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BSB: Louisiana Tech 3, UTA 1 - Postgame Notes
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Opened the year as UTA's everyday shortstop before suffering a season-ending injury … Hit .273 (15-for-55) with three doubles and seven RBI in 16 games … Was hit by three pitches … Started UTA's first nine games at shortstop … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the season opener vs. SEMO … Went 2-for-4 at SFA before driving in two with a RBI double in the nightcap of the doubleheader on the second day of the season … Had an RBI double in the weekend finale at SFA … Went a career high 4-for-5 with two RBI and a double in a win at Texas A&M-CC … Made first career start at third base in the series finale at TAMU-CC … Went 2-for-4 vs. Milwaukee, sliding over the third base to shore up the infield defense late in the game … Suffered a season-ending injury vs. No. 4 Texas Tech at Globe Life Park on March 14.
Primary starter at shortstop, played in 47 games with 39 starts, with all starts at shortstop … Hit .283 (39-for-138) with five doubles, one triple, one homer and 20 RBI … Had a .355 slugging and a .315 on-base percentage … Ranked eighth in the Sun Belt in defensive assists (142) … Drew seven walks and struck out 26 times … Stole a base … Laid down two sac bunt and one sac flies … Made 22 starts in Sun Belt play, hitting .321 (27-for-84) with four doubles, one homer and 17 RBI … Hit .309 with runners on base and .313 with runners in scoring position … Ranked third on the team with 13 two-out RBI … Had 10 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games … Had a nine-game hitting streak and a 10 game stretch of reaching base safely … Hit ninth in the order 36 times … Reached base safely in 26 of 39 games … First career hits came in a 3-for-5 game vs. Texas A&M Corpus-Christi … Went 2-for-4 vs. Arkansas State … Also had three-hit games at Troy, Louisiana and Texas State … Had a five RBI game, including a homer, at Little Rock.
A two-time, first-team all-district selection at Central High School … Hit .350 as a senior and .390 as a junior … Earned All-West Texas honors as a junior and senior … Was a third-team all-state selection as a junior … Named newcomer of the year as a junior … Coached by Patrick Penry at San Angelo Central HS … Played summer baseball for the Blacksox and Midwest Elite.
Son of Jesse and Stephanie Minjarez … Has two brothers, Jordan (23) and Jonah (15) … Is majoring in business management … Born in San Angelo, Texas.
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