Christian Barczi

#30 Christian Barczi

POS. C
B/T R/R
HT. 6-1
WT. 190
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Naperville, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Naperville North

2017 Horizon League All-Freshman Team

2017: Saw action in 32 games and made 28 starts during his freshman year... Batted .282 with one home run and 14 RBIs... Led the team in batting average in league-only games at .343 in 20 contests... Made his Crusader debut with one at-bat on Feb. 18 at Western Kentucky... Picked up his first collegiate hit and RBI on Feb. 25 at UAB... Had two hits in his first collegiate start on Feb. 26 at UAB... Collected a season-high three hits on three occasions - March 26 at UIC, April 8 at Northern Kentucky and April 21 at Northern Kentucky... Had two two-RBI games - April 8-9 vs. Northern Kentucky, driving in five runs in the three-game series... Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team, one of three Crusaders to receive the honor. 

Prep: Two-year letter winner at Naperville North… Named to all-conference team after his junior and senior seasons… Named to all-area team following his senior campaign… Played travel baseball for Cangelosi Baseball (2015), the Illinois Sparks (2016) and the Naperville Renegades (2010-2015)… Held a 3.75 GPA and was on high honor roll… Recipient of Dr. Suzanne Cooke Scholarship.

Personal: Son of Scott and Debbie Barczi… Father Scott played baseball at Northwestern and was drafted in the 10th round of the 1987 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Pirates. Scott spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh organization, reaching as high as Double-A… Hobbies include guitar and sports journalism… Favorite food is steak taco from Los Taps… Favorite movie is Forest Gump… Favorite professional baseball team is the White Sox… Favorite MLB players are Kris Bryant and Salvador Perez… Favorite musical group is the Red Hot Chili Peppers… Born on Dec. 20, 1997… Majoring in communications.