20   Andy Deain
Andy Deain

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, IL

High School:
Prairie Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


2009: Posted a 2-0 record, 4.64 ERA with 16 strikeouts and eight walks in 21.1 innings over four starts before losing his season to a medical redshirt after an injury against Southeast Missouri (3/13) ... Made his first career start, a no-decision, vs. Mississippi St. (2/21) ... Defeated Baseball America No. 15 Missouri at the DeMarini Invite, striking out five and giving up two runs over six innings (2/28) ... Named the MAC West Pitcher of the Week (3/3) after his win against Missouri ... Shut down SIU in an 8-4 victory, striking out three over seven innings (3/6) ... Finished fourth on the team in opposing batting average (.297) and tied for second in wins (2).


2008: Named to the All-MAC second team ... Was on the preseason watch lists for the Brooks Wallace Award and the Roger Clemens Award ... Made an NIU record 35 relief appearances which was tied for most in the MAC ... Went 4-1 with 10 saves, 52 strikeouts and a 4.83 ERA His 10 saves are the fourth most all-time at NIU and led the MAC ... Ranks third all-time in career appearances (91) and saves (11) ... Compiled a 3-0 record with five saves, a 3.27 ERA while fanning 30 batters in 22 innings with a .178 opponent batting average in league-play ... Led the team with 11.41 strikeouts per nine innings ... Did not allow a run in 26 of his appearances and did not allow a hit in 16 games ... Had three 2-plus inning saves and 13 multiple strikeout games .... Fanned five batters in 2.1 innings in a win over Akron (4/13) ... Struck out a career-high six batters in two innings of work against EMU (4/26) ... Had a stretch of six games where he pitched seven innings of scoreless ball and allowed only two hits while striking out nine (4/9-4/22) ... Went 2-0 with one save and a 1.86 ERA along with 16 strikeouts in 9,2 innings in April ... He twice notched saves in three consecutive appearances (April 26-May 2 and May 10-12) ... Picked up his first save of the year against SIU (3/1) ... Pitched 2.2 innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four to earn his first win of the season against Buffalo (3/23) ... Struck out five batters in 2.1 innings to earn his third win of the season against Akron (4/13).


2007: Ranked second in the MAC with 33 appearances, equaling the second-highest season total in NIU history ... Tied for the team lead with six victories, ranked second in games pitched, and recorded the third-lowest opponent batting average (.265) ... Led the MAC with 17 conference appearances and won all four league decisions ... Posted a 0.00 ERA in 19.0 innings over 16 non-conference appearances ... Earned a victory and totaled 3.2 scoreless innings in three appearances during the MAC Tournament ... Did not allow an earned run until his 10th outing of the season, a span of 11.2 innings ... Yielded just two earned runs in 18.2 innings and 13 appearances during the first half of the season ... Went 1.1 innings without allowing an earned run, but took the loss at Texas Tech (2/23) ... Fanned two in 1.2 scoreless innings vs. Fordham (3/16) ... Earned his first win of the season by tossing two innings of scoreless relief vs. Ohio (3/24) ... Notched the win with a perfect inning of relief in game one of a doubleheader at Bradley (3/28) ... Tossed four innings with four strikeouts at Akron (3/31) ... Credited with a victory after one inning of scoreless relief vs. Miami (4/15) ... Struck out one in a scoreless inning at Iowa (4/18) ... Had one strikeout in a scoreless inning at Central Michigan (4/22) ... Notched his first career save with a perfect inning at UIC (4/24) ... Fanned four in 2.2 hitless innings of relief at Northwestern (5/1) ... Credited with the win after 0.2 innings and one strikeout vs. Western Michigan (5/5) ... Retired all four batters he faced at Ball State (5/11) ... Notched the win by working 3.2 innings at Toledo (5/19) ... Struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings and picked up the victory vs. Toledo at the MAC Tournament (5/24) ... Retired all five batters he faced vs. Miami at the MAC Tournament (5/25) ... Selected to the Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Star Game during the summer season ... Led the league with 16 games finished and ranked second with eight saves ... Struck out 36 in 24.1 innings and 19 appearances for the Quincy Gems.


2006: Went 2-1 with a 5.60 ERA in 23 appearances, totaling 24 strikeouts in 27.1 innings during his freshman season ... Pitched in 10 MAC games, striking out 12 in 10.1 innings of work ... Made his collegiate debut with 0.2 innings at Arizona State (2/4) ... Threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout at Nevada (3/19) ... Notched his first collegiate victory with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in game two of a doubleheader vs. Bradley (3/28) ... Pitched 2.0 innings with three strikeouts vs. Kent State (4/7) ... Threw 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at Northern Iowa (4/12) ... Struck out two in three innings of work at Miami (4/14) ... Struck out the side in his lone inning vs. Central Michigan (4/22) ... Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and fanning three, against Chicago State (4/26) ... Pitched a scoreless inning at Eastern Michigan (4/29) ... Notched the win in relief, going 1.2 innings with one strikeout vs. Northwestern (5/3) ... Threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout at Western Michigan (5/7) ... Tossed a scoreless inning and recorded a strikeout vs. Toledo (5/18).


High School: A two-time all-area and all-conference selection ... Did not pitch during his senior year because of an injury ... Combined to post a 21-1 record during his junior and sophomore seasons while earning all-area and all-conference accolades each year ... Totaled a school-record 11 victories as a sophomore ... Helped lead his team to the conference title as a junior and to regional championships during both his junior and sophomore seasons ... Made High Honor Roll all four years of high school.


Personal: Liberal arts and sciences major ... 2006 Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.49 GPA) ... Born Oct. 23, 1986 in Forth Worth, Texas ... Son of Dick and Cindy Deain ... Admires Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens ... Hobbies include fishing.

YR W-L SV ERA G/GS CG IP H R ER BB SO HBP
2009 2-0 0 4.64 4/4 0 21.1 27 15 11 8 16 3
2008 4-1 10 4.83 35/0 0 41.0 30 22 22 32 52 7
2007 6-1 1 2.03 33/0 0 40.0 40 13 9 11 30 4
2006 2-1 0 5.60 23/0 0 27.1 31 19 17 9 24 7
Career 14-3 11 4.11 95/4 0 129.2 128
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59 60
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deain's Career Highs

Innings Pitched: 7.0, vs. Southern Illinois, 3/6/09

Strikeouts: 6, 2x, last vs. Southeast Missouri, 3/13/09