23 - Grant Fillipitch
|Hometown:||LaGrange Park, Ill.|
|High School:||Lyons Township|
Coach Farley on Fillipitch: "Grant was one of our top hitters for much of last season. He'll start the spring as our No. 1 third baseman and could also see action at shortstop or at first base. He has the ability to hit for a high average and for power. His teammates see him as a quiet leader on this team." 2008: Finished his rookie season fourth on the team with a .275 batting average...started in 35 of his 44 games played...tied for third with eight doubles and three homers...ranked fifth with 18 RBI and 42 hits...his .386 slugging percentage was the fourth-best on the squad...was the team's top hitter in non-league play, finishing with a .288 batting average and 23 hits...tied the school record with five hits in a game against Indiana Tech (April 8)...finished with 11 multi-hit games...was 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI against Wright State (April 11)...went 6-for-15 (.400) with two homers, four runs scored and four RBI in a three-game series at Valparaiso (April 25-26)...High School: Named to the all-conference and all-area teams...played in the state all-star game...team captain as a senior...Stevenson Showcase team representative and area leadership conference representative...led team to state tournament...helped two summer league teams to state titles...Illinois State Scholar...four-year member of the honor roll...member of the National Math Honor Society...head coach: George Ushela. Personal: Born Nov. 17, 1988...son of Brenda and John Fillipitch...mechanical engineering major.