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    Michael Hurwitz
    10 Michael Hurwitz
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Heart-Griffin

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 180

    Position:
    INF

    Birthdate:
    06/03/1993

    B/T:
    S/R

    04/20/2014

    Illini Cap Off Sweep of Penn State on Easter, 7-6

    Every Illini Contributes on Offense; Castellanos Earns Win with Six Solid Innings

    04/11/2014

    Johnson, Jay Blank Michigan 1-0 to Extend Streak

    Illinois Pitches Back-to-Back 1-0 Shutouts for Second Time in School History

    04/05/2014

    4-Run 10th Pushes Illini Past Northwestern, 6-2

    Krug, Kerian Deliver Clutch Base Hits; Jay Earns Win in Relief

    04/04/2014

    Illinois Pummels Northwestern in Evanston, 13-0

    Johnson Matches Career-High 10 Strikeouts as Illini Score Second-Most Runs This Season

    03/30/2014

    Early Scoring Propels Illini Past Purdue, 8-3

    Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2

    05/13/2013

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    04/02/2013

    Illinois vs. Missouri at Busch Stadium (4/2/13)

    Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

    03/29/2013

    Illinois vs. Nebraska

    Photos from Illinois vs. Nebraska baseball

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Baylor

    Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Houston Baptist, UT Arlington

    Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13

    AT ILLINOIS
    2014 - Junior: Game-by-Game Stats

    2013 - Sophomore: Served as the designated hitter, posting a .296 average with 38 runs, 33 RBI and 12 doubles in 55 games ... Tied for second in the Big Ten in walks (39) and ranked eighth in OBP (.415) ... Posted a career day vs. Purdue (4/12), finishing a career-best 4-for-5 with four RBI, two runs and two doubles ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Penn State (5/10) ... Turned in a career-high nine-game hitting streak from March 18-April 2 during which he hit .394 (13-for-33) ... Scored a career-high four runs in game one of the doubleheader vs. Oakland (3/30) after going 2-for-2 with two walks ... Had the game-winning pinch hit RBI vs. Southern Illinois (3/18) in the top of the 10th ... Hit his first career home run at Baylor (3/8) and scored the game-winning run during a ninth-inning comeback in the series opener in Waco ... Stole first two bases of his career at Tennessee Tech (2/16) and notched seven on the year. | Game-by-Game Stats

    2012 - Freshman: Played in 28 games on the season, starting eight ... Started five games at second base and three at designated hitter ... Hit .075, going 3-for-40 with a double, a triple and four runs scored ... Started the first five games of his collegiate career, - the first two at DH, then three at second base - but hit only 3-for-21 ... Served as Illinois' leadoff hitter in his first five collegiate games ... Reached base at a .357 clip when leading off an inning ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League along with Illini teammates Chase Hainline, David Kerian and Rob McDonnell during the summer.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked the No. 58 prospect in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... Hit .355 during 2011 with a .512 on-base percentage, 24 runs scored and 17 runs batted in ... Hit .438 in 2010 with 27 stolen bases and 45 runs scored ... Earned IHSBCA Class 3A All-State honors in 2010 and 2011 ... Named an All-Central State 8 selection in 2010 ... Named to the CABA World Series All-Tournament team in 2010 after leading his team to a second-place finish ... Played in the 2010 Springfield State Journal-Register All-Star game.

    PERSONAL
    Born June 3, 1993 ... Parents are Joe and Anna Hurwitz ... Majoring in community health with a concentration in health planning and administration ... Has two brothers, Jake and Henry, and one sister, Mimi ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter because of how he handles himself on and off the field.

    Updated December 2013

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