Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.
The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.
Pictures from the Huskies series vs Minnesota at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Photos by Vince Schmidt, 108-365
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE: Starting shortstop for the Cougars ... Appeared in 55 games ... Posted a .378 batting average with an on-base percentage of .448, 44 RBI, 44 runs, 13 doubles, two triples and three homeruns ... 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.
CAREER HIGHS At Bats: 6, three times, last vs. Akron (May 9, 2014) Hits: 4, vs. Buffalo (March 21, 2014) Walks: 1, fourteen times, last at Western Michigan (April 27, 2014) Runs: 3, two times, last at Bowling Green (March 28, 2014) RBI: 2, three times, last at Kent State (May 4, 2014) Hit Streak: 8 games, (April 6-16, 2014)