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    16 Josh Phegley  
    Josh Phegley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Terre Haute, Ind.

    High School:
    Terre Haute North

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 215

    Position:
    Catcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR: 2009
    Was a First Team All-Big Ten selection ... was named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award and the Golden Spikes Award ... was named a unanimous Preseason All-American ... was named the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year by Rivals.com ... posted a .344 average with a team-leading 17 home runs and 66 RBI ... his 17 homers were the sixth-most in school history and his 66 RBI placed him eighth ... also drew 45 walks, which tied for eighth in school history ... went 4-for-5 in the season opener with West Virginia (2/20) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs against USF (2/22) ... walked four times against Ball State (2/27) ... had two hits and drove in two runs against Cleveland State (3/1) ... hit a three-run homer against Le Moyne (3/8) ... had his fourth career five-hit game, including three homers, against Morehead State (3/10) ... became the fourth player in school history with three or more longballs in a game, and drove in six runs as well ... went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI at Kentucky (3/11) ... drove in three runs against Jacksonville State (3/15) ... went 2-for-2 with three runs and four RBI against Northern Iowa (3/16) ... posted a 4-for-6 day at the plate at Xavier (3/25), scoring a pair of runs ... had two runs and made his mound debut at Cincinnati (4/1) ... went 3-for-4 with two homers, five RBI and four runs scored in the opener with Illinois (4/3) ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run at Iowa (4/11) ... had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the opener against PSU (4/17) ... went 1-for-3 and scored three runs in game two against the Lions (4/18) ... went 1-for-4 with a two-run double against Louisville (4/21) ... hit his 10th home run of the season against Indiana State (4/22) ... had two hits in the opener against Michigan (4/24) ... went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in the finale with the Wolverines (4/26) ... went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer against Miami (4/28) ... walked three times, twice with the bases loaded, against Western Illinois (4/29) ... hit a two-run homer in game two against Northwestern (5/9) ... hit a pair of solo home runs and drew two walks against UE (5/12) ... went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against Michigan State (5/14).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2008
    Was named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball News, the American Baseball Coaches Association, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America and Ping!Baseball ... a Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist ... named to the Wallace Watch List ... a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection and an ABCA All-Region honoree ... earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on April 15 ... finished second in the nation with a .438 average ... led the conference and finished 15th in the country with 80 RBI, the third-best total in school history ... led the conference with 98 hits and a .507 on-base percentage ... also finished in the conference's top three in home runs (15), runs (69), slugging (.746) and doubles (20) ... struck out just 22 times in starting all 61 games for the Hoosiers ... also caught 24 runners stealing ... went 1-for-4 and scored the Hoosiers' only run in the 2008 opener (2/22) ... went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in Saturday's game against LSU (2/23) ... drove in the winning run in Sunday's contest (2/24) on a sac fly and went 2-for-4 with a run ... went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs against Austin Peay (3/1) ... had a career day against Valpo (3/2), going 5-for-5 and hitting for the cycle, including his first career home run ... also had five RBI and scored four runs in the game ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and three runs scored against Fresno State (3/12) ... had a 2-for-5 day against NMSU (3/15), scoring three runs in the contest ... had a 3-for-4 game in the opener with IPFW (3/22) ... went 2-for-3 with three runs and a bases-clearing double against Xavier (3/26) ... had a 3-for-4 outing against Minnesota (3/28) ... hit a monster home run deep into the left-center field seats at the Metrodome (3/29) ... matched his career high with a 5-for-5 day against Illinois (4/5) ... hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot, in the second game of the Sunday doubleheader against Illinois (4/6) ... had third five-hit game of the year against Iowa (4/11) ... hit first career grand slam in the first game with the Hawkeyes (4/12) ... added a solo homer in game two of the doubleheader ... went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI against Indiana State (4/23) ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and a two-run homer against Michigan (4/27) ... hit a two-run blast in the opener with Purdue (5/3) ... hit a walk-off single in the first game of the doubleheader with Purdue (5/4) ... had three RBI singles in game two of the double dip ... hit a grand slam in the finale with the Boilers (5/5) ... added a solo homer against Louisville (5/6) ... homered in the first and fourth games of the Northwestern series ... went 4-for-6 in the finale at Michigan State (5/17) with a home run and three RBI in addition to scoring four runs ... went 4-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs in leading the Hoosiers to a Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois (5/23) ... it marked the first time since 2004 that an IU player had hit two home runs in a game and the first time since 2003 that a Hoosier drove in six runs in a contest.

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2007
    Played in 46 games, making 42 starts as the team's primary catcher ... hit .232 with eight doubles, 16 RBIs and 18 runs on the season ... was strong defensively with just two errors while catching 17-of-48 (35.4 percent) runners trying to steal on the season ... went 3-for-6 against Eastern Illinois (3/2), hitting two doubles and driving in two runs ... was named to the AutoZone Classic All-Tournament Team after going 6-for-12 with three doubles at the event ... went 3-for-4 with three doubles against Butler (3/7) ... had a seven-game hitting streak from April 17-25, raising his average 48 points ... hit a bases-loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth in a 9-8 victory over Minnesota (5/20).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Played four years for head coach Shawn Turner at Terre Haute North ... was named Indiana's Mr. Baseball by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2006 after hitting .592 with 13 home runs, 16 doubles and 50 RBIs ... was an all-conference and all-state selection in his senior season ... was named to the Indiana North/South All-Star Team, and was named the all-star series MVP ... also was named Indiana's Defensive Player of the Year ... helped his American Legion team to a World Series runner-up finish, and was named to the all-tournament team ... also earned three letters in football at Terre Haute North ... has one sister, Jennifer, and one brother, John ... Jennifer played softball at St. Mary's of the Woods College, while John played baseball at Purdue ... parents are John and Joan Phegley.

    Birthdate: Feb. 12, 1988
    Major: Sports broadcasting


       

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