Blue Demons set to make 19th regional appearance on Friday
Blue Demons Face Kentucky in opening game on Friday with Illinois and Marshall also in the regional
Rodriguez, Haydn Christensen lead Blue Demons past St. John's 8-3 on Saturday
Blue Demons blank Villanova 4-0 Friday behind Zoch's two-hitter
Blue Demons look for first BIG EAST Championship since 2014
Highlights from DePaul's game one and two of the doubleheader versus St. John's.
2014 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
2016 All-BIG EAST First Team
BIG EAST Player of the Week (4/11/16)
2017 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
2017 All-BIG EAST First Team
2017 (Senior Season): Started all 50 games for DePaul… named to All-BIG EAST first team… selected to BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team… recorded a two RBI triple in the BIG EAST semifinals in a win over Villanova May 13… notched two runs, two hits, and one RBI in the BIG EAST Championship final victory over St. John’s May 14… Finished the Troy Cox Classic with two hits, a run, and four RBI… tied a career high two homers versus Villanova April 29… Led DePaul and the BIG EAST with 14 homers … second in BIG EAST conference games in Slugging percentage at .787… hit a grand slam in a 7-2 victory over Butler.
2016 (Junior Season): Appeared in 48 games, started 40... played primarily as the designated player... recorded 14 runs, 34 hits and nine homers... second on the team for homers... third on the team with 28 RBI... sixth in the BIG EAST for slugging percentage (.579) and tied for third in homers (nine) over the course of all games... matched career-high two homers and six RBI at Providence (4/9)... named BIG EAST Player of the Week (4/11)... stole a base against Loyola (4/12)... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (4/26)... hit two homers in the St. John's series... named to the All-BIG EAST First Team as a designated player.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Ranked in the top-10 in the BIG EAST in home runs (t-7th), RBI (t-8th) and walks drawn (9th)... named BIG EAST Player of the Week (2/23)... led team with 311 putouts... finished second on the team with 11 multi-hit games and fourth with nine games of multiple hits... tied for second-longest hitting streak on the team with seven straight games... totaled the second-best RBI mark on DePaul with 34... hit 11 home runs to help pace the 2015 squad that set a new single-season program record with 58 blasts... slugged at a .647 clip to guide DePaul to a program record .498 slugging percentage in a single season... notched three game-winning RBI... hit two-run bomb against Butler (5/3)... recorded career-best two homers, five RBI at Georgetown (4/12)... scored winning run against Providence (3/28)... laced two-run shot at Seton Hall (3/24)... smacked two homers versus New Mexico State (2/28)... launched a grand slam to spark comeback win at UT Arlington (2/21)... had two hits, two RBI versus Oklahoma (2/7)... made 45 appearances and started 41 games.
High School: Led Seneca High School to two straight regional championships in 2011 and 2012... Chicago Sun-Times first-team selection in 2013... three-time first team all-state selection... Morris Daily Herald Player of the Year from 2011-13... two-time participant in Chicago Sun Times All Star Game... participant in 2013 Super 60 All Star Game.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Beth Pihl... has a brother, Lars... majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in applied psychology.
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