7 Michael Basil  
    Michael Basil


    Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School:
    St. Xavier

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 210



    JUNIOR YEAR: 2012
    Played in all 60 games, making 58 starts ... had a knack for coming up clutch in big moments, especially against Michigan State ... crushed go-ahead hits in both the first and third rounds of the Big Ten Tournament; both run-scoring hits were game-winners over the Spartans ... also scored on a walk-off wild pitch to seal Indiana's regular series opener victory over MSU ... batted .286 with four homeruns, 11 doubles, a triple, 38 RBI, 32 runs scored and four stolen bases for the season ... went on a 12-game hitting streak during IU's late-season turnaround in late April/early May ... concluded the season riding an eight-game hitting streak ... hit .370 with four homers, 21 RBI and a .576 slugging percentage in Sembower Field's final season (23 home games) ... went 2-for-4 and scored three runs in a win over Eastern Kentucky (3/21) ... drove in five runs in series-opening victory over Iowa (3/30) ... tallied four hits versus Ball State (4/4) ... added three more RBI in each game of a doubleheader sweep over Nebraska (5/6) ... compiled a total of 15 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Played in 52 games, making 48 starts at shortstop ... belted five homeruns and drove in 23 runs while batting .264 on the year ... also connected for 11 doubles and a triple ... rode an eight-game hitting streak into the season finale ... capped off Indiana's four-run ninth inning with a walk-off single, handing the Hoosiers a 10-9 victory over Ohio State (4/10) ... it was his third hit of the day ... had another three-hit game the following weekend at Iowa (4/17) ... gave IU a 5-4 lead versus national power Oregon State, clubbing a solo shot in the seventh inning ... named to the Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team ... an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Appeared in 46 games, starting 39 on the infield ... hit .230 for the season with 10 doubles, one home run and 23 RBI ... also scored 17 runs and had a .318 on-base percentage ... led the team with 130 assists on the year ... made his Hoosier debut in the season opener at San Diego (2/19) ... delivered his first career hit, a double, and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays against Villanova (2/27) ... hit a double and scored against Vanderbilt (3/7) ... had two hits, one a double, against Louisville (3/9) ... went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI against Central Michigan (3/14) ... had two hits and three RBI vs. Akron (3/20) ... hit his first career home run at Morehead State (3/23) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Xavier (3/24) ... notched a hit and a run in the first two contests against U-M ... had a 4-for-4 day with two doubles, three RBI and two runs in the Sunday game against Michigan (4/4) ... hit a double and reached base twice against Illinois (5/22).

    Joins the Hoosiers after a strong career for Bill Slinger at St. Xavier ... played both shortstop and third base ... in his senior campaign, hit .444 with a .562 on-base percentage ... hit two home runs, 13 doubles and had 23 RBI to go along with 33 runs ... struck out just three times to 26 walks ... also showed his speed with nine stolen bases and three triples ... was named Greater Catholic League Player of the Year and also picked up First Team All-Cincinnati and First Team All-Ohio honors... as a junior in 2008, hit .473 with six home runs, 15 stolen bases and scored 46 runs ... named first team All-GCL, first team all-city and second team all-state ... also played summer baseball for the Cincy Flames, where he was a three-time Travel Ball Select All-American ... comes from a baseball family, as two of his older brothers - Jason (Georgia Tech) and Adam (Eastern Kentucky) - played Division I college baseball ... majoring in Business Finance ... has three brothers, Jason, Adam and Casey, and one sister, Jayme ... parents are Jay and Beth Basil ... born Feb. 13, 1991.



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