In 2013, David Kerian was the 3B for the College World Series bound Fighting Illini. Kerian was impressive at the plate, where he possessed a .321 batting average, 28 runs, 51 hits, 36 RBI, .409 slugging percentage, 20 steals, and 9 doubles. In 2011, he was selected in the 42nd round of the MLB Draft. Kerian is from Dakota Dunes South Dakota, where he played for Bishop Heelan and hit .508, 14 home runs, 44 RBI, and a 1.038 slugging percentage. He also holds the records for single season home runs and career doubles.