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    28 Ty Downing  
    Ty Downing

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Bowling Green, Ky.

    High School:
    Greenwood

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 185

    Position:
    Catcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    Year       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%
    2011....  .222  19-15    54    5   12   2   0   2    6   20  .370   4   0  10   0  .276   0   5   0-0    113  12   0 1.000
    TOTAL...  .222  19-15    54    5   12   2   0   2    6   20  .370   4   0  10   0  .276   0   5   0-0    113  12   0 1.000
    

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2011
    Started 15 games behind the dish, playing in 19 contests total ... posted a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage in 125 defensive chances ... gunned down five attempted stolen base runners ... went 3-for-4 with a homerun, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a Hoosier win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/25) ... cranked another longball against Louisville (5/17) ... recorded a pair of hits versus UMass (3/16) in a 10-inning victory for IU ... connected for an RBI-double against Northern Kentucky (3/29).

    PREP/PERSONAL:
    Earned five letters in baseball for Chris Decker at Greenwood High School ... was a three-time all-district honoree, a two-time all-state selection and picked up Region Player of the Year honors in his senior season ... earned 2010 Central Region Honorable Mention from Perfect Game ... hit .437 with seven home runs and 51 RBI in his senior campaign ... also smashed 16 doubles, scored 32 runs and slugged .780 at the plate ... was nearly as stellar behind the plate, allowing only four stolen bases in 19 attempts against him ... set a school record for single-season doubles and career doubles (43) ... hit .367 as a junior with seven doubles, three homers and 25 runs scored ... was named to the East/West All-Star Team that season, as he caught six runners stealing and had just two errors in 182 innings of work behind the dish ... batted .407 in his sophomore season, hitting 16 doubles, driving in 33 runs and scoring 29 times ... was also a standout on the football field, as he was a finalist for Mr. Football honors as Greenwood's quarterback in 2009 ... passed for 2,278 yards and 18 touchdowns in leading his team to the semi-state finals ... also rushed for 260 yards and seven touchdowns ... earned three letters in football, winning three district championships ... is undecided as to his major at IU ... parents are Jack and Tracy Downing ... Jack played college baseball at Cumberland University, while Tracy was a basketball player for Campbellsville University ... born on Jan. 9, 1992.

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