Every year since 1997, except for 2002, there has been a Badgley playing NIU baseball
2008: Saw action in six games with seven starts as an OF and DH in his first season as a Huskie ... Hit .258 in 31 at bats with five RBIs and five runs scored ... Made collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter and pitched 0.1 innings vs. Portland (2/28) ... Recorded his first career hit with a double at Valparaiso (4/9) in his first OF start ... Scored his first career run and went 1-for-1 vs. Akron (4/13) ... Had his first RBI against Toledo (4/19) ... Went 2-for-5 with one triple, three RBIs and two runs against Illinois State (4/23) ... Scored one run and drove in the game-winning run in two at bats against Northern Iowa (5/12).
Summer 2007: Led the Chicago Suburban Baseball League with a .444 batting average ... Totaled 12 hits and drove in eight runs in 27 at-bats for the Crystal Lake Cardinals.
Junior College: Earned first team ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division II All-American honors and first team All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference selection as a sophomore ... Hit .455 with 5 HR and 35 RBI while stealing 24 bases and scoring 34 runs during sophomore year ... Played two seasons for the Fighting Scots.
High School: A two-time all-area selection by the Northwest Herald and earned a pair of all-conference accolades ... Hit .405 and went 3-4 with a 3.50 ERA to earn all-area and all-conference honors as a senior ... Named team MVP and captain during his final prep campaign ... Went 3-0 with 4.44 ERA and hit .387 to earn all-area and all-conference recognition as a junior ... Named team's Most Improved Player and served as captain during his junior campaign ... Earned three letters in baseball and two in basketball ... Honor Roll member as a senior and junior.
Personal: History major ... Born Sept. 9, 1986 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... Two brothers pitched for Northern Illinois, Dan (1997-2001), and Mark (2003-07), who signed with the Florida Marlins organization following his college career ... Younger brother, Zach, signed a National Letter of Intent with NIU in November and will be a freshman on the 2009 team ... The Huskies have had a Badgley on their baseball roster every season except one (2002) since 1997 ... Son of Phil Badgley and has 11 siblings ... Aspires to become a history teacher ... Hobbies include bowling ... Admires Frank Thomas and Michael Jordan.
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