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#17 Sam McElreath, IF


Position: IF
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: Western Kentucky University
Bats: L
Throws: R
Resides: Brenham, TX
Class: JR
Division: NCAA D1


Pronounced: MACK-ull-wreath

WKU President's List (Fall 2017)

At Blinn College: As a sophomore with the Buccaneers, McElreath slashed .354/.455/.532 in 52 games ... He had 56 hits, 30 runs and 37 runs batted in ... Of his 56 hits, 18 went for extra bases (13 doubles and 5 homeruns), which contributed to his 84 total bases ... Added 17 walks and 13 times hit by pitch, compared to 29 strikeouts ... Earned First Team All-Region 14 honors and was named the team's Leroy Dryer Most Valuable Player ... Was on the Dean's and President's Lists both of his years in Brenham.

At Brenham HS: Lettered all 4 years, batting .333 as a sophomore, .412 as a junior with 5 homeruns and .445 as a senior with 2 homeruns ... Earned All-Houston 5A and All-District 18-5A in 3 seasons, while being named All-State THSBCA/TSWA and All-Brazos Valley in his final 2 years ... Named Academic All-State as a senior and was a National Honor Society member.

Personal Info: Born July 7, 1997 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Son of Lance and Hamet McElreath ... His father played baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, then coached at Tarleton State University and Blinn College ... Has a twin brother, Will, who is an aerospace engineer at Texas A&M University ... Studying Marketing at WKU ... Biggest thrill in baseball is getting to know different people and build relationships ... Favorite athlete is Justin Turner because he represents redheads very well, and is an excellent player and person off the field ... Chose WKU because of the coaching staff and the program trending upwards, as well as the positive experience both in the classroom and on the field ... Plans to pursue a career in coaching or business after his playing days are over ... His father had the biggest influence on his athletic career because he was a college coach and taught McElreath how to play and respect the game, as well as his work ethic ... Enjoys ping pong and golf.

2019 Roster »
35 Chase Kemp 1B
10 Logan Sartori SS
17 Sam McElreath IF
0 Ty Coleman IF
24 Bryant Shellenbarger OF
7 Cam Haller OF
20 Cole Coker OF
2 Ridge Rogers CF
4 Tyler Smith RF
6 Jordan Yeatts Utility
22 Kyle Bergeron Utility
12 Hunter Coleman C
25 Jacob Padilla C
26 Amado Almanzar P
9 Brian Williams P
16 Bryce Bennett P
23 Cannon Davis P
13 Christian Vega P
34 Cole Sichley P
29 Dontae Woodard P
15 Henry Bird P
28 Joe Buckendorff P
3 John Altman P
33 Logan Teske P
30 Tristan Stivors P
14 Tyler Flores P
8 Zach DeLeon P
11 Brian Nelson Head Coach
8 James Dillard Pitching Coach
18 Chase Sanford Hitting Coach

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