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    Michelle Batts
    Michelle Batts

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomingdale, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbard North

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    IF

    B/T:
    L/L



    CAREER STATISTICS
    Season 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 .288
    56-56
    163
    22
    47
    12
    0
    13
    45
    98
    .601
    30
    8
    31
    2
    .421
    1
    0
    0-0
    145
    7
    5
    .968
    2009 .288
    46-46
    132
    21
    38
    4
    0
    7
    28
    63
    .477
    22
    1
    29
    0
    .389
    2
    2
    0-0
    10
    1
    0
    1.00
    2010 .305
    48-48
    131
    25
    40
    7
    0
    13
    44
    86
    .656
    25
    6
    20
    0
    .438
    0
    0
    0-0
    13
    1
    0
    1.00
    2011 .242
    43-43
    132
    16
    32
    6
    0
    8
    37
    62
    .470
    24
    1
    19
    2
    .358
    2
    1
    0-0
    0
    0
    0
    .000
    Career .281
    193-193
    558
    84
    157
    29
    0
    41
    154
    309
    .554
    101
    16
    99
    4
    .403
    5
    3
    0-0
    168
    9
    5
    .973


    2011: Started every game as the designated player ... Started all 193 games Northwestern played during her career ... Concluded her career ranked fourth in NU history in walks (101), fifth in home runs (41), slugging (.554) and RBIs (154), and sixth in on-base percentage (.403) ... Clubbed an RBI double and walked against Western Michigan (2/12) ... Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run versus North Texas (2/13) ... Drove in three runs against UC Davis (2/18) ... Collected a pair of doubles and drove in a run against Nevada (2/25) ... Finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs scored against Oregon State (2/26) ... Hit a two-run home run against Cal State Northridge (3/5) ... Doubled home a run versus IPFW (3/6) ... Finished a doubleheader sweep at Saint Mary's (3/22) 3-for-7 at the plate with two home runs and six RBIs ... Went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and a run-scoring single versus No. 4 Michigan (3/27) ... Crushed a go-ahead grand slam in an eventual 6-5 win over DePaul (4/5) ... Went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, three runs and six walks in NU's series at Iowa (4/16-4/17) ... In the first game at Iowa, hit a two-out, seventh-inning, go-ahead three-run homer ... Clubbed a three-run home run against Ohio State (4/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk at Penn State (5/13).

    2010: Started 47 games as the designated player and one at first base ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team and All-Big Ten second team ... Began the year with a six-game hitting streak ... Batted .438 with five home runs, 10 RBIs and a 1.375 slugging percentage at the five-game season-opening Kajikawa Classic, homering in each of NU's first four contests ... Hit a two-run home run against Cal State Northridge (2/12) ... Went deep twice later that night against Cal State Fullerton (2/12), driving in three ... Hit a two-run home run versus No. 6 Arizona (2/13) ... Was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against Nevada (2/13) ... Concluded the Classic with an RBI single versus Creighton (2/14) ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a walk against Cal Poly (2/27) ... Had an RBI single and scored against Oregon State (3/5) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs versus UC Davis (3/6) ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs at SIU-Edwardsville (3/23) ... Smashed a three-run home run into a stiff breeze at Northern Illinois (3/25) ... Finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs in a two-game series against No. 18 Illinois (4/3-4/4) ... Clubbed a two-run double against Minnesota (4/14) ... Finished 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, an RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader at Michigan State (4/21) ... Drove in three runs as part of a 2-for-3 day against Illinois-Chicago (4/28) ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, three home runs and 10 RBIs in a sweep of Penn State ... Hit a game-winning, three-run homer in the fifth inning of game one versus PSU (5/1) ... Smashed a first-inning three-run home run before a game-winning, sixth-inning grand slam in game two (5/2) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on May 3 and an NFCA Top Performer of the Week on May 4 ... Hit her fourth home run in three games with a two-run shot against DePaul (5/5) ... Was intentionally walked five times during NU's series against Wisconsin (5/8-5/9).

