27 Nick Hladek
27 Nick Hladek
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Crown Point, Ind.
High School: Crown Point
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011 - Junior Season: Played in 37 games and made 28 starts at catcher and DH...batted .245 with 20 RBIs and 12 runs scored...had eight extra-base hits, including three home runs and four doubles...had an on-base percentage of .356 and totaled eight multi-hit games...went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Oakland (March 6)...had season highs with four RBIs and three runs and also homered vs. Minn.-Duluth (March 13)...went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs driven in vs. Long Island (March 17)...had two hits vs. Bradley (March 19)...doubled twice and drove in two runs vs. Valparaiso (March 25)...went 2-for-5 with two runs in series finale vs. Valpo (March 26)...homered, scored twice and walked against Wabash (March 30)...clubbed a two-run homer vs. Purdue (April 6)...went 2-for-4 with a walk at Youngstown State (April 8)...had an RBI double and scored twice vs. Milwaukee (May 15).

2010 - Sophomore Season: Appeared in 37 games, primarily as starting designated hitter...batted .273 and drove in 22 runs....scored 24 runs and totaled 17 walks...registered an on-base percentage of .371 and slugged .405...went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double at Wofford (Feb. 27)...doubled and walked vs. Cincinnati (March 23)...went 2-for-4 with two doubles and scored twice vs. Marian (March 24)...had 3-for-5 day with a homer and two doubles against Youngstown State (March 27)...went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk against IPFW (March 31)...hit .375 and slugged .688 during the month of March...had two hits and scored three runs vs. Milwaukee (April 18)...went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Ball State (April 21)...posted 3-for-4 effort with two runs vs. UIndy (May 4)...went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs vs. Cleveland State (May 21).

2009 - Redshirt Season: Was granted a medical redshirt after appearing in 12 games... started eight times...scored five runs and drove in two in 28 at-bats...went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run vs. Eastern Illinois (Feb. 28)...scored two runs at UNLV (March 7)...went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a run and an RBI at UNLV (March 7).

High School: Four-year letterwinner as a catcher for Crown Point High School...earned all-state honorable mention as a senior...named to the all-conference team...Post Tribune All-Area and Times First Team All-Area...team captain...tabbed as the team's Defensive MVP...team went 29-3 his junior season and 28-5 as a senior...helped squad to sectional and regional championships three seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 2008...also lettered three seasons as a defensive end on the football team...team went 31-4 during his three seasons, earning conference championships all three years and a sectional championship in 2006...earned all-state and all-area honors during his career...head coach: Steve Strayer.

Personal: Born Sept. 20, 1989...son of Jenny Coy and Raymond Hladek...pharmacy major.