Matt Portland strikes out eight in seven strong innings Tuesday
2014: Appeared in 40 games with 31 starts ... Has eight multi-hit games ... Collected season-high three hits vs. SIUE (5/9) ... Posted third double in that game ... Went 2-for-4 with RBI single and run scored at UIC (5/7) ... Hit a sacrifice fly against Michigan (5/4) ... Notched two hits and an RBI at Michigan State (4/27) ... Recorded at least one RBI in all three games at Nebraska (4/18-19) ... Three of four runs driven in came with two outs ... Drove in the game-winning run in the 8th inning at Nebraska (4/19-1) ... Scored a run on a wild pitch against Illinois (4/5) ... Batted leadoff for the Wildcats on 4/5 and 4/6 against Illinois ... Drove in a career-high four runs at Penn State (3/29) ... Started at 2B and also caught in that game ... Reached base safely three times and scored two runs at Eastern Michigan (3/26) ... Had two hits and scored a run at Tennessee Tech (3/2) ... Made first career start at 2B vs. Kansas (2/21) ... Drove in two runs in 2014 debut at USC (2/16).
2013: Awarded Big Ten Player of the Week (4/8) ... Hit .667 with 7 RBI in five games ... Batted .727 (8-11) in the series at Purdue (4/5-4/7) ... Had two hits and two RBI vs. St. Francis (4/2) ... Drove in his first run of the season on a fielder's choice at Lipscomb (2/24) ... Caught 15 combined innings in a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky and Saint Louis (2/23) ... Made first start of the season behind the plate against Michigan State (2/17) ... Drew a walk in that contest.
2012: Appeared in 16 contests, including making five starts ... Went 3-for-4 in a win over Xavier (3/3).
2011: Saw action in 21 games, making 14 starts ... Collected first two collegiate hits and drove in a run at Saint Louis (3/11) ... Hit safely in five straight games from March 19-25 ... Scored a run and had an RBI at Campbell (3/24) ... Notched a double in home-opener vs. Valparaiso (3/30) ... Posted collegiate bests of three hits and three RBI in a win over Trinity International (4/20).
High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... 2010 Indiana all-star ... Led the team in stolen bases senior year ... Helped lead Hamilton Southeastern to a pair of 20-plus win seasons ... Posted .321 batting average, 6 home runs and 37 RBI as a junior while leading the state of Indiana with 34 assists as a catcher ... Two-time All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference and All-North selection ... Ranked 12th player overall in the state of Indiana for class of 2010 by Prep Baseball Report ... Also competed in football ... High school baseball coaches were Curry Harden and Scott Johnson ... Honor roll student ... Scholar Athlete Award recipient ... Member of Student Athletic Council.
Personal: Born Jack Edward Straub III ... Son of Jack and AnneMarie Straub.