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#3 Alex Detz
Position: INF
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
High School: Mission Prep HS
Other College: Cuesta [CA] College
Experience: 1 Letter
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2014: Hit .236 in 61 games, finishing second on the team with three home runs and 40 RBIs (19th in SEC) • Started 55 games, including 24 at third base, 22 as the DH and nine at first base • Team went 8-1 when he started at first • Finished 88th nationally and seventh in the SEC with a team-high 36 walks • Tallied 26 runs, five doubles and five stolen bases • Tied for 11th in SEC games only with a team-high 21 RBIs • Raked against lefties with a .322 average and hit .313 with runners in scoring position, finishing second on the team with 14 two-out RBIs • Recorded 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests • Hit 27 points higher in conference play (.263) • Hit .333 in the series win May 15-17 at No. 19 Alabama • Recorded a career-high five RBIs May 15 in the 9-4 win at Alabama • Collected two hits in the series opener vs. Tennessee May 9 • Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double, a walk and two runs off the bench in the 12-1 win at Auburn May 4 • Tallied MSU’s first pinch-hit home run since 2009 with a seventh-inning dinger April 30 vs. Jacksonville State • Hit .385 in the three-game series vs. Texas A&M April 24-26, collecting five hits, three RBIs, two walks and a run • Tied a season high with three hits April 25 vs. the Aggies at home • Recorded an RBI for the third-straight game against Top-15 Ole Miss April 22 in the Governor’s Cup win at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. • Drove in a career-best four RBIs in a win against Alcorn State April 15, tying season bests with three hits and a double • Collected a series-best four RBIs in the series win vs. Arkansas March 29-30, including his second homer of the year March 30, a game-winning two-run bomb in an eventual 5-1 win • Hit .308 with four runs and two walks in a series victory against No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21-23 • Broke out of an 0-for-18 slump by hitting .417 on SEC opening weekend at Georgia, collecting five hits and three RBIs • Recorded a season-high three hits at Georgia March 14 • Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a home run and two runs scored in the 3-0 shutout vs. South Alabama March 5 • Drove in two runs in the Feb. 25 win vs. Mount St. Mary’s • Streak of reaching base safely in 29-straight games was snapped Feb. 22 after pinch hitting in the ninth inning • Member of the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Ranked ninth nationally and second in the SEC with 53 walks • Hit .350 in 11 NCAA Tournament starts, going 14-for-40 with nine runs, six walks, two doubles and an RBI • MVP of the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional and member of its All-Tournament Team after hitting .615 with eight hits and four runs in the tourney • Ended the season having reached base safely in 23-straight games • Finished fourth in the SEC in on-base percentage (.449) and 12th in hits (76) • On defense, recorded a .980 fielding percentage, the best by a third baseman in the history of the program • Part of an infield that turned a school-record 80 double plays (second nationally) • Recorded the most putouts (198) and chances (250) in school history by a third baseman • Hit .318 in 69 games played (66 starts), tallying 43 runs, 31 RBIs, 14 doubles, one triple and a home run • Notched hits in 43 of 71 games, including 20 multi-hit games • Drove in a run in 22 contests, including seven multiple-RBI games • Collected 12 RBIs in a six-game stretch from Feb. 24-March 3, including a career-best three RBIs Feb. 24 vs. Samford and two days later vs. Rhode Island • Had the game-winning RBI twice: Feb. 24 vs. Samford and Feb. 27 vs. Rhode Island • Cranked out his only triple of the season March 5 vs. Mississippi Valley State • Scored a career-high three runs March 12 vs. Southern Miss • Stole his only base of the season April 7 vs. Florida • Finished the home series against the Gators 4-for-11 (.364) with a double and three runs scored • Hit his only home run of the season April 13 at Texas A&M • Earned a career-best three walks April 28 at Vanderbilt, matching the feat originally done March 19 vs. Alcorn State • Tallied a career-high four base hits May 11 at Ole Miss and again May 17 vs. South Carolina • Hit .500 (5-for-10) in the South Carolina series • Registered a hit in all four games MSU played in at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., going 5-for-16 (.313) • Went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored in MSU’s final game in Hoover vs. Vanderbilt May 25 • Finished game one of the NCAA College World Series with a single, walk and a run scored vs. Oregon State June 15 • Collected two hits, including a double, and tapped the dish once as the Bulldogs advanced to the championship series with a win against the Beavers June 21 • Singled in both games of the CWS Championship Series vs. UCLA to close out the season • Member of the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Two-time all-conference middle infielder at Cuesta (Calif.) College in 2011 and 2012 • Coached by Bob Miller • Recovered from a 2010 shoulder injury to rank among the top junior college middle infielders • Batted .324 with a .451 on-base percentage in 2012 to help the Cougars post a 23-15 record and claim the Western State Conference crown • Lashed eight doubles and two triples, driving in 32 runs and drawing 32 walks in 38 games • Swiped eight sacks and fielded at a flashy .976 clip, having a hand in 19 double plays • Hit .331 with a .462 on-base percentage en route to First-Team All-Western State Conference honors as a junior • Teamed with former Bulldogs Nick Flair, Chad Girodo and Trey Porter on the California Collegiate League co-champion San Luis Opisbo Blues summer league team in 2012.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year All-San Luis Obispo County second baseman/shortstop at Mission Prep High School • Four-year starter and letter winner with the Royals • Coached by his father, Gerry Detz • Also lettered three years as a receiver with the MPHS football team and in basketball his senior season • Four-year Honor Roll student at MPHS in San Luis Obispo.  

PERSONAL: Born Alex James Detz on Dec. 14, 1990 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. • Son of Toni and Gerry Detz of San Luis Obispo, Calif. • Majoring in communication.

ALEX DETZ’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
2013        .318           69-66    239         43    76    14         1         1     31       53        7       45        4       1          1-5     .397       .449      5        .980
2014        .236           61-55    220         26    52      5         0         3     40       36        1       38        4       2          5-8     .300       .341      3        .981
Career     .279        130-121  459         69  128    19         1         4     71       89        8       83        8       3        6-13    .351       .399      8        .981

ALEX DETZ’S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF       S       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2013        .257           29-28    109         11    28      4         0         1     10       20        0       22        2       0          1-1     .321       .366      3        .936
2014        .263           29-28    114         12    30      4         0         1     21       16        1       21        2       1          3-5     .325       .353      1        .990
Career     .260           58-56    223         23    58      8         0         2     31       36        1       43        4       1          4-6     .323       .360      4        .963

Career Highs
AB:                                          6, 2x, last vs. Tennessee, 5/11/14
R:                                              3, 2x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/21/14
H:                                      4, 2x, last vs. South Carolina, 5/17/13
RBI:                                                              5 at Alabama, 5/15/14
2B:                                                  1, 18x, last at Auburn, 5/4/14
3B:                                      1 vs. Mississippi Valley State, 3/5/13
HR:                              1, 4x, last vs. Jacksonville State, 4/30/14
BB:                               3, 3x, last vs. Western Carolina, 2/16/14
SB:                               1, 6x, last at Alabama, 5/16/14, 4/11/10

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