2013 – Saw action in 48 games with 45 starts during his first season at Indiana State … started 37 games behind the plate, six in left field and two at designated hitter as a junior … hit .263 (31-for-156) with 12 doubles and three home runs … drove in 20 runs while scoring 24 times … led the team with a .404 on-base percentage and 32 walks … led the team with a .385 (20-for-52) batting average and a .540 on-base percentage over the final 17 games of the season, raising his batting average from .202 to .263 at season’s end … eight multi-hit games over Indiana State’s final 17 games … posted a season-best three RBIs against Alabama A&M (February 16) and Missouri State (March 31) … hit home runs against Missouri State (March 31), Creighton (April 14) and in the MVC Tournament against Creighton (May 21).
Lincoln Land CC - A Third-Team NJCAA All-American following his freshman season at Lincoln Land Community College under head coach Ron Riggle ... led LLCC with a .443 batting average in 2011, along with 74 hits, 61 runs batted in, 26 doubles and 11 home runs ... played 16 games as a sophomore, hitting .333 with two home runs, seven doubles and 17 RBIs ... 13 home runs, 91 hits, 33 doubles, 69 runs and 78 runs batted in in his two seasons with the Loggers.
High School - A three-year letter winner at Rochester High School under head coach Matt Carlson ... earned all-state honors following his senior season in 2009 ... hit .505 for the season with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 25 doubles in his final high school season..
Personal – Mike Patrick Fitzgerald was born on May 26, 1991, in Springfield, Ill., the son of Leann and Mike Fitzgerald ... majoring in Sport Management ... has two siblings, Allison and Tyler ... his father, Mike, was the St. Louis Cardinals' No. 1 draft pick (20th overall) in the June 1984 secondary phase of the draft.