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2005 Conference USA First Team
Golden Eagles' top returning player, who is one of Conference USA's best performers, both offensively and defensively, as well as in the nation ... 2006 Preseason All-American ... Returns to claim the starting position at first base and also could be used at third base ... The coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership on and off the field ... Handles the bat well, hitting for both average and power ... Outstanding work habits ... 2006 Preseason All-Conference USA by Baseball America ... Conference USA Preseason Players to Watch ... 2005 Conference USA First-Team All-Conference USA ... Named to the Brooks Wallace Award "Watch List", signifying the best collegiate player in the nation ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Dean's list ... Conference USA Academic Medalist ... Career School Records: Tied for No. 7 in runs scored on the school's career list ... Tied for No. 9 in home runs ... No. 15 in career batting average.
2005 (Jr.): Started all 62 games ... Two-time Conference USA Hitter of the Week ... Hit a team-high .359 with 17 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 59 RBIs, 42 walks and 15 stolen bases ... Finished with 153 total bases for a slugging percentage of .598, tied for highest on the team ... Also had a team-high .456 on-base percentage ... Had 354 putouts, 65 assists and only eight errors in 454 fielding chances for a .981 fielding percentage ... Tied for second-longest hitting streak on the team at 14 games ... Tied for the team lead in multiple-hit games with 30 (20 with two, nine with three, one with four), second on the team in multiple-RBI games with 15 (eight with two, three with three, two with four, two with five or more), nine multiple-walk games and 21 multiple-run games ... Ranked No. 29 nationally in runs per game ... Among the Conference USA leaders in hitting (5), slugging percentage (2), on-base percentage (5), runs (2), hits, (4), RBIs (5), doubles (T12), home runs (3), total bases (3), walks (4) and stolen bases (7) and fielding putouts (10) ... Hit .320 with six doubles, five home runs, 19 walks and 22 RBis in conference games only ... Season-high four hits in back-to-back games against Arkansas State ... Season-high five RBIs three times ... Finished with two home runs against Arkansas State (3/12) and at South Alabama (3/22) ... Season-high three walks against UNC Wilmington (3/4) and the first game against Memphis (4/1) ... Hit .462 (6/13) with a double, two home runs, five RBIs and 13 total bases (1.000 slugging percentage, .563 on-base percentage) in the Marshall series (2/18-20) ... Hit .444 (4/9) in the Southern Miss Tournament (2/25-27), finishing with a double, a home run and five RBIs ... Hit .643 (9/14) with two doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs and 17 total bases (1.214 slug) and .667 on-base percentage in the Arkansas State series (3/11-13) ... Hit .429 (6/14) with a double, two home runs, eight RBIs and 13 total bases (.929 slug) and a .500 on-base percentage in the USF series (5/13-15) ... Hit .471 (8/17) with five runs scored, a home run, three RBIs and 11 total bases (.647 slug) and .526 on-base percentage in the Conference USA Tournament (5/25-28).
2004 (So.): Played in 63 games and started 62 ... Fourth on the team in batting average (.317) ... Finished with 11 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs (second on the team) and 60 RBIs (third on the team) ... Collected 147 total bases for a .555 slugging percentage and had a .397 on-base percentage ... Had a team-best 20-game hitting streak ... Had 19 multiple-run scoring performances ... Fourth on the team in multiple-hit games with 25 (14 games with two hits, eight with three, two with four and one with five) and fourth in multiple-RBI games (five games with two RBIs, five with three, four with four, one with six RBIs) ... Hit .256 in conference games, with one double, seven home runs, 13 walks, 15 RBIs and a .992 fielding percentage ... No. 62 in the nation in home runs hit per game ... No. 1 in Conference USA in fielding double plays (62) and putouts (538), tied for No. 5 in home runs (16), No. 7 in runs scored (63), No. 8 in RBIs (60), total bases (147), No. 9 in hits (84) and No. 11 in fielding percentage (.991) ... Hit .333 (4/12) in the NCAA Regionals at Baton Rouge, including a double, two home runs and drove in two runs ... Finished with 11 total bases for a .917 slugging percentage ... Hit a solo homer against LSU and then one against College of Charleston ... Finished with two hits against Ole Miss in Hattiesburg (3/23) and three hits with four RBIs at Oxford (4/20) ... Batted .467 (7-for-15) at the Lake Area Classic hosted by McNeese State with two doubles, one triple, drove in six RBIs and finished with a .733 slugging percentage (3/5-7) ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and drove in three runs against Oklahoma State ... Two hits, a double and two RBIs against McNeese State ... Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week after batting 9-15 (.600) with two doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs in the three-game series against Eastern Illinois (3/12-14) ... Finished with 20 total bases for a 1.333 slugging percentage and had a .647 on-base percentage ... Season-high six RBIs, a double and a home run in game three ... Season-high five hits in game one ... Went 8-for-14 (.571) with three home runs, six RBIs and 17 total bases (1.214 slugging percentage) in the three-game series with Houston (3/19-21) ... Hit .357 (5-for-14) in the USF series (3/26-28) ... Had three hits, two doubles, a home run and four RBIs in game one of the TCU series (4/2) ... Hit .421 (8-for-19) with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs in the three-game series at UAB (5/1-3) and the two games at the C-USA Tournament (5/29) ... Had four hits in game three ... Went 5-for-14 (.357) in the Charlotte series (5/14-16), including three home runs and drove in five runs ... Three hits, including two home runs and drove in four runs in game one ... Had a solo home run the next day ... Hit .391 (9-for-23) in the Conference USA Tournament (5/26-30), including a double, two home runs, three walks, three hit by pitch and five RBIs.
