Junior 6-0 191 INF
2002: Played in 54 games as a sophomore, including 32 starts at first base and 21 starts as the team's designated hitter...also appeared in 11 games on the mound, including 10 starts where he compiled an 8-1 record and a 4.45 ERA...suffered a sprained back during the UNO contest on April 23 that prevented him from pitching and limited the talented lefty to a designated hitter role the rest of the season...named first-team All-Louisiana as a utility athlete... ranked second on the team in RBI (52), third on the squad in home runs (7), doubles (11), batting average (.316), slugging percentage (.507) and on-base percentage (.375)...average dipped to .257 on March 27, but hit .450 over the next 15 games before injuring his back...has 23 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit contests, and finished second on the team with14 multiple-RBI contests, including four-RBI outings at Pepperdine (Feb. 10), at UAB (April 13) and against Southern Miss in the Conference USA Tournament (May 24) when he belted a pair of two-run homers...had three multiple extra-base hit contests, including a two double day against LSU in the Baton Rouge Regional (June 1)... had a team-leading 12-game hitting streak from April 6-May 3 when he hit .460 (23-for-50) with seven doubles , a triple and one home run... led Tulane and Conference USA with seven sacrifice flies... from the mound, tied his career-high with eight strikeouts at Memphis (April 6) and again the following week at UAB (April 13)...had a 12-game hitting streak from April 6 - May 3... had a pair of four-game winning streaks, winning consecutive starts from Feb. 19-March 17 and again from March 30-April 20... did not allow an earned run in three of his 11 appearances, including a seven-inning, three-hit showing at Memphis (April 6)... off the diamond, earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition.
2001: Started all 69 games as a true freshman, with 32 games in left field, 24 as the designated hitter, 13 on the mound, 12 at first base and one in right field... earned National Freshman of the Year recognition from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and The Sporting News while garnering freshman All-America honors from Baseball America, Baseball Weekly and Collegiate Baseball... tabbed first-team All-Conference USA and all-Louisiana while also earning C-USA Freshman of the Year recognition... as a hitter, finished second on the team in batting average (.361) and home runs (13) while ranking third in hits (100), doubles (17), slugging percentage (.592), total bases (164) and RBI (69), and fourth in runs scored (74)... as a pitcher, finished fourth on the team in innings pitched (71.2), sixth in strikeouts (46) and seventh in ERA (5.15)... among conference leaders, finished the year third in hits, fourth in total bases, fifth in runs scored, sixth in batting average, home runs and slugging percentage, and 10th in doubles... garnered C-USA all-tourney honors after hitting .357 (10-for-28) with two doubles, one triple, one homer and five RBI while also earning a win on the mound with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work in a win over Cincinnati... also earned NCAA All-New Orleans Regional honors after hitting .500 (6-12) with four RBI, two doubles and six runs scored while also seeing 3.2 innings of work on the mound... had 28 multiple-hit games and recorded multiple-RBI outings on 13 occasions... had a season-long 15-game hitting streak when he hit .357 (20-for-56) from March 17 through April 11... ended the season with a 12-game hitting streak, recording a .314 average (17-for-54) from May 19 through June 12... had three-hit outings on eight occasions, and tallied a career-best four hits against Sam Houston (Feb. 3), at LSU (March 7) and against South Florida in the C-USA Championship game... had four or more RBI five times, including a career-high five at LSU (March 7)... hit for the cycle at LSU (March 7) and fell a single shy of the cycle at Saint Louis (April 1)... had five games with multiple extra-base hits, including a two home run performance against Houston (April 14)... as a pitcher, struck out four or more batters on six occasions, including a career-high eight at UNO (April 17)... earned wins as a starter against Memphis (May 4) and at Louisville (May 11), while picking up the win out of the bullpen against LSU (April 11)... had pitching appearances in all three College World Series games, and earned his first career save in Tulane's win over Nebraska (June 10) when he struck out one and gave up just one hit in two scoreless innings of work... a success off the diamond as well, earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition.
Summer Ball: Spent the past three summers with Team USA, playing on the Junior National Team in 2000 and with the National Team in 2001 and 2002... in 2002, earned USA Baseball Athlete of the Year honors after leading the team in batting average (.405), home runs (6), RBI (26), hits (45), slugging percentage (.667), on-base percentage (.469) and runs scored (25)... became first player to hit over .400 with a wooden bat... helped the 2002 team go 23-7, win the gold medal at the Harlaam Baseball Week and a silver medal at the World University Championships, and take a 3-2 series win over Japan... tied a team record with two home runs in a game against the Keen Swamp Bats, and his batting average ranks eighth in Team USA history... in 2001, hit .233 (14-for-60) with two home runs, two doubles, a triple and eight RBI while pitching 1.0 inning of scoreless baseball as the National Team finished 21-7-1... in 2000, helped the Junior National Team win the silver medal at the IBA World Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada after tallying a 2.53 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings of work...
High School: Four-year starter at Southwood High for coach Shannon Cunningham, seeing time at first base, outfield and pitcher... tallied a 30-11 career record on the mound... earned all-district and all-city honors all four years as a prepster, and was named district and city MVP as a junior and senior... earned all-state honors his final two prep seasons, and was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana as a senior when he hit .503 and tallied a 1.02 ERA... set Southwood's single-season hitting record with a .573 average as a junior... also set school single-game strikeout record with 20 against Bishop Lynch of Dallas as a senior... helped lead the Cowboys to the state playoffs as a senior, and helped Southwood earn district championships his final two prep seasons... off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club, and was elected to the Junior Prom Court.