2010: Named to the All-Midwest Region Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association... played in and started 44 games and posted a .400 batting average (60-of-150), good for second on the team... led the Storm in home runs (11), runs batted in (40), total bases (107) and slugging percentage (.713)... did not record an out in five games inlcluding a five hit game at Tiffin on 4/15... recorded two muti home run games (3/20 vs. Malone and 3/27 vs. Baldwin-Wallace)... played primarily at shortstop, but also saw action in the mound in eight contest, including one start.... hurled a team-best 2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings.
2009: Named to All-Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) First Team... Started 47 of the 48 games he appeared in, primarily as the team's starting shortstop as a freshman... batted .320 (48-of-150) and led the team with 37 runs, a school-record 11 homers, 47 RBI, three triples and a .653 slugging percentage... had a team-leading three sacrifice flies and doubled 11 times while stealing four bases... had 14 multi-hit games, including three hits three times... hit two home runs in a game three times and homered three times in a doubleheader at Mars Hill on 3/4... drove in a career-high seven runs vs. Urbana on 4/25, hitting a grand slam and a three-run homer in the game... drove in five runs at Seton Hill on 3/18... had 10 games with two or more RBI... scored two or more runs in a game 10 times, including a career-high four vs. Case Western Reserve on 4/19, despite not getting a hit in the game... also made four appearances on the mound, posting an 0-1 record in 4 1/3 innings...made first career pitching start vs. Mercyhurst on 4/5, suffering the loss in that game... was named to a spot on the South Team for the Southern Collegiate Baseball League (summer league) All-Star game.
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Was a four-year infielder and pitcher in baseball at Amherst Steele High School... earned Mizuno All-Ohio and All-Southwestern Conference honors in his senior year, helping lead the Comets to the SWC title... also selected to play in the NEOBCA All-Star Game... was a three-year guard on the basketball team, earning all-county and all-league honors.
PERSONAL: Born March 11, 1990... majoring in sport management... parents are Randy and Stephanie Rua.