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    Nate Roberts
    Nate Roberts

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Spring Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Richmond-Burton

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    02/25/1989

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R



    2008: One of three players to appear in all 49 games, including making 46 starts ... Ranked fourth on the team with a .311 batting average ... Second on the squad with nine stolen bases ... Posted 14 multiple-hit games and eight multiple-RBI contests ... Stole a pair of bases vs. Dartmouth (3/23) and again at Iowa (4/20) ... Collected two hits, two walks and two runs scored in first collegiate game at Cal State Northridge (2/22) ... Quickly displayed a flair for collecting clutch hits, driving in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning at Cal State Northridge (2/23) and again vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State (3/1) ... Drove in a season-high four runs in the win over the Cowboys ... Tallied three straight multi-hit games vs. Michigan State (4/5-6) ... Hit a tape-measure home run off the roof of Welsh-Ryan Arena in a win over Chicago State (4/8) ... Went 4-for-5 with three RBI in a win at Iowa (4/20) ... Posted two three-hit games in home series with Indiana.

    High School: Finished career with a .524 batting average, 161 hits, 133 runs scored, 27 home runs and 140 RBI ... Honored on Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team and Chicago Tribune special mention all-state junior year ... 2007 United States Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete ... Selected as 2006 Baseball Player of the Year by the Northwest Herald and was a three-time all-area pick ... Hit .613 and slugged 1.350 as a junior and batted .554 as a sophmore ... Team MVP ... Hit .547 to break club team batting average record ... Three-sport varsity athlete ... Played quarterback and defensive back on the football team ... Named team MVP and 2006 all-state honorable mention as a senior ... Named to Illinois Coaches Association/Shrine High School All-Star Football team as a senior ... Basketball team MVP in 2006 ... Averaged 15.9 points per game ... Earned 2006 all-conference honors on the hardcourt ... 2006 all-state honorable mention ... Honor roll student ... Academic letter winner in 2004 and 2006 ... ICTM Math Team State Finalist ... High school baseball coach was Mike Giese.

    Personal: Born Nathaniel James Roberts on February 25, 1989 ... Son of Rob and Nancy Roberts ... Chose Northwestern over Dartmouth, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Northern Illinois and Valparaiso ... Anticipated major is undecided.

    Roberts' Career Stats

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2008....  .311  49-46   151   24   47  11   0   2   29   64  .424  11   6  24   6  .381   0   0   9-12    77   1   7  .918
    TOTAL...  .311  49-46   151   24   47  11   0   2   29   64  .424  11   6  24   6  .381   0   0   9-12    77   1   7  .918