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#2 Demarcus Henderson
Position: OF/INF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 171
Year: Junior
Hometown: Waynesboro, MS
High School: Wayne County HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER: Senior outfielder who has appeared in 107 career games, starting 80 of them • A career .260 hitter (75-for-289) with 43 career runs, 35 RBIs, 34 walks, nine stolen bases and two 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.

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.
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