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#35 Wes Rea
Position: 1B
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 272
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Gulfport, MS
High School: Harrison Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER: Returning team captain who statistically is one of the best defensive first basemen in school history •  Has totaled 37 doubles, 17 home runs and 122 RBIs with a .261 average in 180 career games (170 starts) • Tied with Tommy Raffo (1987-90) for the best MSU career fielding percentage by a first baseman (.990) • Owns the school record for single-season chances (669, 2012) and single-season putouts (636, 2012) by a first baseman • Member of the 2013 NCAA College World Series All-Tournament Team • Named to the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament Team • Member of the 2012 NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team • A career .299 hitter with nine extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in 18 NCAA Tournament games.

2014: Along with RHP Ben Bracewell, voted team co-captain by his teammates • Hit .245 in 59 games, leading the team with 41 RBIs, 12 multi-RBI games and five home runs • Started 54 games at first base • Defensively, led the team with 585 chances and 558 putouts, finishing with a fielding percentage of .990 or better for the third-straight season (.990) • Ranked second on the team with nine doubles and 29 walks • Went 14-for-19 (.737) with a runner on second and less than two outs • Tallied 14 two-out RBIs, tied for the second most on the team • Recorded multiple hits in 14 games, including a pair of three-hit contests • Set a career high by reaching base safely in the first 16 games of the season • Became the first MSU player in the John Cohen era to drive in a run in his first seven games of the season, collecting hits in nine of his first 12 games • Was the only Bulldog in 2014 and the first since Hunter Renfroe in 2012 to homer twice in the same game (Game 1 vs. Holy Cross, Feb. 22) • Went 3-for-7 in two starts against No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette June 1-2 at the 2014 NCAA Lafayette Regional, driving in four runs on a home run and a double • Recorded two hits, a run and his first career stolen base May 22 vs. Kentucky • Drove in a run and scored a run in the May 20 SEC Tournament win vs. No. 6 South Carolina • Down 2-1, hit a pinch-hit two-RBI double in MSU’s victory vs. Georgia May 20 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament • Hit a game-tying two-run home run in the sixth inning against Tennessee May 11 in an eventual 4-3 12-inning win • Raked at a team-high .545 clip for the Texas A&M series April 24-26, scoring two runs, doubling once, walking once and driving in a run • Registered the game-winning hit against Top-15 Ole Miss April 22 in the Governor’s Cup win at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss., going 2-for-4 with a two-RBI double and a run scored • Recorded two hits, two runs and an RBI April 15 in the victory over Alcorn State • Hit .333 in the series win vs. Arkansas March 29-30, driving in two and scoring once • Tied a career high with three runs scored and three walks in the televised win against No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs • Reached base safely in the first 16 games of the season • Collected two hits and a walk in the March 11 win vs. SIU at home • Tallied two hits, two runs and a double in the 6-4 win at Arizona March 9 • Went 2-for-3 with a walk March 5 in the 3-0 win vs. South Alabama • Drove in a team-best five RBIs on opening weekend against Western Carolina • Played summer ball for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, where he finished second in the league in home runs and was a finalist in the annual CRCBL Home Run Derby • Named 2014 Preseason All-SEC by Perfect Game.

