University of Miami Athletics
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Cade Kreuter

position

Infield

Height

6-5

Weight

205 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Newhall, Calif.

High School

Hart HS

Junior (2012)…
Missed most of the season while rehabbing from injury…Recorded one at-bat on the season in the team’s series with Virginia (April 29)…

Sophomore (2011)…
Saw limited time as a sophomore after transferring in from USC… Saw time as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Hurricanes… Carried a .228 average at the end of the season, including 13 hits (four doubles, one home run), seven runs and nine RBI… Played in 30 games with nine starts… Stole one base in two attempts… Held a perfect fielding average with 24 putouts and two assists… Pounded out a season-best three hits at Boston College (Apr. 3), including hitting his first home run as a Hurricanes player, adding a double that same day in the doubleheader sweep of the Eagles… Stole his only base of the year against USF (Apr. 27)… Had a season-high 11 putouts against the Bulls in that same game… Named to the CCL (California Collegiate League) All-Star Game over the summer in the California League… Selected as one of the CCL’s Top 54 prospects…

Before Miami…
Played the 2010 season at the University of Southern California… Played most of his action as a designated hitter for the Trojans… Played in 53 games with 45 starts as a rookie… Hoisted a .283 batting average with 43 hits – five doubles and a team second-best eight homeruns, 30 runs, and 24 RBI in 152 trips to the plate… Held the team’s third-highest slugging percentage (.474)… Swiped two bases in four attempts… Transferred to the University of Miami after the departure of his father from the Trojans’ baseball program…

High School/Prep…
He was a two-year varsity letterwinner at Hart High in Newhall, Calif., for head coach Jim Ozella… Did not play his senior year due to injury… Earned 2008 Under Armour All-America honors… Played for the Brewers and Yankees Area Code team in 2008 and the Yankees Area Code team in 2007… Drafted in the 41st round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks… Played the 2008 and 2009 season at Hart High School, also spending a season (2006-07) at Valencia, in addition to West Ranch (2005-06)…

Personal…
Major is Undeclared… Parents are Chad and Kelly… His father, Chad, was the head coach at USC (2007-10)… Father also played professional baseball after playing collegiate baseball for Pepperdine… Has one brother, Cole… Grandson of UC Irvine head baseball coach, Mike Gillespie… Favorite movies are Avatar, The Fighter and The Town… Favorite television shows are Entourage, That 70s Show, Boardwalk Empire and Eastbound and Down… Listens to Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, The Game and Eminem as well as country…

KREUTER’S INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
AB: 4, four times
Runs: 1, seven times
Hits: 3 at Boston College (4/3/11)
RBI: 4 at Boston College (4/3/11)
2B: 1, four times
HR: 1 at Boston College (4/3/11)
SB: 1 vs. USF (4/27/11)
Hit Streak: 3 games (4/9-13/2011)