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#2 Demarcus Henderson
Position: OF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waynesboro, MS
High School: Wayne County HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER: Senior outfielder who has appeared in 155 career games, starting 116 of them • A career .261 hitter (105-for-402) with 60 career runs, 57 walks, 43 RBIs, 19 stolen bases and 10 doubles • Given the key to the city of Waynesboro in September 2013 by Mayor Pro-Tem Johnny Gray in a ceremony at halftime of a Wayne County High School football game • Hit a combined .310 in the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Tournaments • Member of the 2012 SEC All-Tournament Team.

2014: Hit .265 in 48 games, tallying 23 walks, 17 runs, 10 stolen bases, eight RBIs and four doubles • Started 36 games in right field • Hit .333 in the NCAA Lafayette Regional and raked at a .300 clip in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., finishing with a .308 postseason average in five starts • Was 18-for-60 (.300) on the year with runners on base, including a .308 average with runners on third and less than two outs • Recorded nine multi-hit games and one multi-RBI contest • Finished his career with a season-long 10-game streak of reaching base safely • Recorded a double against No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA Lafayette Regional in his final collegiate contest • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the May 20 SEC Tournament win vs. No. 6 South Carolina • Tied a career high with two walks May 17 at No. 19 Alabama • Singled, walked and scored a run against Top-15 Ole Miss April 22 in the Governor’s Cup win at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. • Came off the bench to go 2-for-4 with an RBI double, stolen base and a run scored at Missouri April 20 • Hit a walk-off single to center March 25 against Southeast Missouri, tying a season high with two hits • Tallied two hits, an RBI and a run scored in the televised win against No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21 • Collected two hits, two stolen bases and a run March 11 in the win vs. SIU at home • Banged out two hits vs. UC Santa Barbara March 7 at the Hi Corbett Classic in Tucson, Ariz. • Went 2-for-3 with a RBI, run and walk March 1 vs. Michigan State • Tallied two hits, two runs and a walk in the Feb. 25 win vs. Mount St. Mary’s, before drawing a career-high tying two walks in the Feb. 26 win against The Mount to go along with a season-best two RBIs • Became the first Bulldog since 2009 with three stolen bases in a game Feb. 19 vs. Memphis • Tied career high with two runs and a double Feb. 16 vs. Western Carolina • Named the 38th-best senior in the country by Baseball America • Named the 97th-best senior in America by Perfect Game.

2013: Broke the 13-year single-season school record with 11 sacrifice hits, passing Ryan McGrath’s mark of eight from 2000 • Hit .274 in 61 games (51 starts), recording 23 RBIs, 23 runs scored, 21 walks, a trio of doubles and three stolen bases • Started all 11 games in the NCAA Tournament, going 12-for-39 for a .308 clip at the plate • Finished the NCAA Tournament 5-for-8 (.625) with runners in scoring position • Hit safely in 32 of 71 games, tallying RBIs in 18 games • Drove in the game-winning run four times: Feb 16. vs. Portland, Feb. 19 vs. Grambling State, March 8 vs. Central Arkansas and June 8 vs. Virginia in game one of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional •  Tied a career-high with three hits four times: March 1 vs. Saint Joseph’s, March 9 vs. Central Arkansas, May 18 vs. South Carolina and June 8 vs. Virginia in game one of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional • Hit .333 (4-for-12) in the season-opening series vs. Portland with three RBIs • Finished the Central Arkansas series 4-for-12 (.333) with a pair of RBIs and runs scored • Went 6-for-12 (.500) May 16-18 against No. 12 South Carolina, scoring three times and driving in a pair • Tied a career high with three RBIs on two hits in the May 22 SEC Tournament contest vs. the Gamecocks in Hoover, Ala. • Finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run with MSU’s season on the line in the final game of the NCAA Starkville Regional June 3 vs. Arkansas • Continued his clutch postseason performance going 4-for-8 in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional June 8-9 vs. Virginia • Drove in a run and scored three times in the series • Collected an RBI single in the opening game of the NCAA College World Series June 15 vs. Oregon State • Drove in the game-tying run in an eventual 5-4 win vs. Indiana in MSU’s second game of the CWS June 17, going 2-for-4 with a run scored • Finished the season with a 1-for-3 effort at the dish June 25 vs. UCLA in game two of the CWS Championship Series.

