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Jim Deliz
Jim Deliz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clinton Twp., Mich.

High School:
Chippewa Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/14/1981

B/T:
R/R


2003: Opened the season with a career-best six-game hitting streak...posted 12 RBI on the season...drove in three runs at Centenary Feb. 22...hit first home run of the season March 29 at Minnesota...tied career high with three hits at Illinois May 3...started in right field the first 29 games of the season...recorded a season-high five putouts March 3 against St. John's.

2002: Appeared in 24 games, starting five...collected nine RBI, eight hits and three runs...made collegiate debut at Charlotte March 1...went 3-for-6 with an RBI against Charleston Southern March 9...drove in two runs vs. Grand Valley State April 10...hit first career homer and went 2-for-2 with three RBI at Penn State May 19.

2001: Redshirted.

High School: Achieved all-county and all-district honors all four years of prep baseball...named all-state and all-state dream team in both his junior and senior seasons...ranked as Michigan's number one player as a senior...hit .480 average over four prep seasons...set school records in all offensive categories: career home runs (39), stolen bases (112) and RBI (156)...captained both the baseball and football teams in his senior year.

Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1981 in Clinton Twp., Mich., to Jim and Joanne Deliz...a family and community services major...has a rich athletic family history: his uncle was a quarterback at Louisville, breaking all of Johnny Unitas' records during his career with the Cardinals; his father was a running back at Wayne State; and his aunt was inducted into the Central Michigan Hall of Fame for her accomplishments on the softball field...favorite professional player is Jim Edmonds and his favorite team is the New York Yankees.

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