#11 Jeff Edwards
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Jackson|
2015: Played in 51 games including 49 starts at second base for Valpo in his junior season...was a critical part of a middle infield that turned 47 double plays...reached base safely in the Crusaders' final 25 games of the season...batted .299 in 18 games in the second spot of the batting order...drove in his first run of the season at Gardner-Webb (Mar. 1)...compiled a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 2nd-13th, a span in which he went 8-for-23 (.348) with seven runs scored...drew a walk, doubled, and scored twice as part of a two-hit afternoon at UIC (Mar. 15)...went 2-for-3 with a walk at Purdue on March 18th...scored four runs, plated three, swiped two bases, and doubled in Valpo's sweep of Youngstown State on March 20th-22nd...drove in a season-high four runs in addition to scoring two of his own against Oakland on April 12th...plated a run in the first two games of the home series against UIC (Apr. 17-18th)...crossed the plate in all three games of the road series at Oakland (Apr. 24-26th), while also notching five hits, three RBI, and two walks...went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs driven in against Western Michigan on May 5th...knocked in two runs versus Purdue (May 12)...doubled, scored, walked, and drove home two in the Crusaders' 8-0 win over Youngstown State in the Horizon League Championships on May 20th...wrapped up the season with an RBI and a hit versus Milwaukee (May 21).
2014: Appeared in 45 games, making 38 starts with the Crusaders as a sophomore...led the team in sacrifices (11)...enjoyed a two-hit afternoon at Jacksonville State (Feb. 22), scoring twice and driving in a run...plated three and scored once as part of a three-hit day at McNeese State (Mar. 2)...raised his batting average from .250 to .270 while on an eight-game hitting streak that began on March 18th and concluded on April 15th...walked twice, scored twice, and had two hits at Northwestern (Apr. 8)...corked a double, touched home three times, and tallied two hits versus Youngstown State on April 12th...went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Milwaukee (Apr. 17)...registered two hits and two runs versus Kalamazoo College (Apr. 21)...had a single, a run scored, and an RBI at Youngstown State on May 16th...recorded a hit in Valpo's 1-0 Horizon League Tournament win over UIC on May 23rd.
2013: Appeared in 18 games including three starts as a freshman with the Brown and Gold...had a 3-for-5 day with three runs scored in his first start as a Crusader versus Roosevelt (Apr. 17)...went 1-for-3 in a start at #9 Arizona State...recorded a hit in his only plate appearance versus Wright State (Apr. 27)...swiped a base as a pinch runner versus Youngstown State on May 18th...finished season with a .357 batting average and .438 on-base percentage in 14 at bats.
Prep: Three-time letter winner for the Bears...named Second Team All-League his senior season...recipient of Joe Herman Coaches Award...participated in Progressive Field and Hank Miller All-Star games...tied a school record of triples in a season with five.
Personal: Jeff is the son of Jeff and Renee Edwards...has a sister, Emily...major is sports management...favorite movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...favorite baseball team is the Cleveland Indians...favorite musical group is Mike Stud/Huey Mack...favorite baseball player is Kenny Lofton...born Oct. 31, 1993...volunteer at Popcorn Festival and Newark/New York YMCA Little Kid Baseball Camp in summer of 2013...hobbies outside of baseball include bicycle riding, drawing, and cooking.