Played in 24 games, started in 19, before a season-ending injury...hit .238 with six doubles and 17 RBI...struck out just six times in 93 plate appearances...one of the Mavericks' most reliable defensive players, recording 163 putouts and 11 assists with just one error...finished with a .994 fielding percentage...will see action at designated hitter or first base in 2008.
Started both contests at third base...collected a base hit in the opener against Texas...also recorded three assists...collected a single against North Carolina State.
Started all five games at third base...went 9-for-23 (.391) with one RBI and five runs scored...went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in the opener...collected two more hits against McNeese State...collected two hits and drove in the game-winning run in the victory over Texas-San Antonio...went 3-for-5, including a double, in the come-from-behind victory over Lamar.
.304-0-22...started all 49 games that he has appeared...missed 15 games with injury...struck out 12 times in 214 at-bats...was the 14th toughest player to strikeout in NCAA Division I...collected a pair of hits in the season opener...followed it up with three hits and two runs scored the next day...went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored against Oral Roberts...collected six hits in five games in Hawai'i...doubled in three straight contests and four of five in March...went 10-for-15with four runs scored in a sweep over Nicholls State...collected five hits in the middle game to tie the school record...earned SLC Hitter of the Week honors for his performance...put together an 11-game hitting streak during the season...drove in three runs in his first game back from injury...collected five hits and scored three runs in the final two games against Sam Houston State...collected two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored against Dallas Baptist in the regular season finale.
Played the early part of the summer for the Liberal Bee Jays of the Jayhawk League.
Got the start in the tournament opener against Lamar...went 1-for-3 in the contest...had one putout in the outfield.
.213-0-9...appeared in 27 games with 13 coming in the starting lineup...made eight starts in center field and five as the designated hitter...collected his first collegiate hits in a 2-for-3 day with two RBIs and two runs scored in a victory over Texas-Pan American...delivered a two-run single in a road victory over Lamar in the conference opener... came off the bench in the bottom of the 10th inning to deliver the game-winning single to center field against Louisiana-Monroe...not to be outdone the next day, came off the bench in the eighth inning to deliver a two-run single to cap off the Mavs' six-run comeback...collected a pair of hits in a victory over Texas State.
Was named the District 19-5A MVP as a senior at Taylor High School...hit .463 with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 30 RBIs and an .811 slugging percentage...also scored 36 runs and stole eight bases...went 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA on the mound...earned second team all-greater Houston Chronicle...all-state outfielder by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association...earned honorable mention honors as a first baseman during his junior season...hit .413 with 16 doubles, five triples and six home runs...drove in 46 runs and was a perfect 30-for-30 in stolen bases...first team all-Houston as a utility player by houston5abaseball.com...also participated in cross country, football and basketball.
Son of Tonya and Ken McLeod...born Aug. 6,1985...father, Ken, played baseball and mother, Tonya, played volleyball for Hardin Simmons...brother, Matt, runs track and cross country at Texas A&M...great uncle, David Johnson, played professionally for the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins...a criminal justice major at UTA.
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