Batted .294 (5-for-17) with two home runs and four RBI... went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored against Stephen F. Austin (5/26)... hit a home run in a 2-for-4 outing against Nicholls.
Batted .255 (52-for-204) in 56 games... started 54 games at third base... fourth on team with four home runs... fifth on team in doubles (12) and RBI (34)... had 15 multi-hit games... fifth on team in multi-RBI games (eight)... hit .246 in Southland Conference games with eight doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI... went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored against Oklahoma Christian (3/17)... went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and a run scored at McNeese State (4/16)... went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run scored at A&M-Corpus Christi (5/2)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2010 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
McLennan Community College
Transferred to UT Arlington after playing two seasons at McLennan Community College for head coach Pete Mejia... as a sophomore, led team to a third-place finish in NJCAA Region V... batted .340 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 50 RBI... named first team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference... as a freshman, batted .240 with six home runs and 35 RBI... team finished in Regional quarterfinals... two-year starter playing first and third base.
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Arlington Martin High School for head coach Curt Culbertson, who played at UTA (1980-82) and was a 22nd round draft pick in 1982 by the Cincinnati Reds... as a senior, batted .443 with 14 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 61 RBI and 15 stolen bases... named team MVP, first team All-District (third base) and District MVP... named to the Lubbock All-Tournament team... a 2006 second team All-Area pick and Lubbock All-Tournament team selection... helped lead team to back-to-back conference championships in 2006-2007... team went five rounds before losing in the regional finals in 2007... lettered four years in football... named first team All-District (tight end) in 2006... Honor Roll student.
Son of Jim and Katie Nephew and Randy and Donna Benoot... father, Jim, played football at Hudson Valley Community College and Bentley College, grandfather, Bob Kiefer, played baseball in New York Yankees organization... born Feb. 1, 1989... a sports medicine major at UT Arlington.
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