Position: IF Height: 6' 3" Weight: 220 lbs
College Experience: Nicholls State Bats: L Throws: L Resides: Long Beach, MS
2011 (Junior): A second team All-Southland Conference selection as a DH ... Started all 57 games for Nicholls ... Hit .302 (68-for-225) with one home run, ten doubles, 38 RBI and 30 runs scored ... Recorded his first hit as a Colonel as part of a 3-for-4 day on Feb. 19 at Louisiana Tech ... Drove in his first runs as a Colonel with a pair of RBI on Feb. 22 at UL-Lafayette ... Logged 17 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games and one of only two four-hit games by a Colonel all year ... Drove in multiple runs on seven different occasions, including five two-RBI games and two three-RBI games ... Was 4-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI against Central Arkansas on April 17 ... Recorded his first three RBI game on April 15 against UCA, going 3-for-5 and driving in three runs ... Notched his second three-RBI performance on May 8 at Southeastern La., going 2-for-3 with three RBI ... Hit safely in eight straight games from Feb. 19 through March 1, going 13-for-31 (.419 BA) over the stretch ... Hit .350 (43-for-123) with a home runs, six doubles, 24 RBI and 16 runs scored over the final 30 games of the season ... Hit .455 (4-for-11) with three RBI and two runs scored to lead Nicholls to a three-game sweep of McNeese State in the final series of the regular season, drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning with an RBI single to score Bear Comer giving Nicholls a 4-3 win over McNeese on May 21 to clinch consecutive Southland Conference Tournament appearances for the first time in school history ... Hit .500 (4-for-8) in the first two games of the 2011 Southland Conference Tournament, driving in three runs and scoring once to lead Nicholls to a 2-2 record and a trip to the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament ... Made six relief appearances out of the Nicholls bullpen, allowing just three earned runs over 9.1 IP for a 2.89 ERA ... Did not allow and earned run in four of six outings ... Made his debut on the mound on Feb. 20 against Southern Illinois, allowing two runs on three hits over 1.1 IP ... Delivered 3.0 IP of scoreless relief on April 12, limiting South Alabama to no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two in his longest relief outing of the season ... Struck out seven batters and walked five for a 1.4 K/BB ratio and a 6.75 K/9.0 IP mark ... Did not earn any decisions or saves on the mound.
Long Beach High School: Chosen to play in the Bancorp East and West All-Star Game following his senior year.
Personal: One of Johnny and Karen Buckley's five children.