25   Justin Ruckman
Justin Ruckman

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kankakee, Ill.

High School:
Herscher

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


06/03/2014

Huskies Scattered Across Country for Summer Baseball

25 Huskies are spread across eight states and both coasts this summer

04/25/2014

Huskies Fall to Broncos in Game One of Series

Three Huskies collected multiple hits in the contest

04/02/2014

Huskies Come From Behind to Beat Valpo, 10-6

Northern Illinois racked up 13 hits and only allowed six

03/30/2014

NIU Drops Doubleheader versus Bowling Green

Huskies stranded seven runners on base in each game

03/29/2014

Weather Forces Sunday Doubleheader

The Huskies and Falcons will close the series Sunday at 11 a.m. Central

03/20/2014

2014 NIU Baseball - The Road Through Avon

To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.

02/28/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.

02/19/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

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.

02/11/2014

NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

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.

11/01/2013

NIU Fall Baseball Podcast

The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.

2013: Made 17 appearances on the mound, with all but one coming in relief ... Also played in the outfield on occasion ... Had a sterling debut, striking out a pair of Red Raiders in a scorless inning at Texas Tech (Feb. 15) ... Didn't give up a run in his first three outings (Feb. 15-23) ... Walked one but stranded that runner in a shutout inning at Belmont (March 15) ... Struck out three in two innings of work versus Bradley (April 16) ... Hurled a scoreless frame at Iowa (April 24) ... Had a day at Bradley, throwing two scoreless innings on the mound and provided a pair of singles at the plate (April 30) ... Got his first start at UW-Milwaukee, throwing 4.1 scoreless, one-hit innings in a no-decision (May 14).

HERSCHER HIGH SCHOOL Played baseball, footbal and basketball at Herscher High School ... Shared school's top offensive player award with twin brother, Jordan, junior year ... Twice named to The Daily Journal's All Area team (first team in 2011) ... All-Interstate 8 Conference ... Hit 15 home runs and 52 runs batted in junior year ... Recorded a 7-2 record on the mound, 68 strikeouts and a 2.15 earned run average in 2011 ... Hit .395 as a sophomore, with nine doubles and six home runs ... Won conference, regional and sectional championships in sophomore and junior seasons ... Team was 31-5 in his junior year. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS Born January 17, 1994 ... Son of Jay and Kim Ruckman ... Twin brother, Jordan, also member of the Northern Illinois Baseball Class of 2012 ... Honor roll student last three years ... Member of Students Against Destructive Decisions ... Volunteered with Salvation Army and Family Fun-a-Thon ... Undecided on major ... Lists Albert Pujols as his favorite athlete because he's great to watch and learn from ... Advanced to the Great Lakes Regional of the Little League World Series in 2005, appearing on ESPN ... Claimed state championship with Limestone Little League that year.

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
2013

4/2

7 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .286 .286 .286
CAREER
4/2 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .286 .286 .286
YEAR W-L ERA
G/GS
CG
SV IP H R
ER
HR
HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
2013 0-0 5.59 17/1 0 0 19.1 17 15 12 2 4 12 11 .224 1.50
CAREER 0-0 5.59 17/1 0 0 19.1 17 15 12 2 4 12 11 .224 1.50

CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2014:
Innings: 4.1 at UW-Milwaukee (May 14, 2013)
Pitch count: 41 at UW-Milwaukee (May 14, 2013)
Strikeouts: 3 versus Bradley (April 16, 2013)
Walks: 2 (three times) last at UW-Milwaukee (May 14, 2013)
Runs: 3 (twice) last versus Bradley (April 16, 2013)

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