2012: Named to the 2012 SEC All-Tournament Team after collecting five hits, three runs and a trio of walks • Played in 36 games while drawing 29 starts • Made 15 starts in right, 10 in left, three at third base and one as the designated hitter and used as a pinch runner in five more games • Hit .245 with seven multi-hit games and an early-season 10-game hitting streak March 3-14 • Went 3-for-4 March 3 against Connecticut to set a career-high for hits • Drove in a career-best three runs May 19 in a series-sweep clinching 11-3 win against Kentucky • Played summer league ball with the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks of the Perfect Game League, hitting .255 with nine stolen bases.

2011: Saw playing time in a reserve role as an infielder in 10 early-season games before undergoing corrective eye surgery • Compiled a .167 batting average, collecting two hits in 12 at-bats • Singled and scored a run Feb. 27 against Belmont and laced a pinch-hit single against Alabama A&M March 30 • Notched run-scoring groundouts against Akron Feb. 18 and at Lipscomb March 16 • Had five error-free defensive chances and helped turn two double-plays.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time all-district and 2010 all-state infielder at Wayne County High School • Coached during his prep career by Chad Davis and Chris McCardle • Anchored the War Eagles’ infield at shortstop • Starred at the plate, hitting .492 with five home runs and 27 RBIs en route to all-state and team MVP honors as a senior • Hit .455 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs as a junior in 2009 to go along with 16 stolen bases and team MVP honors • Also starred on the mound with a 6-2 record and a 1.80 ERA his junior season • One of his two losses was a complete-game no-hitter • Participated in the 2009 East Coast Showcase held in Lakeland, Fla., and played in the 2010 Crossroads Diamond Club Mississippi High School All-Star Game in Pearl, Miss. • Starting quarterback on the WCHS football team • Member of the Beta Club, the Wayne County High School Student Council and the National Honor Society.

DRAFT HISTORY: Chosen by the Houston Astros in the 43rd round of Major League Baseball’s 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL: Born Demarcus LaDouglas Henderson on Dec. 23, 1991 in Laurel, Miss. • Son of Coretta and Shelton Henderson of Waynesboro, Miss. • Majoring in kinesiology.

DEMARCUS HENDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2011        .167            10-0        12          3        2      0         0         0        2         0        0          3        0       0          0-0     .167       .167      0      1.000
2012        .245           36-29    102         17    25      3         0         0     10       13        3       25        2       4          6-9     .275       .342      3        .919
2013        .274           61-51    175         23    48      3         0         0     23       21        3       34        2     11          3-7     .291       .358      2        .969
2014        .265           48-36    113         17    30      4         0         0        8       23        4       24        0       8       10-12   .301       .407      2        .965
Career     .261        155-116  402         60  105    10         0         0     43       57     10       86        4     23       19-28   .286       .364      7        .959

 

DEMARCUS HENDERSON’S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2011        .000             1-0            1          0        0      0         0         0        0         0        0          1        0       0          0-0     .000       .000      0      1.000
2012        .143            11-7        28          3        4      1         0         0        0         0        0          9        2       0          0-1     .179       .133      2        .778
2013        .235           25-20       68          8     16      1         0         0        6         9        2       14        0       5          0-2     .250       .342      0      1.000
2014        .163           22-15       49          3        8      1         0         0        3         9        1       11        0       3          2-3     .184       .305      1        .966
Career     .192           59-42    146         14    28      3         0         0        9       18        3       35        2       8          2-6     .212       .290      3        .956

Career Highs
AB:                                                             6 vs. Arkansas, 3/25/12
R:                                2, 11x, last vs. Mount St. Mary’s, 2/25/14
H:                                                      3, 6x, last vs. Virginia, 6/8/13
RBI:                                   3, 2x, last vs. South Carolina, 5/22/13
2B:                             1, 10, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6/1/14
3B:                                                                                                  N/A
HR:                                                                                                 N/A
BB:                                                    2, 10x, last at Alabama, 5/17
SB:                                                             3 vs. Memphis, 2/19/14

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