    2009: Started 44 games as the designated player and twice at first base ... All-Big Ten second team ... Blasted a solo home run against No. 4 UCLA (2/13) ... Was a career-best 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs against Oregon State (2/20) ... Drove in a pair of runs versus Long Island (2/28) ... Drove in five runs including a walk-off grand slam to top No. 8 Tennessee (3/7) ... Was issued three walks in NU's next game versus UT (3/8) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run in game one of NU's series at Penn State (3/28) ... Went 3-for-3 in game two, hitting a homer with three RBIs (3/29) ... Crushed a solo home run against No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Hit a three-run home run at Purdue (4/18) ... Hit a solo homer against No. 11 Ohio State (5/3) ... Was a collective 3-for-7 with a double in a sweep at Wisconsin (5/8-5/9).

    2008: Started every game, 25 as the designated player and 31 at first base ... All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Region second team ... Batted .357 (5-for-14) with eight RBIs in four games at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBIs and a two-run home run against No. 3 Texas A&M (2/15) in her first college game ... Hit a two-run double versus No. 1 Arizona (2/16) ... Walked twice and hit a solo home run versus No. 6 LSU (2/23) ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo homer that completed a four-run comeback in an eventual win for NU against No. 25 Texas (2/23) ... Hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth against Rutgers (3/7) ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in an 8-0 win over California (3/21) ... Issued three intentional walks by Cal the next day (3/22) ... Hit a solo home run in a 5-2 win over Minnesota (3/30) ... Had a big day against Loyola (Chicago) (4/3), going 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, five RBIs and three runs ... Finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader and hit a two-run homer in the second at No. 24 Ohio State (4/6) ... Hit a two-run home run at Illinois (4/12) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (4/14) ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Indiana (4/19) ... Hit a solo home run versus Purdue (4/20) ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk off two-run double against Illinois-Chicago (4/22) ... Hit a game-winning RBI double in the 14th inning of a 1-0 win at Penn State (4/25) ... Was 2-for-4 with a solo homer in game two at PSU (4/23) ... Clubbed a two-run home run against Michigan State (5/3) ... Went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and five RBIs against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals (5/9) ... Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament team ... Hit a double and a homer with three RBIs against Western Illinois in the NCAA Regional (5/16).

    High School: Career batting average of .453 ... First-team Chicago Tribune All-State, first-team Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, first-team Daily Herald All-Area, DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year, Bloomingdale Press Player of the Year and a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee as a senior ... First-team Chicago Tribune All-State as a junior, setting the DuPage County single-season home run record with 16 ... 2006 DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year ... First-team Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald All-Area in 2006 ... Four-time All-DuPage Valley Conference and Academic All-Conference ... Named to the Chicago Tribune Top-25 and Chicago Sun-Times Top-100 Players to Watch lists prior to the 2005 season ... In May of 2005, hit a homer more than 300 feet against St. Charles East ... High school won the DVC title all four years ... Played club with the Illinois Rockers, Wasco Diamonds and Thunder ... Diamonds won the 2005 ASA Metro title and the USSSA "A" Illinois State Championship .... Thunder finished third at the ASA Regional Championship and participated in the ASA Nationals ... Rockers earned the 2007 ASA Chicago Metro championship, the AFA Turf title and the USSSA Illinois State championship ... Also played four years of basketball and two years of cross country and volleyball ... National Honor Society ... DuPage County Leadership Conference ... Senior Medal of Honor ... Livingston Humanitarian Award ... Academic All-Conference for basketball and cross country ... Four year band member.

    Personal: Born Michelle Raenetta Batts ... Daughter of Michael and Maggie Batts ... Brother, Michael, played football at Northern Illinois ... Has a younger sister, Michala ... Chose Northwestern over Illinois, DePaul, Loyola (Chicago) and North Carolina ... Majoring in radio/television/film.