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    Mark Ori
    Mark Ori

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Niles, Ill.

    High School:
    Maine South

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 200

    Position:
    1B

    Birthdate:
    12/16/1983

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R



    2005: Drafted in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros... Ended career with a .325 (177-for-544) batting average ... Started all 54 games in 2005, and 154-of-155 games played in his career ... Finished the year with a .308 batting average that included eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, and 34 RBI ... Was second on the team with a .336 Big Ten batting average and hit all three home runs in league play ... Made only seven errors at first base on the season, two playing out of position at third base ... Led NU and was third in the Big Ten with 34 walks ... Went 4-4 against Northeastern (2/26) with three RBI...Hit safely in 39 games with 18 multi-hit contests ... Enjoyed 10-game hitting streak from 5/8 to 5/21 ... Hit .359 in 10-game hit streak ... Hit first collegiate home run in game one at Minnesota ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in that game.

    2004: Earned first conference distinction, named third-team All-Big Ten as a first baseman ... Voted team co-MVP by teammates ... Turned in one of the most impressive offensive seasons in recent history, leading the Big Ten (conference games only) with a .412 average ... Hit .382 overall, good enough for third in conference statistics ... Ori's .382 average is the highest batting average since Joe Hietpas hit .376 in 2000 ... Tied for eighth on Northwestern's single-season hits list with 73, tying Bob Dainton (2000) ... Set career highs in every offensive category ... Started season 1-20 (six games) ... Hit safely in 39 of final 49 games ... In those 39 games, had 21 multiple-hit games ... Enjoyed 12-game hit streak during season, which included 11 conference games ... Hit .500 (23-for-46) during hit streak ... Reached base safely (via hit) in 25 of 32 conference games, including 14 multiple hit games ... Hit below .400 only twice during eight four-game conference series and never below .300 ... Hit better than .500 vs. Minnesota and Iowa ... Hit .562 (9-for-16) vs. Minnesota and .500 (7-for-14) at Iowa ... In series finale at Iowa, broke nose in collision at first, causing him to miss midweek game at Illinois-Chicago ... Led team with 23 base-on-balls ... Made only six errors (three in conference) at first base, totaling 333 put-outs and 13 assists ... Turned 35 double plays ... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored in 6-2 win vs. Samford (3/5) ... Drove in one and scored twice in 2-for-3 performance vs. Vermont (3/20) ... In 11-6 game three win over Dartmouth, had two hits and two RBI with a double ... Went 2-for-4 with two double in series finale vs. Indiana (4/4) ... In 7-4 series opener vs. Penn State, went 3-for-5, scoring one run and driving in another with a double ... Went 3-for-4 with a double in game three loss to PSU ... In game two 6-3 win vs Minnesota, went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored ... Went 3-for-4 with a double in game-three loss ... In game two at Iowa, recorded first four-hit game, going 4-for-4 with an RBI ... Broke 12-game hit streak after breaking nose in series finale at Iowa ... Tallied two RBI and two hits in series opener vs. Illinois ... Ended series with 3-for-3 performance, hitting two doubles, a triple and was walked once ... Recorded second four-hit game 17 days (11 games) later, going 4-for-4 with a runs cored and an RBI vs. Northern Illinois ... Had three multi-hit games in four-game series at Michigan State ... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in game two 5-4 loss ... Pitched in two games, both early in the season ... Threw one-third of an inning vs. Pacific ... Pitched two complete innings in 14-6 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/19), striking out one.

    2003: Started from day one, putting up the fourth-best average on the team (.276) for everyday starters ... Had 42 hits in 152 at-bats, with four extra-base hits (all doubles) ... Started 47 games, eight of them as a pitcher ... Hit .303 (27-for-89) in Big Ten action, third highest total on the team ... Scored 22 overall runs, 16 in conference games ... 14 total pitching appearances, 53.1 innings pitched ... Struck out season-high five batters on three separate occasions ... Drove in season-high two RBI against three teams ... Eight starts as a pitcher is third highest on the team ... Had three sacrifice hits on the season ... Went 3-for-4 from the plate in game four against Purdue (4/13) ... Was hit six times at the plate.

    High School: Earned eight varsity letters: three in baseball, two in football and three in hockey ... 2002 Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year ... Named Park Ridge Athlete of the Year and Central Suburban Conference Player of the Year in 2002 ... Selected as one of America's Top 150 baseball players as a senior ... Named to the Illinois all-state team as a junior and senior ... Received all-region accolades as a junior ... All-state football selection as a senior and honorable mention as a junior ... Selected Maine South's Athlete of the Year in 2002 for football ... Earned Chicago Tribune Top-50 Athletes recognition during his senior year ... Also earned Central Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Team went 25-2 in final two years of varsity football, winning the state championship as a junior ... Set school record for interceptions in a game (three) and in a varsity career (16) ... Won 1998 AAU national championship in hockey ... Four-year honor roll student.

    Personal: Born Mark Anthony Ori on December 16, 1983 ... Son of Sam and Linda Ori ... History major.

    Ori's Hitting Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2003 .276 47 152 22 42 4 0 0 13 0
    2004 .382 54 191 30 73 14 2 0 23 2
    2005 .308 54 201 34 62 8 2 3 35 2
    Totals .325 155 544 86 177 26 4 3 71 4

    Ori's Pitching Stats

    Yr. W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
    2003 3-1 4.22 14 8 0 53.1 56 30 25 20 32
    2004 0-1 30.86 2 0 0 2.1 7 9 8 3 2
    2005 0-0 54.00 1 0 0 0.1 0 2 2 3 0
    Totals 3-2 5.62 17 8 0 56.0 63 41 35 26 34