Mark Menaker
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Mark Menaker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnetka, Ill.

High School:
New Trier

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
INF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/21/2012

No. 4 Seeded Redbirds Begin State Farm MVC Championship

Redbirds looking for their third State Farm Valley Baseball Championship title.

05/14/2012

68 ISU Student-Athletes Participate in Spring 2012 Commencement

The group represented 13 Redbird sports and 46 competed in the 2011-12 year.

05/13/2012

Redbirds Sweep Western Illinois with 4-1 Win

Kenny Long made his 91st appearance in the game, becoming the Redbird career leader in appearances.

02/16/2012

Redbirds Begin 2012 Season at Austin Peay

Illinois State opens against reigning Ohio Valley Conference champions.

2011: Appeared in 16 games, three as a starter ... hit his first-career home run at Belmont (2/19) ... went 1-for-2 with two RBI versus Chicago State (4/1) ... credited with a walk, a RBI and a run scored against Chicago State (4/2) ...collected a sacrifice RBI at Southern Illinois (5/13) ... finished the season with a .100 batting average.

2010:
Started two of nine games played ... went 0-for-9 at the plate ... amassed a .250 on-base percentage ... scored a run against St. Bonaventure (2/28) ... scored a run versus Kent State (3/7) ... recorded three putouts and eight assists without an error.

2009:
Played in six games, two as a starter ... went 3-for-10 (.300) at the plate ... had first collegiate at-bat against Minnesota in the Metrodome (3/6) ... knocked first career hit at Southern Illinois (4/26), part of a 2-for-3 effort in his first collegiate start ... handled seven chances in the field without an error.

New Trier High School: Two-year starter in baseball while guiding New Trier to a 64-6-1 record during that time ... hit .335 with three home runs, 30 RBI and 12 doubles ... earned team's gold glove award ... selected to the Central Suburban League All-Star Game ... Chicago Sun Times All-Area honorable mention ... helped New Trier win the Central Suburban League title in 2007 and 2008 ... hit .364 as a junior.

Personal: Born 5-22-90 in Chicago ... son of Edward and Pamela Menaker ... has two sisters, Michelle and Elise, a softball player at Cornell University ... father played baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization ... uncle Stewart Menaker coached in the Chicago Public League for 30 years and was inducted in the Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame ... major: public relations

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