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    Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Forest, Ill.

    High School:
    Lake Forest

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 177

    Position:
    Pitcher/Utility

    Birthdate:
    02/05/1983

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2005: Academic All-Big Ten... One of NU's most dominate closers in recent history ... Totaled a Big Ten best nine saves ... Those nine saves were the most by a Wildcat hurler since Ryan Bos tallied eight in 1999 ... Pitched in a team-high 25 games ... Had the lowest ERA of any pitcher on team ... Totaled a career high 44.2 innings pitched ... Earned three wins, all in Big Ten play ... Earned three saves in three consecutive appearances vs. Minnesota and Iowa ... Recorded five total saves in Big Ten action ... Went 11.0 innings (four Big Ten games) without giving up an earned run ... Pitched five innings of one-run baseball at Indiana (4/3) to earn first win of year ... Earned second win in next appearance vs. Penn State (4/8) ... Pitched two and two-third innings of one-hit baseball in decision ... Ended career with 2.81 ERA in 59 games, all as a reliever ... Finished playing days in a tie for fifth on career saves list with 10 ... Totaled 85.1 career innings pitched.

    2004: Appeared in a team-high 23 games as a pitcher, good enough for fourth highest appearance total in Big Ten ... Ended year with a 4.15 ERA ... Also started 12 games in the field, mainly at second base ... Hit .222 with 10 hits, including two doubles ... Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI in 15-4 win over UW-Milwaukee ... Did not give up a run in first 5.1 innings pitched of season (four appearances) ... Did not give up an earned run in seven straight appearances, ranging from March 5 (vs. Samford) to April 3 (vs. Indiana), a string of seven innings.

    2003: Frequent late-inning defensive replacement who also made nine relief pitching appearances ... Stroked 10 hits in 29 at-bats on the season, including multi-hit games against Chicago State (4/15) and against Illinois (4/27) ... Led the team with a 0.77 ERA in 11.2 innings of work ... Surrendered just one earned run (three total) on the season, against Texas-Arlington (3/9) ... Did not allow an earned run in four Big Ten appearances, spanning 7.1 innings.

    2002: Used mainly as a defensive substitute ... Got a hit in first collegiate at-bat vs. Drexel at the Homestead Challenge in Homestead, Fla. (3/23). ... Was a position player in 13 contests during the season and was also used as a relief pitcher on two occasions ... Recorded the last two outs from the shortstop position in a 4-2 win over Penn State (4/21) ... Pitched two and two-third innings against Chicago State (4/2) and one-third of an inning against Michigan (5/10).

    High School: Four-time letterwinner in baseball (two) and basketball (two) ... Selected first-team All-North Suburban All-Conference senior year ... Voted second-team Pioneer Press All-Area for senior season accomplishments ... Competed in Chicago Suburban All-Star Tournament ... Hit .303 during senior season and was 11-of-11 in stolen bases ... Had a 2.85 ERA in 50 innings of work ... Struck out 42 hitters and walked just 15 in those 50 innings ... Threw a complete-game shutout against ninth-ranked team (Libertyville) and hit the game-winning home run against 13th-ranked Mundelein ... Scored 16 fourth-quarter points, including buzzer-beating three-pointer, to defeat Von Steuben during basketball season ... High Honor Roll member ... President of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Christopher Michael Hayes on Feb. 5, 1983 ... Son of Mike and Judy Hayes ... Parents are both alums of NU ... Chose Northwestern over Illinois and Duke ... Computer engineering major.

    Hayes' Hitting Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2002 .333 13 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    2003 .345 28 29 4 10 2 0 0 3 2
    2004 .222 27 45 5 10 2 0 0 4 2
    Totals .273 68 77 10 21 4 0 0 8 4

    Hayes' Pitching Stats

    Yr. W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
    2002 0-0 15.00 2 0 0 3.0 8 7 5 3 2
    2003 1-2 0.77 9 0 0 11.2 13 3 1 6 6
    2004 1-0 4.15 23 0 1 26.0 33 16 12 11 16
    2005 3-2 3.02 25 0 9 44.2 46 21 15 15 33
    Totals 5-4 2.81 59 0 10 85.1 100 47 33 35 57