Baseball


Trevor Huisinga
Trevor Huisinga
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bartlett, Ill.

High School:
Bartlett

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/09/1984

B/T:
L/L

AT ILLINOIS
2006 Senior: Played in 48 games, starting 45 • Started 42 games in right field and three at DH • Reached career highs in runs (31), RBI (26) and steals (14) • After committing two errors in the season opener at Stetson (2/24), did not make an error in 66 chances the rest of the season • Had a career-best nine-game hitting streak from 3/22-4/5 as he hit .640 (16-for-25) in that span with 12 runs and nine RBI • Had five multiple-hit games in that hitting streak • Went 3-for-4 with two doubles, four runs and four RBI in the final game of Spring Trip against Cornell on 3/24 • Stayed hot, going 3-for-4 with a run at Indiana State in Illinois' next game • Scored three runs in the series opener against Northwestern while hitting 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI • Was Illinois' best hitter at the Big Ten Tournament, going 3-for-5 (.600) with a double, three RBI, a run and a steal • Finished his career with a .298 batting average after playing in 183 games and starting 156.

2005 Junior: Started 53 games, 50 in right field • Drove in a career-high 24 RBI, hitting primarily seventh or eighth in the batting order • Hit the first three home runs of his career • Had a career-high 35 walks and a career-best .404 on-base percentage • Stole 7-of-9 bases • Had 13 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games • Hit his first career home run in the season opener vs. Kent State (2/25) • Drove in the game-winning run in Illinois' series-clinching 3-2 11-inning victory at Texas-Arlington (3/13) • Went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in the series finale at Michigan State (4/10) • Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run vs. Robert Morris (4/13) • Was 3-for-6 with three RBI in the series finale at Indiana (4/24) • Hit 3-for-4 with two runs in the nightcap vs. Northwestern (5/7) • Went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, two RBI, two walks and a run in the Big Ten Tournament vs. Minnesota (5/26) • Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League in the summer of 2005 • Finished third on the team with a .276 average and was flawless in the field in 64 chances.

2004 Sophomore: Sophomore won the starting center field job early in the season • Started 50 games and appeared in 53 • Tied for the team lead with 17 multi-hit games • Finished second on the team with 12 doubles • Went 6-for-14 with three doubles and three RBI in series at South Florida • Was 4-for-5 with a triple and a pair of runs scored in series opener against Northwestern • Also was 4-for-6 with three runs scored against MacMurray.

2003 Freshman: Started eight games and appeared in 27 as a true freshman • Recorded a season-high four-game hit streak • Scored the winning run against both Iona and Western Michigan • Played for the Quincy Gems of the CICL over the summer.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned two varsity letters at Bartlett: one in baseball in both his junior and senior season • Earned Upstate Eight All-Conference honors as a junior and senior; was also named to the Illinois High School Coaches Association All-State team as both a junior and senior • Hit .469 as a junior with a .782 slugging percentage and .633 on base percentage; hit .436 his senior year with a .756 slugging percentage and .651 on base percentage • An Academic All-Conference pick in 2001.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 9, 1984 • Parents are Larry and Melody Huisinga • Majoring in sport management • Competed internationally in Australia • Father lettered in football at Illinois from 1970-72 • Lists his favorite athlete as Derek Jeter because "he plays with intensity and hustle" • Earliest baseball memory is of playing T-ball when he was young and the excitement of being on the field • Lists his father as the person who most influenced his athletic career because "he taught me how to be a good athlete and to never give up."

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