Four Returning Starters Provide Foundation for 2012
AT ILLINOIS 2012 - Sophomore: Played in four games, starting one ... Hit .200, going 1-for-5 ... Started against Northern Illinois on March 18, going 1-for-2 ... Also saw time at Oregon State (3/10), vs. West Virginia (3/11) and vs. Northern Illinois (3/17).
2011 - Freshman: Played in 12 games, starting three ... Hit .278, going 5-for-18, with one RBI and two runs ... Played flawless defense in 26 chances ... Recorded his first career hit and scored his first career run against Illinois State on March 30 ... Started and went 2-for-4 with a run against Benedictine-Springfield on April 6 ... Started and went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Illinois-Springfield on Aprl 26 ... Went 1-for-1 as a late-inning replacement against Southern Illinois on May 3.
Hit .350 with three home runs as a senior in 2010 ... Hit .320 as a junior in 2009 ... Helped Killian to the Round of 32 in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Florida High School Athletic Association state tournaments ... Has recorded a 1.87 "pop" time throwing from home to second base, which is above average for high school catchers ... Four-year baseball letterwinner ... Played for All-American Prospects summer travel team, which won the 2008 World Wood Bat Association UnderClass World Championship and 2008 AABC 16U Mickey Mantle World Series.
Born Nov. 25, 1991 ... Parents are Bruce and Susan Arrick ... Majoring in communication ... Has a sister, Adrienne, and a brother, Trace ... Biggest thrill in sports is being up to bat with the game on the line ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant because he knows what it takes to win and has always worked hard ... Honor roll student at Killian H.S. ... Plans to become a doctor following his baseball career.