2012 NCAA College Station All-Regional Team
2012 MW All-Tournament team
MW Hitter of the Week (May 7, 2012)
Played in 52 games and made 49 starts... had two appearances as a pinch hitter and one as a defensive replacement... made 31 starts at first base and 18 at second base... recorded a base hit in 30 of 51 games with a plate appearance... reached base safely in 38 games... led the team with 11 multiple RBI contests and tallied 12 multi-hit games... ranked second on the team with 32 RBIs... 12 of his RBIs came with two outs... collected five doubles and one home run... drove in the Frogs' first two runs of the season at Ole Miss on Feb. 16... collected hits in the final two games against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 23 and 24)... singled twice and scored a pair of runs at Dallas Baptist on Feb. 26... singled in a run in the series-opener at Jacksonville (March 1)... was 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the series finale victory over the Dolphins (March 3)... made his first career start at first base on March 9... broke out of a five-game slump with three hits against Kansas in the Big 12 opener on March 15... also drove in a pair of runs in the contest... was 1-for-4 with an RBI in game two against the Jayhawks (March 16)... drove in a run in game two against Oklahoma on March 23... was 1-for-3 with an RBI against Dallas Baptist (March 26)... doubled in a pair of runs at Texas Tech on March 29... went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and four RBIs in the series against UT Pan American (April 2-3)... drove in a run against Stephen F. Austin on April 10... collected two RBIs on two hits in a win over UT Arlington on April 16... was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the series finale against Baylor (April 21)... had two hits in the series opener at Kansas State on April 26... put together an eight game stretch that saw him raise his average 46 points from April 30-May 12... hit .467 (14-for-30) during the streak... started a five-game hitting streak on April 30 with a hit against Texas Southern... had a monster series at USC (May 2-4)... hit .636 (7-for-11) with two RBIs against the Trojans... hit his lone home run of the season in game two at USC on May 3... collected two doubles and drove in a run in game two at West Virginia (May 11)... recorded three hits and drove in three runs in the series finale against the Mountaineers (May 12)... was 2-for-3 with three RBIs in TCU's come-from-behind victory over Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Championships (May 23).
Played in 52 games and started 48... started 47 games at second base and one at shortstop... made two appearances as a defensive replacement and two as a pinch hitter... hit safely in 31 of 51 games with a plate appearance... reached base safely in 36 contests... tallied 13 multi-hit games and six multiple RBI contests... was 1-for-2 as a pinch hitter... hit .276 on the season with 48 base hits... collected five doubles, four triples and four home runs... drove in 26 runs, 12 of which came with two outs... stole six bases in eight attempts... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 24 at Cal State Fullerton... collected a hit in his first career at-bat... hit the Frogs' first home run of the season on Feb. 25 against the Titans... drove in a run and scored a run in the series finale against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26... doubled and scored a run against Baylor on March 6... drove in a pair of runs and tallied two hits in the series against Texas Tech (March 11-12)... came off the bench and drove in a run at New Mexico on March 25... went 2-for-3 with an RBI against UNC Wilmington on April 7... was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in game two against Manhattan on April 28... a stint off the bench against Oklahoma on May 1 spurred a late-season hot streak... hit safely in 18 of the last 21 games of the season and raised his average 102 points from .174 to .276... hit .390 (32-of-82) with 10 multi-hit games and six multiple RBI contests... went 2-for-2 off the bench including driving in the game-winning run against Oklahoma on May 1... game spurred a season-long 12 game hitting streak... hit .488 (21-for-43) during the streak... combined to go 5-for-10 in the three game series against New Mexico (May 4-6)... had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two against Air Force on May 12... doubled home run in the series finale against the Falcons on May 13... had two hits in the series opener against San Diego State on May 18... hit a two run triple against San Diego State on May 20... had four hits, including a double and a triple, along with three runs scored and two RBIs in the conference tournament opener against San Diego State on May 24... hit his second home run of the season as part of a three-hit game against San Diego State on May 26... had a monster NCAA College Station Regional as he hit safely and drove in a run in four of the five games... was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in an elimination game against Dayton... hit the go-ahead home run in the third inning against Texas A&M on June 3... had two hits, including his fourth home run of the season, two RBIs and scored two runs in the nightcap against Ole Miss on June 3... his two-run home run against the Rebels put the Frogs in front to stay in the game... went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Regional Championship game against Ole Miss on June 4... had one hit against UCLA in the NCAA Super Regional on June 8.
Was a three-year letterwinner at Canyon High School... drafted in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox... was a two-time all-district performer... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior... helped lead Canyon to a district championship as a junior... named the district MVP after hitting .568 with seven home runs and 66 RBIs as a junior... also honored as a Max Preps All-American... selected as the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year in baseball in 2011.
Parents are Barry and Meri Lyn... has an older sister, Kelsey... majoring in film-televison-digital media.