2004 Junior: Appeared in 25 games and started nine, all at the designated hitter slot Collected multi-hit games against Texas State, Winthrop and Indiana State Picked up first extra base hit with a double against MacMurray Played for the Springfield Rifles of the CICL during the summer.
Prior to Illinois
Played 2002 and '03 seasons at Lincoln Land Community College as a second baseman Hit .387 with 23 doubles and 12 home runs Earned first team Collegiate Conference of Central Illinois honors, as well as first team Region XXIV All Region Team honors Played for the Springfield Rifles of the CICL during the 2002 and '03 summers.
Earned seven varsity letters at Springfield Southeast: four in baseball and three in soccer Set the school record for doubles with 20 and hit a conference-leading .478 as a junior Was an All-Conference selection in 1999, '00 and '01 in the Central State Eight conference Participated in the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association State All-Star game in 2001.
Born March 2, 1983 Parents Rik and Julie Kyes Majoring in sports management Lists his parents as the most influential people in his athletic career Plans on pursuing a masters degree and working in the front office of a professional organization after graduation.