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Anderson tosses his sixth complete game of the year and surpassed 100 innnings pitched this season
Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors
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Five NIU players record multiple hits
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Named CollegeBaseballInsider.com's Top-Baserunner in the MAC in 2013 preseason preview ... One of the most prolific base stealers in program history ... Enters 2012 with 64 career stolen bases, seven shy of the all-time record of 71 set by Alvin Maynard (1979-80) ... A wide receiver on the Discover Orange Bowl qualifying football team (14 GP, 16 rec. for 180 yards in 2012).
2011: Played and started in 53 contests at center field ... Finished season with a .321 batting average, two home runs, 16 doubles, two triples, 26 RBI, 56 runs scored and 27 stolen bases ... Also notched a .361 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage ... Named to the College Baseball Foundation and Diamond Sports' National All-Star lineup May 27, hitting .667 (14-for-21) with 11 runs, two doubles, one home run, three RBI, .905 slugging percentage, .682 on-base percentage, one walk and four steals ... Received Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week honors same week as well ... Ended season with a 14-game hitting streak; began streak with a .271 average ... Batted safely in 42-of-53 contests ... 22 multi-hit games ... In the field, recorded 155 putouts and four assists ... Tied for Mid-American Conference lead in runs (56) and was second in stolen bases (27) ... Top-10 in the league in doubles and hits ... Had a season-high five hits versus Eastern Michigan in the MAC Tournament, finishing 5-for-6 with one double, one triple, three RBI, two runs and a stolen base (May 27) ... Was perfect at the plate twice with four hits in four at-bats at Milwaukee (May 17) and Western Michigan (May 20) ... Drove in a season-high four runs versus Ball State with a double and a home run (May 15) ... Recorded five stolen bases versus North Dakota (March 16), Saint Louis (March 20), Aurora (March 30), Miami (Ohio) (April 10) and at Western Michigan (May 19) ... Homered in back-to-back games against Ball State (May 15) and Milwaukee (May 17).
2010: Stole a base as a pinch runner at Austin Peay (2/28) ... Scored the tying run after pinch running for Brett Frantini in the eighth inning at UC Santa Barbara (3/13) ... Notched his first collegiate hit, a single, at Southern Illinois (3/20) ... Cracked the first of four doubles for the season at Bradley (3/31) ... Contributed a pinch-hit single vs. Northwestern (4/14) ... Drove in a season-high three runs on two hits at Iowa (4/22) ... Torched Eagles pitching for three straight two-hit games vs. Eastern Michigan (5/7-5/9) ... Turned in a three-hit, two-steal performance at Ball State (5/14) ... Registered two hits, two runs, and run batted in vs. Milwaukee (5/18) ... Tallied a two-for-three day at vs. Western Michigan (5/20) ... Posted his fist collegiate triple in the last game of the season vs. Western Michigan (5/22) ... Finished second on the team in stolen bases (12).
High School: Helped Kimberly High School to a state championship in his sophomore year ... Finished second in the state as a junior, hitting .419 with 10 steals en route to being named a first-team all-conference ... Also named all-area as a junior to earn a spot in the Milwaukee Brewers All-Star Classic ... Earned a varsity letter in basketball as a sophomore ... Lettered in football in his final three years, garnering first team all-conference and all-region honors in his junior year as a defensive back ... Received several D-I football scholarship offers.
Personal: Born July 17, 1991 ... Son of John and Diane Wells ... Father played baseball at Ripon College ... Intends to major in physical education at NIU.
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