Baseball


Nick Stockwell
Nick Stockwell
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harvey, Ill.

High School:
Andrean

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
05/14/1986

Bats/Throws:
R/R

09/28/2006

Fall Practice - Final Day

Fall Practice - Final Day

09/13/2006

Fall Practice Week 2

Illinois Baseball second week of fall practice

AT ILLINOIS
2008 - Junior: Platooned in right field, playing in 44 games and starting 25 ... Started 23 games in right field and two in center field ... Recorded eight multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI games ... Had consecutive multiple-hit games against Saint Louis and Indiana on April 2 and 5 ... Homered against Saint Louis on April 2 ... Had an RBI single in the series opener at Ohio State after entering as a late-inning defensive replacement ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Named a George Huff Award winner ... Led the Lombard Orioles to a Wisconsin State League title during the summer.

2007 - Sophomore: Played in 43 games, starting 26 ... Started 20 games in right field, three at first base, two in center field and one at DH ... Became the Illini's everyday rightfielder starting with the Western Michigan game through the series opener at Michigan, a stretch of 22 games ... Started that string with a 2-for-3 outing, a homer, three RBI and two runs ... Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI in the nightcap against Ohio State, then was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run against Bradley ... Went 4-for-4 with two RBI in the series opener at Northwestern ... Hit 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a run in the series finale against Minnesota ... Finished the regular season by starting an Illini rally with a three-run homer against Michigan State on May 20, helping Illinois overcome a 7-0 deficit ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Wisconsin State League over the summer along with Illini teammate Matt Dittman ... Named MVP of the Stan Musial World Series after leading Lombard to an undefeated SMWS title. 2006 - Redshirt-Freshman: Played in 16 games, primarily serving as a late-inning defensive replacement ... Notched his first career hit against Texas A&M on March 13 ... Also recorded a hit against Missouri on May 17 ... Had seven at bats on the year ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Wisconsin State League during the summer.

2005 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2005 season ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League during the summer of 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned six varsity letters at Andrean High School, three apiece in baseball and football ... Batted .436 with eight home runs in 2004, his senior season ... Named All-Lake Athletic Conference for baseball and football in both 2003 and 2004 ... Named to the All-Area baseball team in 2004 ... Earned All-State honorable mention in 2004 ... Named All-Area football in 2003 and 2004, and named All-State honorable mention in 2003 ... Helped Andrean to a runner-up finish in the state baseball tournament in 2004 ... Went 2-for-4 in the 2004 championship game with a run scored ... Helped Andrean to second-place finishes in the state football playoffs in 2002 and 2003 ... Had six catches for 48 yards in the 2003 football title game ... Caught 37 passes for 948 yards in the 2003 season.

PERSONAL
Born May 14, 1986 ... Parents are Gary and Vicky Stockwell ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Has a brother, Jeremy (26), who pitched for Bradley ... His biggest thrill in sports was playing for three state championships (two football, one baseball) at the RCA Dome and Victory Field in Indianapolis ... Lists Pete Rose as his favorite athlete ... After graduating, he wants to become an emergency room doctor ... Says his parents both influenced his athletic career because "they always pushed me to be the best in everything I did."

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