The Golden Eagles go for sweep with 2 p.m., contest on Saturday.
Appeared in 39 games and made 32 starts (21 at designated hitter, six at shortstop, three at second base and two in rightfield) ... Was the most used leadoff hitter, appearing in that spot in 25 games as a true freshman ... Batted .250 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI ... Had multiple-hit contests in four of his first seven contests, including a season-high tying three against Alabama (2/29) ... Added a three-hit contest against Murray State (3/16) ... Ended the year with nine multi-hit games (7 two-hit, 2 three-hit) and three two-RBI performances ... Used sparingly the final month of the season due to an shoulder injury ... Chosen as the No. 2 freshman in college baseball heading into the 2012 season by Baseball America ... The publication also chose him as one of the Top 10 Freshmen in Conference USA ... Member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the Fall and Spring semesters as well in during the Fall in 2011 ... Earned the C-USA Commissioner's Honor roll during the 2011-12 academic year
Drafted in the 3rd round (102 overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins ... Ranked as the No. 20 overall shortstop in the nation by baseballdraftreport.com ... Batted .490 as a senior, with 11 doubles, four triples and eight home runs, driving in 37 runs ... Was 15-for-15 on stolen base attempts ... Played strong defense at shortstop with a .922 fielding percentage ... Selected to the 2011 Louisville Slugger All-American team ... Helped Sumrall to four consecutive Mississippi Class 3A State Championships, including a 36-0 record in 2009 ... Finished the 2010 season ranked as high as No. 1 in various national rankings ... Named to the 2010 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (Dixie) ... Voted 2011 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen ... Named to the 2011 Rivals 100 ... Tabbed as Mississippi's Top High School prospect by Perfect Game
Son of Billy and Cecilia Barron ... Majoring in Sport Management ... Born Sept. 23, 1992
At Bats: 5, 5 times (last vs. Ole Miss, 3/20/12)
Hits: 3, twice (last vs. Murray State, 3/16/12)
RBI: 2, three times (last vs. Alcorn State, 4/6/12)
Stolen Bases: 1, five times (last at Rice, 4/1/12)