Recipient of the 2010 Johnny Bench Award... was a 6th round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers... earned first-team all-conference accolades... also tabbed a second-team All-America... was a three-time MWC Hitter of the Week winner... was also named MVP of both the Houston College Classic and the Mountain West Conference Tournament... earned a spot on the 11-man College World Series all-tournament team... was one of just two Frogs to start all 68 games this season... hit .355 with a school-record 99 hits... tallied 72 runs scored and drove in 53... hit 24 doubles, one triple and 17 home runs... defensively, guided a staff that posted a 3.55 ERA... threw out 46% of the runners trying to steal... posted a .988 fielding percentage.
Named second-team all-conference... appeared in 57 games and made 54 starts... batted .300 with 61 base knocks... ranked third on the team with 10 home runs, nine of which came in conference play... his 48 RBIs on the season ranked third on the squad... tied for the team lead with 23 RBIs in conference play... paced the league with 32 runners caught stealing... posted the seventh-best fielding percentage in the league at .990... his three pickoffs tied for the team lead and ranked fourth in the league... was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases... tied for the team lead with 11 sacrifices (7 sac bunts, 4 sacrifice flies).... hit safely in 43 games and reached base in 48... posted 16 multi-hit contests and 13 multiple RBI games... tallied three hits in the Cal State Fullerton series, including two in the series finale... tripled and drove in two on two hits at Ole Miss on Feb. 28... followed with a three-RBI contest on March 3 at UT Arlington... was 4-for-10 in series against Wichita State March 6-8... commenced an eight-game hitting streak on March 14.... was 9-for-29 (.310) with nine RBIs... also posted a six-game RBI streak in that stretch... homered in back-to-back games at Utah on March 21 and 22... the second home run was of the pinch-hit variety in the eighth inning... tallied four hits in the San Diego State series March 27-29... homered and doubled in the second game of the series on March 28... put together an impressive five-game hitting streak in which he hit .350 (7-for-20)... hit a two-run home run and drove in another on April 5 against New Mexico... was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs on April 11 at UT Pan American... hit .368 (7-for-19) during a six game hitting streak April 21-28.
Was 1-for-1 with a two-run double in final appearance off the bench against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on April 22... hit a three-run home run against San Diego State on April 24... connected on another two-run home run in the series finale against the Aztecs... earned MWC Hitter of the Week honors after hitting .400 with eight RBIs on the week of April 21... went on another seven-game hitting from May 1-15... hit .345 (10-29) with eight RBIs and four home runs... streak started with a 3-for-5 day against BYU on May 1... the three hits included a walk-off home run in the 10th inning... hit back-to-back home runs on May 11 at Dallas Baptist and on May 14 at UNLV... closed out the season on a nine game hitting streak... hit .371 during that stretch with 13 hits and six RBIs... was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Fort Worth Regional championship game on May 31... had four hits in the NCAA Super Regionals at Texas June 6-8... ranked second on the team with 20 two-RBIs.
Played in 62 games and made 59 starts (55 at catcher, four at first base)... named first-team all-conference at the catcher position... ranked fourth on the squad with a .311 batting average to go along with 68 hits... tallied 12 doubles, two triples and one home run... collected 41 runs driven in, fourth-most on the team... was ranked 54th in the nation in toughest to strikeout with one in every 14.6 at-bats (15 K's in 219 at-bats)... posted a fielding percentage of .993 (just three errors in 460 chances)... didn't commit an error in the final 50 games of the season spanning 416 chances... hit .356 in conference play with 17 RBIs... played flawless defense in league play spanning 175 chances... tallied a base hit in 42 of 62 games and reached base in 49... recorded 17 multi-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI contests... ranked first in the league catching 21 batters stealing... drove in the game-winning runs in the 12th inning at Minnesota with a two-run sacrifice bunt... following the game, commenced a season-long eight game hitting streak in which he hit .444 (12-for-27)... collected three hits and an RBI against Pepperdine on March 1... tallied four hits and four RBIs in the series against No. 2 Ole Miss March 8-9... had three hits and two RBIS in the series-opener against New Mexico on March 20... commenced a seven-game hitting streak on March 22 with three hits in the series finale against New Mexico on March 22... hit .452 (14-for-31) during the streak... drove in three runs on three hits against Dallas Baptist on March 24... rounded out the streak with another three-hit performance at UNLV on March 30... drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the ninth in the series finale against Air Force on April 6... lone home run of the season came on April 21 at Dallas Baptist, a three-run shot that tied the game at four... drove in four of the Frogs' five runs scored in that contest... tallied a career-high four hits in the series finale at San Diego State on April 27... collected five hits and five RBIs in the series against Utah May 2-4... hit safely in five straight games from May 12-21 with three doubles and six RBIs... picked up two RBIs in the NCAA Stillwater Regional contest against Western Kentucky on May 31... drove in 11 runs with two outs.
At North Central Texas College:
Played one season for Scott Harp at North Central Texas... as a freshman his team was a 2007 Region 5 Finalist... was one of eight Lions to earn all-conference honors as a freshman... hit .348 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs.
W.T. White HS:
Lettered four years for Head Coach David Shepperd at W.T. White HS... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior... named Freshman and Sophomore of the Year... was selected as the MVP as a junior and senior.
Parents are Frank and Laura... has an older brother, Bobby, and an older sister, Lacy.