Biography and Career Highlights
2010: Played in 23 games with 15 starts, mostly as a catcher ... hit safely in eight games and had three multi-hit games ... batted .208 with eleven hits, two RBI and six runs scored ... went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored against St. Bonaveture (2/28) and on the same day, went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored versus Duquesne, at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational ... recorded a career-high 73 putouts and seven assists.
2009: Appeared in 38 games with a career-best 35 starts ... served primarily as designated hitter, while also making a shift to catcher ... set career-highs with 26 RBI, four home runs and belted his first career triple ... batted .205 and posted a .307 on-base percentage ... tied a career-high with four RBI against SIU-Edwardsville (5/16) ... hit two home runs and drove in four runs during the State Farm MVC Tournament (5/20-22) ... had seven multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... recorded 54 putouts and five assists with no errors ... played summer ball for the Grand Lake Mariners in the Great Lakes Collegiate League.
2008: Played in 37 games with 33 starts, mostly at designated hitter ... suffered a season-ending injury at Northern Illinois (4/23) ... recorded three-straight two-hit games against Tennessee Tech (2/23 & 2/24) and Indiana (2/29) ... collected a career-high two doubles and stole his only base of the season against Indiana (2/29) ... collected two hits against Eastern Kentucky (3/12), including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning ... hit his first-career home run at Tennessee Tech (2/23) ... walked a career-high three times against nationally-ranked Wichita State (3/23) and at Evansville (4/5) ... tallied a season-high three RBI at Saint Louis (3/25) ... recorded a career-high three hits (3-for-3) and a career-high 10 putouts at Illinois (4/22) ... finished with seven multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games ... recorded a career-high six-game hitting streak (3/9-3/15).
2007: Started five games before an elbow injury ended his season ... had a hit in the first game of the season against Texas-Arlington (2/16) ... went 2-for-3 against No. 7 Nebraska at the UTA Invitational (2/18) ... played summer ball for the DuPage Dragons of the Central Illinois Collegiate Baseball League.
2006: Saw action in 31 games, with 22 starts ... had four multi-hit games ... knocked in a run in his first collegiate game against Austin Peay (2/23) ... tied a team-high with four RBI in a 7-3 win over Iowa (3/29) ... posted at least one RBI in three-consecutive games from April 11-23 ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll spring 2006.
Rockford Boylan HS: Hit .490 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI as a senior ... a first-team all-state and all-conference selection as a senior ... led all high school players in Illinois with 16 home runs his junior season ... owns 10 career school offensive records.
Personal: Born 3-31-87 in Rockford, Ill. ... son of Louis and Karen DeMarco ... father attended Illinois State ... major: finance.
Honors and Awards