Ruchim and Heelan tally two hits apiece in series opener
2014:Hit an RBI double against Ball State (2/23) ... Collected two hits and drove in two runs against Kansas (2/21) ... Eighth-inning single scored two and gave 'Cats the lead ... Caught all 26 innings of back-to-back extra inning games at USC to open the season, collecting five hits and knocking in a run (2/14-15) ... RBI single tied the game with two outs in the ninth (2/14) ... Began career at Virginia Tech in 2011.
2013:Finished the year with four hits and an RBI at Wichita State (5/18)... Crushed second home run of week at Indiana (5/11) ... Hit fist career home run at UIC (5/7) ... Doubled and scored a run at Purdue (4/6) ... Had two hits and an RBI against UIC (4/3) ... Tallied three doubles in series at Nebraska (3/29-31) ... Posted a career-high three hits (3/29) ... Caught all 31.2 innings behind the plate against the Huskers ... Had two hits and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning vs. North Dakota State (3/15) ... Transfer from Virginia Tech.
2012 (at Virginia Tech): Did not appear in a game.
2011 (at Virginia Tech): Saw action in nine games ... Caught the final inning at USC Upstate (2/22) in the 10-0 shutout win ... Caught final two innings in a pair of games against Niagara (2/25-26) ... Was behind the plate for three frames against Bryant (3/5-G1) and one at Florida Atlantic (3/8) ... Caught the final inning at VMI (4/6) ... Was behind the plate for the ninth at ETSU (4/19) ... Played in two games at Maryland (4/23-24), catching a total of three innings.
High School: Played for Coach Clint Smothers at Warren Township High and was a two-year starter as a catcher ... Was recognized as an all-conference and all-area player as both a junior and senior ... Earned all-state second team honors as senior, while helping team to the most wins in a single season at the school, a regional championship and a state berth... Season-high numbers included a .460 batting average with 42 runs, 44 RBI, 12 doubles, five triples and four home runs and also threw out 12 base stealers ... Batted .398 as a junior with eight doubles, a triple, a home run and 17 RBI ... Was named both the school's Male Athlete of the Year and the US Army Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Personal:Born Scott R. Heelan ... Son of Bob and Renee Heelan.