CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 3 (8x), Last: 3/6/09 vs. Evansville; Runs: 3, 4/19/08 at Loyola Marymount; HR: 1 (16x), Last: 5/17/09 vs. Santa Clara; RBI: 4 (3x), Last: 3/6/09 vs. Evansville; SB: 1, 5/2/07 vs. Cal State Fullerton; Hitting Streak: 8g, 4/30 - 5/18/07.
2009 FALL: Went 1-for-4 through two starts at the Blue and Orange World Series with a single and a run scored ... Also struck out once and was hit by a pitch ... Credited with 12 putouts and one assist while playing first base.
2009 SUMMER: Played for the San Diego Waves of the Western Baseball Association ... Drove in two runs on two hits for the Waves during a short three-game stay at the NBC World Series based in Wichita, Kansas ... In 21 games, batted .313 with eight doubles.
2009 SPRING: Played in 51 of 54 games, making 48 starts at first base during his junior campaign ... Hit .290 with a career-tying seven home runs and 28 RBI ... 11 of his RBI were delivered with two outs ... Finished second on the team with 12 doubles (Brian Humphries - 13), but was first with 20 walks ... Tied Bryce Mendonca for the team lead with 14 hit by pitches ...Second to Colin Rooney (.412) with a .409 on-base percentage ... Batted .435 vs. left-handed pitchers and .313 in RBI opportunities ... Registered 12 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit efforts (3/3 at UCLA; 3/6 vs. Evansville) that were the seventh and eighth of his career ... The 3-for-4 game vs. the Bruins included a double, RBI single and hit by pitch ... His 3-for-3 game against the Purple Aces included a double, home run and four RBI, which tied a personal best ... Was the third four-RBI game of his career and first since a April 20 contest vs. Loyola Marymount in 2008 ... Finished the year with seven multi-RBI games, the last of which was a three-RBI performance at San Francisco (4/25) where he went 2-for-3 with the game-deciding home run ... Began the season with a seven-game hitting streak (2/21 - 3/3) and ended it on a five-game tear (5/12 - present) ... Batted .387 (12-for-31) with a home run, three doubles and four RBI during his early season streak, which was one game shy of tying his career high - an eight-game hitting streak from 4/30 to 5/18/07 ... Recorded three consecutive two-hit contest vs. Cal State Northridge (2/22), at USC (2/25) and at UC Davis (2/27) ... Posted a second three-game string of two hit games later in the year from 5/4 to 5/6 ... Part of defense that turned 31 double plays and individually posted a .991 fielding percentage (four errors in 458 chances) ... Converted 441 putouts ... Recorded a Pepperdine season game high 16 putouts vs. Gonzaga (4/3) ... His first hit of the year was a solo home run at Cal State Northridge (2/21), which immediately followed David Harris' round tripper ... Went 2-for-5 with a single, double and run scored in third game of the CSUN series (2/22) and threw a runner out at home on a 3-2 double play ... Turned a rare 6-3-5 double play as part of a 2-for-5 night at USC (2/25) ... Went 4-for-13 during three-game series at UC Davis (2/27 - 28), scored two runs and helped convert a Pepperdine game season high three double plays in the first contest (2/27) ... Reached base four times in a 16-6 win over then No. 25 Cal Poly (3/10) ... Clubbed a two-run double vs. the Mustangs and scored two runs on a season high three walks ... Batted .429 (3-for-7) through four games vs Chicago State (3/20 - 22), receiving two starts in three games ... Scored four runs, provided an RBI double and walked three times ... Delivered the eventual game-winning RBI vs. Gonzaga in 5-4 win (4/5) ... Drove in Denny Duron from second base down to his last strike with two outs in the eighth inning on an opposite field single to right off Bulldog reliever Cody Martin ... Went 3-for-11 in three games vs. Saint Mary's (4/9 - 11) with a double, walk, two runs and four RBI ... Drove in two runs in the first inning of game one (4/9) on a single to right center that helped the Waves come back from an early 3-0 deficit ... Smashed third homer - and first since the Evansville series - vs. Long Beach State (4/13) for his lone hit of the game ... Vs. USC (4/15), roped a double down the right field line to lead off the second inning and came around to score the game-tying run at 2-2 ... Reached base all four time vs. Trojans, including two walks and an eighth-inning RBI single ... In the field, helped execute a 1-3-6-3-4 pick off of USC's Grant Green in the third ... Produced one of five doubles for the Waves in their 11-3 victory over Loyola Marymount (4/19), which tied a team game high for the season (3/22 vs. Chicago State) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two-run HR at CSUN (4/21) ... Was his fourth home run of the year and second hit at Matador Field in 2009 ... Batted .300 during the San Francisco series (4/24 - 26), which included the eventual game-winning home run in the ninth inning of game two (4/25) ... His fifth homer of the season came off Jonathan Abramson with one out and Nate Simon at first base ... Earlier in the game, provided an RBI infield single and scored as part of a four-run first inning vs. the Diamond Dons ... Walked and scored a run at UCSB (5/4), and also saved a run by turning an unassisted double play in the eighth inning after snaring a line drive down the first-base line ... In the second game vs. Santa Barbara (5/6), went 2-for-3 with two singles, walk, run and RBI ... In between games vs. the Gauchos, doubled and scored a run at Long Beach State (5/5) ... Smacked a double and sixth homer of the year, which were his only hits in 12 at-bats at Portland (5/8 - 10) ... Hit his seventh and final round tripper of the year, scored three times and drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-11 weekend vs. Santa Clara (5/15 - 17) ... His solo shot came in the sixth inning of game three (5/17), which cut the Broncos' lead to 2-1, and was the first of three Waves' solo homers hit that day in a 3-2 (11) victory ... Went 1-for-4 with a single in his final at bat at Cal State Fullerton (5/19) ... Hammered three balls to center field, but was robbed each time by Titan center fielder Josh Fellhauer, who stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the second inning ... Helped turn a pair of double plays at Fullerton, including a 3-6-1 twin killer in the eighth.
