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Daniel Underwood
Daniel Underwood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Ind.

High School:
Bedford North Lawrence H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Outfielder/Catcher

Bats/Throws:
R/R



Scouting Report: Starting right fielder who could also see time behind the plate ... has put together two of the most productive freshman and sophomore seasons in school history ... good athlete with strong arm.

2001: Started 47 of 48 games played ... batted .342 with four home runs and 33 RBI ... collected 65 hits and was second on team with 29 walks ... stole 11 bases ... had a .976 fielding percentage ... hit 2 HR with 16 RBI in league play ... collected three hits, including a triple, with three RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases in his first game of season at Cincinnati (3/10) ... belted a solo home run in second game at Cincinnati (3/11) ... went 4 for 5 with two runs scored at San Diego (3/13) ... had two hits at UCLA (3/14) ... was 2 for 4 with three runs scored at IUPUI (3/21) ... went 2 for 4 in leadoff role vs. Minnesota (3/24) ... posted 4-for-4 effort with two runs against Valparaiso (3/27) ... had first triple of season in three-hit game at Northwestern (4/6) ... went 2 for 4 with two hits and two runs scored at Northwestern (4/7) ... was 3 for 5 with double, two runs scored and two RBI in nitecap at Northwestern (4/7) ... had consecutive two-hit games at Northwestern (4/8) and at Butler (4/11) ... went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI vs. Penn State (4/13) ... was 2 for 3 with stolen base against Penn State (4/14) ... scored three runs and went 2 for 3 vs. Illinois State (4/18) ... blasted two home runs and had five RBI at Illinois (4/21) ... scored three runs and had two hits at Valparaiso (4/24) ... posted two two-hit games at Indiana (4/27 and 4/29) ... had four RBI and one double vs. Indiana State (5/6) ... went 3-for-3, including one triple, with four runs scored and three RBI vs. Evansville (5/10) ... had two two-hit games against Iowa (5/12 and 5/14).

2000: Played 56 games with 55 starts ... batted .350 with three HR, 35 RBI and stole 13 bases as freshman ... led team with three triples and was second on team with .483 slugging percentage and 98 total bases ... hit .340 in conference games with three HR and 21 RBI ... named Purdue Athlete of the Month for May ... was 2 for 3 with double at Alabama (3/5) ... drove in three runs at Duke (3/15) ... collected three hits vs. Valparaiso (3/22) ... scored three runs against Illinois (4/23) ... had three hits at Oklahoma State (4/29) ... belted first collegiate home run vs. Northwestern (5/6) ... hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in 5-for-5 performance at No. 25 Minnesota (5/14) ... had three hits in Big Ten Tournament game vs. Ohio State (5/19).

High School: Earned four baseball letters ... named team?s most valuable offensive player after batting .524 with 12 home runs as senior ... earned first-team all-state honors after senior campaign ... earned a total of eight letters during high school athletic career.

Personal: Born March 4, 1981 ... son of Terry and Lee Ann Underwood ... has one older brother, Nathan ... physical education major.

Underwood?s Career Bests:
Hits (At-Bats): 5 (5), vs. Minnesota, 5/14/00
Runs Scored: 4, vs. Evansville, 5/10/01
Doubles: 1, 20 times, last vs. Iowa, 5/4/01
Home Runs: 2, twice, last at Illinois, 4/21/01
Runs Batted In: 7, at Minnesota, 5/14/00
Stolen Bases: 2, three times, last at UC-Riverside, 3/16/01

Underwood Fact: Posted consecutive multi-hit games in first four games of 2001 season with three hits at Cincinnati (3/10); two hits, including a solo home run, at Cincinnati (3/11); four hits at San Diego (3/13); and two hits at UCLA (3/14). Was 11 for 19 (.579) during the four-game stretch.