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

Personal

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.

Stats

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.