Kirksey, Mistone, Snyder All Homer In Red-Blue Series Win
2011: Played in 23 games, making the start in 21 of them ... Made all 21 starts at catcher ... Hit .275 with five doubles and a triple ... Tallied 11 RBI and scored 13 runs ... Went 2-for-4 in steal attempts ... Posted four multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games ... Had three games with two hits and one game with four hits ... Posted a season-long hit streak of six games (3/2 - 3/26) ... Posted a season-high three RBI performance against Austin Peay (3/2) to kick off the hit streak ... Turned in his best offensive performance against Georgia (4/10), going 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the 12-7 series ending win ...
2010: Appeared in 48 games, starting 44 of those games ... Hit .285 with 17 RBI and 24 runs scored ... Went 5-for-7 in steal attempts ... Posted a season-long hit streak of 10 games (4/24 - 5/9) ... Two of his best hitting performance came in that streak ... Went 4-for-5 with a run scored and a double against Murray State (4/27) ... The four hits was a career-high ... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored at Mississippi State (5/1) to help the Rebels clinch the series ... Posted 11 multiple-hit games ... Tallied three multiple-RBI games ... Recorded at least three hits five times on the season ... Scored the game-winning run to clinch a series sweep against No. 5 LSU (4/25) ... Sparked the rally with a lead-off single in the ninth inning of that game against the Tigers ...
2009: Played in 14 games, drawing the start in two as he backed up senior catchers Brett Basham and Kyle Henson ... Hit .476 with a double, two RBI and five runs scored ... Tallied a .500 on base percentage and a .524 slugging percentage ... His two starts came against Austin Peay and Jackson State ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Austin Peay (3/11) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored against Jackson State (3/31) ... Turned in one of his best offensive performances against No. 16 TCU (2/28) as he went 2-for-2 with a run sored and a double ... Posted multiple-hit games against No. 16 TCU and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4/29) ... Saw his last action of the season at No. 16 Arkansas (5/16) to help the Rebels to the sweep ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner under Stuart Chester at Cartersville High School ... Three-time All-State selection ... Named 2007 AFLAC All-American, Rawlings Second Team All-America selection and a Baseball America Third Team All-America selection ... Selected to the 2008 Perfect Game National and the East Coast Pro Showcase Tournament of Stars ... Helped lead Cartersville to the 2008 Class 3A State Championship ... Helped lead Cartersville to four-straight Regional Championships (2005, 06, 07, 08) ... Named 2008 Bartow County Player of the Year ... Hit .420 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI his senior season ... Also picked off 10 runners ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Earl and Lydia Hightower ... Born: September 8, 1989 ... Honor graduate from high school and posted the highest GPA on the varsity baseball squad in 2005 and 2006 ... Has a brother, Matt, and two sisters Sarah and Anna ... Older brother, Matt, played baseball for Western Kentucky.
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