Hit .284 in 37 games, including 17 starts behind the plate ... Led Auburn in conference games with a .340 average (16-for-47) while playing in 18 contests ... Doubled four times on the year with 10 runs and 13 RBI ... Was 11- for-32 (.344) in month of May ... Hit .539 (7-for-13) with 6 RBI and three runs in South Carolina series ... 6-for-8 in last final two games against the Gamecocks ... Had a five-game hitting streak (.563, 9-for-16) from May 1-9 ... 2-for-7 with 3 R, 2 BB in two starts at Clemson ... Had a one-out single that started Auburn's four-run ninth in 6-5 come-from-behind win versus Miss. State on April 25.
Played for the Winchester Royals of the Valley Baseball League which won the 2003 Lineweaver Cup ... Hit .244 in 12 games, including 10 starts ... Winchester finished with a 36-12 mark.
Selected to the FCCAA All-Tournament team and was named Mid-Florida Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Was second on team with .331 average with 12 doubles, 29 runs and 20 RBI ... Helped guide Seminole to the Regional VIII title and a sixth-place finish at the NJCAA College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. ... Played at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill. as a freshman.
Three year letterman for coach Jim Koller at Palatine High School ... High School all-conference and all-area selection as a senior while helping Palatine HS to a regional championship ... Two year football letterman at quarterback ... All-Conference quarterback, team MVP and captain as a senior ... Ran indoor track for three years ... Academic All-Conference selection.
Michael Fredric Hnytka was born on February 9, 1983 in Palatine, Ill. ... Son of Ihor and Ginny Hnytka ... Three younger siblings, Denise (19), John (16), and Stacey (11) ... Major: Health Promotion.