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#28 Sam Hojnar

Height 6-2
Weight 185 lbs.
Class RS So.
B/T S/R
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Central
Previous School Southern Illinois/Heartland CC
Sam Hojnar - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 — Started 23 games — seven at third base, 12 at second base and once at first base and twice as the designated hitter — and appeared in 33 contests… hit .273 (24-of-88) with seven doubles, 13 runs and 11 RBIs… hit safely in 15 games… hit .455 (5-of-11) with two doubles, five runs and five RBIs in the sweep of Indiana (5/19-21)… went 2-for-7 with two RBIs and two runs scored in game one and 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs in game two… finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in game two at Michigan State (5/14)… missed three weeks from April 3-26 with mono… went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against St. Thomas (3/21)… had the go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning… hit .444 (4-of-9) with two multi-hit games at UC Irvine (3/11-13)… went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored against Bucknell (2/20) in first career start.

at Heartland CC (2021) — Hit .360 (58-of-161) with 14 doubles, four triples and nine home runs in 47 games… scored 51 runs and had 48 RBIs… posted a 1.104 OPS with a .665 slugging and .439 on-base percentage… went 16-of-16 in stolen base attempts… had 14 multi-hit and and 11 multi-RBI contests… had three five-RBI games… hit safely in 37 games.

at Southern Illinois (2020) — Played in 11 games with five starts… hit .154 (4-of-26) with two doubles… was 1-for-1 on base paths.

High School — Two-time all-conference selection at Naperville Central… named honorable mention all-conference in 2018… team captain as a senior… rated as the No. 8 shortstop and No. 30 overall prospect in Illinois by Perfect Game… also was rated as the No. 122 shortstop nationally by Perfect Game… led team to Regional Finals as a junior… Honor Roll student… played club ball for the Illinois Indians… high school coach was Mike Stock.

Personal — Born Dec. 11, 2000, in Western Springs, Illinois… son of Jack and Anna Hojnar… has two older siblings, Alex and Ki… sister, Alex, played volleyball at Oregon from 2014-17… majoring in psychology.