Anderson is first starting pitcher since 2004 to earn the honor, Klonowski first second baseman to collect
Northern Illinois will open against Bowling Green Wednesday
Zach Badgley and Jon Savarise limited the Cardinals to one run in 6.1 innings
Five NIU players record multiple hits
Both teams combined for 30 hits and four homeruns
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Named to Perfect Game USA's Top-75 Northwoods League Prospect list, ranking 50th ... Set Madison Mallards single-season franchise records for RBI (57) and home runs (13) ... Batted .274 (fourth amongst starters), carried a slugging percentage of .456 and an on-base percentage of .357 ... Also pitched four innings for the Mallards, striking out three batters and walking one with zeros runs allowed.
2011: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and second team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America selection ... Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and first team All-MAC ... Second team All-Mideast region by American Baseball Coaches Association presented by Rawlings ... Appeared in 56 games, starting 55 mainly as the designated hitter ... Saw some action at first base ... Batted .326 with 11 homeruns, 47 RBI, 13 doubles, 34 runs and 23 walks ... Added a .540 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage ... Second in the MAC in home runs (11) and top-10 in RBI (47) ... Recorded 83 putouts and five assists with two errors in the field ... Totaled six homeruns in MAC play, second-most ... Earned first collegiate start in season-opener at Southern Utah, finishing 1-for-4 at the plate ... Recorded two homeruns in a game at Eastern Michigan (May 6) and versus Ball State (May 14) ... Knocked in five runs, a season-high, against Ball State with both homeruns at Ball State ... Had 10-game hitting streaks from March 29-April 10 and May 3-17 ... Had a season-high four hits in five at-bats with a homerun, four RBI and two runs scored at Bradley (April 26) ... Scored a season-high three runs, along with two hits, four RBI and a homerun, first of his collegiate career, against Big-10 champion Illinois (March 18) ... Batted 5-for-12 in the MAC Tournament, adding two homeruns, four RBI and three runs (May 25-27).
High School: Named to the all-area team by Southtown Star and IHSBCA ... Twice named to the South West Suburban all-conference first team ... Honored as an all-state selection ... Led Victor J. Andrew to a sectional championship with a 25-11 record ... Two-time varsity letterman for the Thunderbolts ... Captain his senior season ... Batted .424 while slugging .838 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs, nine doubles and 32 walks as a senior in 36 games ... Batted .362 with 27 runs, nine doubles, four home runs and 32 RBI in 35 games as a junior, helping the Thunderbolts to a Regional Championship ... Was named to South West Suburban all-conference first team ... Played in the Plainfield Showcase, Pitch and Hit Showcase, and played for Team Illinois during his junior season.
Personal: Named MVP of the PG Kernels Tournament as a member of the Cincinnati Reds Fall Scout Team ... Four-year honor roll student as a Thunderbolt ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Logged 30 hours of community service by assisting with several summer baseball camps ... Majoring in business.
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