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    34 Chris Squires  
    Chris Squires

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fort Wayne, Ind.

    High School:
    Canterbury

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 195

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    SENIOR YEAR: 2010
    Wrapped up his career as Indiana's all-time leader in both saves (20) and appearances (89) ... in his final campaign, matched the school record with nine saves and set a new mark with 31 appearances ... finished among the national leaders with 10.71 strikeouts per nine innings ... went 5-3 with a 4.31 ERA for the season, surrendering a .295 batting average and just 10 extra-base hits ... picked up his first save of 2010 with two innings of relief against USD (2/21), striking out three batters in the process ... threw an inning against West Virginia (2/26), closing out IU's 10-8 victory ... collected saves in each of the first two games of the Music City Classic, punching out four in 1 1/3 innings against Kent State (3/6) ... picked up first win of the year in three innings of scoreless relief against Bradley (3/16) ... collected fourth save of season against Eastern Illinois (3/18) ... threw three strong innings, allowing no runs against Taylor (3/27) ... tossed two shutout innings against Ball State (4/6), striking out three ... collected his career-record 16th save with a shutout inning against Ohio State (4/10) ... tossed 2 2/3 innings in the finale against the Buckeyes (4/11), striking out three ... pitched both ends of the doubleheader against Iowa (4/17), earning a save in game one and picking up a win in game two ... struck out six in the second game, a career-best ... went two innings, striking out four, and drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th against Purdue (5/1) ... tossed 3 1/3 innings against Michigan State (5/16) to earn his ninth save of the season ... finished off IU's Big Ten Tourney berth-clinching 16-6 win over Illinois (5/22).

    JUNIOR YEAR: 2009
    Earned Third Team All-Big Ten honors after settling in as Indiana's closer ... went 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings ... appeared in 23 games, posting eight saves in nine chances ... had a 1.38 ERA and a .191 batting average against in save situations and a 2.59 ERA as a reliever overall ... eight saves were the second most in school history and his 11 career saves are tied for fourth on the school's all-time list ... threw an inning in the season opener against West Virginia (2/20) ... pitched a strong 2 1/3 innings at Indiana State (3/3) ... was impressive in a start against Morehead State (3/10), allowing just five hits and two walks in six innings ... made a strong start against Eastern Illinois (3/17), going 7 1/3 innings ... went a career-best eight innings at Xavier (3/25), scattering 11 hits and striking out four ... threw a scoreless inning at Cincinnati (4/1) ... threw two innings in the opener with Illinois (4/3) ... notched his first save of the season with four Ks against Valpo (4/8) ... picked up his second save by inducing a game-ending double play at Iowa (4/12) ... went 1 2/3 in the opener with PSU (4/17) ... earned a two-inning save, striking out the side in the ninth, to finish off a 3-2 win over the Lions (4/18) ... pitched 1 2/3 innings against Louisville (4/21) ... collected a crucial save in the Saturday game against Michigan (4/25), slamming the door with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief ... also picked up a save in Sunday's contest with the Wolverines (4/26), striking out Ryan LaMarre to end the game ... picked up the save in game two against Northwestern (5/9), without allowing a hit or a walk ... picked up his seventh save of the season, striking out two against Evansville (5/12) ... picked up a win in relief with two shutout innings against Michigan State (5/14) ... pitched the final four innings of IU's championship game with Minnesota (5/23) for his eighth save of the year ... threw a scoreless inning against Vanderbilt (5/30).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2008
    Went 2-0 with three saves in 18 appearances on the year ... struck out 23 batters in 21 1/3 innings ... struck out the side in his first appearance of the season, against Austin Peay (3/1) ... picked up first career save against Valpo (3/2), striking out two ... struck out two in a pair of innings against Gonzaga (3/10) ... closed out the Hoosiers' shutout victory over Portland (3/14) with a perfect inning ... picked up his second save of the year to clinch a 4-2 win over IPFW (3/23) ... went 1 2/3 against Minnesota (3/30) ... picked up his third save with a perfect inning against Miami (4/2) ... threw two strong innings against Ball State (4/16), striking out four ... went a pair of scoreless innings against ISU (4/23) ... struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief against Louisville (5/6) ... went a scoreless inning against Butler (5/13) ... struck out the side in order in the ninth inning against Michigan State (5/15) ... picked up the win in relief against Penn State (5/23) at the Big Ten Tournament.

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2007
    Appeared in 17 games, starting two ... posted a 4.50 ERA with a 2-1 record on the season ... struck out 16 batters to nine walks in his 22 innings of work ... did not allow a run in 12 of his 17 appearances ... made his first career start against Indiana State (3/6), taking the loss in the contest ... allowed just four baserunners in his next six appearances, giving up two hits over those six innings ... pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief, allowing four hits and striking out three to pick up his first career win against Penn State (4/29) ... pitched 2/3 of an inning, giving up one hit, to pick up the win in relief in a 10-7 victory over Minnesota (5/19).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Played three years for Pat McMahon at Canterbury ... finished his career in fine fashion, posting a 5-1 record with a 1.77 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 35 innings ... posted a .460 average, hitting four home runs and seven doubles on the year ... was named one of the top players in Indiana by Collegiate Baseball and was given honorable mention by Baseball America in the publication's list of the top 25 players in Indiana ... hit .547 for the year as a sophomore, winning the Northeast Indiana batting title ... was also the recipient of Canterbury's Scholar-Athlete Award in both 2005 and 2006... also played basketball in high school ... has one brother, Cam, who is a member of the Yale baseball team ... parents are Steven and Rose Squires ... majoring in entrepreneurship ... born March 29, 1988.


       

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