A second-year freshman, Jeff is in his second stint with the program after walking on in the fall of 2000... Came back and worked hard enough to earn a roster spot in 2002... Has a better idea of what it takes to pitch at this level... Improved his command and arm strength.
during fall drills
Made one start for the White Sox on the mound during the Kansas State Fall Ball World Series... In the no-decision, he allowed two runs on two hits with four strikeouts and four walks in six innings of work.
at winfield high school
A three-year letterwinner in baseball at Winfield High School in Winfield, Kan. ... A three-year starter as both a pitcher and first baseman... Earned honorable mention All-Ark Valley League (AVL) honors as a first baseman his senior year... Selected second team all-conference as a pitcher his junior season... Posted a .509 batting average with 14 RBIs and five home runs for the Vikings in 2000, while he tallied a 1-5 record and 4.43 ERA from the mound with 23 strikeouts... Compiled a .382 career average with 26 RBIs and seven home runs... Collected a .541 batting average with 43 RBIs and 15 home runs for the Winfield American Legion team in 1999... Lettered four years in football... Earned honorable mention All-Class 5A honors as a tight end his senior season... Also named first team all-league as a linebacker and second team as a tight end... Honored as the Cowley County Athlete of the Week after the final game of his senior year... Coached by Todd Randall.
(Full name: Jeffrey Paul Casad) was born Aug. 3, 1982, in Enid, Okla. … He is the son of Brent and Debbie Casad... The second oldest of four children, Jeff has an older sister, Susan (25), a younger brother, Brian (17) and a younger sister, Kelli (15)... Is planning a major in business administration.