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    Dan Pohlman
    Dan Pohlman

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Barrington, Ill.

    High School:
    Barrington

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 215

    Position:
    Catcher/Outfield/Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1982

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2004: Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 15th round (446 overall) of the Major League Baseball draft ... Earned first conference distinction, garnering third-team All-Big Ten honors as a catcher ... Voted team co-MVP, along with Mark Ori, by teammates ... Set a career high with a .350 batting average, hitting .391 in Big Ten games, a mark ranked fifth in conference batting average ... Tied for the team lead with eight home runs ... Tied for 10th on Northwestern career home run list with 18, tying Sloan Smith (1991-93) ... Led the team with 37 runs scored and 108 total bases ... Finished second with 42 RBI, a team best 27 in conference games ... Made only seven errors as a first year catcher, totaling 312 put-outs and 48 assists ... Totaled only two errors in conference games ... Threw out 21 (39 chances) would-be base stealers, 10 during Big Ten season ... Started season on a five-game hit streak, hitting .375 in that span ... Knocked in three runs on two hits, including a home run in 13-5 win over Troy State (3/6) ... Went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI on a double and a home run in 14-6 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/19) ... Knocked in all three runs in 4-3 game two loss to Indiana on a three-run home run ... Scored one run and drove in three with a 2-for-4 game two extra-inning losing effort at Penn State ... Drove in seven runs in four-game series vs. Minnesota, going 7-for-14 at the plate with two sacrifice flies ... Upped season average with a 3-for-3 effort in game three vs. Illinois ... Used two doubles to drive in two runs in that game ... Hit .384 in season series finale at Michigan State, going 5-for-13 with five RBI, two doubles, a sacrifice fly and a home run ... Pitched in three games, striking out five in 5.0 innings.

    2003: Started 49 games, totaling 151 at-bats ... Third on the team with .285 average ... Tied for second with six home runs and 30 runs scored ... Ended conference season with second best batting average at .310 ... Went 27-for-87 in 29 Big Ten games, scoring 16 runs and driving in 13 ... Started six games as a pitcher, making nine total appearances ... Threw one complete game, ending regular season with a 3-3 record ... Pitched 41.2 innings, striking out 29 ... Had a 2.61 ERA in final four appearances (24.1 innings) of season, striking out 15 ... Went 1-1 in conference action, boasting a 2.45 ERA in 18.1 innings pitched ... Split time with Mark Ori as team's No. 4 starter in conference series ... Drove in multiple RBI in six different games, including two contests with three ... went 2-for-4 with a home run in NU's 11-9 loss to Indiana (5/18) ... Went 4-for-7 in final two games against Michigan (5/10-11) ... Went 4-for-6 with two RBI in 6-5 loss to New Mexico (3/7) ... Struck out career high seven at Chicago State (4/15).

    2002: Started 41 of 44 games ... Made 16 appearances on the mound, including five starts ... Finished with a 3-3 record and had saves against New Mexico (2/23) and Saint Louis (3/10) ... Totalled 27.2 innings on the hill, allowing 25 runs and 38 hits ... Struck out 18 ... Offensively, hit .252 (.299 in Big Ten play) playing mostly in left field ... Hit safely in eight straight games (4/6-20) ... Went 3-for-3 with a run scored vs. Michigan State (4/6) ... Went 5-for-9 with a double, HR, 3 RBI and two runs during Purdue weekend (4/13-14) ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored in third Penn State game (4/20) ... Also had multi-hit games vs. Illinois (4/28) and Iowa (5/3) ... Other home run came against Chicago State (4/2) ... Pitched three complete innings against 2001 National Champion Miami (3/26), giving up one run ... Pitched a season-high five complete innings against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4/30).

    2001: Football obligations prevented him from playing with the team early in the season ... Earned starting role in right field by the end of the season, starting 28 of the 33 games he played ... Also saw action as a pitcher on two occasions ... Went 2-for-4 with four RBI, a double and a home run in Game 1 against Minnesota (5/11) ... Had two hits and three RBI in Game 2 against Penn State (5/5).

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in baseball ... Hit .404 as a sophomore, .434 as a junior and .510 as a senior ... 35 career home runs and 145 career RBI ... Three-time all-conference (Mid-Suburban West) and all-area ... Two-time Chicago Sun-Times first-team all-state ... Daily Herald Player of the Year ... Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald Chicago Athlete of the Year ... Academic all-state three times ... Academic all-conference.

    Personal: Born Daniel Robert Pohlman on January 1, 1982 ... Son of Bud and Jane Pohlman ... Also played linebacker for the Northwestern football team for two years ... Psychology major.

    Pohlman's Hitting Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2001 .255 32 98 12 25 4 0 2 12 1
    2002 .252 44 139 23 35 8 1 2 15 3
    2003 .285 49 151 30 43 8 1 6 21 3
    2004 .350 55 197 37 69 13 1 8 42 4
    Totals .294 180 585 102 172 33 3 18 90 11

    Pohlman's Pitching Stats

    Yr. W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
    2001 0-0 9.00 2 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 1
    2002 3-3 6.51 16 5 2 27.2 38 25 20 19 18
    2003 3-3 6.05 9 6 0 41.2 51 38 28 19 29
    2004 0-0 3.60 3 0 0 5.0 7 3 2 2 5
    Totals 6-6 6.11 30 11 2 75.1 99 67 51 40 53