Bynum becomes rare 200-hit, 100-run, 100-RBI college player

April 2, 2018

Scooter Bynum baseball

Scooter Bynum

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks continues to carve out his place in history among the greatest college baseball players from Alaska.

The Northern Illinois University senior standout surpassed the third major milestone of his career by adding his name to the 100-RBI club.

In the last few weeks he’s also surpassed the 200-hit and 100-run plateau, a rarity for college players from Alaska.

Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, was the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in baseball and basketball in 2014 and that same year was drafted in the 18th round by the Cincinnati Reds – the third-highest non-pitcher pick from Alaska.

He went to school rather than play in the minor leagues to begin his pro career.

The center fielder played his first two seasons at Arizona Western College before transferring to Northern Illinois, a NCAA D1 program in the Mid-America Conference.

In 185 career games, Bynum has collected 206 hits, 120 runs and 103 RBIs.