2012 Baseball Quick Facts

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Jan. 24, 2012

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Northern Illinois University

Location                                                                                  DeKalb, Ill.

Founded                                                                                 1895

Enrollment                                                                               24,424

Nickname                                                                                Huskies

Colors                                                                                    Cardinal and Black

Facility                                                                                    Ralph McKinzie

Dimensions (L to R)                                                                 312-368-395-368-322

Affiliation                                                                                NCAA Division I

Conference                                                                             Mid-American Conference

President                                                                                Dr. John G. Peters

Alma Mater, Year                                                                     John Carrol '67

Assoc. V.P./Dir. of Athletics                                                         Jeff Compher

Alma Mater, Year                                                                     James Madison '80

 

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach                                                                             Ed Mathey

Alma Mater, Year                                                                  North Central '86

Record at NIU (Years)                                                          241-262-1 (8 years)

Career Record                                                                      446-432-3 (17 years)

Baseball Phone                                                                    (815) 753-2225

Contact Coach                                                                      Through SID

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater/Year)

                                                                                      Steve Joslyn, North Central '86

                                                                                      Ray Napientek, North Central '99

                                                                                      Jason Smith, '04

Athletic Trainer                                                                     Ben Kastler

 

TEAM INFORMATION

2011 Overall Record                                                            30-27

2011 Conference Record                                                      16-11

Postseason record                                                                 1-2

2011 Home/Road/ Neutral                                                    10-7/16-11/4-9

Letterman Returning/Lost                                                     19/10

Starters Returning/Lost                                                          7/2

Starting Pitchers Returning/Lost                                              2/2

Pitchers Returning/Lost                                                          9/4

Newcomers                                                                            12

 

BASEBALL HISTORY

First Year                                                                               1900

All-Time Record                                                                      1,264-1,387-26 (.477)

NCAA Tournament Appearances/Last                                           2/1996 Play-in

 

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assoc. AD for Media Relations                                                    Donna Turner

Email                                                                                      donnaturner@niu.edu

Office                                                                                      (815) 753-9513

Asst. Media Relations Director (Baseball contact)                          Matt Scheerer

Email                                                                                      mscheerer@niu.edu

Office                                                                                      (815) 753-1708

Cell                                                                                         (360) 931-1132

Press Box Phone                                                                    (815) 753-8094

Website                                                                                  www.NIUHuskies.com

Mailing Address                                                                   209 Convocation Center

                                                                                         1525 West Lincoln Highway

                                                                                              DeKalb, IL 60115

 

TOP PLAYERS RETURNING

Alex Jones

Senior | 5-11 | 185 | Shortstop | TR/BL

Kansas City, Kan. | Piper

 

2011 STATS

G/GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

57/57

233

43

82*

15

6*

3

47*

118*

17

30

8

.394

.506

.352

*

 

* - Denotes team lead

 

OTHER NOTES

First team All-Mideast Region by the ABCA and first team All-MAC … Quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year award …

 

 

Troy White

Senior | 5-11 | 180 | Third base | TR/BR

Chicago, Ill. | Whitney Young

 

2011 STATS

G/GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

57/57

217

46

66

11

4

3

45

94

28

40

12

.388

.433

.304

 

OTHER NOTES

First team All-MAC last season … Played for the Battle Creek Bombers in the Northwoods League … Won the Summer League World Series … Played in the Northwoods All-Star Game … Led the team in playoff RBI, seven … Top fielding third basemen in the regular season with a .961 fielding percentage … Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 48th round in 2008.

 

Jamison Wells

Junior | 5-11 | 185 | Centerfield | TR/BR

Combined Locks, Wis. | Kimberly

 

2011 STATS

G/GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

53-53

240*

56*

77

16*

2

2

26

103

12

39

27*

.361

.429

.321

 

* - Denotes team lead

 

OTHER NOTES

Plays wide receiver for the NIU football team … Helped the Huskies to a Mid-American Conference Championship and a GoDaddy.com Bowl Championship … Team finished 11-3 … Played in 13 games, had 14 receptions for 112 yards and 20 rushing yards on three carries.

 

 

TOP PLAYERS LOST

Joe Etcheverry

First base | Graduation

 

G/GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

54/54

193

31

56

14

1

1

29

75

35*

24

2

.410

.389

.290

 

 

Cory Krupp

Outfield | Graduation

 

G/GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

40-32

122

21

35

5

0

0

11

40

19

24

14

.389

.328

.287

 

 

TOP PITCHERS RETURNING

 

Tom Barry

Senior | 6-3 | 200 | LHP

Orland Park, Ill. | Providence Catholic

 

W-L

ERA

G/GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

5-5

3.79

14/11

1*

0

73.2

79

35

31

2

6

39

51

.280

1.61

 

 

Tony Manville

Senior | 6-2 | 200 | RHP

New Lenox, Ill. | Mount Carmel (Iowa)

 

W-L

ERA

G/GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

9-1

3.79

21/10

0

0

72.1

84

46

38

1

8

41

42

.293

1.73

 

OTHER NOTES

Second team All-MAC last season.

 

 

Kyle Glancy

Senior | 6-2 | 175 | RHP

Oak Park, Ill. | Oak Park-River Forest

 

W-L

ERA

G/GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

1-0

2.86

24/0

0

12

28.1

28

11

9

0

6

13

23

.259

1.46

 

OTHER NOTES

Named to the NCBWA's Stopper of the Year watch list midseason in 2011 … Second in the MAC in saves last season.

 

PITCHERS LOST

 

Zach Oates

RHP | Graduation

 

W-L

ERA

G/GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

4-7

4.15

14/14

1

0

97.2*

102

56

45

7

6

27

72

.270

1.32

 

 

Jeremy Gonzales

RHP | Graduation

 

W-L

ERA

G/GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

4-7

4.15

14/14

1

0

97.2*

102

56

45

7

6

27

72

.270

1.32

 

 

 

 

 

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