Colin Fields

#26 Colin Fields

Pos. RHP
B/T R/R
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 180
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Libertyville, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Libertyville

2019: Worked 48 1/3 innings and made 13 appearances including nine starts during his freshman campaign… Was second on the team in strikeouts with 52 while registering two victories… Earned a spot in the weekend rotation to begin his rookie year and held that slot until being set back by an injury… Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 25 at Arkansas State. Took the loss despite allowing just two runs on three hits while striking out five and walking four in 4 1/3 innings… Had his best start to date on March 17 vs. Northern Illinois at Chicago State, pitching Valpo to a 5-2 win in a rubber match of a three-game series. He went eight innings and allowed two runs on just four hits while striking out nine and walking none. In the middle of the game, he sent down 13 straight and 17 of 18… Garnered his second straight win in the second game of a doubleheader on March 23, racking up a career-high 11 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over Butler. Over those two starts, Fields held a 2.57 ERA and 2-0 record with 20 strikeouts against just three walks … Left his start with an injury after two innings on April 20 at SIU Edwardsville and did not return to the mound until May 12 vs. Southern Illinois. In his return to the diamond, he earned his first career save with two scoreless innings in a 4-1 win over the Salukis… Worked a scoreless seventh in a 4-3 win over Chicago State on May 14… Worked 3 1/3 innings and was not charged with any runs while allowing two hits and striking out four in his long relief outing on May 16 at Missouri State… Pitched well in relief in Valpo’s final game of the year, going 1 1/3 innings and allowing one run (none earned) on two hits and one walk in a May 21 MVC Tournament game against Missouri State in Normal, Ill.

Prep: Helped his team to two regional championships… Was a two-time all-conference and all-area selection… Three-year letter winner… Also won one varsity letter in basketball… Member of honor roll all four years of high school… Member of the Slammers-Coyote (Lake Forest, Ill.) travel team from 2014-2018.

Personal: Son of Timm and Margaret Fields… Father Timm is a 1990 Valpo graduate and played for the Crusaders… Majoring in finance… Born on March 18, 2000… Can do the splits… Favorite Major League Team is the Chicago Cubs, favorite current player is Kyle Hendricks and favorite former player is Derrek Lee… Favorite food is pasta, movie is Straight Outta Compton, musician is Kayne West and TV show is The Office… Enjoys watching sports, golfing and listening to music in his spare time.