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2008 Baseball Roster


Doug Birkofer

Class: SR-3L
Position: OF
Height: 5-11
Weight: 171 pounds
Previous School: Oakland HS
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

2008 (Senior): Played in 33 games with four starts, batting .300 with one double, nine runs scored and nine walks ... In conference action, batted .308 with four runs scored, four hits and four walks ... In the season opener against Jacksonville State recorded a hit, a run and stole one base ... Hit a double against Florida Atlantic and walked once ... Scored two runs against Florida International ... Against ULM recorded a hit and scored a run ... Walked twice against Memphis and scored one run ... Walked twice against Mississippi State.

2007 (Junior): Played in 37 games with seven starts, batting .196 with one double, seven runs scored and two RBIs ... Walked three times and stole one base ... Walked twice off the bench in season-opener versus Jacksonville State and drove in a run in first game of Sunday doubleheader against JSU ... Collected one hit and scored once on Friday versus Bowling Green ... Started both ends of twinbill on Sunday at Missouri State, scoring once in opener and recording two hits with a double and run scored in finale ... Went 0-for-3 in start at Belmont with pair of strikeouts ... Singled, stole a base and scored game-winning run in 14th inning on Sunday at Arkansas State ... Went 3-for-5 with a run in a start at Austin Peay but 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Friday versus New Orleans ... Had just six at-bats the rest of the season, collecting one hit on Senior Day versus Western Kentucky.

2006 (Sophomore): Reserve outfielder who played in 35 games with 11 starts ... Ten of his starts came in an 11-game stretch in March ... Singled off the bench in season opener at Jacksonville State ... Stole a base and scored in first game of doubleheader and singled in second game on Sunday at JSU ... Scored off the bench on Saturday against Missouri State ... Started 11 of the next 12 games, playing mostly in center field ... Singled, walked, stole a base and scored a run in second game at Memphis ... Had two hits and stole a base in opener at Southern Illinois ... Collected two more hits and walked on Saturday at SIU and went 3-for-5 with a run in finale against the Salukis ... Walked and singled at Austin Peay ... Walked twice, stole a base and scored a run in Sun Belt opener versus Arkansas-Little Rock ... Scored a run off the bench in first game versus Samford ... Stole a base against Lipscomb ... Doubled and drove in a run at Florida International ... Scored off the bench against South Alabama and went 1-for-2 versus Louisiana-Lafayette at Sun Belt Championships.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Reserve outfielder who played in 29 games with four starts ... Batted .240 with 13 runs scored, 11 off the bench, and six stolen bases ... Scored as pinch runner versus Iowa at ScreenTech Wiregrass Classic, against Southeastern Louisiana and at Memphis ... Drew first start versus Jacksonville State on Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and one RBI ... Walked, stole a base and scored in reserve role on Sunday against JSU ... Struck out twice in start on Tuesday versus Southern Illinois ... Scored as pinch runner in SBC opener at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Walked and scored twice at Tennessee Tech ... Walked and stole a pair of bases at Austin Peay ... Singled, scored and drove in a run at home versus APSU ... Singled and scored in start against Belmont ... Singled twice off the bench versus Memphis ... Went 0-for-2 in Sunday start against South Alabama ... Drove in a run in first game of doubleheader at Arkansas State ... Doubled and scored off the bench in finale against New Mexico State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-Area selection for coach Mack Hawks at Oakland HS ... Named All-Midstate and All-District as junior and senior ... Honorable Mention All-District as sophomore ... Batted .370 with 60 runs scored (second in state) and 28 stolen bases as junior ... Earned First Team All-Midstate from the Tennessean as a senior, batting .402 with seven doubles, 34 stolen bases, 21 walks and 13 RBIs ... Two-year letterwinner in football ... Member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Douglas James Birkofer II ... Son of Doug and Jerri Birkofer ... Born December 18, 1985 ... Majoring in accounting ... Father played baseball at Middle Tennessee 1982-83, as did uncle, Jaime (1990-93) ... Brother, Jake, played at Columbia State CC ... Grandfather played for Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-36) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937) and was a National League All-Star in 1934.



2005 Game-by-Game Stats
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