19   Nate Ruzich
Nate Ruzich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Joliet, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Catholic Academy

Last College:
South Surburban

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


02/13/2014

Reigning MAC West Champions Open Season in Arizona versus Minnesota

Camelback Ranch, home of the White Sox and Dodgers spring training facilities, will host the series

10/08/2013

Rosters Selected for Red and Black Series

The Huskies' Fall Classic will begin October 13 at 1 p.m.

05/22/2013

Huskies Unable to Overcome Falcons in 11 Inning MAC Tournament Opener

NIU led 4-0 through four innings; will return tomorrow at 8 a.m. Central

05/21/2013

Huskies Begin Quest For MAC Tournament Championship Wednesday

Northern Illinois will open against Bowling Green Wednesday

05/17/2013

Baseball Falls to Ball State in Game Two of Series

Zach Badgley and Jon Savarise limited the Cardinals to one run in 6.1 innings

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: Started 44 of the 47 games he played in at catcher ... Picked off five runners over the course of the season ... Connected on his first collegiate hit, a single, versus BYU (Feb. 16) ... Scored twice at Nevada (Feb. 23) ... Went two-for-three for his first multi-hit game at Minnesota (March 3) ... Drew a pair of walks at Southern Illinois (March 8) ... Belted his first round-tripper, a solo shot, at Belmont (March 15) ... Collected a pair of hits at Lipscomb (March 16) ... Reach base on two singles and scored both times at Akron (March 30) ... Tallied a season-best three hits and scored two runs at Akron (March 31) ... Went two-for-four with his second double in as many games at Central Michigan (April 5) ... Drove in a career-best four runs on two hits versus Western Michigan (April 14) ... Singled and walked twice at Ohio (April 20) ... Singled twice and drove in two versus Eastern Michigan (May 12) ... Went two-for-three with an RBI in back-to-back games at Ball State (May 16-17) ... Had two hits, including a double, in his MAC Tournament debut versus Bowling Green (May 22).

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE/JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY Played one season at South Suburban College ... Bulldogs won the NJCAA Region IV Championship in 2011 ... Won the IHSAA 3A State Baseball Championship in 2009 with Joliet Catholic ... Team finished fourth at state in 2010 and third in 2008 ... Twice named first team all-conference for the Hillmen ... Named team captain senior season ... First team all-area in 2010. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS Born April 13, 1992 ... Son of Steve and Patti Ruzich ... Father, Steve, is the head baseball coach at South Suburban College ... Given the Algebra Award after junior year, as one of the top ten students in grade class ... Admires Josh Hamilton because of the adversity he's overcome to be a great baseball player ... Plans to major in business and minor in graphic design.

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

47/44

139 21 35 6 0 1 18 44 21 31 1 .368 .317 .252
CAREER
47/44 139 21 35 6 0 1 18 44 21 31 1 .368 .317 .252

CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2014:
At-bats: 5 (three times) last versus Western Michigan (April 14, 2013)
Hits: 3 at Akron (March 31, 2013)
Walks: 2 (five times) last at Toledo (May 4, 2013)
Runs: 2 (five times) last at Ball State (May 18, 2013)
RBI: 4 versus Western Michigan (April 14, 2013)