Newcomer Profile - Michael Earley
Jan. 28, 2008
In the weeks leading up to the 2008 season, IUHoosiers.com will be introducing you to the newest members of the Indiana baseball team. The newcomer profile for Monday, Jan. 28, is of sophomore infielder Michael Earley, who transferred to IU from the University of Cincinnati.
Michael Earley joins the Hoosiers after spending the 2007 season with the University of Cincinnati. For the Bearcats, Earley played in 33 games, primarily at designated hitter. The righty hit .320 for the season with five home runs, 15 RBIs and 21 runs on the year. His finest weekend of the season came against Chicago State, when he went 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBIs.
Prior to joining the squad at UC, the Anderson, Ind., native was named county player of the year in his final season at Anderson High and earned a trip to the North-South All-Star Game. Earley hit .523 with 14 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 30 RBIs, as he was one of the prime candidates for Indiana's Mr. Baseball, won that year by Hoosier teammate Josh Phegley.
Earley was a four-time all-conference selection in baseball, but he also excelled in other sports at Anderson. He earned all-conference laurels three times in football and once in basketball, and finished as his school's all-time leading receiver on the gridiron.
The son of Kevin and Tammy Earley was born on March 15, 1988, and is majoring in communications at IU.
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