35 - Andrew Toppert
Andrew Toppert
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tampico, Ill.
High School: Prophetstown HS
Previous College: Kirkwood CC
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

In 2009: Appeared in 10 games on the mound with seven starts ...Was 1-5 with a 5.40 earned-run average over 35 innings of work ... Struckout 23 batters while walking only 13 on the season ... Fanned five or more batters on three occasions ... Tied for a team-high with six Ks ... Recorded the six against Stephen F. Austin ... Earned first career win as an Islander at UTSA tossing four innings of two-hit baseball allowing just one run and striking out five ... Longest outing of season was 5-2/3 innings against Lamar.

At Kirkwood Community College: Played for John Lewis at Kirkwood Community College ... Appeared in nine games as a senior ... Posted a 2-2 record with a 2.56 ERA ... Struck out 37 batters in 38 innings pitched ... Limited batters to a .187 batting average.

In High School: Was a dual threat at Prophetstown H.S. for coach Jason Orman ... Had a 2.20 ERA as a senior with 82 strikeouts in 53-1/3 innings ...  Recorded 108 strikeouts as a junior ... Hit .529  as a senior with 35 RBI, 44 runs scored and 10 home runs ... All-conference and All-Area Western Illinois each of his final three seasons ... set career records in strikeouts and home runs ... Lettered in football and basketball.

Personal: Andrew Toppert was born Oct. 16,1987 in Sterling, Ill. ... Son of Lori and David Toppert ... Has a younger sister ... Major is criminal justice.