Bynum ends career at Northern Illinois with strong series

May 22, 2018

Scooter Bynum baseball

Scooter Bynum

University of Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks batted 5-for-13 in the final three-game series of his season and got a base hit in his final at-bat to cap his college career.

The center fielder made his last game count as he went 2-for-5 and keyed a three-run 11th inning as the Huskies ended the year with a 6-3 victory over Eastern Michigan 6-3 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

In his final at-bat, he singled to advance the runner to third, stole second, went to third on wild pitch and scored a run to complete the scoring.

Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, raised his batting average 20 points over the last three weeks of the season.

Bynum was drafted by the MLB in the 18th round out of high school in 2014 but instead went to college, first at Arizona Western College and then Northern Illinois, where he has enjoyed historic success by becoming the just the third Alaskan since 2001 to collect 200 base hits in college.

He also eclipsed the 100-run and 100-RBI marks for his career.