|2011: Trying to put an injury-plagued year behind him, the
junior catcher is preparing for a full and productive season behind
the plate…very skilled catcher with all the defensive skills of
throwing and blocking…has proven to be a skillful handler of the
pitching staff in whom he instills a lot of confidence.
2010: A torn thumb ligament on his throwing hand sidelined the
starting catcher for the year after the opening weekend of
play…started all three games vs. Patten on that weekend, going 2-7
with four walks…went 2-3 with an rbi against Lions on opening day
2009: First-year player made 20 starts, most of those behind the
plate but he also played some first base, right field, and was the
DH on a couple of occasions…produced a trio of two-rbi games…went
2-3 against Westmont on 4/2/09 and 2-4 against Taylor of Indiana in
an NAIA National Tournament Opening Round game on 5/13/09.
Hart HS: A three-year varsity performer for the Indians and Coach
Jim Ozella…posted career-highs of .371 and 18 rbi in his junior
year (2007)…a year later, he hit .316 and drove in 16 runs.