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    3 Zach Boswell  
    Zach Boswell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Berrien Springs, Mich.

    Last College:
    Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 195

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    L-L


    SENIOR YEAR (2006)
    Led the team with 31 RBI and eight doubles in 49 games (38 starts) ... gathered a team-high 10 multi-RBI contests and recorded seven-multi-hit ballgames ... in final game as a Hoosier at Minnesota (5/21), collected two hits and drove in one ... in doubleheader against Illinois (5/14), went 2-for-6 with four RBI, one double and two walks ... delivered game-winning, two-run double in victory at Valparaiso (5/10) ... homered in back-to-back games (4/14-15), leading IU to two victories over Purdue ... in the opener, went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run while posting a pair of RBI in the second victory ... 2-for-4 with the game-winning, two-run single against Hartford (3/24) ... matched a career high with four RBI and three runs to go along with a 2-for-3 afternoon and one home run vs. Fairfield (3/15) ... launched his first home run of the season in win over Indiana State (3/7) ... 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and runs scored at Charlotte (2/26).

    JUNIOR YEAR (2005)
    Ended his first season as a Hoosier leading the club with a .561 slugging percentage and second on the team with a .359 batting average, eight home runs, 53 RBI and a .431 on-base percentage ... played in and started 55 of the team's 56 contests in the outfield or at designated hitter en route to being selected third team All-Big Ten ... finished fifth in the Big Ten in RBI, sixth in slugging percentage and eighth in batting average ... posted 22 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games on the season ... batted .467 (7-for-15) with eight RBI, three runs and two doubles in four-game series against Michigan State (5/7-9), including a 2-for-4, four-RBI effort in the series-opening win (5/7) ... hit a game-tying, three-run inside-the-park home run and was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs in Indiana's win against Illinois (4/23) ... closed out the Minnesota series (4/8-4/10) hitting .500 (7-for-14), including a 3-for-4 performance with two RBI and one run in the team's victory in the series finale ... batted .357 (5-for-14) in Big Ten opening series vs. Northwestern (4/2-4/4), including a 2-for-4 effort with three RBI and his fourth home run in the series finale (4/4) ... had his 10-game hitting streak snapped at Longwood (3/26) ... named Big Ten Player of the Week on 3/21 ... led the team with a .667 batting average (14-for-21) and 12 RBI on the team's spring break trip, including a 5-for-5, four-RBI performance against Kent State (3/19) ... blasted a grand slam, the first of his career, in win over Illinois State (3/15) ... selected to the all-tournament team at the Service Academy Classic (2/25-2/27) ... crushed his first two home runs in a Hoosier uniform to go along with a pair of doubles and four runs scored, ending the Classic 5-for-14 for a .357 average.

    AT GRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) CC (2003-04)
    Played two seasons at Grand Rapids Community College.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Named all-state junior and senior seasons at Berrien Springs ... led team to back-to-back state runner-up finishes as a junior and senior ... second team all-state selection as a sophomore ... finished career ranked seventh in school history with 188 career hits and tied for seventh with 170 career RBI ... left Berrien Springs ranked the ninth-best player in the state of Michigan by the Detroit Free Press ... participated in the East/West All-Star Game played at Comerica Park ... closed out career with a .474 career batting average and 24 home runs ... also lettered in football for three seasons ... the son of Mark and the late April Boswell ... one sister, Jessica ... born Sept. 22, 1983 ... criminal justice major.

    Best thing about Bloomington:
    The college atmosphere created by Indiana University.

    Best thing about the team:
    Team chemistry

    What are three words that best describe coach Smith?
    Dedicated, focused, enthusiastic

    Who would play you in a movie?
    Mel Gibson

    Which professional player would you compare yourself to?
    Larry Walker

    What is your favorite major league ballpark?
    Wrigley Field

    What would be the title of your autobiography?
    Boz The Bounty Hunter

    Should college baseball switch to wooden bats?
    Yes

    Favorite baseball team:
    Chicago White Sox

    What is going through your mind on a 3-2 count?
    Hit the ball

    If you were given one million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with it?
    Go on a trip across Europe

    What one pitcher in baseball history would you like to face? Why?
    Randy Johnson because he is the most intimidating left-handed pitcher ever.


       

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