Eight-inning grand slam sinks Northwestern Friday night
2013: Named All-B1G third team ... Ranks fifth in the Big Ten in batting average (.361) ... Leads Big Ten with 10 doubles in conference play ... Finished the season with three hits and a stolen base at Wichita State (5/18)... Tallied three hits at Indiana (5/12) ... Collected two hits and three RBI against Ohio State (5/4) ... Notched save vs. Chicago State (4/30) ... Earned win with career-highs in IP (5.0) and Ks (8) at Illinois (4/26) ... Picked up the win with three scoreless innings of relief against Michigan (4/21) ... Belted bases-clearing triple vs. Wheaton to tie career high with three RBI ... Recorded three hits and tallied and RBI, while pitching two shutout innings in relief at Purdue (4/7) ... Earned second save vs. UIC (4/3) ... Picked up first save of season vs. Chicago State (3/27) ... Earned the win with career-high 4.2 scoreless innings of relief against Iowa (3/22) ... Returned to the lineup with three hits and an RBI at Missouri State (3/9) ... Struck out two Bears in 1.1 IP (3/8) ... Started opening day at second base against Miami (2/15) ... Went 4-for-4 and reached base safely in all five plate appearances against the Red-Hawks ... Third career four-hit game... Finished the game on the mound with four strikeouts in 2.0 IP ... Struck out the side in the eighth inning.
2012: One of just two Wildcats (Paul Snieder) to both appear in and start all 54 of the team's games ... On the mound, led the team with seven games and struck out 24 batters in 18.2 innings pitched ... At the plate, paced the squad with 12 doubles and 10 stolen bases and ranked second with 59 hits, 32 runs, 22 walks and 26 RBI ... Struck out the side in the 10th inning to save a win vs. Pittsburgh (2/18) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a win over Long Island (3/18) ... Posted two hits and scored two runs in a win over Nebraska-Omaha (3/19) ... Had two hits, including a triple, vs. No. 19 Purdue (4/8) ... Scored three runs and had two hits vs. St. Xavier (4/10) ... Plated the game-winning run with a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat Milwaukee (4/17) ... Socked two home runs at Michigan (4/22) ... Struck out the side in order in the ninth inning in a win over Oakland (5/2) ... Posted three hits and scored a run in a win over Indiana (5/11) ... Collected four hits, including three doubles, vs. Notre Dame (5/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection at second base ... Started 48 of team's 49 games at either shortstop, second base or center field ... Fourth on the team with 28 runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 3-2 win over Western Michigan (2/19) ... Scored three times and had two hits, including a triple, vs. Georgetown (2/25) ... Went a combined 6-for-9 in consecutive games against Massachusetts and Army, including a career-best four hits in the Army game (3/19) ... Went 3-for-5 at Ohio State (4/1) ... Had two hits with an RBI and a run scored at Ohio State (4/3) ... Posted three hits and tossed two scoreless innings at UIC (4/12) ... Tossed two scoreless frames with three strikeouts to earn first collegiate save at Minnesota (4/16) ... Scored the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win at Minnesota (4/17) after getting on base with a triple ... Drove in two runs in series opener vs. Purdue (4/23) ... Socked first two home runs of collegiate career in a win over Purdue (4/23) in the second game of a doubleheader and struck out the side on the mound to close out the contest ... Tossed three innings with five strikeouts vs. Illinois (5/1) ... Came on to fan back-to-back batters with the tying run on third base to earn a save vs. Chicago (5/11) ... Posted two hits, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over Michigan (5/14) ... Hurled three scoreless innings to maintain a one-run lead and pick up the save in a win over Michigan State in the season finale (5/21).
High School: Named 2010 Player of the Year by Chicago Sun-Times and Pioneer Press ... Tabbed Lake County Player of the Year by Daily Herald ... First-team all-state selection of Prep Baseball Report, Illinois Baseball Coaches Association, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune ... Led Stevenson High to a Class 4A third-place state finish and a school-record 35 wins ... Holds school season records for RBIs (55), doubles (17) and home runs (11), as well as career records for doubles (32) and home runs (17) ... Three-year letterwinner ... Led his 17U Top Tier summer team to the 2009 CABA World Series championship, pitching a perfect game in the title game ... Named the tournament's MVP in the process ... Participated in Stevenson Showcase ... Honor roll student ... High school coach was Paul Mazzuca.
Personal: Born Kyle Max Ruchim ... Son of Mitch and Cindi Ruchim and Karen Ruchim ... Major is biological sciences.