Scouting Report: Will move from left field to center field for the 2002 season ... has also started games at third base ... looking to bounce back from tough sophomore season at the plate.
2001 Summer: Hit .256 with 12 runs batted in for Quincy Gems of Central Illinois Collegiate League ... stole seven bases and hit four doubles ... was a CICL all-star ... pitched 9.1 innings without allowing an earned run and earned one victory.
2001: Played in 44 games with 35 starts ... had two home runs and 15 RBI ... played 17 Big Ten games and made 11 starts ... had one home run and three RBI in league play ... collected two hits, including one double, vs. Wake Forest (2/18) ... drove in two runs against Illinois State (2/24) ... had one hit and one RBI at UCLA (3/14) ... belted two doubles and drove in two runs at Cal State Northridge (3/17) ... scored two runs at IUPUI (3/21) ... scored run as pinch-runner vs. Minnesota (3/24) ... hit RBI double at Northwestern (4/7) ... belted solo home run and scored twice against Penn State (4/15) ... was 2 for 5 with two runs scored at Indiana (4/29) ... tallied four-hit outburst and drove in two runs at Indiana State (5/5) ... scored two runs vs. Indiana State (5/6) ... blasted a grand slam at Chicago State (5/8) ... drove in one run against Illinois in Big Ten Tournament game (5/17).
2000: Played in 49 games with 45 starts as freshman ... battted .348, second- highest among team regulars ... had 49 hits, stole four bases and had four sacrifice hits ... hit .375 in Big Ten games, second best on team ... posted two hits and stole one base in first collegiate game at Vanderbilt (2/19) ... had two hits and drove in one run at Vanderbilt (2/20) ... drove in two runs and scored one run in 2-for-3 performance at Alabama (3/3) ... led-off and scored two runs at Alabama (3/4) ... was 2 for 3 and scored two runs vs. Valparaiso (3/22) ... went 2 for 3 and drove in one run against Michigan State (3/25) ... was 3 for 4 with double, three RBI and one run scored at Penn State (4/2) ... scored two runs and had two hits against Indiana (4/14) ... stole one base in 2-for-3 performance vs. Indiana (4/15) ... had a triple and drove in three runs in 2-for-3 performance against Illinois (4/23) ... went 3 for 5, including one double, with two RBI and two runs scored vs. IUPUI (4/24) ... drove in three runs and had two hits at Oklahoma State (4/28) ... went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI at Oklahoma State (4/29) ... had two-hit game at No. 25 Minnesota (5/13).
High School: Four-year baseball letterman for head coach John Wirtz at Roncalli High ... hit .452 with 48 hits, 48 runs scored and 30 RBI as senior to earn first-team all-state honors ... was three-time all-city selection ... led team to sectional championship during senior year and to city championship as junior ... also earned letters in basketball and football.
Personal: Oct. 24, 1980 ... son of Terry and Jackie Kriner ... has one older brother, Blair ... pre-med major ... career plans include entering the sports medicine field.
Kriner?s Career Bests:
Hits (At-Bats): 4, Twice, last at Indiana State, 5/5/01
Runs Scored: 2, seven times, last vs. Indiana State, 5/6/01
Doubles: 2, at Cal State Northridge, 3/17/01
Home Runs: 1, two times, last at Chicago State, 5/8/01
Runs Batted In: 4, at Chicago State, 5/8/01
Stolen Bases: 1, six times, last at IUPUI, 3/21/01
Burst upon scene as freshman in 2000 with consecutive two-hit performances in first two collegiate games at Vanderbilt (2/19-20). Went on to post a .348 overall batting average and .375 Big Ten average, both second-best among 2000 Boilermaker regulars.