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    Emanuel Bishop
    20 Emanuel Bishop
    RS Senior

    Fairview Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    Belleville East

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190




    2004 Redshirt Sophomore:
    Made nine appearances, including starts against Illinois College and Blackburn • Season-long outing came against Blackburn - lasted 4 2/3 innings while allowing four runs (none earned) on four hits • Struck out four in three innings of work at Eastern Illinois • Got a win against Illinois College after starting and allowing only one run in three innings.

    2003 Redshirt Freshman: Career debut came April 9 against MacMurray College • Threw one inning and struck out a batter against the Highlanders • Pitched for the Bluff City Bombers of the CICL for the second straight summer, earning a spot on the League's All-Star team.

    2002 Freshman: Redshirt season • Played for the CICL's Bluff City Bombers over the summer and earned a spot on the CICL All-Star team.

    High School
    Earned four varsity letters at Belleville East: three in baseball and one in basketball • Hit .407 as a senior while posting a 4-0 record and 0.95 ERA • Earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a junior and senior • As a junior, threw 15 innings and struck out 21 while posting a 4.00 ERA • Hit .310 with two home runs and seven RBI as a junior outfielder.

    Born Jan. 28, 1983 • Parents are Emanuel Sr. and Dorothy Bishop • Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Hobbies include watching movies and playing video games • Lists biggest thrill in sports as playing well in big games and favorite athlete is Ty Cobb because of his competitiveness and will to win • Belleville East is also the alma mater of Illini junior first baseman Andy Schutzenhofer • Member of the National Honor Society • Hopes to become a U.S. Marshal after graduation • Credits his parents as the biggest influences on his athletic career because "they expect nothing but the best from me at all times."

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