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Phil Wunderlich
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Phil Wunderlich

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225

Position:
3B/OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/R


Honors
2009 Second Team All-America (NCBWA)
2009 All-BIG EAST Tournament
2009 First Team All-Region (ABCA)
2009 Second Team All-BIG EAST

2009: Earned Second Team All-America (NCBWA) and First Team All-Region (ABCA) honors as a sophomore. Was invited to the USA National Team Trials during the summer. Led the Cards in hitting at .367 and was second on the squad with 18 home runs and 78 RBI, which ranks seventh on the Cards' single season list. He ranks No. 9 all-time at U of L in HBP's with his 27, while his 18 in 2009 rank No. 4 on the Cards' single season list. Finished with six hits, three runs scored and two RBI in Cards' four NCAA Regional games. Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in NCAA Regional Championship win. Earned All-BIG EAST Tournament honors after hitting .412 with three home runs and eight RBI in Cards' five tourney games. Homered in each of the Cards' final three BIG EAST Tournament games. Finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in semifinal win over Notre Dame. Had his career-best 14-game hitting streak ended on May 14. Hammered his 15th home run of the season, a grand slam, in the first inning of the Cards' BIG EAST title clinching win over USF on May 15. Finished with two hits and five RBI in the May 15 win over USF. Picked up a two-run single in the first inning of the Cards' 10-2 win at WKU on May 12. Finished 2-for-5 with his 14th home run, two RBI and two runs scored on May 10 at St. John's. Was 2-for-3 with three runs scored in May 8 win at Red Storm. Went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in May 6 win over Ohio State. Hit his 13th home run in a 2-for-5 day with four RBI and three runs scored in May 5 win over Buckeyes. Finished the two-game series at Villanova going 4-for-8 with one RBI and three runs scored. Went 2-for-5 with two RBI in April 28 win at UK. Finished the best week of his career by being named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after hitting .522 (12-for-23) with 14 RBI, four home runs, four doubles and a 1.217 slugging percentage in five games. Had a career-best six RBI in the Cards' win over at Indiana on April 21. Finished with three hits and four RBI in April 24 win over Notre Dame and had two home runs against the Irish on Saturday. Was 3-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season against Vandy on April 22. Finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and a career-high six RBI in comeback win over IU on April 21. Was hit four times in the Rutgers series. Finished 1-for-3 with one RBI at Rutgers on April 18 and was 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored on April 17 at RU. Had one hit in each of the Cards' three wins over Pittsburgh. Hit a game-winning, three-run home run on April 9 against Pitt just two days after suffering a broken nose and fractured orbital against Indiana on April 9. Suffered the broken nose and fractured orbital bone after being hit in the face on a 3-2 pitch in the eighth inning of the April 7 win over IU. Was 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored against IU on April 7 before leaving the game in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch. Hit a career-high three home runs, including one that cleared the scoreboard and hit near the top of Fifth Third Arena beyond the wall in right field at Marge Schott Stadium, with a career-best five RBI at Cincinnati on April 5. Was 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored on April 4 at UC. Was 2-for-4 against Seton Hall on March 28. Had his 12-game hitting streak ended on March 24 against Evansville. Was 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Georgetown on March 22. Connected for his fourth home run of the season in a 2-for-4 day at the plate with two runs scored on March 20 against Hoyas. Hit his third home run of the season, a three-run shot in the first inning, in the Cards' win over Morehead State on March 18. Had a huge 3-for-6 performance with his second home run of the season, two RBI and three runs scored in the Cards' win at Tennessee on March 11. Led the Cards' comeback win over EIU on March 7 with a 3-for-4 night with four RBI and a run scored. Was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a a run scored on March 7 against Milwaukee. Hit his first home run of the season on March 6 against Milwaukee as he and Dominguez had back-to-back home runs. Was 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases on Feb. 28 against Bowling Green. Was 2-for-4 with a run scored and his third career stolen base in Feb. 25 win over EKU. Had a strong opening series from the plate as he went 5-for-9 against the Gators. Named to AD Honor Roll and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2008: Batted .265 with 10 doubles and 20 RBI, scoring 20 times, starting 35 games and playing in 52. Hit at a .308 clip in conference games, belting seven doubles and driving in 11 runs in 16 starts. Went 7-for-17 (.412) as a pinch hitter. Drilled a solo home run and scored twice in the NCAA Regional game at Georgia. Doubled in two trips against Georgia Tech in the Athens Regional opener. Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in win over Villanova in the BIG EAST Championships on May 21. Cracked a bases-clearing double to help the Cards to a 4-3 win over Rutgers on May 16, completing the doubleheader sweep. Delivered a pinch-single in win over Ball State on May 13. Was four for his last nine with two RBI and two runs in sweep of GU. Was 2-for-3 with a double, HBP and two RBI in game two win over Villanova on April 19. Went 6-for-12 with five runs in series at USF. Doubled twice in Saturday win over the Bulls on April 12. Started at DH and went 2-for-4 with two runs in win at USF on April 11. Had a pinch single at UK on April 8. Ripped a bases-clearing double and scored twice in the win over EKU on March 4. Added a pair of knocks, walked and scored twice in win over NCAT on March 2. His two-run double put the Cards up for good in season-opening win over CSU.

High School: Three-year letter winner as a corner infielder for the Mustangs and two time All-State selection, he was named All-Conference and All-Area three times. Batted .491 with 15 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and drove in 58 runs as a junior, while posting a 5-1 record on the hill. Hit .427 with eight doubles, six home runs and 36 RBI his sophomore season, also lettering in football as a tight end. Has earned three academic letters and was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee.

Personal: Born to Lary and Mary Wunderlich in Chicago on 11/4/88. Is majoring in sport administration. His parents are his greatest influence on him athletically. His hobbies and interests include golf, poker and video games. The Departed, The Godfather and 300 are his favorite movies. Watches Family Guy, SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight on TV. Albert Pujols is his favorite athlete. Ruth's Chris is his favorite restaurant. Cheers for the White Sox and the Bears.

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