Scouting Report: Utility infielder and three-year veteran provides senior leadership ... versatile member of team has mainly logged time as a pinch-hitter and late-inning defensive replacement.
2001: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... appeared in 29 games and made eight starts ... played in 12 Big Ten games with seven starts ... had one double and one home run and drove in three runs in conference play ... walked and scored run after entering game as pinch-hitter vs. top-ranked Rice (2/16) ... was 1 for 2 at Cal State Northridge (3/17) ... went 1 for 2 vs. Valparaiso (3/27) ... was starting designated hitter and hit solo home run, the first of his career, at Northwestern (4/7) ... drove in one run as designated hitter at Northwestern (4/8) ... was 1 for 2 and drew one walk against Penn State (4/14) ... scored one run after being hit by pitch in nightcap vs. Penn State (4/14) ... delivered RBI pinch-hit at Illinois (4/21) ... pinch-hit then stayed in game at shortstop and went 1-for-3 at Valparaiso (4/24) ... was 1 for 4 as designated hitter against Xavier (4/25) ... scored one run after entering game as pinch hitter at Indiana (4/27) ... started in left field and belted a double in 1-for-2 performance at Indiana (4/28).
2000: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... played in 14 games and made one start ... batted .364 (4-11), second highest average on team ... drove in five runs ... two of four hits were doubles ... drove in one run at Duke (3/14) ... had one base hit at Austin Peay (2/26) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI, one run scored and one double vs. IUPUI (4/25).
1999: Played 12 games, starting nine ... scored three runs ... struck out only twice in 26 at-bats ... saw action in six Big Ten games ... had first collegiate hit against Princeton (3/16).
High School: Three-year baseball letterwinner at McCutcheon High for coach Jake Burton ... high school teammate of fellow Boilermaker Nick McIntyre ... established school defensive records for season assists (85) and career assists (164) ... also set new school record with eight sacrifices during senior season ... earned three letters in basketball and one in tennis.
Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1979 ... son of Steve and Janine Badylak ... father is doctor and mother is a veterinarian ... has three younger siblings, sisters Meghan and Marie and brother Nolan ... general health sciences major ... was accepted to Indiana University’s School of Medicine.
Badylak’s Career Bests:
Hits (At-Bats): 2 (3), vs. IUPUI, 4/25/00
Runs Scored: 1, nine times, last at Indiana, 4/27/01
Doubles: 1, three times, last at Indiana, 4/28/01
Home Runs: 1, at Northwestern, 4/7/01
Runs Batted In: 3, vs. IUPUI, 4/25/00
Stolen Bases: 1, vs. Penn State, 4/15/01
One of three returning Boilermakers (Michael Correll and Heath Uppencamp) who have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in both 2000 and 2001.