Biography and Career Highlights
2009: Played in all 48 games, 47 as a starter ... made a successful transition to left field after seeing most of his time at DH and first base in previous years ... posted the third-highest batting average (.315) on the team ... knocked 14 extra-base hits, including nine doubles, a triple and the first four home runs of his career ... hit first career home run at Eastern Illinois (3/25) ... drove in 29 runs and scored 30 ... walked 20 times and was hit by six pitches, helping yield a .401 on-base percentage ... only Redbird with regular playing time not to ground into a double play ... drove in three runs against UTPA (3/14), Missouri State (4/12) and Notre Dame (5/12) ... had a career-best 10-game hitting streak (5/1-5/17) ... finished with 14 multiple-hit games and tied for the team lead with nine multiple-RBI games.
2008: Played in 41 games, making 21 starts ... began the season as the primary pinch hitter, but moved into a starting role at designated hitter ... batted .313 (5-for-16) with two walks and four RBI as a pinch hitter ... recorded his first-career RBI on a sacrifice fly against Bucknell (3/12) ... posted a career-high three hits against Saint Louis (4/30) ... had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored in a comeback win over Bradley (5/2) ... walked a career-high three times at Indiana State (5/16) ... had six multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... played summer ball for the Wheaton White Sox.
2007: Played in 12 games, with three starts as the designated hitter ... a walk and a hit-by-pitch led to two runs scored against then No. 5 Arkansas (2/25) ... walked and scored a run at Northern Iowa (4/6) ... had a double and posted his first-career hit against Indiana State (4/15).
Wheaton-Warrenville South HS: Hit .355 with five home runs and 31 RBI as a senior ... also stole 15 bases ... first-team all-conference selection and all-area honorable mention pick in final season ... as a junior, batted .406 with 25 RBI ... swiped 14 bases ... named a first-team all-conference selection and an all-area honorable mention pick ... also played basketball.
Personal: Born 5-7-88 in Wheaton, Ill. ... son of Louis and Patia Ruffolo ... sister, Laura, was a gymnast at Illinois ... brother, Louis, attended Illinois State ... major: health science.
Honors and Awards
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