Kyle Ruchim matches career high with three RBI in defeat
2014:Started 40 games (39 at 1B, 1 at RF) ... Has hit safely in past 10 games ... Hit in 15 of 17 B1G games, including first nine in a row ... Batting .382 in B1G play ... Batting .472 (17-for-36) in last 10 games ... Leads team with six RBI in that span ... Batting .412 (21-for-51) since April 8 (14 games) ... Tallied three hits Chicago State (4/23) ... Drove in two runs vs. Wheaton (4/22) ... Batted .583 during three game series at Nebraska (4/18-19) ... Led team with seven hits against the Huskers ... Posted fourth three-hit performance at Nebraska (4/19-2) ... Had two hits and walked twice against the Huskers (4/19-1) ... Notched a RBI single at Chicago State (4/16- 1) ... Produced game-winning single in bottom 9th to complete comeback from 10 runs down to beat Iowa (4/11) ... Had third three-hit game of year against Hawk- eyes ... Singled and doubled in first two at-bats vs. Illinois (4/6) ... Drove in NU's first run against Illini (4/5) ... Matched season high with three hits at Penn State (3/28) ... Scored twice in that game ... Drove in three runs at Eastern Michigan (3/26) ... Doubled and drove in a run vs. Minnesota (3/22) ... Picked up two hits vs. Evansville (3/13) ... Knocked in two runs in win at USF (3/9) ... Collected three hits at Tennessee Tech (2/28) ... Hit first career triple vs. Ball State (2/23) ... Two-time B1G Freshman of the Week in 2013 (4/8 & 3/18)... Academic All Big Ten 2014.
2013: Two-time B1G Freshman of the Week (4/8 & 3/18) ... Had pinch-hit double in 9th inning vs. Chicago (5/8) ... Notched an RBI double vs. Western Michigan (5/1) ... Had an RBI with a bases-loaded walk against Michigan at Wrigley Field (4/20) ... Collected career-high four hits vs. Purdue (4/7) ... Had first career multi-hit game against Iowa (3/23) ... Delivered the game-tying RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against NDSU (3/15) ... Made his first career start in right field at Lipscomb (2/24) ... Made collegiate debut with a pinch-hit single in his first plate appearance against Michigan State (2/17).
High School: Named Prep Baseball Report second-team all-state and top-40 player in the state of Illinois ... Chicago Tribune special mention all-state ... Chicago Sun-Times and Pioneer Press first-team all-area ... ISHBCA first-team all-area and all-state ... Batted .463 with 16 doubles, six triples and 29 RBI as a senior ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Central Suburban League All-Star... CSL all-academic team ... Team captain and MVP ... Four-year letterwinner ... Hit .469 as a junior, setting a school record, while earning honorable mention all-area honors ... Named one of Illinois's top left-handed hitters by Prep Baseball Report ... Played for Glenview Legion and Glenview Bombers in the summer ... Played against fellow recruit Josh Perlmetter in high school ... Also earned letters in football and basketball ... Honor roll student ... High School coach was Bob Rosinski.
Personal:Born Zachary John Ronald Jones ... Son of Paul and Diane Jones ... Father played quarterback at Northern Illinois.