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Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oshkosh, Wis.

High School:
Oshkosh West

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
IF/OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


2009: Hit .291 and was fourth on the team with 31 RBIs ... Started and appeared in 53 games...Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs vs. Bethune-Cookman (3/7) Had multiple hits in four consecutive games that included a home run in a four-RBI performance in a 14-5 win over Eastern Michigan (3/18) ... Posted a career-high six RBIs and went 5-for-6 with a double and a triple in a 15-4 win over Iowa (4/25) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 12-1 win over Penn State (5/1) ... Drove in two runs and went 3-for-5 vs. Purdue (5/10) ... Went 8-for-13 in three-game series with Oakland (3/20-22).

2008: All-Big Ten third team Selection...led the team in hits (65) and batting (.363), third in RBIs (32) and slugging percentage (.503) while ranking second in total bases (90)...played in 52 games, starting 46...posted 18 multi-hit games, including six consecutive (4/18 - 4/25)...had a season-high 10-game hit streak (4/26 - 5/10)...tripled, homered and drove in three runs vs. Rice (3/7)...went 4-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored vs. Michigan (4/20)...drove in two runs in a 3-for-3 performance vs. Toledo (4/23)...posted another 3-for-3 performance three games later vs. Iowa (4/26) that also saw him drive in four runs and steal two bases...went 8-for-16 in a four-game series with Penn State (5/2-4) that included a four RBI performance in the final game of the series...followed up with back-to-back 2-for-4 and 3-for-4 performances vs. Western Michigan (5/7) and Purdue (5/9).

2007: Named third-team Freshman All-American by Ping Baseball...played in 44 games, starting 43 times...ranked second on team with .331 batting average...hit .360 in Big Ten play...placed third on the team with 19 walks...finished fourth on the team in RBIs (27) and on-base percentage (.418)...went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and scored a run in his Spartan debut against Auburn (2/24)...had an RBI single and walked versus Jacksonville (2/25)...scored career-high four runs against St. Joseph's (3/4)...had two hits and scored a run versus Pittsburgh (3/5)...hit safely in 13 of 15 games from March 16 to April 15...hit an RBI double at Oklahoma (3/16)...doubled and scored and stole a base in home opener versus Concordia (3/24)...went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI at Indiana (3/31)...had two doubles and two RBI in series finale at Indiana (4/1)...went 2-for-3 against Penn State (4/15)...clubbed first career home run at Minnesota (4/22)...went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI at Michigan (4/28)...went 9-for-16 with five RBI in four-game series at Ohio State (5/4-6)...scored two runs at Western Michigan (5/8)...smacked a two-run single and walked twice versus Northwestern (5/12)...went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI at Illinois (5/19).

High School: While at Oshkosh West, Roberts was named to Team Wisconsin, which recognizes the top players in the state...selected to play in the Perfect Game National Showcase, consisting of the top players in the country...as a senior, he batted .368 with three homers, 18 RBIs, seven doubles and three triples to go along with 10 stolen bases to earn all-state, all-conference and all-district honors...played in the WBCA State All-Star game...set school records for most runs in a season (22), most assists in a game (eight) and most doubles in a game (three)...as a junior, led his conference in home runs and played in the Jim Gantner Classic at Miller Park...rated as one of the Top 100 Freshmen and one of the top 140 high school players in the country by Baseball America.

Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1988...son of Mike and Marilyn Roberts...parks, recreation and tourism major...enjoys hunting, fishing and golf...names his sister, Kelly, as his greatest athletic influence...selected in the 27th round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2006 MLB Draft...played for the Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2007...played for the Columbus All-Americans in the Great Lakes Collegiate League in 2008.