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    Brian Raymond
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    West Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    West Chicago

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Position:
    IF

    Birthdate:
    11/19/1981

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    2002 - Started 24 games, the most of anyone on the team, at second base . . . Team was 16-8 when Raymond started at second . . . Collected a bunt single in the second inning versus Illinois College to drive in the first run of the game which would prove to be the game-winning RBI . . . Scored the game-winning run in game one at Minnesota . . . Scored game-winning run against Illinois State in an extra-inning thriller . . . Went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Indiana State . . . Had two hits, scored a run, and drove another in the second game against Western Michigan . . . Played for the Decatur Blues of the CICL over the summer, earning Co-Player of the Tournament honors as the Blues won the CICL Championship . . . Went .444 (4-9) over the tournament with a pair of doubles.

    2001 - Redshirt freshman started 13 games and appeared in 25 at second base and designated hitter . . . Picked up first career hit (single) in season-opening series at Troy State . . . Went 2-for-4 with one run scored vs. Notre Dame at Fresno State Classic . . . Collected career highs in hits and RBI in going 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in game four against Purdue . . . Was 5-for-7 in two games against the Boilers during the regular season . . . Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Western Illinois.

    2000 - Redshirt season . . . Hit .270 with 12 RBI in 111 at bats for the Rome (NY) Indians over the summer.

    High School - Earned three letters in both football and baseball and two in basketball . . . Earned all-conference honors in baseball with a .430 batting average, three home runs and 28 stolen bases . . . Member of the DuPage Valley conference all-star team . . . Earned team MVP honors in both baseball and football . . . Had the highest batting average on his team and led team in 15 categories . . . Both a Daily Herald and Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week . . . An honorable mention all-conference performer in football . . . Member of the National Honor Society.

    Personal - Parents are Tim and Linda Raymond . . . Majoring in speech communications . . . Hobbies include fishing, football and basketball . . . Lists biggest thrill in sports as hitting a home run on the first pitch of a regional game his sophomore year . . . Favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez . . . Plans on going to physical therapy school after graduation . . . Father most influenced his athletic career.

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