Kyle Ruchim homers for the second time in as many games for NU
2014: Appeared in 44 games with 29 starts ... has the team lead with career-high nine stolen bases ... Ranks second on team with two home runs and third with 22 runs ... Batted .410 in 12 games between April 8-30 ... Scored team-high 12 runs during that span ... Hit second home run vs. SIUE (5/11) ... Also stole a base in that game ... Walked twice and scored a run at UIC (5/7) ... Plated a run on a sacrifice fly vs. Michigan (5/3) ... Hit first triple of season and drove in a run vs. Michigan (5/2) ... Notched team-high two hits and scored a run at Michigan State (4/26) ... Scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the 9th against Chicago State (4/23) ... Led off the game with a double at Nebraska (4/19-1) ... Walked, stole second and scored a run at Chicago State (4/16-1) ... Scored career-high five runs against Iowa (4/11) ... Five runs are most by a Big Ten player this season ... Hit second career home run in that game ... Elevated batting average 125 points over four games (4-8-4/11) ... Matched a career high with four hits against Valpo (4/8) including a two-run double ... Hit safely in first four at-bats vs. the Crusaders ... Also scored three runs in that game ... Walked twice and scored a run at Eastern Michgan (3/26) ... Hit a two-out, RBI infield single vs. Bucknell (3/15) ... Notched three hits in win over USF (3/9) ... Started in CF and collected first RBI of the season at USC (2/16) 2014 Academic All-B1G.
2013: Batted .778 in three-game series at Illinois (4/26-28) ... Had a pinch-hit single against Michigan (4/21) .. Launched his first career home run and scored three runs at Purdue (4/7) ... Collected two hits, including an RBI single off the bench vs. St. Francis (4/2) ... Had two hits, including the game-winning RBI single against Northern Kentucky (2/23) ... Picked up an RBI in his second straight game vs. Michigan State (2/17) ... Collected two hits and the first RBI of the season on opening day against Miami (2/15).
2012: Saw action in 34 contests, including making 22 starts ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week the first week of the season after going 5-for-7 with a .778 on-base percentage and a 1.286 slugging percentage at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI, including a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning in a win over Chicago State (4/24).
High School:Batted .530 with six home runs, 36 RBI and 34 stolen bases senior year, earning first-team all-state, all-league, all-district and all-region honors ... In a doubleheader against West Bloomfield, went 6-for-6 with a triple, a home run and six RBI ... Selected to compete in the Michigan East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Hit .458 with nine doubles, eight triples, three home runs, 27 RBI and 31 stolen bases as a junior ... Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Three-time team MVP ... Perfect Game preseason All-American ... Named ESPN Rise player to watch for Detroit metro area ... Played summer ball for Midland Redskins ... Helped the team to a pair of Connie Mack national championships ... Also played football ... National Honor Society member ... Principal's honor roll ... High school coach was Scott Long.
Personal: Born Lucas David Dauch ... Son of David and Anita Dauch ... Father played football at Miami (Ohio) and grandfather played at Purdue.