? Compiled 325 Ks while allowing only 30 BBs and recording a 0.64 ERA for Elk Grove Grenadiers in 2003 ? Threw 34 shutouts in 2002-2003 ? Pitched a total of 583 innings with 1,065 Ks and 88 BBs in three years for Elk Grove ? Named Player of the Year in Daily Herald and Pioneer Press in 2002 & 2003 ? Named to All-State second team in 2002 & 2003 ? Set Mid-Suburban League record for most strikeouts in conference play in 2003 ? Named WGN and Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month in April 2003 ? Led Elk Grove to a regional title in 2003 and made it to the Sweet 16 in 2002. ? Coached by Ken Grams at Elk Grove. ? Played for Schaumburg Sluggers from 1998-2000 ? Sluggers won five tournaments and placed fourth at NSA State. ? Played for Illinois Typhoons (coached by Ken Grams) from 2001-03 ? Typhoons won seven tournaments, placed second in ASA Metros and 25th at ASA Nationals. ? Won four Athlete of the Week honors from the Chicago Tribune.
? Born April 14, 1985 ? Parents are Thomas and Cynthia Huitink ? Sister Jillian, 22, and twin brother Michael, 18, currently attend Illinois ? Member of National Honor Society ? Named Illinois State Scholar ? Majoring in accounting with plans to become a certified public accountant. ? AP Scholar, graduated with highest honors.