Hawkeyes and Boilermakers open series Thursday night at Duane Banks Field
Hawkeyes and Spartans open set Friday at 2:05 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich.
Hawkeyes and Wolverines open series Friday night at 6:05 p.m.
Iowa and Minnesota have met 280 times dating back to 1892
Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions open 3-game set Friday at 6:05 p.m. at Duane Banks Field
Hawk Item -- Played for the Waterloo Bucks in the Northwoods League (2011)... named the 2011 Rawlings "Finest in the Field" award for his defensive play (three errors in 221 total chances) at second base with the Waterloo Bucks... played in the Southern Collegiate League with the Carolina Stingers (2010)... played in the Iowa Valley League for the Norway Bandits (2009)... member of the 2011 Unity Council.
2012 -- Appeared in 10 games with five starts... hit .222, tallying four hits in 18 at-bats... scored one run and drove in one run... drew two walks and had one sacrifice... notched one multi-hit game... hit .308 in road contests... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored in season-opening win over Pittsburgh.
2011 -- Played in 32 games with 25 starts... started 20 games at third base, three at first base, and one each at second base and DH... batted in four different spots in the order, the most came in the five-hole (14)... tallied six multi-hit games, including three three-hit contests... recorded three multiple RBI games... had a team season-high seven assists vs. Western Illinois (Mar. 26)... batted .261, tallying 24 hits in 92 at-bats... scored nine runs and notched 10 RBI... stole one base... hit .321 in road contests and .294 in non-conference action... batted .300 with runners on base and .355 as leadoff batter... went 2-for-6 (.333) as a pinch hitter... hit .333 with runners in scoring position... had a career-high three RBI at Texas A&M-CC (Mar. 13)... Unity Council member.
2010 -- Appeared in 23 in games with eight starts... started at third base three times and shortstop five... hit .290 in overall games... with five games played in Big Ten play the righty was 3-fo-5 with two walks... finished conference play with a .600 batting average and a.750 on base percentage... registered one multi-hit game... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk and hit by pitch in start against Villanova (Feb. 28)... longest hit streak was three games...went perfect 1-for-1 with a run scored and RBI as a pinch hitter against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament Championship (May 29).
2009 -- Played in 21 games with seven starts... started four games at second base and three at third base... hit .263... had a .419 on base percentage... hit a team-best .300 as a pinch hitter... compiled two multi-hit games... picked up first collegiate hit at Tennessee-Martin (Mar. 18) going a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs scored... hit .667 in the fourth inning... longest hit streak was three games.
High School -- Conference player of the year as a senior... two-time first team all-state selection... was a three-time first team all-conference honoree... was the No. 19 ranked player in the state of Iowa by PG Crosschecker... two-time first team all-district... hit .504 with nine home runs, 58 RBI and 13 stolen bases his senior campaign... went 3-0 with a 3.78 ERA as a senior pitcher... holds the single-season and career RBI record at Iowa City West High... also set records in single-season and career home runs (21)... member of the 2005 state qualifying Iowa City West team... was on the 2006 and 2007 Mississippi Valley Conference champion squads... participated on the Johnson Country legion 2006 and 2007 state champions.
Personal -- Born 12/13/89... parents are Joe and Brenda Ewing... high school coach was Charlie Stumpff... finance/international business major.