The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE: Starting shortstop for the Cougars ... With nine games remaining in the regular season, appeared in 41-of-43 games ... Batted .379 with three home runs and 33 RBI ... Has also accounted for 32 runs ... Registered five RBI in a 3-for-3 day with a double, a triple and three runs in an 11-0 win versus Lewis & Clark CC (April 6) ... Posted a season-best 4-for-5 at Mississippi Gulf Coast with a double, a run and an RBI in the Cougars 12-10 win (March 12).
PEKIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Dragons baseball, basketball and golf teams ... Earned nine varsity letters ... Three-time McDonald's All-Star on the diamond ... First team all-conference as a senior and second team as a sophomore ... Named to The Peoria Journal Star's All-Area team as a senior ... Won Mid-Illini Conference Championships in freshman and junior years ... Regional runner-ups in 2012 ... Hit .448 his senior year with a .604 slugging percentage (43 hits) ... Scored 37 in his junior year ... .380 lifetime hitter at Pekin Community High School.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born March 24, 1994 ... Son of Jim and Tammie Fletcher ... Interested in majoring in business ... Worked towards his associate's degree at ICC in business administration ... Lists fishing and bowling as hobbies ... Wants to own his own business ... An Illinois State Scholar in 2011-12 ... President's list at Illinois Central ... National Honor Society in 2011 and 2012 ... SAAC member at ICC ... Michael P Honan Scholarship recipient ... Served as a math tutor ... IHSA Scholastic Award recipient ... Honored with the Prairie State Achievement Award in Reading ... All-Academic Mid-Illini Conference.