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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 STATS

CAREER: Voted 2014 and 2015 team captain • Played in 230 career games with 217 starts (216 at first base, one as designated hitter) • Hit .266 with a .418 slugging percentage and a .382 on-base percentage • Tallied 205 hits, including 23 home runs, 46 doubles and one triple • Scored 106 runs, walked 118 times and notched 160 RBIs • Stole one base in three attempts • Hit by a pitch 35 times • Finished his career with the best fielding percentage of any first baseman in school history (.991) • Also single-season school record holder with 636 putouts in 669 chances (2012) • 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 in 18 NCAA Tournament games with nine extra-base hits and 14 RBIs • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times.

2015: Voted team captain along with Trevor Fitts and Seth Heck • Played in 50 games with 47 starts at first base • With the exception of two pinch-hit at bats, missed six games due to a leg injury Feb. 15-24 • Hit .287 in 157 at bats while posting career highs in slugging percentage (.471) and on-base percentage (.454), both team highs • Led the SEC with a career-best 40 walks, while ranking fourth in OBP, tied for 11th in hit by pitches (9), second in chances (552) and first in double plays involved in (52) • Led the team with 74 total bases and six home runs, five of which were on the road • Recorded seven multi-RBI games, second most on the team • Tallied 10 multi-hit games • Hit .282 in 30 SEC games, 12 points higher than his previous best of .270 in 2013 • Raked at a .333 clip in 31 home games • Led the team with a .364 average (12-for-33) in the opening games of conference series • Made just five errors in 551 chances at first base, good enough for a .551 fielding percentage • Drove in a run in all three games of his final SEC series at Tennessee May 14-16, including a go-ahead solo homer in the final game of his career • Hit a solo home run, walked and scored twice at Ole Miss May 8, one night after going 2-for-4 with a RBI • Went 4-for-13 with three RBIs and a run against No. 1 LSU April 30-May 2 • Had a career night at Arkansas April 24, going 5-for-5 with five RBIs and a home run • The five-hit night was the only five-hit game by MSU in 2015 • The game capped a career-long six-game hitting streak April 11-24, where he hit .684 (13-for-19) with a 1.105 slugging percentage, tallying 10 RBIs, four extra base hits, four walks and four runs • Went 4-for-9 with four RBIs against top-10 Florida at home April 17-19 • Registered three hits, two walks and a home run at No. 1 Texas A&M April 12, one night after scoring the game-winning run against the Aggies in a 3-2 upset • Tied a career high with two doubles in a three-hit night April 3 against top-15 South Carolina • Legged out his first career triple March 29 versus Auburn in a 2-for-4, one-RBI performance • Reached base safely in a career-long 17 straight games Feb. 27-March 27 • Matched a career best with three walks March 21 at Kentucky • Homered and walked twice in the series opener in Lexington against the Wildcats • Tied his career high with a six-game hitting streak March 6-14 • Drove in three runs on two hits March 17 in the victory against Eastern Illinois • Walked three times, drove in two and doubled in the series opener versus Alabama March 14 • In two games against both Arizona and Samford Feb. 28-March 1, hit .400 with six walks, four runs and three RBIs • Had seven RBIs and five runs on opening weekend Feb. 13-15, going 3-for-8 with three walks • Launched MSU’s only grand slam of 2015 Feb. 14 against Cincinnati • MSU’s Opening Day starter at first base • Member of the 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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 third and less than two outs • Tallied 14 two-out RBIs, tied for 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 One 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 • Collected two hits and a walk in the March 11 win vs. Southern Illinois 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.

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 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 • 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 to advance 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 • Made his collegiate debut with an 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 RBIs • 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 three 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.

CAREER HIGHS:
AB:      6, 2x, last vs. LSU, 5/2/15
R:         3, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/21/14
H:         5 at Arkansas, 4/24/15
RBI:     5 at Arkansas, 4/24/15
2B:       2, 4x, last vs. South Carolina, 4/3/15
3B:       1 vs. Auburn, 3/29/15
HR:      2 vs. Holy Cross (DH-1), 2/22/14
BB:      3, 6x, last at Kentucky, 3/21/15
SB:       1 vs. Kentucky, 5/22/14

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