Straub sets career high with four hits and ties personal best with three RBI
2014: Appeared in 29 games with 21 starts ... Started the last 14 games in the outfield ... Went 2-for-3 with two walks in win over SIUE (5/9) ... Hit first home run of season (third career) against UIC (5/7) ... Drove in season-high two runs against the Flames ... Scored a run vs. Michigan (5/4) ... Went 1-for-3 with a run at Michigan State (4/27) ... Notched a sacrifice fly against the Spartans (4/25) ... Hit a pinch-hit, game winning single against Chicago State in the bottom of the 9th (4/23) ... Went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored vs. Wheaton (4/22) ... Notched two hits in B1G opener vs. Minnesota (3/22) ... Collected first RBI of the season vs. Bucknell (3/15) ... Matched career high with three hits, including a double, at Tennessee Tech (3/2) ... Earned first start of season in that game ... Made 2014 debut as a pinch hitter in the top of the ninth at USC (2/14) ... Also plays on football team for Northwestern (PK) ... High school teammate of Northwestern's Reed Mason.
2013: Ranks fourth on team with 19 RBI ... Hit two-run double at Indiana (5/11) ... Drilled second home run of the year at UIC (5/7) ... Had two hits and came around to score both time at Purdue (4/5) ... Posted career-high three hits at Nebraska (3/29) ... Matched career high with three RBI in that game ... Had first career multi-hit game vs. LIU Brooklyn (3/14) ... Notched a two-run single at Missouri State (3/9) ... Made first start vs. the Bears (3/8) ... Crushed his first collegiate home run, a pinch-hit, three-run shot vs. Saint Louis (2/23) ... Collected his first career hit on a pinch-hit RBI double against Michigan State (2/17) ... Made collegiate debut as a pinch hitter against Miami (2/15).
High School: Two-sport standout at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif. ... Collected four combined letters in football and baseball ... 2012 Torrey Pines High School Athlete of the Year ... 2010, 2011 and 2012 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born John Stewart Mitchell ... Son of Trey and Sarah Mitchell ... Born in Washington D.C. before relocating to San Diego ... High school teammate of NU pitcher Reed Mason ... Also a redshirt freshman kicking specialist for the Northwestern football team ... Chose Northwestern over Duke and Boston College ... Anticipated major is economics.