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
2013: Started 40 of the 48 games in which he saw action ... Tied Joe Battaglia for the team lead with three home runs ... Secured his first collegiate hit in his debut at Texas Tech (Feb. 15) ... Scored twice after a pair of singles at Nevada (Feb. 22) ... Tallied four hits, three RBIs, and a couple of runs at Nevada (Feb. 23) ... Singled and scored at Murray State (March 13) ... Connected for a two-RBI double at Lipscomb (March 16) ... Recorded two singles at Belmont (March 17) ... Smashed a double and scored versus Kent State (March 24) ... Had back-to-back multi-hit games versus UW-Milwaukee and at Central Michigan (April 3 and 5) ... Blasted his first home run at Central Michigan (April 7) ... Launched a round-tripper in back-to-back games versus Western Michigan (April 13-14) ... Contributed three runs in addtion to his homer versus Western Michigan (April 14) ... Recorded three RBIs and a triple at Ohio (April 20) ... Went two-for-four at Ohio (April 21) ... Was hit by a pitch and came around to score versus Miami (April 27) ... Registered a base hit in NIU's MAC Tournament game versus Bowling Green (May 22).
MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE: Played for the NJCAA Division II World Series qualifiers (fourth place, '12; third place, '11) ... A second team all-region performer in 2012 ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Led team in home runs (four), doubles (12) and RBI (52) in sophomore season ... Finished third on the team in batting average (.367) ... Also carried a .984 fielding percentage from the outfield (53 putouts, 3 assists, 1 error) ... Played in 36 games as a freshman, knocking in 29 RBI, scoring 23 runs and batting .326. WILMOT UNION HIGH SCHOOL: Eight time letter winner ... Played football, basketball and baseball for the Wolfpack ... Team reached the WIAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2009, falling 3-2 in extra innings to Bay Port ... Academic All-Conference selection during senior year ... MVP junior and senior year in baseball ... Football's MVP in final year ... Two-year captain in both football and baseball, and in basketball as a senior ... Three-time all-area in baseball and in senior football season ... Thrice named all-conference on the diamond an all-conference pick on the gridiron as a senior. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born September 5, 1991 ... Son of David and Laurel Tenhagen ... Concentrated on Liberal Arts associates degree at MATC ... Enjoys fishing ... Looks up to Michael Jordan because "he will always be the greatest basketball player to ever play the game."
CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2014: At-bats: 6 at Nevada (February 23, 2013) Hits: 4 at Nevada (February 23, 2013) Walks: 2 at Nevada (February 23, 2013) Runs: 3 versus Western Michigan (April 14, 2013) RBI: 3 (twice) last at Ohio (April 20, 2013) Hitting streak: Five games, March 12-17, 2013)