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Kent Walton Athlete Profile

#9 Kent Walton

Position: Outfielder Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2006-2009 Hometown: Yucaipa, CA Last School: Yucaipa High School


Born in Redlands, Calif., ... parents are Kenneth and Christy ... brother Kyle played baseball at the University of Houston before transferring to Cal-San Bernardino ... lived with Steve Garvey during the summer of 2007 when he played for the Palm Springs Power ... recruited by Cal-Irvine and Cal-Northridge ... majoring in accounting.

Before BYU

First-team all-state as a senior at Yucaipa High where he was coached by Jeff Stout ... broke school record with 59 hits ... MVP of the team as a senior and MVP hitter as a junior ... won the Marty Rouse Award as a senior ... was county player of the year, league MVP and first team All-CIF ... batted .538 as a senior with eight homers ... clocked 6.36 seconds in the 60-yard dash ... was all-county in football ... played for the Southland Shockers in the Connie Mack League ... has played in the stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and the Anaheim Angels.


Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2006 .316 55-49 206 28 65 12 3 5 33 98 14 38 10-12
2007 .350 55-54 223 53 78 17 6 8 45 131 11 23 12-19
2008 .309 57-57 243 47 75 12 7 4 44 113 15 35 14-17
2009 .377 49-49 199 50 75 10 2 9 41 116 21 29 17-18

2006 | Freshman Year

Batted .385 in the River City Classic, but had a slugging percentage of .769 with a pair of doubles and a lead-off homer against Washington State and a two-run double in BYU's victory over St. Mary's ... hit a lead-off first-inning homer against Washington St. in the River City Classic ... had game-winning RBI against St. Mary's (a double) and at Northern Colorado (a two-run single) ... had a 12-game and an 11-game hitting streak during the season ... batted .386 in MWC games.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... twice named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for his play against UNLV and Utah ... ended the season with a current seven-game hitting streak ... sidelined with a concussion after a first base collision at San Diego State ... moved this season to start primarily at second base ... had game-winning RBI vs. New Mexico, Southern Utah and Utah ... ranked among the nation's leaders in triples.

2008 | Junior Year

Drafted in the 42nd round as the No. 1264 pick by the Oakland A's ... Second Team All-Mountain West Conference ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... Preseason All-MWC, 2008 (coaches) ... Top MWC Draft Prospects, Baseball America ... batted .373 in MWC games ... had three game-winning RBI with a double vs. San Jose St., and sac-flies vs. Kansas St. and San Diego St. ... had a 15-game hitting streak in the middle of the season ... went hitless in 10 of his 57 games ... ranked among the nation's leaders in triples.

2009 | Senior Year

Drafted in the 23rd round by the Oakland A's ... First Team All-Mountain West Conference ... second in BYU career hit ladder and fourth in MWC career hit ladder with 293 hits ... led team with four game: three solo homers vs. St. John's, Western Carolina and the Air Force Academy, and a walk-off single vs. UNLV.