Born in San Diego ... parents are Michael and Vicki ... is an Eagle Scout.
First-team All-State and 5A Co-MVP while playing for American Fork High ... was all-tournament at the Phil Nevin National Classic ... was academic all-region ... batted .485 with 45 RBI and six home runs as a senior ... coached by Jarod Ingersoll.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA 2007 .347 55-55 196 40 68 13 4 6 38 107 35 52 6-10 2008 .340 57-57 215 51 73 15 3 10 42 124 41 52 4-4 2009 .361 53-53 205 52 74 13 4 9 34 122 39 46 6-8
Named Co-Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West Conference and named to the MWC All-Tournament Team ... selected Freshman All-America by both Collegiate Baseball and Ping!Baseball ... batted .347 with 13 doubles, hitting cleanup the latter part of April ... finished the season with a current 11-game hitting streak and had a previous seven-game hitting streak during the season ... had four game-winning RBI (a triple vs. Air Force, a double vs. Utah Valley State and two doubles vs. New Mexico) ... hit BYU's first homer of the season in a three-run shot with two out in the eighth inning at Sam Houston State.
Ended the year with a current five-game hitting streak ... had two game-winning RBI, one vs. the Air Force Academy and the other was a three-run homer at UNLV ... batted .371 in MWC games ... hit two home runs in BYU's 13-9 victory at Gonzaga to help break a five-game losing streak, a solo and a three-run blast.
Drafted in the fifth round by the Oakland A's ... First Team All-Mountain West Conference ... MWC Player of the Week vs. Utah ... walked three times intentionally by Utah in that series where he had a solo homer in game one ... in game three vs. Utah he threw out the runner at home after the Ute had tripled in the eighth ... batted .381 in league games ... hit two homers in the season opener vs. Manhattan College ... was 4-for-4 in the opening game at Washington State ... ended the season with a current three-game hitting streak ... had a 12-game hitting streak during the season ... Preseason All-MWC by Rivals.com.