2013 NIU Baseball Quick Facts

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Jan. 4, 2013

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SCHOOL INFORMATION
Northern Illinois University
Location DeKalb,Ill.
Founded 1895
Enrollment 24,424
Nickname Huskies
Colors Cardinal & Black
Facility Ralph McKinzie Field
Dimensions (L to R) 312-368-395-368-322
Affiliation NCAA Division I
Conference Mid-American
President Dr. John G. Peters
Alma Mater, Year John Carrol '67
Assoc. V.P./Dir. of Athletics Jeff Compher
Alma Mater, Year James Madison
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Ed Mathey
Alma Mater, Year North Central '86
Record at NIU (Years) 255-301-1 (9)
Career Record (Years) 460-472-3 (18)
Baseball Phone (815) 753-2225
Contact Coach Through SID
Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater)

Tom Carcione (South Dakota)

Todd Coryell (Western Illinois)

Athletic Trainer

Ben Kastler

TEAM INFORMATION

2012 Overall Record

15-40

2012 Conference Record

7-20

Postseason Record

N/A

2012 Home/Away/Neutral

4-15 / 9-17 / 2-8

Letterman Returning/Lost

15/13

Starting Returning/Lost

3/5

Starting Pitchers Returning/Lost

0/4

Pitchers Returning

8/6

Newcomers

15

BASEBALL HISTORY
First Season 1900
All-Time Record 1,279-1,427-26 (.475)
NCAA Tournament App./Last 2/1996 Play-in
MEDIA RELATIONS
Assoc. AD for Media Relations Donna Turner
Email donnaturner@niu.edu
Office (815) 753-9513
Asst. Media Relations Director (Baseball) Matt Scheerer
Email mscheerer@niu.edu
Office (815) 753-1708
Cell (360) 931-1132
Press Box Phone (815) 753-8094
Website www.NIUHuskies.com
Mailing Address 209 Convocation Center
1525 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115



















































TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Alex Klonowski | IF/OF
Junior | 6-3 | 185 | R/R
Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)

Started 51 games for the Huskies in both the outfield (25) and infield (26) in 54 appearances. Also pitched in 16 games.

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
54-51 207 24 58 9 1 3 30 78 6 23 3 .304 .377 .280


Jamison Wells | OF
Senior | 5-11 | 185 | R/R
Combined Locks, Wis. (Kimberly)

Needs only eight (8) stolen bases to break the Northern Illinois career record, held by Alvin Maynard (1979-80). Has 64 stolen bases in his first three seasons.

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
53-53 214 26 51 6 0 0 11 57 17 38 25 .300 .266 .238


Jeff Zimmerman | 1B
Junior | 6-3 | 220 | L/L
Tinley Park, Ill. (Andrew)

Named one of the Northwoods League Top-Draft Prospects by Perfect Game USA. Has combined for 17 home runs in his first two seasons, just two shy of tying for 10th all-time at NIU.

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
51-51 195 27 52 11 0 6 29 81 15 45 3 .347 .415 .267



TOP RETURNING PITCHERS

Zach Badgley | RHP
Senior | 6-4 | 200
McHenry, Ill (McHenry)

Is the fourth Badgley to pitch for the Huskies (Dan, 1997-2001; Mark, 2003-07; Nick, 2008-09). No Badgley is slated to play for NIU in the near future.

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
1-1 4.24 23/0 0 0 23.1 22 17 11 2 5 17 20 .247 1.68


Eli Anderson | RHP
Junior | 6-0 | 220
Glenview, Ill. (New Trier)

Was a midweek starter and a Saturday/Sunday reliever for the Huskies last year. Likely to step into starting rotation. Improved fitness in offseason. Team best strikeout to walk ratio (47-11)

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
2-2 6.79 18/5 0 0 50.1 63 41 38 4 6 11 47 .299 1.47


Alex Klonowski | RHP
Junior | 6-3 | 185 |
Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)

Middle reliever for the Huskies last season, often stepping onto the mound from second base or right field. Three wins in 16 relief appearances last season.

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
3-1 5.74 16/0 0 0 15.2 21 11 10 0 1 16 21 .328 2.43



PLAYERS LOST

Alex Jones
5-11 | 185 | SS
Kansas City, Kan. (Piper)

Career top-10 in 17 statistical categories, including No. 1 in triples (15) and assists (535), No. 2 in at-bats (821) and No. 3 in doubles (55). Team-high .322 batting average and top-25 Brooks Wallace Award candidate.

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
53-53 211 33 68 21 4 1 33 100 19 40 8 .379 .474 .322


Troy White
5-11 | 180 | 3B
Chicago, Ill. (Whitney Young)

One-of-30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Made 194 career starts at Northern Illinois and is career record holder in sacrifice flies (16). Team leader in RBI in 2012 (40).

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
.294 187 32 55 8 4 3 40 80 18 41 7 .364 .428 .294


Alex Beckmann
5-10 | 170 | OF/IF
Batavia, Ill. (Batavia)

Drew more walks in his four-year career than any other Huskie (102). Also career top-10 in games played (194), games started (162) and sacrifice flies (11).

G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
51-44 151 11 32 4 3 0 12 42 20 26 2 .311 .278 .212



PITCHERS LOST

Jake Hermsen
6-0 | 215 | LHP
New London, Wis. (New London)

28th round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization; played with LA's Rookie League affiliate Ogden Raptors. Team leader in strikeouts (66) and innings pitched (86).

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
3-8 5.13 15/14 1 0 86.0 104 62 49 3 6 42 66 .303 1.69


Kyle Glancy
6-2 | 195 | RHP
Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)

Closed career tied for second all-time in saves (23). Finished with 11 saves in 13 attempts last season and 23 over the last two years. Pitched two combined shutouts with Taylor Nawrocki last season.

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
0-4 7.96 31 0 11 31.2 39 29 28 4 7 19 30 .307 1.85


Taylor Nawrocki
6-3 | 210 | RHP
Farmont, Minn. (Granada-Hunley-East Chain/North Iowa Area CC)

Pitched two combined shutouts with Kyle Glancy last season and led the team in wins with four in 13 starts. Second in strikeouts last season (50).

W-L ERA G/GS CG SV IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
4-6 5.87 15/13 0 0 79.2 91 67 52 5 11 41 50 .294 1.66