Orvis, Snyder Notch RBI Hits In Loss To Commodores
2012: Appeared in 51 games, drawing the start in 41 of those games ... Made 35 starts as the designated hitter and six starts in the outfield ... Drafted in the 29th round of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers ... Hit .286 with seven doubles, a triple and a team-leading 13 home runs ... Tallied 47 RBI and 31 runs scored ... His 13 home runs ranked third in the Southeastern Conference and his 47 RBI ranked 10th ... His .629 slugging percentage was a team-high and ranked second in the SEC ... Posted 10 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... Tallied a career-high seven RBI against UT-Martin (3/6) when he hit a grand slam and a two-run shot ... Posted five or more RBI on three separate occasions ... Also tallied five RBI against Jackson State (2/29) and at No. 22 Louisville (3/14) when he also hit a grand slam and a solo home run ... Tallied a season-best 3-for-4 performance with three RBI and a run scored against UNC-Wilmington (2/26) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started three of four games in the outfield, but appeared in all four games of the College Station Regional at Texas A&M ... Hit .273 with a run scored and an RBI ...
2011: Played in 29 games, making the start in 16 of them ... Made all 16 starts in left field ... Hit .192 with a double, a triple and three home runs with a .423 slugging percentage ... Tallied nine RBI and scored seven runs ... Made his first start against Wright State (2/18) in the season opener ... Had one multiple-hit game and three multiple-RBI games ... His one multiple hit game was a 3-for-4 performance at Houston (2/27) with three RBI and a run scored as he tallied a double and a home run in the series clinching win ... Hit his first home run of the season against Memphis (2/22) ... Also hit a home run in a 4-0 win over Alabama (3/18) to open the series, going 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored ... Posted a season-long hit streak of three games (2/25 - 3/1) ...
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered two years under head coach Jeff Willis at LSU-Eunice in Eunice, Louisiana ... Played left field and first base ... Set the single-season record for triples with 10 in 2010 ... For his career, hit .356 with 19 home runs and 106 RBI ... Tallied 18 doubles and 13 triples with 114 runs scored for LSU-Eunice in two seasons ... Claimed the Home Run Derby Championship in 2009 and 2010 in the NJCAA World Series ... Helped lead LSU-Eunice to a third place finish in the 2009 NJCAA World Series and claimed the 2010 NJCAA World Series ....
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered two years at West Monroe High School under head coach Mark Sims ... Hit .415 with 16 home runs and 72 RBI for his career ... Scored 62 runs as he tallied 20 doubles and 10 triples in his career ... Helped lead West Monroe to a runner-up finish in the class 5A state championships in 2007 ... Named an All-District and All-State selection as a first baseman in 2008 ... Named an All-District selection as a designated hitter in 2007 ... Also lettered in football and helped West Monroe to a state championship in 2005 ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Bill and Grace Kirksey ... Born: February 17, 1989 ... Has three siblings, a brother, Joe, and two sisters, Sarah and Anna ... Drafted in the 41st round by the Toronto Blue Jays out of high school in the 2008 MLB Draft.
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