against Wright State on April 18 ... homered against Butler (May 10) ... led Valpo with 14 stolen bases, third in the Horizon League ... made seven appearances on the mound ... allowed just one unearned run all season ... opponents hit .061 ... allowed just two hits ... struck out three at Butler (March 20) ... earned the win against Milwaukee on March 27 ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.
Played in 40 games as a freshman, starting all 40 ... tied for second on the team with six steals ... made collegiate debut going 2-for-5 with two runs scored at Austin Peay on Feb. 23 ... drove in two runs against Illinois Tech on April 2 ... had four multi-hit games on the year ... had two stolen bases at Duke on March 5 ... had doubles against Cleveland State (March 29) and Bradley (April 29).
A two-year letterwinner for the Tigers ... a two-time All-Region selection ... earned All-District honors in 2006 and 2007 ... twice named to the All-District Tournament Team ... an Honorable Mention All-State honoree as a senior ... named Most Valuable Player of the Fort Welton Beach Spring Break Classic in 2006 ... team went 55-25 over two seasons ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in basketball.
Damon is the son of Darryl and Denise McCormick ... major is finance ... born Sept. 8, 1989.