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#17 Erik DeJong
Position: Infielder/Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Roosevelt
Major: History
Experience: 3 Letters
Erik has seen spot duty, mostly at the corner infield positions, during his time with the Jackrabbits, but will vie for an expanded role this season ... may see some action out of the bullpen in 2011 ... member of Academic All-Summit League Team each of the past three seasons and was also named to Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence in 2009 and 2010

Saw action in 26 games, including seven starts at first base ... delivered run-scoring single in pinch-hitting appearance at Air Force (3/7) ... went 1-for-4 with RBI at Arkansas (3/10) ... started both games of doubleheader at Northern Colorado, going 2-for-7 with RBI and run scored (3/21) ... was 1-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored, RBI and turned in season-high nine putouts in home win over Mount Marty (4/7) ... delivered sacrifice fly in first game of doubleheader against Western Illinois (5/21)

Played in 23 games, making 12 starts ... went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored in season opener at Murray State (Ky.) (2/20) ... doubled against Central Arkansas (2/27) and in second game of doubleheader at North Dakota, driving in lone run of the year (4/22) ... notched pinch-hit single at Washington State (3/22) ... recorded career-high 12 putouts at Northern Iowa (4/8) and tallied four assists in second game of twinbill at Murray State (2/22)

Appeared in 28 games, including 16 starts ... posted five multi-hit games, including 3-for-4 effort with run batted in during first game of doubleheader at North Dakota State (5/16) ... went 2-for-4 for first career multi-hit game in victory against Texas-Pan American (3/7) ... hit first collegiate home run in first game of twinbill at Southern Utah (4/18) ... drove in three runs with 2-for-5 performance against Presentation (4/21) ... hit three-run home run at Sioux Falls (4/29) ... hit home run and was 2-for-5 as Jackrabbits closed series against Oral Roberts with a victory (5/4)

2007 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls ... a two-sport standout, he played baseball and football at Roosevelt ... selected to the Argus Leader Elite 45 football squad as a senior ... honor roll student