Played in 37 games and made 28 starts... 25 starts came as the catcher and three as the designated hitter... had four appearances as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement and one as pinch runner... tallied a base hit in 17 of 36 games with a plate appearance... reached base safely in 25 of those 36 contests... posted six multi-hit games and five multiple RBI contests... hit eight doubles, one triple and four home runs... collected 13 RBIs... was successful in 3-of-5 stolen base attempts... got off to a torrid start to the season, hitting .319 through his first 12 games played... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the season-opener against Kansas on Feb. 18... tripled as part of a two hit afternoon against Kansas on Feb. 19... was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the series finale against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 27... was key to the Frogs' win at Texas Tech on March 4 with four hits, including two doubles and two RBIs... doubled in a run in the second game of the Texas Tech series... put together another two-hit night against Texas State on March 22... doubled in the opening game against Houston on March 25... connected for his first home run of the season on April 1, a two-run shot against Air Force... doubled and homered as part of a three-hit day against Utah on May 13... final two hits of the season were home runs... connected for a solo shot at New Mexico on May 19... hit a two-run blast against Utah on May 27 in the MWC Tournament... walked and scored in the season finale against Oral Roberts on June 5.
Appeared in 39 games and made 19 starts... of his 20 relief appearances, 14 came as a pinch hitter, four as a defensive replacement and two as a pinch runner... 18 of his starts came as the designated hitter and one came as the catcher... hit .363 on the season with 33 base hits... collected nine doubles and seven home runs... drove in 21 runs and scored 26 times... 10 of his RBIs came with two outs... reached base safely in 25 games and tallied a base hit in 22 contests... racked up seven multi-hit games and five multiple RBI contests... hit .380 (27-for-71) in games that he started... posted a .421 batting average in 15 league games... was 4-for-11 as a pinch hitter... tallied an RBI double for his first hit of the campaign against Texas Tech on March 5... hit spurred a season-long six game hitting streak in which he hit .421 (8-for-19)... earned first start of the season on March 13 against Texas Tech... made the most of it with the Frogs' first multiple home run contest as he hit two solo shots in three at-bats... followed with a 1-for-4 day at the plate against the Red Raiders on March 14... lone hit was a three-run home run... drove in a run in the Frogs' win at Oral Roberts on March 16... picked up two hits and drove in a run against BYU on March 18... collected a pinch-hit single at Dallas Baptist on March 22... returned to the starting lineup on March 28 at Air Force... went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against the Falcons in game one of a doubleheader... tallied his second multi-home run game of the season in game two of the doubleheader... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three runs driven in... drove in a run and scored twice in a win over UT Arlington on March 30... had two hits and scored two runs in the series-opener against San Diego State on April 1... hit safely in all three games at Houston April 9-10... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in game two of the series... posted back-to-back pinch hit singles at BYU (April 17) and against UNLV (April 23)... was 1-for-4 in a start against the Rebels on April 24... had a monster day on May 9 at New Mexico... reached base safely six times and went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, including his sixth home run of the season... homered at Texas State on May 12... drove in two as part of a 1-for-3 day at the plate in a start against Cal State Bakersfield... saw action in all three rounds of the post season.
Played in 29 games and started 11... was a pinch-hitter in 11 contests, five as a defensive replacement and twice was a pinch runner... hit safely in seven games and reached base safely in nine... tallied three multi-hit games and one multiple RBI contest... batted .255 with six doubles and a home run... first hit of the season was a double in a start against Texas State on Feb. 25... started the finale at Utah and went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI on March 22... tallied a pinch-hit RBI single on March 26 at Baylor... was huge in a win over New Mexico on April 5... went 4-for-5 with a run scored, a double and his first career grand slam... started at UT Pan American on April 10 and recorded a double in four at-bats... came in as a defensive in the series finale against the Broncs and was 2-for-2 with two doubles and a run scored... went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a start against Utah on May 10... drove in a run at Dallas Baptist on May 11... scored a run as a pinch runner against Oregon State on May 30... hit .800 (4-for-5) with a runner on third and less than two outs.
Played in 34 games and made 21 starts (5 at catcher, 16 as the designated hitter)... tallied 18 hits on the season, seven of which went for extra bases... racked up five doubles, two home runs and drove in 15 runs... was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases... picked up a base hit in 15 contests and reached base safely in 22... made his collegiate debut off the bench on March 11 against Prairie View A&M... was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance... notched his first collegiate hit in his first career start on March 12 against the Panthers, a double in the second inning... second hit was also a double, this time a run-scoring double against New Mexico on March 20... commenced a season-long four-game hit streak on March 25 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... hit .500 (6-for-12) during that stretch with two doubles and four RBIs... had two doubles in the second game of the doubleheader against the Islanders... drove in a career-high three runs against UNLV on March 29... smacked his first career home run on April 2 at Texas State, a two-run shot in the seventh... hit a pinch-hit three run home run against UNLV on April 12... singled in the game-winning run in the series finale against UNLV on April 13... drove in a run as part of a 1-for-3 day at the plate against UT-Pan American on May 11... picked up an RBI in the Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game against New Mexico on May 24... finished the season errorless in his last 27 games played spanning 40 chances.
At Flower Mound High School
Lettered three years for Head Coach Steve Stinson... named all-state as a senior... participated in the THSCA and the North Texas All-Star games as a senior... earned first-team all-Tarrant County honors as a sophomore... was a three-time first-team all-district performer... named first-team all-area following his senior campaign... hit .397 as a senior with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs... was a .330 hitter as a junior and a .426 hitter as a sophomore.
Parents are Jim and Sandy... has an older sister, Jessi... grandfather, Jerry Mays, played for the Kansas City Chiefs... is the cousin of former Oklahoma Sooner, Aaron Baker.