2006 ALL-BIG TEN CONFERENCE
Designated Hitter ~ Second Team
Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... was named to the league's midseason all-star game ... batted .234 in 50 games ... had 41 hits with nine doubles ... scored 15 runs and drove in 24.
JUNIOR / 2006
Was an All-Big Ten selection as a second team designated hitter ... played in 49 games during the season, starting 46 ... hit .327 for the season on 56 hits ... led the Boilermakers with 12 sacrifice bunts ... hit at a .329 clip in Big Ten play ... hit his first home run of the season vs. Kansas State (2/26) ... went 3-5 at the plate with a run and two RBI at Saint Louis (3/19) ... opened conference action with a home run at Illinois (3/31), going 2-4 at the plate ... scored three times vs. Michigan State (4/7) ... had a three-hit performance vs. Penn State (5/8), going 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI ... collected four hits and scored three runs vs. Illinois (5/25) in a Big Ten Tournament game.
Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... Batted .143 in 24 games with three doubles and two stolen bases.
SOPHOMORE / 2005
Started 56 games, 50 behind the plate ... had 50 hits in 188 at-bats for a .266 average ... scored 32 runs and picked up 15 RBI ... batted .303 in 28 games during Big Ten play ... threw out 35 percent of potential base stealers in Big Ten action ... Went 3-5 at the plate, scoring three runs, and swiped his first collegiate base vs. Florida Atlantic (2/27) ... was a perfect 4-4 at the plate vs. Penn State (4/2), with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI ... launched first career home run vs. Cincinnati (4/6) ... had a 2-4 performance with two RBI vs. Indiana (5/20).
Played for the Hornell Dodgers of the New York League ... played in 32 games ... batted .323, with 41 hits, including 13 doubles and one triple ... scored 24 runs and drove in 28.
FRESHMAN / 2004
Played in 20 games, starting 14 at catcher and designated hitter ... batted .353, collecting 18 hits in 51 at-bats ... had a .441 on-base percentage ... hit at a .364 clip in nine Big Ten games ... connected for first collegiate hit against Florida (3/6) and scored one run in the game ... was 3-5 with two runs against Jacksonville State (3/20) ... had a 3-5 performance at the plate vs. Indiana State (4/21) with two doubles, two runs and two RBI ... was a perfect 3-3 with three runs scored in a game against Michigan (5/9) ... drove in a run in Purdue's regular-season finale 2-1 win over Indiana.
REDSHIRT / 2003
Redshirted in first season at Purdue.
Earned four letters in baseball at Stevens High School ... was an all-state honorable mention selection as a sophomore ... named all-state catcher as a junior and senior ... helped lead team to American Legion state championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... hit .428 as a senior during a 94-game season en route to a third-place finish at the American Legion World Series in Danville, Va. ... hit .432 at World Series, with 12 RBI, the most among all participants ... finished the season with 113 RBI, winning the National Postseason RBI Award ... named to the American Legion World Series all-tournament team ... also lettered two years in football, helping team win the Greater Dakota Conference title as a senior.