14   Jeff Zimmerman
Jeff Zimmerman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinley Park, IL

High School:
Victor J. Andrew

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
IF

B/T:
L/L


06/07/2014

Alex Klonowski Selected by Angels in MLB Draft

Klonowski taken Saturday in the 29th Round by the Los Angeles Angels

04/12/2014

Huskies Come Through in Extra Innings, 5-3

NIU broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of 10th after trailing 2-0 through three

03/20/2014

Huskies Open MAC Play Versus Buffalo

NIU and UB will face at Chicago State and Wheaton

02/27/2014

North versus South: Huskies Face Salukis

NIU will begin Friday and play a doubleheade Saturday

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

05/08/2013

NIU Baseball Podcast - Week 12

Join Ed Mathey and Matt Scheerer for week 12 of the NIU baseball podcast

04/19/2013

NIU Baseball Podcast - Week 10

Week 10 of the NIU baseball podcast 10

04/11/2013

NIU Baseball Week Nine Podcast

Week nine of the NIU Baseball podcast

04/04/2013

NIU Baseball Week Eight Podcast

Week eight of the NIU Baseball Podcast, reviewing the sweep of the Akron series, highlights of the weekend and previewing the upcoming series with Central Michigan.

03/28/2013

NIU Baseball Week Seven Podcast

Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer talk NIU baseball in the weekly podcast

Drafted in the 19th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners.

2013:
Played and started 56 games at first base ... Earned All-MAC second team recognition ... Tallied three hits versus Northern Colorado (Feb. 17) ... Recorded three hits, two runs, and an RBI at Nevada (Feb. 23) ... Smashed a pair of doubles on a three-hit day at Southern Illinois (March 9) ... Drove in two runs at Murray State (March 13) ... Piled up eight hits over three games at Lipscomb, at Belmont, and versus Kent State (March 16-17 & 22) ... Doubled and drew two walks versus Kent State (March 23) ... Tripled as one of three hits versus Akron, the beginning of an 11-game hitting streak (March 29) ... Added his third triple of the season two games later at Akron (March 31) ... Hit an RBI double and stole his first base of the season versus UW-Milwaukee (April 3) ... Tallied three hits, including two doubles, at Central Michigan (April 7) ... Posted a two-RBI single versus Western Michigan (April 12) ... Started his second 11-game hitting streak of the season with a single at Ohio (April 19) ... Filled his stat line with two hits, three RBIs, and three runs at Ohio (April 21) ... Singled, walked, and stole a bag at Iowa (April 24) ... Had three hits, two RBIs, and a double versus Eastern Michigan (May 10) ... Went three-for-three in his last regular season game at Ball State (May 18).

2012: Started and played in 51 games last season ... Missed final week of the season with injury ... Batted .267, with 11 doubles, six home runs, 11 doubles and 27 runs on 52 hits ... Carried a .347 on-base percentage and a .415 slugging percentage ... Smashed two home runs in a game twice last season, versus Dayton (March 11) and at UIC (May 2) ... Combined for 11 multi-hit games ... Carried a nine-game hit streak (April 13-25) ... 423 putouts and 17 assists at first base ... Had a career day against the Flames, finishing 3-for-4 with two homers, two runs a double and six RBI ... Opened the season with a hit in each game at Tennessee (Feb. 17-18) ... Finished 3-for-4 versus Texas Tech with a run, a double and an RBI (Feb. 26) ... Had a big tournament at Austin Peay (March 9-11), belting three home runs (two versus Dayton, one versus Arkansas State), four runs, four RBI and a double (4-for-16, .250) ... 3-for-4 versus Milwaukee with two RBI, a walk and a run (March 27) ... Batted 6-for-15 (.400) in series sweep at Miami (Ohio) with three doubles, two runs and two RBI (April 13-15) ... Led the team at the plate against Western Michigan, going 6-for-12 (.500) with a home run, five runs, three RBI and three doubles (May 11-13) ... Finished 4-for-5 in the opener against the Broncos with four runs, two doubles and a homer (May 11) ... Injured in series that forced him to miss final series versus Ball State and midweek clash with Milwaukee.

2011: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and second team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America selection ... Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and first team All-MAC ... Second team All-Mideast region by American Baseball Coaches Association presented by Rawlings ... Appeared in 56 games, starting 55 mainly as the designated hitter ... Saw some action at first base ... Batted .326 with 11 homeruns, 47 RBI, 13 doubles, 34 runs and 23 walks ... Added a .540 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage ... Second in the MAC in home runs (11) and top-10 in RBI (47) ... Recorded 83 putouts and five assists with two errors in the field ... Totaled six homeruns in MAC play, second-most ... Earned first collegiate start in season-opener at Southern Utah, finishing 1-for-4 at the plate ... Recorded two homeruns in a game at Eastern Michigan (May 6) and versus Ball State (May 14) ... Knocked in five runs, a season-high, against Ball State with both homeruns at Ball State ... Had 10-game hitting streaks from March 29-April 10 and May 3-17 ... Had a season-high four hits in five at-bats with a homerun, four RBI and two runs scored at Bradley (April 26) ... Scored a season-high three runs, along with two hits, four RBI and a homerun, first of his collegiate career, against Big-10 champion Illinois (March 18) ... Batted 5-for-12 in the MAC Tournament, adding two homeruns, four RBI and three runs (May 25-27).

High School: Named to the all-area team by Southtown Star and IHSBCA ... Twice named to the South West Suburban all-conference first team ... Honored as an all-state selection ... Led Victor J. Andrew to a sectional championship with a 25-11 record ... Two-time varsity letterman for the Thunderbolts ... Captain his senior season ... Batted .424 while slugging .838 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs, nine doubles and 32 walks as a senior in 36 games ... Batted .362 with 27 runs, nine doubles, four home runs and 32 RBI in 35 games as a junior, helping the Thunderbolts to a Regional Championship ... Was named to South West Suburban all-conference first team ... Played in the Plainfield Showcase, Pitch and Hit Showcase, and played for Team Illinois during his junior season.

Personal: Named MVP of the PG Kernels Tournament as a member of the Cincinnati Reds Fall Scout Team ... Four-year honor roll student as a Thunderbolt ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Logged 30 hours of community service by assisting with several summer baseball camps ... Majoring in business.

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
2011 56-55 215 34 70 13 0 11 47 116 23 63 0 .398 .540 .326
2012 51-51 195 27 52 11 0 6 29 81 15 45 3 .347 .415 .267
2013 56-56 218 24 70 17 3 0 30 93 19 25 5 .380 .427 .321
CAREER 163-162 628 85 192 41 3 17 106 290 57 133 8 .376 .462 .306

CAREER HIGHS:
At-bats: 6 (twice) last at Nevada (February 23, 2013)
Hits: 4 at Bradley (April 26, 2011)
Walks: 2 (eleven times) last at Ball State (May 18, 2013)
Runs: 4 at Western Michigan (May 11, 2012)
RBI: 6 at UIC (May 2, 2012)
Home runs: 2 (four times) last at UIC (May 11, 2012)
Hitting streak: 11 (twice) last April 19 - May 4