Wildcats drop second-straight game Saturday at Hawks Field
2014:Appeared in 28 games with 27 starts ... Leads team with 11 walks ... Matched a career high with three runs vs. Valpo (4/8) ... Drove in a run vs. Bucknell (3/15) ... Elevated batting average 54 points in three-game series at Tennessee Tech (2/28-3-2) ... 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.