Ruchim and Heelan tally two hits apiece in series opener
2013: Produced a pinch-hit RBI double at Indiana (5/10) ... Struck out two in an inning of relief ... Drove in two runs with go-ahead RBI double in 11th against UIC (5/7) ...Matched career highs with 2.0 IP and three strikeouts against Western Michigan (5/1) ... Notched two strikeouts in 0.2 IP at Milwaukee (4/24) ... Threw a scoreless inning at Purdue (4/6) ... Struck out one in an inning of work vs. UIC (4/3) ... Struck out three Saint Louis batters in 1.1 scoreless IP ... Fanned one batter in an inning of work at Missouri State (3/9) ... Made 2013 debut as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning against Michigan State (2/17).
2012: Saw action in 32 contests, including making 16 starts ... Tied for fifth on the team with 12 walks ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored at UIC (3/9) and followed it up with three hits and a walk the following day in a win over the Flames (3/10).
2011: Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection as a designated hitter ... Appeared in 46 games, making 24 starts ... Team leader with a .462 on-base percentage while ranking second with a .505 slugging percentage and third with a .340 batting average ... Notched 11 doubles among his 33 hits ... Didn't allow an earned run in six appearances on the mound ... First collegiate hit was a double at Texas Tech (2/20) ... Doubled and scored a run in a win at Wake Forest (2/26) ... Hit first homer vs. Towson (2/27) ... Doubled and drove in two runs in a victory at Saint Louis (3/12) ... Scored a run and doubled in a win at Campbell (3/25) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI at Ohio State (4/3) ... Pitched two scoreless frames with three strikeouts vs. Penn State (4/12) ... Reached base in all three pinch-hit appearances at Minnesota (4/15-17), collecting two doubles and a walk ... Hit an eighth-inning, two-run double in a 4-1 win over the Gophers in the middle game of the series ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a victory at Indiana (5/7) ... Tied a season high with three hits in a win over Michigan (5/14).
High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Selected as Michigan's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year ... Three-time All-Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference and all-district honoree ... Two-time all-region pick ... Batted .435 with a school-record 12 home runs and 42 RBI as a senior in earning first-team all-state recognition ... Drew 49 walks, the second-highest season total in state history ... Named to Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Dream Team ... Competed in MHSBCA East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Kalamazoo Gazette all-area Player of the Year as a junior after batting .410 with 11 homers and 42 RBI while going 6-0 on the mound ... Two-time all-conference selection in football as a quarterback ... High school baseball coach was Chris Andrews ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... Army Male Student-Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born John Louis Livingston ... Son of Pete and Connie Livingston ... Father played baseball at Notre Dame ... Anticipated major is economics.