Started as the designated hitter going 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored against Texas State (5/21).
Batted .300 with three home runs and 26 RBI and played 41 games making 32 starts, including 19 in left field, two in center field, eight in right field and three as the designated hitter... tied for second on the team in home runs (3), third in doubles (11), fourth in slugging percentage (.467), fourth in hit-by-pitches (5) and fifth in RBI (26)... posted 36 base hits, 17 runs, a .354 on-base percentage and two stolen bases... batted .325 (25-for-77) against right-handed pitching and .339 (19-for-56) with runners on-base... posted a .339 batting average with six doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI in Southland Conference games... fourth on the team with seven multiple RBI games... posted nine multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances... third on the team with an 11-game hit streak (3/30-4/26) going 18-for-36 (.500) with eight runs, four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI... made NCAA Division I debut going 1-for-4 against Arkansas-Little Rock (2/22)... hit first home run of the season going 1-for-3 with three RBI against Arkansas-Little Rock (2/24)... first multi-hit game came against Alabama going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double (2/28)... had a career game going 3-for-5 with a season-high two doubles and five RBI while hitting second home run of the season against McNeese State (4/13)... went 2-for-4 with a double and home run against Northwestern State (4/26)... matched season-high for at-bats going 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against Texas A&M (5/13)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Transferred to UT Arlington following two seasons at Angelina College... helped lead Angelina to a Texas Eastern Conference championship and berth in the Region 14 Tournament... named first team All-Conference as a freshman... played in the Texas/New Mexico JUCO All-Star Game as a sophomore... named to the JUCO All-Star team... named to the Dean's Academic list during three semesters.
A three-year starter at Conroe High School for Coach Frank Romero... a first team All-District (15-5A) selection as a senior and a second team All-District pick following his junior and sophomore seasons.
Son of Don and Pam Kainer... born Aug. 22, 1986... father, Don, pitched at Texas and played for the Texas Rangers... cousin, Carson Kainer, played outfield at Texas and is now with the Cincinnati Reds organization... both Don and Carson won NCAA National Championships with the Longhorns in 1975 and 2005, respectively... a finance major at UT Arlington.