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    5 Brian Ritz  
    Brian Ritz

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Munster, Ind.

    High School:
    Munster

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 205

    Position:
    Infield

    B-T:
    L-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%
    2009....  .000   4-0      6    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   2   1  .000   0   0   0-0      4   2   0 1.000
    2010....  .340  25-10    50   13   17   1   1   4   13   32  .640   8   2  17   1  .443   1   2   0-0      8  25   4  .892
    2011....  .200   9-2     15    3    3   2   0   1    1    8  .533   0   0   7   0  .200   0   0   0-0      1   4   0 1.000
    TOTAL...  .282  38-12    71   16   20   3   1   5   14   40  .563   8   2  26   2  .366   1   2   0-0     13  31   4  .917
    

    JUNIOR YEAR: 2011
    Played in nine games, making two starts ... made the most of his two at-bats versus Louisville (5/17), stroking a pair of extra-base hits ... he first ripped a double down the line before blasting a 90+ mph fastball from Tony Zych, a fourth round selection of the Chicago Cubs, over the right field fence and into the IU Softball field for the towering solo shot ... poked a double against Morehead State as well ... finished the season with a .533 slugging percentage ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2010
    Came on strong at the end of the season to finish with a .340 average, four home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs in just 50 at-bats ... slugged .640 and had a .443 on-base percentage for the year ... had a pinch-hit RBI single in the opener with USD (2/19) ... tallied seven assists in his first career start, vs. the Toreros (2/20) ... hit his first career home run and had two hits against Morehead State (3/23) ... had a two-run triple in the series finale with Michigan (4/4) ... drove in a run at Valpo (4/13) ... hit a solo home run in the Hoosiers' 7-2 victory at Minnesota (4/24), blasting a shot off the façade of the football press box ... had pinch-hit singles in the first two games against Purdue, and dropped down a key sac bunt in the Saturday game ... matched the school record with five hits in a 5-for-6 day against Kentucky (5/11) ... hit a solo home run at Michigan State (5/14) ... drilled a solo homer against Illinois (5/21).

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2009
    Played in four games, posting six at-bats on the season ... made his Hoosier debut against Indiana State (3/3) ... played from the fifth inning on against Xavier (3/25) at second base, going 0-for-3 at the plate.

    PREP/PERSONAL:
    Played two years under Bob Shinkan at Munster ... had a strong senior season, hitting .396 with four home runs and 13 doubles ... was named to the Region Sports Network All-Defensive Team ... earned his team's Golden Glove and Pride, Hustle and Desire Awards ... also helped his summer team, the Hammond Chiefs, to a third-place finish at the Babe Ruth World Series ... parents are Ken and Cathy Ritz ... has one brother, Kyle ... majoring in accounting at Indiana ... born on Feb. 6, 1990.

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