DeMuth & Halstead Return For Senior Campaigns
July 15, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Minnesota Twins draftees Dustin DeMuth (8th round) and Ryan Halstead (26th round) have both elected to hold off on professional careers; and will return to Indiana for their senior seasons.
DeMuth and Halstead joined Aaron Slegers as a trio of Hoosiers drafted by the Twins in this past June's draft. Slegers signed his contract and is currently playing rookie ball for the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian League.
DeMuth earned All-America status from Perfect Game (second team) and Baseball America (third team) in 2013 after pacing the Hoosiers with a .377 batting average, 92 hits and 24 doubles. The LaPorte, Ind., native started all 65 games in `13 at third base and will enter '14 with 179 career starts. His 237 hits and 47 doubles have already cracked IU's all-time top-10, ranking seventh and eighth, respectively.
Halstead holds the school record for career saves (22) and single-season saves (11). He broke his own record in 2013, closing out 11 saves to surpass his previous IU-best mark of nine saves in 2011. His 72 career appearances and 28 this season each rank fourth all-time at Indiana.
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