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    Spotlight on Brad Udoff

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    After losing nine letterwinners from last season's squad, the Indiana baseball team welcomes 17 newcomers this season. In the coming weeks, we will feature each IU newcomer leading up to the team's Feb. 22 opener against DePauw. Brad Udoff is next up in the spotlight.

    Udoff, a standout catcher from Pace Academy, capped off his career being named to the 2004 Georgia Dugout Club All-State team. He also earned a spot on the Fulton County All-Area squad and was named team MVP for the second straight season as a senior.

    The Atlanta native posted a .429 batting average with five home runs, 21 RBI and a .560 on-base percentage, leading his team to a fourth-place finish in the region in 2004.

    A three-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Charlie Owens, Udoff was named MVP of his Pace Academy team that qualified for the 2003 state playoffs and placed third in the region.

    Additionally, Udoff played summer baseball for the East Cobb Bulls in 2002 and for the East Cobb Seminoles in 2003, where he was selected as the Seminoles MVP.

    Off the diamond, Udoff was a member of the National Honor Society and the Honor Roll. The son of Ed and Amy Udoff has one brother, Ross.

    HEAD COACH BOB MORGAN ON UDOFF:
    "Brad is going to give us depth behind the plate. He is a very good hitter who needs to improve his defensive skills. As he improves defensively, he will be a contributor."


    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH Brad Udoff

    Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

    High School: Pace Academy
    Position: Catcher
    Height/Weight: 5-9/185
    Bat/Throw: R/R

    Should the NCAA eliminate aluminum bats?
    No

    Who is the best hitter in baseball?
    Barry Bonds

    Who is the best pitcher in baseball?
    John Smoltz

    Should there be a salary cap in major league baseball?
    No

    Should Pete Rose be allowed back into baseball?
    Yes

    Who is the best player you have ever faced?
    Chris Nelson - 2004 draft pick of the Colorado Rockies

    If you could face one pitcher in baseball history, whom would you face?
    Greg Maddux

    Who is your favorite team?
    Atlanta Braves

    What is the best coaching advice you have ever received?
    "Have fun."

    Should the NCAA impose a mandatory season opener on all NCAA institutions?
    No



     

     

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