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#45 Eric Yachinich, INF


Position: INF
Date of Birth: 07/19/1996
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 197 lbs
College Experience: Minnesota Duluth
Bats: R
Throws: R
Hometown: Ashland, Wis.


,Sophomore middle infielder Eric Yachinich is teammates with fellow Oilman Cory Krolikowski at Minnesota Duluth. 

“Cory played for the Oilmen after our freshman season and said it’s a great experience and good competition,” Yachinich said. “When the opportunity came up, I jumped all over it.”

Yachinich, a native of Ashland, Wis. and graduate of Ashland High School, is a junior at Minnesota Duluth.

Yachinich saw significant playing time for the Bulldogs as a sophomore in 2017, appearing in 34 games and making 23 starts. That came after he hit .277 in 32 games (10 starts) as a freshman in 2016.

“My biggest strength is my defensive play in the middle infield,” Yachinich said. “At the plate, I hit for a little bit of power and also have the ability to hit for average. I would like to decrease my strikeouts and put the ball in play with two strikes more frequently.”

He spent the 2017 summer playing for the Carroll Merchants of the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League, where he played in 28 games and had 89 plate appearances.

Yachinich, a finance business major, enjoys spending time outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He also enjoys football and hockey and was a captain for his high school in both of those sports.

During his prep days on the diamond, Yachinich earned first team all-Lake Superior Conference honors in 2014 and 2015 and was voted team MVP and selected to the West Senior All-Star team his senior season.

Yachinich will live with Krolikowski over the summer.

“I’m excited to play with one of my best friends here at Minnesota Duluth,” Krolikowski said. “I can’t wait to show him the ropes of Oilmen baseball and let him see what the Oilmen have to offer.”

2018 Northwest Indiana Oilmen Roster »
2 Jackson Dvorak INF
7 Patrick Hayes INF
9 Tommy Farrell UTL
11 Tyler Kenjic INF
16 CJ Deshazer INF
21 Brandon Petkoff INF
22 Brenden Butler INF
41 Jake Plastiak INF
45 Eric Yachinich INF
12 Hunter Thorn C
19 Jake Perreira C
23 Nate Montgomery C
1 Nick Figus OF
8 Cory Krolikowski OF
24 Chris Baker OF
27 Amir Wright OF
29 Tom Kelley OF
35 Zaid Walker OF
3 Connor Spear P
17 Bobby Nowak P
18 Max Franklin P
20 Anthony Robles P
26 Brendan Kelly P
28 Andrew Hancock P
30 Alex Voss P
31 Pedro Rodriguez P
32 Sawyer Allen P
33 Nick Wolf P
37 George Sherman P
42 Chad Patrick P
45 Christian Howell P

Full roster...