Blakeley Honored for Performance at 2002 Tournament
|2001-2002 News Update|
May 28, 2002
Bloomington, Ind. The Indiana baseball team increased its total in awards after the 2002 Big Ten Baseball Tournament when senior shortstop Eric Blakeley was honored for his play at the tournament. He was named to the All-Tournament team as the starting shortstop after he batted .308 (4-13) with a solo home run in the game versus Ohio State.
Blakeley finished his IU career in record-setting fashion. He hit .330 in a career-high 218 at-bats. He tallied 24 extra-base hits including 12 doubles and a career-high 10 home runs. His 60 RBI was a career-high and was second on the team. He was a member of 47 of IUs 64 double plays and started all 55 games at shortstop for Indiana.
The Hoosiers finished the 2002 season with a 35-20 overall record and a 15-14 mark in conference play. IU earned five All-Big Ten selections and one of the three Players of the Year.