Veteran outfielder who looks to end his Golden Eagle career with a strong finish, not only in the field but with his bat as well ... Returns ready to claim the starting position in center field ... Baseball America tabs him as the best defensive outfielder in Conference USA ... Solid bat, especially against left-handed pitching ... Hits for average and for power ... The coaching staff is counting on him for leadership on and off the field ... Tied for No. 2 in Conference USA in triples (5) in overall games ... Tied for No. 6 in C-USA in home runs hit (8) and No. 9 in total bases (76) and slugging percentage (.650) in league games only ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2004 (Jr.): Played in 64 games and started 63 ... Hit .298 with 13 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 51 RBIs ... No. 2 on the team in triples, No. 4 in RBIs, No. 5 in batting average and doubles ... No. 3 on the team in multiple-hit games with 26 (20 games with two, five games with three, one game with four) and No. 3 on the team in multiple-RBI games (eight with two RBIs, four games with three RBIs, three games with four RBIs) ... Longest hitting streak of the year was eight games ... Finished with 129 total bases for a .506 slugging percentage and had a .327 on-base percentage ... Had a .974 fielding percentage ... Leading hitter on the team in conference games only with a .359 batting average with eight doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 26 runs scored and 26 RBIs ... Finished with the second-most total bases (76) and had a slugging percentage of .650 ... Hit .563 against TCU in the three-game series (4/2-4) and in the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament (5/30) ... Had a double, a triple, three home runs and six RBIs ... Finished with 21 total bases for a 1.313 slugging percentage ... Had back-to-back three-hit games in games two and three of the regular-season series with two home runs in the second games and a third home run in game three ... Finished 9-for-17 (.529) in the four games against Tulane, the three-game series at Tulane (4/23-25) and the one game in the C-USA Tournament (5/27) ... He had two doubles, three RBIs, a .529 on-base percentage and finished with 11 total bases for a .647 slugging percentage ... Went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in game two of the regular-season series ... Hit .350 (7-for-20) with two doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs and had 15 total bases (.750 slug) against UAB in the five games, the three-game series at UAB (5/1-3) and two games in the C-USA Tournament (5/29) ... Went 5-for-15 (.333) against Louisville with one home run, one triple and one RBI and 10 total bases for a .667 slugging percentage in the three-game series (5/7-9) ... Hit .385 (5-for-13) against Charlotte (5/14-16) with a double, two home runs, six RBIs and 12 total bases for a .923 slugging percentage ... Finished with two hits, a home run and a season-high four RBIs in game three ... Went 7-for-24 (.292) in the Conference USA Tournament (5/26-30) with a double, a triple, a home run and drove in seven runs ... Had a three-run double and later added another RBI in the second game against Louisiana-Monroe (3/3)
2003 (So.): Appeared in 55 games and started 47 ... Fourth-best hitter on the squad, registering a .322 batting average with 11 doubles, two home runs and 28 RBIs ... Collected 19 multiple-hit games (13 games with two hits, four with three, one with four and one with five-plus) and eight multiple-RBI games (eight games with two RBIs) ... Longest hitting streak of the season was seven games ... Batted a team-high .471 in the Conference USA Tournament, earning all-tournament honors, finishing with eight hits and three RBIs ... Had both a .471 on-base and slugging percentage ... In conference games only, he hit .321 with six doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs ... Hit a perfect 5-for-5 against Cincinnati (4/4) with a run, a double and an RBI, the only player on the team to have five hits in a game ... Three hits at Memphis in game one of the series, two in each game two and three ... Hit a two-run home run at Ole Miss (3/26) ... Claimed a 4-for-5 plate performance against UAB (4/26) with a run, a double and an RBI ... Batted 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI against Charlotte (4/13) ... Two hits in four at bats with a double and drove in two runs at Houston in the first game of the series (5/15) ... Three hits in the second round of the C-USA Tournament against Houston (5/22) ... Two hits with two RBIs against Tulane in the championship game of the C-USA Tournament (5/25) ... 2002 (Fr.): Played in 42 games and started 23 ... Batted .286 with two doubles and drove in 15 runs ... Finished with a .989 fielding percentage in 184 fielding opportunities ... 5-for-10 with three runs scored and two RBIs for the Buffalo series (3/1-3) ... 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI in the third game of the TCU series (3/17) ... 3-for-4 with an RBI in the first game of the Cincinnati series (3/22) ... 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI at Alabama (4/2) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the third game of the Louisville series (4/14) ... Two-run single in the opening game of the East Carolina series (5/10) ... Season-high 16 putouts in the second game of the Charlotte series (4/6) ... Finished the season with 21-straight games without an error ... Five games with double-figure putouts
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Larry Watkins at Petal High School ... Batted .474 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 11 stolen bases and 40 RBIs ... Petal High School Male Athlete of the Year ... Team Most Valuable Player ... Highest batting average ... Triple Crown Award ... An all-district and all-state selection ... Best defensive player ... Mississippi Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star team ... Twice named The Clarion Ledger's Player of the Week ... Selected to participate in the State Games of Mississippi ... Who's Who in All-Star Sports ... Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Key Club ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Also a four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Team's best offensive player ... Mississippi High School All-Star Team ... Division 7 - 4A Player of the Year ... A first-team all-district and all-state honoree
Personal: Son of Wayne and Rose Lowery ... Oldest of three children ... Majoring in sport administration ... Enjoys hunting and fishing ... Born Jan. 27, 1983.
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