Wildcats drop second-straight game Saturday at Hawks Field
2014: Appeared in 50 games with 47 starts ... Tied for team lead with eight sacrifice bunts ... Tied for second on the team with 15 walks ... Has two sacrifice flies and four stolen bases ... Led offense with two hits against SIUE (5/10) ... Made first career start at shortstop against SIUE (5/9) ... Broke a scoreless tie with a RBI single against Chicago (5/6) ... Drove in game-tying run and scored game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th against Chicago State (4/23) ... Recorded a game-high six putouts at Chicago State (4/16-1) ... Matched a career high with three runs vs. Valpo (4/8) ... Drove in a run vs. Bucknell (3/15) ... Matched career high with three hits at Tennessee Tech (3/2) ... Doubled and drove in a run with an infield single in that game ... Had two hits and scored three runs vs. MVSU (2/22) ... Picked up two hits and drove in a run (2/14-16).
2013: Drove in a run vs. Chicago (5/8) ...Scored a pair of runs at Purdue (4/6) ... Hit two doubles and picked up three RBI vs. Bucknell (3/16) ...Picked up a base hit at Missouri State (3/10) ... Showed versatility at Lipscomb by starting game at 3B, moving to RF and then back to 3B during the game (2/24) ... Collected first multi-hit game of season against Saint Louis (2/23) ... Opening day starter at third base against Miami (2/15) ... Drew a walk to score in the seventh inning.
2012: Saw action in 49 contests, making 46 starts ... Ranked fourth on the team with six doubles and 21 runs ... Notched three hits in the season-opener vs. West Virginia (2/17) before posting three hits and scoring three runs in a win over Pittsburgh (2/18) the following day ... Collected a trio of hits at Cal State Northridge (2/25) ... Drove in a run with a squeeze bunt at Iowa (3/25) ... Went 3-for-4 in a win over Nebraska (3/31).
2011: Appeared in 39 games, making 29 starts ... Went 13-for-28 over a nine-game stretch from April 16-May 1, raising his season average 110 points in the process ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored at Texas Tech (2/20) ... Singled and scored a run at Saint Louis (3/10) ... Had a hit, a walk and scored a run in a win at Campbell (3/25) ... Collected two hits vs. Penn State (4/9) ... Posted two hits with a run scored and an RBI in a win at Minnesota (4/16) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a win over Purdue (4/23).
High School: Named Chicago Sun-Times Male Athlete of the Year for 2009-10 ... Helped Naperville Central to the 2010 Illinois Class 4A State Championship ... Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... All-conference selection as a senior ... As a junior, batted .325 with 30 RBI, 10 doubles and 16 stolen bases ... Also played football and basketball ... Honorable mention all-conference pick in all three sports junior year ... Named DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year in football senior year as a quarterback ... Walter Payton's Roundhouse Football Player of the Year as a senior ... Participated in Stevenson Showcase for baseball ... Played summer ball for Illinois Sparks ... Honor roll student ... Academic all-conference ... High school baseball coach was Bill Seiple.
Personal: Born Nicholas David Linne ... Son of Dave and Anne Linne ... Uncle, Bobby Carlsen, played at Oklahoma State and helped the Cowboys to a second-place finish at the College World Series ... Played high school basketball with current Wildcat Drew Crawford ... Anticipated major is communications.