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    Jon Mikrut
    Jon Mikrut

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Wauconda, Ill.

    High School:
    Carmel

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 195

    Position:
    Infield/Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    11/22/1982

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2005: Signed a free-agent deal with the St. Louis Cardinals ... Ended career with name all over offensive career record book ... Finished second with 212 games played, first with 788 at-bats, fifth with 233 hits, fourth with 44 doubles, third with 11 triples, seventh with 22 home runs and third with 365 total bases ... Received Big Ten Player of the Week honors for his performance against UW-Milwaukee and three games vs. Iowa...Tallied a .607 batting average with 10 RBI's, three doubles, two triples, and a home run ... Started all 54 games... Totaled 16 multi-hit games and hit safely in 37 games... Ended the year with an eight game hit streak... Ended season with a cumulative batting average of .292... Finished with 13 doubles, 4 triples, and five home runs.

    2004: Started 54 games at shortstop position, pitching in 17 games as team's closer ... Recorded five saves for the third-straight season, needing just two more to set Northwestern career saves record ... Greg Ziesemer (1993-96) holds the NU career record for saves with 17 ... Set career highs in at-bats (212), runs (30), hits (67) and RBI (43) ... Tallied a team high 43 RBI, knocking in five runs in two separate games during season ... First was a 5-for-5 effort vs. Vermont (3/20), scoring three runs ... Also knocked in five vs. Valparaiso (4/6), going 4-for-5 with a double and a triple ... Hit .322 in Big Ten games, starting all 32 at shortstop ... Hit five home runs and drove in 20 during league play ... Recorded 11 multi-RBI and 19 multiple hit games ... Made only eight errors, recording 145 assists and 87 put-outs, ending season with a .967 fielding percentage (a career high) ... Turned 35 double plays from shortstop position ... Hit safely in 39 of 54 games played ... Ended season with a .316 batting average, .322 in conference games ... Hit .379 (11-for-29) on seven-game spring break trip ... In a five-game stretch spanning April 3 to April 10, hit .600 (12-for-20) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and a sacrifice fly ... Hit .437 at Ohio State (four games), hitting three doubles and scoring four runs ... Ended season with three straight two-hit games at Michigan State, including a home run in season finale ... Appeared in career-high 17 games as a pitcher ... Tossed a career-high 21.1 innings ... Did not allow a run in final five appearances (6.1 innings), giving up just five hits ... Had a 2-2 record.

    2003: Received third-team All-Big Ten accolades ... Strong-armed shortstop who doubled as team's closer ... Ended season first on the team with a .317 batting average and 57 hits ... 29 RBI ranked second ... Led the team with three triples and 14 doubles ... Hit safely in 24 of 26 games from Feb. 22-April 20, which included a 10-game hitting streak ... Played in all 105 games during NU career, starting 104 ... Led the team with 18 multi-hit games and five three-hit performances ... As a pitcher, yielded six runs in 15 appearances, posting a 2.81 ERA and five saves ... Five saves is NU's eighth best single-season mark ... Has 11 career saves in two years ... Did not yield a run in final six appearances of season, a span of 5.1 innings (six games) ... Struck out 15 and walked four in 16 innings of work ... Struck out four in his longest outing of the season (two innings) against St. John's Feb. 23.

    2002: Voted 2002 team Co-Freshman of the Year by teammates ... Played in all 55 games, including 54 starts at shortstop ... Second on the team with 30 RBI ... Scored 23 runs and totaled 74 total bases in 177 at-bats ... Hit his sixth home run in Game 4 against Indiana (5/19), helping the `Cats make the 2002 Big Ten Tournament ... Hit two triples and seven doubles while turning 35 of NU's 45 double plays ... Second on the team with 30 RBI, 18 in conference action ... Made nine appearances on the mound, going a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities... Mikrut's six saves tied him for fourth in the Big Ten ... Did not give up a run in 14.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 14 batters, walking one ... Recorded 152 assists from shortstop, fourth highest total in the Big Ten ... Hit safely in second collegiate at-bat vs. Portland (2/14), hitting a single to center ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two doubles in first Big Ten game against Ohio State (3/29) ... Had two hits and two RBI in Game 4 vs. Purdue (4/14) ... Had his first collegiate four-hit game, driving in three runs and scoring two while blasting two home runs at Chicago State (4/16) ... Tied for the team lead with six homers ... Had two multi-home run games, the Chicago State game and Game 4 vs. Iowa (5/5) ... Also had 11 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games.

    High School: Named Area Player of the Year by the Pioneer Press ... Named Daily Herald and Lakeland Press `Athlete of the Year' ... Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State selection ... Three-time All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... Voted team's MVP and pitching MVP ... Two-time Pioneer Press and Daily Herald All-Area selection ... 1999 Pioneer Press Rookie of the Year ... Named All-Area in soccer by Pioneer Press and Daily Herald ... Honorable mention selection by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Two-time all-conference selection in football ... Three-time baseball letterwinner, two-time soccer and football letterwinner ... In September of 2000 named Fox Sports Heisman High School Player of the Week.

    Personal: Born Jonathan Jerome Mikrut on Nov. 22, 1982 ... Son of Jerry and Judy Mikrut ... Learning & organization change major.

    Mikrut's Hitting Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2002 .254 54 177 23 45 7 2 6 30 3
    2003 .317 50 180 28 57 14 3 4 29 1
    2004 .316 54 212 30 67 10 2 7 43 0
    2005 .292 54 219 36 64 13 4 5 38 2
    Totals .296 212 788 117 233 44 11 22 140 6

    Mikrut's Pitching Stats

    Yr. W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
    2002 0-0 0.00 9 0 6 14.0 9 0 0 1 14
    2003 1-1 2.81 15 0 5 16.0 17 6 5 4 15
    2004 2-2 5.06 17 0 5 21.1 27 12 12 7 13
    2005 0-0 27.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 1 0 0
    Totals 3-3 3.16 42 0 16 51.2 54 19 18 12 42