2003 (Fr.): Played in 57 games, starting 28 ... Hit .336 with 12 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 23 RBIs ... Registered a .412 on-base percentage and a .563 slugging percentage ... Committed only one error in 286 chances in the field for a .997 fielding percentage ... Seventh in Conference USA in fielding percentage ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team ... Earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors ... In conference games only, he hit .444 with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and drove in 12 runs ... He had an on-base percentage of .508 and slugging percentage of .778 ... Didn't have any errors in 139 chances ... For the season, he had 10 multiple-hit games (six with two hits, one with three, three with four) and had four multiple-RBI games (one with two, one with three, one with four and one with five-plus) ... Hit .333 (6/18) for the Conference USA Tournament, finishing with a double, two home runs and three RBIs ... Had 13 total bases for a .722 slugging percentage ... Two hits in three at bats against Tulane in the championship game (5/25), finishing with a home run and drove in two runs ... Hit a home run the day before against East Carolina in the tournament semifinals (5/24) ... Finished with two hits, including a double in the tournament opener against Charlotte (5/21) ... Finished regular season hitting 4-for-6 against Houston (5/17) with three runs, a double, a triple, two home runs (one to right field and one to left field) and five RBIs, helping lead Southern Miss to the Conference USA regular-season championship ... Hit 4-for-7 against Houston (5/15) with three runs scored in game one ... Hit 4-for-5 against USF with two runs, three doubles and three RBIs in game two of the series (5/10) ... Hit his first collegiate home run in game two at Cincinnati (4/5) ... First multiple-hit game was in game one of the Louisville series, when he went 2-for-4 with a double, his first collegiate double and scored a run (3/21).
Prep: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Harry Breland at Oak Grove High School ... Batted .411 with seven doubles, 10 home runs and drove in 31 runs as a senior ... Named first-team all-state and to the The Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" ... Mississippi High School Activities Association All-Star Game's Most Valuable Player ... Team's most valuable player ... Helped lead Oak Grove the South-State title and advance to the state championship series ... Two-time participant in the Mississippi State Games ... Two-time first-team all-division scholar-athlete ... As a junior, hit a team-leading .515 and finished leading the team in runs (55), hits (52), home runs (7), RBIs (46), slugging percentage (.822) and on-base percentage (.654) ... He also finished with 10 doubles and 18 stolen bases ... Named team's most outstanding offensive player ... Helped lead Oak Grove to a second-place finish in the South State Finals ... Named All-District 7-4A ... Helped lead Oak Grove to the South State title and advance to the state championship series as a sophomore ... Also lettered in soccer ... All-"A" Honor Roll ... Mississippi Studies Award ... English II Award ... Scholar-Athlete Award ... Southern Miss Alumni Association Honor Student ... National Honor Society ... Beta Club ... Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Personal: Son of Rick and Terry Maddox ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys shooting pool and working out in his spare time ... Born Sept. 16, 1983.
Maddox's Career Statistics
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2005 (Jr.) .359 62-62 256 74 92 17 1 14 59 15-19 42 49
2004 (So.) .317 63-62 265 63 84 11 2 16 60 1-1 30 47
2003 (Fr.) .355 53-24 110 28 39 10 1 5 19 1-1 14 26
Totals .341 178-148 631 165 215 38 4 35 138 17-21 86 122