30 Justin Behm
Enters 2009 on the Brooks Wallace Award (National Player of the Year) Watch List as selected by the College Baseball Foundation.
2008: Named to the All-MAC first team ... Started in 48 of 51 appearances ... Set career highs in home runs, RBI, hits, runs and steals ... Led the Huskies in home runs and was second in RBIs ... Hit .299 and slugged .511 with 11 home runs and 42 RBIs ... Ranked third in the MAC with eight home runs in league-play ... Led team with a .592 slugging percentage and hit .306 with 27 RBI in MAC games ... Batted .319 with seven home runs with runners in scoring position ... Hit .444 with eight RBI in nine at-bats with the bases loaded ... Led team with a .338 batting average in March ... Batted .349 with six home runs and 23 RBI in April ... Tied a school record with eight RBIs against Akron (4/13) ... Reached base safely in 44 games ... Recorded two multi-homer games, and six games with three or more RBIs ... Had an NIU third-longest 15-game hit streak from April 11-26 ... Batted 3-for-4 with one walk and two runs scored in a win at Southern Illinois (3/1) ... Went 6-for-9, with two HRs, one double and five RBIs in the Buffalo series (3/22-3/23) ... Delivered five RBIs on two HRs and a triple against Kent State (4/4) in his furst career multi-home run game ... Hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning against Toledo (4/18) to break open the game ... Went 5-for-15 with two walks, two homers, six RBIs and three runs scored during the MAC Tournament.
2007: Ranked fourth on NIU squad with five home runs ... Hit .273 with seven doubles and 22 RBI in 39 games including 32 starts ... Batted .372 and slugged .535 with four doubles, one home run and five RBI in 15 MAC games ... Five of his eight multi-hit games came in league contests ... Drove in seven runs in four games at the MAC Tournament ... Hit safely in seven consecutive games (3/31-4/20) ... Hit .435 with three doubles and two home runs in 23 at-bats when leading off an inning ... Collected 14 RBI in 19 at-bats with runners in scoring position and two outs ... Went two-for-three as a pinch-hitter for a team-best .667 average ... Blasted a solo home run estimated at 425+ feet over the center field wall in a 3-for-4 outing at Texas Tech (2/24) ... Drove in two runs and scored a run vs. Maine (3/10) ... Homered and had two RBI vs. New Jersey Tech (3/15) ... Scored two runs and doubled in a 2-for-2 performance vs. Ohio (3/24) ... Had a RBI double and went 2-for-3 against Ohio (3/25) ... Doubled in a two-hit game at Akron (3/31) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single vs. Eastern Michigan (4/29) ... Delivered a pinch-hit at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Homered as part of a three-hit, three-RBI outing with two runs scored vs. Chicago State (5/15) ... Belted a solo home run and went 2-for-4 at Toledo (5/18) ... Collected two hits, including a double, and two runs scored at Toledo (5/19) ... Blasted a grand slam and produced five RBI and two runs scored vs. Toledo at the MAC Tournament (5/24) ... Had two hits, including a double, with two RBI and a run scored vs. Miami at the MAC Tournament (5/25) ... Played in 27 games and had two home runs with seven RBI for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League during the summer season.
2006: Played in 38 games with 15 starts and batted .246 with five doubles, one home run and 19 RBI on 17 hits in his first collegiate season ... Started nine of 19 MAC games played and hit .289 with a home run and 12 RBI on 11 hits ... First collegiate at-bat resulted in a RBI ground out at Arizona State (2/3) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored at Nevada (3/17) ... Delivered his first collegiate pinch hit at Nevada (3/19) ... Hit his first collegiate home run and had two RBI in game two of a doubleheader at Ohio (3/25) ... Drove in two runs on a single at Ohio (3/26) ... Delivered a game-winning walk-off sacrifice fly in the eighth-inning of game one of a doubleheader vs. Bradley (3/28) ... Collected three RBI on his double vs. Akron (4/2) ... Had a hit, RBI, and a run scored vs. Illinois State (4/4) ... Doubled twice and scored two runs with one RBI at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored at Western Michigan (5/7) ... Had a RBI double and one run scored vs. Ball State (5/13) ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored vs. Toledo (5/19) ... Delivered a RBI on a pinch-hit sacrifice fly vs. Toledo (5/20).
High School: Named to Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association "Cream of the Crop" team as a senior ... Member of Team Illinois and considered one of the state's top catching prospects ... Tabbed as an all-area selection by the Daily Herald and All-West Suburban Silver Conference choice after hitting .427 with four home runs and 59 RBI as a senior co-captain ... Hit .375 with three home runs during his junior season ... Earned three letters in basketball and was all-conference as a junior and team captain as a senior.
Personal: Marketing major ... Born Dec. 7, 1986 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Michael and Mae Behm ... Admires Michael Jordan and Jorge Posada.
BEHM'S CAREER STATISTICS
YR AVG G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2008 .299 51/48 184 29 55 4 1 11 42 3 27 33
2007 .273 39/32 121 17 33 7 0 5 22 0 12 23
2006 .246 38/15 69 10 17 5 0 1 19 0 11 20
Career .281 128/95 374 56 105 16 1 17 83 3 50 76
Long Hit Streak: 15 (2008); Grand Slams: 2 (2007, 2008)
BEHM'S CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 4, at Buffalo, 3/22/08 (G1)
Runs Batted In: 8, vs. Akron, 4/13/08 (G1)
Runs Scored: 2, 12x, last vs. Ball State, 5/21/08 (MAC Tournament)
Doubles: 2, at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 5/2/06
Home Runs: 2, twice, last vs. Akron, 4/13/08 (G1)