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#7 T.J. Baumet
Position: Shortstop
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brownsburg, Ind.
High School: Brownsburg
Experience: 4 Letters
T.J. Baumet
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/06/2008

T.J. Baumet's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

Career: Played in 202 career games with 197 starts as a four-year letterwinner ... Posted a .287 career batting average with 217 hits, including 41 doubles, two triples and 33 home runs ... Notched 55 stolen bases, which ranks sixth all-time in Ball State history.

2011 (Senior)
Played in 46 games, including 45 starts to earn his fourth letter ... Posted a .281 batting average on the season ... Finished third on the team with 48 hits ... Scored 32 runs and drove in 27 on the year while posting 10 doubles ... Tallied a team-high six home runs while finishing second on the team with a .444 slugging percentage ... Tied for the team-lead with 14 stolen bases ... Posted 11 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI contests ... Named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (May 9-15) ... Posted a .647 batting average (11-of-17) in four road games as he recorded five doubles and a home run, for a 1.118 slugging percentage ... Reached base 14 times on the week for a .700 on-base percentage, while also stealing three bases ... Made his first two appearances on the mound.

2010 (Junior)
Finished second on the team with a .337 batting average in 56 games played ... Second on the team with 83 hits and 58 runs scored ... Led the team and was third in the MAC with 26 stolen bases in 30 attempts ... Tallied 12 doubles and nine home runs, including a home run in each of Ball State's three MAC Tournament games ... Posted a .504 slugging percentage and a .412 on-base percentage from his leadoff position ... Named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (April 26) ... Posted a .454 (10-of-22) batting average in the Cardinals' five games that week ... Effort helped BSU win a pivotal MAC weekend series at Central Michigan, which was the team's fifth straight MAC weekend series victory ... Scored 10 runs and drove in four runs from his leadoff position ... Posted a .500 on-base percentage while also going 3-of-3 in stolen bases.

2009 (Sophomore)
Made 47 starts for the Cardinals to earn his second letter ... Made all of his starts at the shortstop position ... Posted a .269 batting average on the year with 50 hits ... Second on the team with 12 home runs, nine of which came in the final 16 games of the year ... Tallied a .522 slugging percentage as he also had nine doubles and a triple ... Was 10-of-11 in stolen bases, including 10 straight to open the year ... Drove in 35 runs while scoring 39 ... Recorded 13 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI contests ... Drove in a career-high five runs against Toledo (May 14) as he notched a pair of home runs ... Had a career-high three home runs against Western Michigan (April 25) as he drove in four runs ... Missed four games early in the season due to a minor injury.

2008 (Freshman)
Played in 53 games, including 49 starts as a true freshman to earn his first letter ... Started 31 games at third base, 17 games at second base and one game at shortstop ... Posted a .237 batting average on the season with 36 hits ... Scored 31 runs and drove in 17 runs ... Posted 10 doubles and six home runs on the season ... Recorded six multiple hit games, including two games of three hits apiece ... Both three-hit games came in back-to-back contests against Eastern Michigan (May 2 & 3) ...  Tallied three multiple RBI games ... Posted a five-game hitting streak.

High School 
Earned four letters in baseball for coach Pat O’Neil ... Named to the All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference First Team each year ... Tabbed as a preseason all-American and an honorable mention all-American as a senior ... Named one of Street and Smith’s top 50 as a junior and senior ... Named the Indy West Player of the Year as a junior ... Has appeared on the cover of Rise Magazine ... His high school team was ranked No. 1 in the state all four of his years ... As a sophomore, his team went 35-0, won a state championship and earned a No. 2 national ranking ... Played in the Little League World Series in 2001 ... His team won the United States Championship and finished fourth in the world ... Played summer baseball for the Indiana Bulls ... Also lettered three years as a forward on his high school basketball team, earning first team all-conference honors as a junior.

Personal 
An exercise science major ... Born Aug. 5, 1988, in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Tom and Laura Baumet ... Has one sister ... Grandfather Jim Laukin played baseball at Arizona State ... Full name is Thomas Jeffrey Baumet.