37 Brett Kellam
2006 Summer: Hit .310 with six doubles and nine RBI for Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles of the Northwoods League ... Made nine appearances on the mound and earned one victory while totaling 19.2 innings with nine strikeouts.
2006: Dual threat hit .294 with .520 on-base percentage, five runs scored, and four RBI on five hits in 17 at-bats ... Made 10 mound appearances and recorded 3.95 ERA in 13.2 innings while fanning nine ... Went 1-for-2 at the plate in MAC games and made seven mound appearances, totaling eight strikeouts in 10.1 innings with 4.35 ERA ... Pitched one inning in NIU debut at Arizona State (2/3) ... Pinch-hit and scored run at ASU (2/5) ... Pitched 0.2 innings at Nevada (3/19) ... Walked and scored twice with two RBI vs. Illinois State (4/4) ... Pitched hitless inning vs. Kent State (4/7) ... Threw hitless inning vs. KSU (4/8) ... Tossed 1.2 innings with strikeout at Illinois State (4/11) ... Threw two innings at Miami (4/14) ... Went 2-for-4, including double, with RBI and run scored vs. Wheaton (4/18) ... Fanned five in 2.0 innings against Central Michigan (4/22) ... Walked twice vs. Chicago State (4/26) ... Went 2-for-3 with run scored at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Retired all three batters faced at Western Michigan (5/5) ... Threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief with strikeout vs. Ball State (5/13) ... Tossed scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout vs. Toledo (5/20).
Junior College: Played two seasons at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College ... Batted .327 during JUCO career with four home runs and 48 RBI in league that used wooden bats ... Hit .308 in 53 games as sophomore ... Had .351 average with 19 extra-base hits, including three round-trippers, and 33 RBI as freshman.
High School: Prepped at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago ... Set school's single-season RBI record with 46 ... Earned Chicago Catholic League All-Conference honors during senior and junior seasons and was named to Catholic League All-Star Game ... Team captain as junior ... Baseball team was state finalist during sophomore season ... Played baseball and football all four years ... All-conference football selection as senior and part of the Caravan's Class 6A state championship team.
Personal: Son of P.J. and Barb Kellam ... Born Jan. 26, 1985 ... Majoring in Sociology and minoring in Criminology ... Brother was a professional baseball umpire.