2013: Hit .291 in 57 games (53 starts), recording 40 RBIs, 30 runs, 24 walks and 12 doubles • Raked at a .325 clip (13-for-40) in 11 starts in the NCAA Tournament, driving in eight and scoring three times • Member of the 2013 College World Series All-Tournament Team as a result of going 6-for-19 (.316) with a trio of doubles and RBIs • Went 4-for-7 (.571) at No. 6 Virginia in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional • Named to the NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament Team • Despite playing in pitcher friendly Dudy Noble Field, finished tied for seventh in the SEC with seven home runs • Ended his season second on the team with 13 game games of two-RBIs or more • Finished the season with a .990 fielding percentage and was part of an infield which helped turn a school-record 80 double plays (second nationally) • Recorded a hit in 37 of 51 games, including multiple hits in 16 of those contests • Collected an RBI in 24 of 71 games • Drove in the game-winning run in five games: Feb. 15 vs. Portland in the season opener, April 2 at South Alabama, April 14 at Texas A&M, May 22 vs. South Carolina in the SEC Tournament and June 9 at Virginia in game two of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional • Scored a run in his first four games of the season • Drove in three off two hits against No. 2 LSU in the series finale March 17 • Recorded RBIs in six-straight games from March 26-April 5 • Collected a pair of RBIs, runs and walks March 26 vs. Austin Peay • Went 4-for-12 (.333) at No. 11 Arkansas March 29-31, driving in one run in each of the three games • Knocked out the game-winning two-run single in the top of the ninth at South Alabama April 2 • Returned home three days later vs. Florida and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run in the series opener • Cranked out seven hits (7-for-14) at No. 24 Texas A&M April 12-14, hitting .500 with five RBIs and four runs scored • Notched the best game of his career in the final game of the three-game sweep at the Aggies, registering career highs in hits (4), RBIs (4) and runs (3), while also homering once, doubling once and earning a base on balls • Hit .333 (4-for-12) in the home sweep of Alabama, driving in four with two doubles and three runs • Went 6-for-19 (.316) in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., totaling three walks, two RBIs, two doubles and a run as the Bulldogs finished 3-1 • With his team deadlocked in a 1-1 tie in the second game of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional, hit a go-ahead two-run home run as the Bulldogs won game two at Virginia June 9 and advanced to their ninth College World Series • Finished his first game in Omaha 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and doubles June 15 vs. Oregon State • Enjoyed another two-hit performance to go along with an RBI and a run June 17 in the CWS win vs. Indiana • Helped MSU advance to the CWS Championship Series with a 2-for-4 outing June 21 vs. Oregon State • Member of the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012: One of four Bulldogs named to the 2012 NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .308 (4-for-13) with a double in each of three games in the regional hosted by Florida State • Starting first baseman in 63 of 64 games as a freshman • Hit .249 with a team-leading 41 RBIs • Collected 54 hits, sharing the team lead with 16 doubles and five home runs • Led the SEC with a school-record 636 putouts • Also led the SEC with 58 double plays fielded • Hit safely in 35 games with an extra-base hit in 17 games • Drove in a run in a team-leading 23 games • Paced MSU with 10 multiple-RBI hits • Made his collegiate debut with Opening Day start Feb. 17 at first base against Washington State • Ranked second on the team with 18 multiple-hit games and paced State with 13 multi-RBI games and eight game-winning RBI • Delivered his first career hit against Washington State Feb. 19 • Laced a pair of doubles in a three-hit, two-RBI performance Feb. 25 against Mississippi Valley State • Hit his first career home run Feb. 29 vs. Memphis • Delivered walk-off hits against Kansas (Feb. 24) and South Alabama (April 10) • Hit two home runs and 17 RBIs in 30 league games • Best SEC weekend came May 17-19 in a sweep against Kentucky where he went .357 with a trio of RBIs.

2011: Redshirted his first season on campus to rehabilitate an injured shoulder • Member of the 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport all-state standout at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Miss. • Coached by Pat Olmi • First-team all-state, all-coast and Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection after hitting .478 with 39 RBIs, 18 doubles, two triples and a team-best 14 home runs • Started all 34 games at first base • Represented the Rebels in the 2010 Crossroads Diamond Club Mississippi High School All-Star Game at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. • Collected MVP honors for the winning South team, going 2-for-2 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run • Led the Rebels at the plate his junior season with a career-best .512 batting average • Drove in 36 runs and hit six home runs en route to second-team all-state honors in 2009 • Compiled a 6-2 pitching mark with two saves and a 1.30 ERA • Tabbed as his team’s MVP and earned a berth on the all-coast and all-district teams • Hit a team-best .410 with 42 RBIs and nine home runs as a sophomore while notching a 5-1 pitching record • Also a two-time all-state honoree in football, being rated as high as a four-star recruit and the fifth-best offensive guard prospect in the country by Rivals.com in 2010 • Was selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama High School All-Star football game in Mobile, Ala. • National Honor Society member and recipient of the HCHS football academic award • Finished with a 3.9 GPA and graduated 11th in his senior class.

PERSONAL: Born Wesley John Rea on Oct. 3, 1991 in Gulfport, Miss • Son of Theresa and John Rea of Gulfport, Miss. • Majoring in economics.

WES REA’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
2012        .249           64-63    217         24    54    16         0         5     41       25     12       68        4       6          0-2     .392       .353      6        .991
2013        .291           57-53    196         30    57    12         0         7     40       24        8       48        4       4          0-0     .459       .384      5        .990
2014        .245           59-54    200         25    49      9         0         5     41       29        6       55        4       0          1-1     .365       .351      6        .990
Career     .261        180-170  613         79  160    37         0      17   122       78     26     171      12     10          1-3     .362       .367     17       .990

 WES REA’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
2012        .188           30-30    101         10    19      4         0         2     17       13        4       35        1       4          0-1     .287       .303      3        .991
2013        .270           30-30    115         16    31      7         0         5     23         9        5       34        2       0          0-0     .461       .344      3        .990
2014        .209           26-22       86          8     18      3         0         1     12         7        0       27        2       0          0-0     .279       .263      3        .988
Career     .225           86-82    302         34    68    14         0         8     52       29        9       96        5       4          0-1     .351       .307      9        .990

Career Highs
AB:                                                              6 vs. Missouri, 5/21/13
R:                                              3, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/21/14
H:                                                             4 at Texas A&M, 4/14/13
RBI:                            4, 3x, last vs. Holy Cross (DH-2), 2/22/14
2B:                                      2, 2x, last vs. Oregon State, 6/15/13
3B:                                                                                                  N/A
HR:                                            2 vs. Holy Cross (DH-1), 2/22/14
BB:                                            3, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/21/14
SB:                                                             1 vs. Kentucky, 5/22/14

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