2008 FALL: Went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored in two-game exhibition series against Long Beach State ... Ripped his double in the fourth inning of game 1 (11/1) against Dirtbag reliever Adam Wilk ... All his series runs and RBI came in game 2 (11/9) even though he recorded just one hit ... Drew two walks and one of his RBI was on a hit by pitch ... Counted a double and home run as two of his four hits during the Blue and Orange World Series ... Scored four times during the three-game intrasquad series and drove in three RBI ... Was intentionally walked by Scott Alexander in game 1 (11/12), which paved the way for Colin Rooney's game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth ... His home run was a two-run, sixth inning smack to left field in game 3 (11/15) off Blue reliever Matt Bywater.
2008 SPRING: All-WCC First Team selection ... Compiled a .309 batting average as the Waves' everyday first baseman, playing and starting 58 of 59 games ... Clubbed two round-trippers, set a personal season best with 11 doubles and drove in 39 runs while scoring 29 ... Hit 18 times by a pitch, which not only led the team, but was third highest season total in program history behind Jay Schellini (24 in 1979) and Garry Humpston (20 in 1980) ... Provided three sacrifice flies and four sac hits ... Was a .415 hitter with runners in scoring position (27-for-65) and batted .500 when the bases were loaded (6-for-12) ... Advanced runners around the bases in 63 of 121 opportunities (52.1 percent) ... During the conference season, ranked 12th among WCC hitters with a .371 batting average to go along with his two home runs and 22 RBI ... His WCC RBI total ranked him seventh in the conference ... Tied a career record with an eight-game hitting streak from April 18 to May 3, in which he hit .500 (13-for-26) with four doubles, home run, 10 RBI and seven runs scored ... Three of his four doubles, plus three runs and RBI, were collected in a 22-3 thumping of Loyola Marymount (4/19) ... Hit all three of his doubles to the left field wall, and came around to score each time he advanced to second base ... His hitting streak also included a 3-for-4, three RBI performance in a 5-2 win over San Diego (5/2) ... Blasted a two-run home run to left with two outs in the third inning to put Pepperdine up for good at 4-0 ... Drove in the Waves' fifth and final run in the seventh, hitting a single to center that scored Eric Thames from second base ... Recorded at least one hit in five of his first six games to start the season, including two-hit, three RBI effort against TCU (3/1) ... Drove in two of his runs during a six-run ninth on a single to left as Pepperdine cruised to a 10-4 victory ... In a four-game series sweep vs. Columbia (3/7 to 3/9), batted .500 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored ... Went five-for-seven (.714) in the second two games of a three-game set vs. Oral Roberts (3/15 and 16) ... All of his hits were singles as he also drew two walks and scored a run as the Waves captured two of three from ORU ... Smacked his first home run of the season, a three-run blast to left field, as Pepperdine went on to defeat Gonzaga (3/30) by a 10-0 margin ... His home run was part of a seven-run, four-hit ninth inning ... Drove in a game-high four runs in games against San Francisco (4/11) and Loyola Marymount (4/20) ... Against the Dons, collected three RBI on pair of singles and had another on a sac fly to center ... Vs. the Lions, hit a bases-loaded double to left, driving in a pair and a two-run single to right ... Helped turn 59 of the team's 70 double plays and finished year with a .986 fielding percentage.
2007 SPRING: Batted .261 over 54 games at first base as a sophomore ... Made 51 starts ... Led the team and was fourth in the WCC in home runs with seven ... Finished fourth on the squad in RBI with 27 ... Notched three-hit efforts vs. USC (2/13), vs. Minnesota (3/16) and vs. Loyola Marymount (4/6) ... Registered a career-high eight-game hitting stream from 4/30-5/18 ... Tallied eight multi-hit games and seven two-RBI contests ... Two of his home runs came in separate games against UCLA ... Homered in his first collegiate game at UNLV ... Played with Vienna of the Clark Griffith League during summer 2007.
2006 SPRING: Practiced with the team but did not appear in any games as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Green Valley High School, located in Henderson, Nev., in 2005 ... A two-year letterwinner ... Named the Sunrise Division's Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... Named a Sunrise Conference All-Star as a senior and led Green Valley to the division championship in 2005 ... Batted .336 with four home runs, 27 runs scored and 36 RBI as a senior, and hit .403 as a junior ... Graduated in the top five percent of his class.
PERSONAL: Born in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Son of Tom and Stacey Heroy ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Dylan ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine because "the great combination of baseball and athletics and the small school atmosphere appealed to me."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include fishing ... Lists his sports hero as Tiger Woods ... Favorite pro baseball player is Derek Jeter ... Favorite pro baseball team is the New York Yankees ... Favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird ... Favorite movies are Step Brothers and Wedding Crashers ... Favorite TV shows are SportsCenter and Entourage ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson ... Favorite sport other than baseball is golf ... Favorite thing about baseball is "it's a game that is ever-changing. It's full or surprises and excitement."