Casey Cloward Athlete Profile

#10 Casey Cloward

Casey Cloward
Position: Catcher Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 2000 | 2003-2005 Hometown: Salem, UT Last School: Spanish Fork High School

Personal

Born in Payson ... parents are Rod and Catherine ... father played for BYU baseball from 1969-72 ... is an Eagle Scout ... served a volunteer two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Mexico ... wife's name is Amberlee, sister of former BYU pitcher Bryce Searle ... member of the BYU Student Advisory Committee ... majoring in construction management.

Before BYU

Prepped at Spanish Fork High where he was first-team all-state and also academic all-state ... two-time first-team all-region ... region MVP in 1999 ... batted .464 with 44 RBI, nine doubles, nine triples and four homers as a senior ... coached by Jim Nelson ... played on the NABA state champion team.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H    2B   3B  HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2000 .233 29-23 73 13 17 4 2 1 8 28 6 12 2-3
2003 .356 40-33 104 20 37 9 2 0 16 50 8 18 1-2
2004 .194 42-35 129 18 25 3 0 3 18 37 6 24 6-9
2005 .303 41-28 109 20 33 7 2 0 25 44 8 21 2-4
TOTAL .270 152-119 415 71 112 23 6 4 67 159 28 75 11-18



2000 | Freshman Year

Started 23 of his 29 games behind the plate ... hit .233 in 73 at bats with four doubles, two triples and a home run ... went two-for-three against Mesa State with a home run, two RBI and a run scored ... threw out eight runners stealing in 32 attempts ... Academic All-Mountain West.

2003 | Sophomore Year

Cloward started 33 games at catcher; throwing out 20-of-32 base runners from behind the plate ... in the batter's box, he had the fourth-best average on the team, hitting .356 with two triples ... had a 17-game hitting streak near the end of the season ... hit two doubles in one game at UNLV ... brings a five-game hitting streak into the 2004 season.

2004 | Junior Year

Named a scholar athlete by the Cougar Club ... named to the all-tournament team in the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic at Fresno, Calif., after hitting two home runs, knocking in four runs and hitting 6-for-16 ... hit his first home run since his freshman year in 2000, a three-run shot in a game against Cal State Northridge on March 6 ... started 35 of 42 appearances behind home plate, splitting catching duties with Adam Wilkes ... had a six-game hitting streak during the season.

2005 | Senior Year

Threw out 14 of the 18 runners who tried to steal bases on him, turned three double plays and pitcked off three runners on base ... his two-run triple helped secure a 7-2 victory over UNLV in the semi-finals of the MWC Tournament ... had three game-winning RBI ... had a 10-game hitting streak ... tied an MWC Games Only record for Sac Flies by a senior with four ... Academic All-MWC.