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    Jim Grieco
    Jim Grieco

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glenview, Ill.

    High School:
    Loyola

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 170

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2009: Appeared in 29 games for the 'Cats, including 10 starts in the outfield ... Was also used as pinch hitter during the season ... Appeared in 12 Big Ten games without committing an error ... Scored two times and walked twice against Massachusetts (4/28) ... Recorded a run and a stolen base against Iowa (4/18) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Saw action in 24 games, making five starts ... Hit .370 (10-for-27) with three doubles and four runs batted in ... Twice posted a career-best two hits, in a win at UIC (3/14) and in a victory over Elmhurst (5/6) ... Posted a two-run double, a stolen base and drew a pair of walks in a win over Robert Morris (4/22) ... Collected a sacrifice fly at No. 17 Michigan (5/17) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Appeared in 29 games, making four starts in center field and one start in right field ... Went 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBI in a 12-2 win vs. Dartmouth (3/24).

    At John Carroll: Played one year at John Carroll ... Hit .267 in 14 games played, including one start ... Went 4-for-15 with two triples and three RBI ... Stole one base and recorded three put-outs from outfield position ... Also scored two runs ... JCU went 21-17 overall, 8-10 in the OAC (Ohio Athletic Conference).

    High School: Four-sport athlete ... Chicago Sun-Times third-team all-area ... Voted All-Chicago Catholic League ... Pioneer Press All-Region ... Named team MVP ... Hit .396 with seven home runs and 42 RBI as a senior at Loyola Academy ... Also hit 14 doubles, three triples and stole 15 bases while committing just one error ... Competed in Catholic League vs. Public All-Star game played at U.S. Cellular ... Ended high school career with best record in school history at 30-9 ... Played for Lakeside Cardinals and Northbrook Braves AAU teams ... Co-captained Cardinals ... Team finished third at NABF World Series in Jackson, Miss. ... Won 2006 Big Stick Award for five home runs with Braves ... Four-year Honor Roll student ... Illinois State Scholar ... High school baseball coach was Ray Del Fava.

    Personal: Born James Emmett Grieco on 12/24/86 ... Son of James and Kathy Grieco ... Major is economics.

    Grieco'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%
    2007....  .103  29-5     29    4    3   0   0   0    4    3  .103   6   3   5   0  .316   0   1   0-0     30   0   2  .938
    2008....  .370  24-5     27    6   10   3   0   0    4   13  .481   7   1   6   0  .500   1   1   1-1     22   1   2  .920
    TOTAL...  .232  53-10    56   10   13   3   0   0    8   16  .286  13   4  11   0  .405   1   2   1-1     52   1   4  .930