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    Geoff Dietz
    Geoff Dietz

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Zurich, Ill.

    High School:
    Lake Zurich

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 200

    Position:
    Catcher

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2007: Appeared in 35 games, including 21 starts at catcher and five as designated hitter ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 12-2 win against Dartmouth (3/24) ... Hit a home run and drove in three runs vs. Michigan (4/1).

    2006: Threw out 24 runners attempting to steal ... Set career highs in every major offensive category ... Started 41 of 43 games played ... Led the offensive charge in 12-2 win over Michigan State (5/15), going 4-for-5 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and a homer ... Went 3-for-5 in 19-18 slugfest victory over Illinois ... Hit a double and home run ... Hit game winning, 12th-inning double in 7-6 game three (4/15) win at Illinois ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk against Louisville (2/25).

    2005: Missed 13 games because of right arm injury ... Came back to start 18 games (20 total) at catcher's position ... 15 of 20 starts came during Big Ten season ... Threw out 12 base-runners, all 12 in Big Ten action ... Threw out four potential base stealers in 1-0 loss to Ohio State (5/15) ... Hit solo home run in extra-inning 7-6 win in game one of doubleheader at Minnesota (4/23) ... Drove in season-high two runs in second game of doubleheader.

    2004: Played in 22 games, starting 11 at the catcher's position ... Recorded first collegiate hit in game two at Florida (2/29) ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored in start vs. Dartmouth (3/26) ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in game four 3-0 win at Iowa (5/2) ... Threw out nine runners from catcher's position.

    High School: Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner ... Played basketball ... A two-time "The Great Northwest" selection by the Pioneer Press ... Two-time Daily Herald All-Area ... Two-time Fox Valley All-Conference ... 2003 Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times Special Mention ... 2003 Northwest Herald First-Team All-Area ... Team captain ... 2002 Midwest all-tournament selection ... 2003 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Cream of the Crop selectee ... 2002 team defensive MVP, 2003 offensive MVP ... Invited to 2002 Area Code Games tryouts ... Competed in numerous All-Star games, including the Jack Kaiser Memorial ... As a senior, hit .417 (25-for-60) with three home runs and 20 RBI in 20 games played ... Hit .375 (37-for-103) with five home runs and 34 RBI (39 games) for American Legion team ... Played for Lake Zurich Scorpions AAU team ... Honor Roll student, High Honor Roll as a senior.

    Personal: Born Geoffrey Brent Dietz ... Son of Jim and Vicki Dietz ... Communication studies major.

    Dietz's Career Stats

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2004....  .173  22-11    52    2    9   0   0   0    1    9  .173   1   1  14   1  .204   0   0   0-0     81  11   1  .989
    2005....  .176  28-20    68    8   12   1   0   1    8   16  .235   3   7  17   3  .275   2   2   0-0    104  18   1  .992
    2006....  .264  43-41   110   16   29   5   0   2   17   40  .364  12   7  38   1  .364   3   8   2-3    240  49   5  .983
    2007....  .191  35-26    89   12   17   3   0   2   13   26  .292  11   4  32   5  .308   0   3   1-1     94  21   4  .966
    TOTAL...  .210 128-98   319   38   67   9   0   5   39   91  .285  27  19 101  10  .305   5  13   3-4    519  99  11  .983