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2014 Baseball Roster


Hank LaRue

Class: Sr.-3L
Position: IF
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185 pounds
Previous School: Mater Dei HS
Hometown: Evansville, Ind.

2014 (Senior): Started in 50 games and played in 51 … Finished senior year with a .254 batting average, a team-best 40 runs, 47 hits and 26 RBIs … Ranked second on the team with 26 free passes … Had 15 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles, a triple and four homers … His seven sacrifices ranked 25th nationally … Completed a fielding percentage of .921 as the everyday third baseman … Completed Blue Raider career with 791 at bats (6th all-time), 20 sacrifices (7th all-time) and 99 walks (10th all-time) … Strung together three hits versus No. 10 Rice on March 30 … Had three hits, three RBIs and scored three runs versus Mississippi Valley State (April 12) … Put together an eight-game hit streak that lasted from April 4 until April 13 ... End his career with a 12-game reached base streak.

2013 (Junior): Was limited early on due to offseason labrum surgery, but still made 46 starts on the season … Finished fourth on the team in batting average (.281), while finishing with 22 RBI and 28 runs scored … Set a new career high in hits and finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate vs. Memphis (March 27) … Had three consecutive multi-hit performances, six RBI and five runs scored in a series victory over UALR (April 5-7).

2012 (Sophomore): Started all 58 games he played in ... Named to All-Sun Belt Second Team ... Went 8-11 at the plate against FIU with one double and one homer ... Named SBC Player of the Week after FIU series ... Tied with Ford for the team lead in walks with 22 ... Was second on the team in doubles with 15 ... Was second on team with a .406 OB % ... Was third on the team in BA at .338 ... Was third on the team with a .482 slugging per. ... Was third on team in total bases with 107 ... Second on team with 5 hit by pitches.

2011 (Freshman): Started all 55 games at third base, earning Second Team All-Sun Belt honors ... Became first Blue Raider freshman to earn All-Conference accolades since 2008 ... Posted a .306 average with 33 runs scored, 11 doubles, two home runs and a team-best 37 walks ... Recorded first career hit with a double in the season opener against Portland (Feb. 18), ending 1-for-5 ... Picked up first career run a day later and first career RBI in Portland series finale (Feb. 20) ... Went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored to help lead Middle Tennessee to a victory at Tennessee Tech (Feb. 23) ... Knocked out first career home run at Louisiana Tech (March 4), ending 1-for-4 with two runs and two RBI ... Posted a 2-for-4 day with three runs batted in to lead Blue Raiders to win at Kentucky on March 9 ... Helped secure win over ULM (April 22) with an eighth inning three-run homer, finishing the game 1-for-5 with a run scored and three runs batted in ... Ended season reaching base safely in 51 games, recording multiple hits 18 times and multiple runs batted in on 10 occasions.

Mater Dei HS: Played under Jeff Schulz ... As a sophomore, named First Team All-City and All-Metro ... Received Second Team All-City, and All-Conference honors as a junior ... As a senior, named Metro Player of the Year, All-Metro and First Team All-City ... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Born on July 24, 1991 ... Son of Mark and Cathy LaRue ... Full name is Hank Stephen LaRue ... Majoring in marketing.



2011 Game-by-Game Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats