Seniors pound out 14 of Iowa's 17 hits
Hawkeyes and Boilermakers open series Thursday night at Duane Banks Field
Iowa wins its 2nd-straight game in its last at-bat
McQuillan sets school career singles record
Freshman pitches eight solid innings as Iowa wins, 6-1
Hawk Item -- Played summer ball in the Prospect League for the Quincy Gems (2010).
2012 -- Appeared in 44 games, tied for the fourth-most on the team... made 23 starts, 20 in right and three in center... notched a perfect fielding percentage (1.000), making 63 put-outs... hit .219, recording 16 hits in 73 at-bats... scored 11 runs and drove in six... totaled four doubles and earned six walks... was hit-by-pitch six times... went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts... registered six sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly... hit .237 in Big Ten play... recorded two multi-hit games and one multiple-RBI contest... hit .348 when leading off an inning... tallied three, two-out RBI.
2011 -- Played in 32 games with 18 starts... started all 18 contests in right field... tied for first in the Big Ten with a 1.000 fielding percentage... had two outfield assists... batted .167, tallying 10 hits in 60 at-bats... scored nine runs... notched two doubles and three RBI... stole one base and drew seven walks... hit .357 when leading off an inning... went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter... notched one multi-hit game... longest hit streak was four games... had a career-high two hits vs. Gonzaga (Mar. 19).
2010 -- Appeared in 42 games with 17 starts... started left field 13 times, center field once, right twice and DH once... hit .211, the third highest of any freshman... started nine conference games... was used the second most of any Hawkeye off the bench (25)... recorded two multi-hit games... finished with two multi-RBI games... longest hit streak was four games... hit .500 as a pinch hitter (3-for-6)... laced first collegiate hit, a double, against Villanova (Feb. 28) going 1-for-2 with a run scored... went a perfect 2-for-2, his first multi-hit game as a Hawkeye, with two RBI and a run scored against South Dakota State (Mar. 30)... played in four Big Ten Tournament games.
2009 -- Redshirt.
High School -- Two-time first team all-conference selection... two-time first team all-district honoree... received first team all-state laurels his junior and senior season... voted onto the super team all-state... named all-state 4A captain... hit .450 with 40 RBI and 11 stolen bases his senior campaign... from the hill, he went 4-0 with a .244 ERA and 33 strikeouts his junior and senior season combined... participated in the Altoona Aquasox... played with the Iowa Miracle and was on the 2003 state champion team... member of the Iowa Junior Select Team... participated in the Iowa High School All-Star Series... received two academic letters... earned the Bernie Saggau Award... awarded the Brad Kiester Scholarship... National Honor Society member... National Council of Youth Leadership member.
Personal -- Born 6/28/90... parents are Chuck and Pam Host... high school coach was Scott Belger... human physiology major.