3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA
Iowa withstands Purdue's 9th-inning rally to post a 5-4 victory
Hawkeyes down Boilermakers, 9-5, in 10 innings
Hawkeyes face Boilermakers on Thursday through Saturday in West Lafayette
Michigan State wins series finale, 4-2
Michigan State at Iowa Sunday, May 12, 2013
Iowa 2, Michigan State 1 Saturday, May 11, 2013
Iowa 6, Michigan State 2 Friday, May 10, 2013
Feb. 16, 2013 Clarksville, Tenn.
Hawk Item -- Played summer ball in the California Collegiate League (CCL) for the Palm Springs Power (2012).
2013 Honors -- Academic All-Big Ten. 2013 -- Served as a utility infielder, starting games at catcher (9), first (2), second, (4) and third base (3) and DH (2)... ranked second on the team with a .312 batting average, third in slugging percentage (.351), and fourth in on-base percentage (.391)... owned a .317 batting average against Big Ten opponents, playing in 16 conference games... hit .389 (7-of-18) against left-handed pitching and .320 (8-of-25) with runners in scoring position... tallied a hit in seven straight games to end the season, going 12-of-27 (.444) with three runs and five RBIs... seven-game hit streak set new career-best... also finished season with a career-high seven game reached base streak... collected four hits in 13 at-bats May 16-18 at Purdue, adding three RBIs... registered the go-ahead RBI in the top of the 11th inning in the series opener, leading the Hawkeyes to a 2-1 win over the Boilermakers... went 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate in three games vs. Michigan State, starting every contest behind the plate... went 3-for-4 in the series opener against the Spartans, setting a new career-best in hits... went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI on May 7 vs. Nebraska Omaha, tallying his fourth multi-hit game... played in all three games against Minnesota (April 26-28) off the bench, going 2-for-2 on April 27... went 2-of-3 at the plate April 16 vs. Nebraska-Omaha... played in 2-of-3 games against Kansas State, starting the series finale at third base April 14... went 2-of-3 with a triple and two RBIs on April 13, setting a career-high in RBIs... performance marked his first career multi-RBI effort... triple was the first of his career... started 2-of-3 games against Omaha, hitting .333 (2-of-6) with a run scored... started first two games of the Hawkeyes' four-game trip to Little Rock, Ark., starting at second base against UALR (March 1) and at first base against Western Illinois (March 2)... went 1-for-4 in both contests, collecting his first hit of the season first vs. UALR.
2012 -- Saw action in 14 games, making five starts... hit .391, tallying nine hits in 23 at-bats... scored six runs and registered three RBIs... recorded a slugging percentage of .478 while tallying two doubles... recorded first-career multi-hit game in 5-4 win at Creighton on May 15, going 2-for-2 with a run scored... enjoyed a season-high four-game hitting-streak... hit .286 at Duane Banks Field and .556 on the road... went 4-for-7 as a pinch hitter... saw first career action March 14 against Long Island, tallying first career hit, run and double... made first career start on March 15 vs. Jacksonville State.
High School -- Named Division 4 Player of the Year as a senior, after batting .400 with five home runs... three-time San Diego County All-Academic team member... three-time all-conference selection and three-time team MVP... named the 2010 Coastal Conference Player of the Year after batting .505, a school record, as a junior... served as team captain as a senior... holds school record for career batting average... four-year football letterwinner... member of high school's honor roll each semester.
Personal -- Born Dec. 22, 1992... son of John Torres and Laurie Torres... pre-business major.