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  Chris Klimko

Chris Klimko

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McKeesport, Pa.

High School:
McKeesport

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
C

Birthdate:
10/16/1986

B/T:
R/R

2009: Won team's Most Valuable Defensive Player award ... Missed start of season after recovering from off-season surgery, but played in 35 games, starting 31 (27 at catcher) ... Hit .304 with six doubles and a career-high tying five homers ... Drove in 27 runs and scored 16 ... Slugged .487 and totaled 56 bases ... Earned 10 walks for a .374 on-base percentage ... Fielded at a .984 clip ... Made just three errors behind the plate and threw out 13 base stealers in 29 tries, the most on the team ... Tallied first and only career multi-homer game May 3 at Bowling Green when he also tied a season high with three hits ... Drove in a season-high four runs April 25 vs. Kent State ... Had seven multi-RBI games and 11 multi-hit games.

2008 Summer League: Played for the Columbus All-Americans, who went 20-20 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, along with three other Bobcats ... Saw action in eight games, starting three ... Had four hits in 16 at-bats for a .250 average and hit one home run ... Tallied two RBIs and scored two runs ... Had a .438 slugging percentage and a .368 on-base percentage ... Did not commit an error in eight games for a 1.000 fielding percentage.

2008: Played in 52 games, starting 47 of them, with all but two of his starts coming at catcher ... Finished fourth on the team with a .351 average, ranking 13th in the Mid-American Conference ... Had 66 hits, ranking fifth on the team, in 188 at-bats, including nine doubles and three home runs ... Scored 32 runs, while bringing home 28 ... Had a .447 slugging percentage and a .424 on-base percentage, while earning 20 walks and being hit by a pitch six times ... Chipped in three sac flies and three sac hits ... Registered a season-high four hits twice (March 8 at UNC Greensboro and April 15 versus Pittsburgh) ... Had two doubles and scored three runs May 7 at Dayton ... Had a career-high five RBIs twice (March 29 against Western Michigan and May 17 at Buffalo) ... Contributed 22 multi-hit games ... Threw out 17 of 44 steal attempts against him.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Columbus All-Americans of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with fellow Bobcats Hayden Johnston and Kevin Mementowski ... Finished with a .310 average in 58 at-bats ... Started a total of 15 games ... Had 18 hits and eight runs over the course of the summer ... Also had six RBIs.

2007: Appeared in 48 games at catcher with 44 starts ... Tied for second on the team with five home runs and finished fifth on the team with 30 RBIs ... Posted a .263 average on the season with 11 doubles and one triple ... Threw out 16 of 82 base stealers ... Posted a career-high four RBIs March 10 against Butler ... Had nine multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Was 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored May 4 at Akron ... Hit .300 against left-handed pitching and was 3-for-5 with the bases loaded ... Batted .308 with runners in scoring position.

2006: Received 28 starts and played in 31 games after missing the first month of the season ... Recorded six doubles, two home runs and 16 RBIs ... Turned in five multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games ... Recorded his first-career home run and had a season-high three RBIs against West Virginia on April 11 ... Threw out 10 of 41 stolen base attempts from behind the plate.

High School: Served as team captain at McKeesport High School ... Hit .405 with a home run in his junior season ... Participated in the WPIAL All-Star Game ... Named to the Post Gazette "Top Ten" ... Played at the same high school as former Bobcat Cody Neyman.

Personal: A sociology/criminology major ... Son of Paul & Carol Klimko ... Born on Oct. 16, 1986.