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Kevin Gunderson (born September 16, 1984 in Portland, Oregon) is a Minor League Baseball pitcher who played for the Oregon State Beavers of Oregon State University before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves.
Gunderson pitched for Oregon State from 2004-2006, including pitching games in the 2006 College World Series. He had a key part in the final series between Oregon State and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Gunderson had relief stints in games two and three of the final series, picking up the win in game two and a save in game three. He was named to the All-Tournament Team in 2006. At Oregon State he majored in Communications, and was an All-American in both 2005 and 2006. He was also a member of the Team USA national team along with his OSU teammate, Jonah Nickerson. Gunderson came to Oregon State from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon where he was a member of the All-State team.
Minor League career
Gunderson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB draft. After signing he was sent to play for the Danville Braves to have a Minor League Baseball career before having a shot in the big leagues. After pitching just one game for Danville, because the college season runs into part of the rookie minor league season, Gunderson was relocated to the Rome Braves. He moved up to the A-Advanced Myrtle Beach Pelicans in April 2007. In 2008 Gunderson split time between Myrtle Beach and the AA Mississippi Braves. In 2009 Gunderson split time between Mississippi and the AAA Gwinnett Braves.
- Oregon (2008-05-04). "Gunderson adjusts to grind of minor leagues". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2013-08-24.