Chris Ellington
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Chris Ellington

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Weatherford, Texas

High School:
Weatherford High School

Last College:
Grayson Community College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


Career Highlights:
• Was a two-time second-team all-conference performer.
• Transferred to TCU from Grayson Community College in the fall of 2008.
• Named to the Fort Worth Regional all-tournament team.
• His 107 RBIs over the course of his two years was more than any other Frog in that time frame.
• Played in 112 games over his two seasons and made 102 starts, all of which came in right field.
• His 21 doubles in 2008 tied a school record.
• Hit safely in 79 of his 112 career games.
• Reached base safely in 85 of 112 career contests.
• Racked up 37 multi-hit contests and 31 multiple RBI games.
• Posted a .337 career batting and collected 141 base hits.
• Tallied 42 doubles, four triples and 12 home runs.
• Was successful in 4-of-6 stolen base attempts.
• Contributed defensively with eight outfield assists.
• Posted a .320 batting average in 43 conference games.
• Opened his junior campaign with a .105 batting average through the first 13 games, but closed out the season hitting .372 over the final 41 contests to finish with a .344 batting average on the season.
• Tied a school record on April 17, 2008 at BYU with three doubles in a contests, a feat that has been accomplished on 11 occasions.
• Led the 2009 squad with 78 base hits.
• Drafted in the 32nd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
• Graduated with a degree in communications.

2008 (Junior):
• Named second-team all-conference.
• Played in 55 games and made 45 starts, all of which came in right field.
• Ranked third on the team with a .344 batting average, which was also 12th in the league.
• Led the team and ranked third in the Mountain West with 55 RBIs.
• Tied the school record with 21 doubles, which was tied for second in the league.
• Had a team-best .579 slugging percentage and a .380 on-base percentage.
• Tallied 63 base hits, scored 34 runs, worked 13 walks and stole two bases.
• Hit safely in 33 games and reached base in 38.
• Posted 17 multi-hit games and led the team with 15 multiple RBI contests.
• Hit .381 in league play with 12 doubles and a team-high 31 RBIs.
• Had just six starts through the first two months of the season and was hitting just .105.
• Broke out of his slump and hit .372 (61-for-164) over the final 41 games, raising his average 229 points.
• Came off the bench against Dallas Baptist on March 24 and went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
• Collected his first RBIs of the season on March 28 at UNLV with a two-run triple in the seventh.
• Game started a streak of five straight with at least one RBI.
• Drove in 12 during that stretch.
• Hit safely in six straight games, hitting .619 (13-for-21) in that stretch.
• Moved into the starting lineup on March 29 and was a fixture from that point on.
• Picked up three RBIs in the final two games at UNLV on March 29-30.
• Hit his first home run of the season in the series finale on March 30.
• Drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning with a double against Baylor on April 1.
• Collected a career-high six RBIs at Texas State on April 2.
• Went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double and two home runs.
• Was tabbed the MWC Co-Hitter of the Week on April 7 thanks to nine RBIs during the previous week.
• Put together another six game hitting streak from April 15-22 in which he hit .407 (11-for-27) with 12 RBIs.
• Tied another school record with three doubles at BYU on April 17 and drove in four runs.
• Had three more RBIs in the series finale at BYU on April 19.
• Hit his third home run of the season at Oklahoma on April 22, a three-run shot in the ninth.
• Had another four-hit game at San Diego State on April 26.
• May 10 commenced a career-long eight-game hitting streak that saw him hit .444 (16-for-36) with 13 RBIs.
• Had four hits each in the last two games at New Mexico on May 16-17.
• Collected his second six-RBI game on May 16, helping the Frogs clinch the regular season title.
• Ended the season with a four-game hitting streak in which he hit .529 (9-for-17) with five RBIs.
• Tallied three hits with two doubles and two RBIs in the MWC Championship game on May 24.
• Went 4-for-5 against Western Kentucky on May 31 in the NCAA Stillwater Regional.
• 28 of his 55 RBIs came with two outs.
• Named academic all-conference.

At Grayson County Community College:
• Spent two seasons playing for Head Coach Dusti Hart.
• Played in the 2006 Fall All-Star game in Waco, Texas.
• Was named the Grayson County College Male Athlete of the Year in 2006.
• Twice named to the Dean's List at Grayson.

At Weatherford HS:
• Lettered for Head Coach Lew Prestige at Weatherford HS.
• Was an all-district performer as a sophomore and junior.
• Named the Weatherford High School Player of the Year as a senior.
• Also tabbed as the WHS Most Valuable Player following his senior campaign.
• Dubbed the MVP of District 4-5A.
• Earned all-state and all-area honors as a senior.

Personal:
• Parents are Jack and Angela.
• Has two younger brothers, Jordan and Landon.
• Majoring in Communications.

Career Highs:
Hits: 4, five times
Runs: 3, twice
vs. Dallas Baptist 3/24/08
@ Texas State 4/2/08
HR: 2 @ Texas State 4/2/08
RBI: 6, twice
@ Texas State 4/2/08
@ New Mexico 5/16/08
SB: 1, twice
vs. Baylor 4/1/08
@ BYU 4/18/08
BB: 2, twice
@ Dallas Baptist 4/21/08
@ Oklahoma 4/22/08
Hitting Streak: 8 games, 5/4-5/21/08

Career Numbers:
• Base hit in 33-of-55 games
• On-base in 38-of-55 games
• 17 multi-hit games
• 15 multi-RBI games


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