Biography and Career Highlights
2009: Appeared in 24 games, including a career-best 16 starts ... finished the season on a seven-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .236 ... knocked a base hit in all three of Illinois State's State Farm MVC Tournament games (5/20-22) ... scored 12 runs and stole three bases ... hit first career home run in the second game of a doubleheader against SIU-Edwardsville (5/16) ... was perfect in 49 chances in the outfield.
2008: Played in 24 games, with 13 starts ... recorded his first-career hit and RBI in his first-career start at Tennessee Tech (2/24) ... collected two hits against Indiana (2/29) ... had back-to-back two-hit and one-RBI games against Austin Peay (3/2) and at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... scored a career-high two runs at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... recorded a career-high two walks at St. Louis (3/25) ... hit his first-career triple at Tennessee Tech (2/24) ... swiped a career-high two bags against Lafayette (3/15) ... suffered a heel injury that eventually ended his season ... finished with three multiple-hit games.
2007: Played in 13 games, mostly as a defensive replacement in the outfield ... had two at-bats on the season ... recorded eight putouts in the outfield ... scored his lone run of the season against Saint Xavier (5/5).
Galesburg HS: Hit .487 with eight home runs as a senior ... named to the all-conference team ... hit 13 doubles as a senior and tied the school single-season record ... also played football and was named offensive and special teams MVP ... helped team to a regional championship as a junior ... also named all-conference as a junior.
Personal: Born 1-27-87 in Galesburg, Ill. ... son of Dave and Debbie Marty ... grandfather, Merlin, was an All-American basketball player at Loras College ... major: recreation and park administration.
Honors and Awards