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    11 Michael Earley  
    Michael Earley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Anderson, Ind.

    High School:
    Anderson

    Last College:
    University of Cincinnati

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    R-R


    SENIOR YEAR: 2010
    Had a magnificent senior campaign, finishing with a .352 average, 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases to garner Third Team All-Big Ten recognition ... provided protection for Alex Dickerson most of the season, helping the sophomore earn Big Ten Player of the Year and First Team All-America recognition ... hit eight doubles, two triples, drove in 40 runs and scored 50 ... also provided magnificent outfield defense in right field, making 74 putouts and three outfield assists ... saved his best for conference play, where he hit .418 with nine homers and a conference-leading 29 runs ... delivered an RBI single in game three against San Diego (2/20) ... had three hits, including an RBI double against Kent State (3/6) ... blasted a home run, going 1-for-3 against Miami (OH) (3/13) ... had career highs with four hits, two home runs and four RBI against Xavier (3/24) ... had a 2-for-5 day and was nabbed at the plate on a potential inside-the-park home run in the opener with Michigan (4/2) ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in game three against the Wolverines (4/4) ... hit a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning of the Saturday game at OSU (4/10) ... added his second solo homer of the series on Sunday (4/11) ... had hits in each of the three games with Iowa ... went 2-for-5 and scored three runs in the finale against the Hawkeyes (4/18) ... had hits in all three games at Minnesota, including a triple off the wall in the series finale (4/25) ... blasted a two-run shot in the opener with Purdue and three-run homer in Saturday's contest ... hit a walk-off, two-run double against Kentucky (5/11) ... had two hits in each of the three games at Michigan State, scoring three runs in the series finale (5/16) ... went 3-for-5 with two homers in the Illinois opener (5/20) ... had a double and a longball in game two with the Illini (5/21) ... had a 3-for-4 day and scored four runs in the finale with U of I (5/22) ... had four hits, three runs and two RBI at the Big Ten Tournament to wrap up his college career with an 11-game hitting streak.

    JUNIOR YEAR: 2009
    Played in 30 games, starting 10 ... posted a .276 average with one home run and 11 RBI ... scored 12 runs and stole four bases on the year ... went 1-for-3 in the opener against West Virginia (2/20) ... had a single in his only at-bat against Morehead State (3/10) ... celebrated his 21st birthday with a 2-for-5 day and a home run against Jacksonville State (3/15) ... had two hits and scored three runs against Northern Iowa (3/16) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base against Xavier (3/25) ... had two hits, including his first career triple, and two RBI in the opener at Illinois (4/3) ... delivered an RBI single against Indiana State (4/22) ... scored a pair of runs against Evansville (5/12) ... hit a two-run double against Purdue (5/20).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2008
    Was one of eight Hoosier regulars to finish over .300 for the season, wrapping up his debut campaign at .318 ... appeared in 49 games, notching seven doubles and four home runs ... also scored 26 runs, drove in 21 and was hit by a pitch 15 times, third-highest in school history ... was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team as the designated hitter ... made his Hoosier debut against LSU (2/22) ... went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs and scoried one ... hit his first home run as a Hoosier against the Bulldogs (3/9) ... went 2-for-3 with a run against Gonzaga (3/10) ... had hits in each of the four games against Minnesota, including a pair in IU's 8-3 win (3/29) ... went 3-for-4 with a run in the series finale with the Illini (4/7) ... hit a solo homer in the opener against Iowa (4/11) ... went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI against Iowa (4/12) ... came on as a pinch-hitter and went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Penn State (4/20). ... hit a solo home run against Indiana State (4/23) ... was hit by a pitch in three of the four games against Purdue ... reached base four times and scored three runs against Northwestern (5/11) ... also drove in two in the contest.

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2007 (UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI)
    Batted .320 for the University of Cincinnati, hitting five home runs and driving in 15 ... played in 33 games for the Bearcats, scoring 21 runs and stealing three bases ... had eight multi-hit games on the season ... went 3-for-9 with two homers and four RBIs in a three-game set with Chicago State.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Named county player of the year as a senior at Anderson High ... selected to play in the Indiana North-South All-Star Game in 2006 ... was a candidate for Indiana's Mr. Baseball award ... hit .523 as a senior with 14 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 30 RBI ... a four-time all-conference selection on the diamond, a three-time pick in football and once in basketball ... also earned four all-county awards in baseball ... played in the Area Code All-American Games in California ... finished career as school's all-time leading receiver on the gridiron ... parents are Kevin and Tammy Earley ... majoring in sport communications-broadcast at IU ... born March 15, 1988.


       

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