COLLIN DENK: I Better Not Find Ketchup on My Burger

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

Photo by David Faulkner, SPX Sports
Pitcher Collin Denk

The sophomore from Lakeville added to his undefeated pitching season this past Saturday. In a doubleheader against Upper Iowa Peacocks, Collin Denk got the nod to be starting arm for game two after their 2-1 victory in game one. Denk posted a complete-game shutout, pitching seven scoreless innings while striking out six and allowing only three hits. Under his dominant pitching, the Mavericks took game two with a final score of 8-0.

  • What three words best describe you? Passionate, motivated and hard-working
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? When people chew with their mouth open
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A lion because it’s the king of the jungle
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Joe Mauer
  • What is your most prized possession? My chain necklace my parents gave me when I graduated from high school
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Beef sticks, yogurt and Gatorade
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Golf
  • What skill would you like to master? How to sing
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Getting in a car accident and missing an electrical box by a foot
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of? Ketchup
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Sports agent
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Jet ski
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? See the future
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy my parents new cars
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Michael Jordan in his prime
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The people around the school and friends it has given me
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? An axe, flint/steel and a net
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chipotle
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Jessica Alba
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights
  • Best purchase you ever made? My baseball glove
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience in your life? Being successful enough to provide for my future family
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? How to file your taxes
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Playing backyard baseball
  • What is your go-to song at the moment? Oh Okay by Gunna
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? Not very long, probably less than a day

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