2003 (Freshman): Middle infielder who was a pleasant surprise and exactly what the coaches expected defensively - steady, and even better with the bat than expected ... Batted .309 in 55 games with 53 starts, scoring 34 runs with 11 doubles, two triples and 27 RBIs ... Went 22-for-66 (.333) with runners in scoring position and 9-for-15 (.600) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Also had 15 two-out RBIs, hit .358 (24-for-67) as a leadoff hitter in an inning and .347 (25-for-72) with two outs ... Led off the final 27 games of the season, with the Blue Raiders compiling a 19-8 mark during the stretch ... Collected first collegiate hit at Tennessee Tech, going 3-for-5 with a double ... Had a five-game hitting streak from March 12-18, driving in pair of runs versus Purdue and doubling in three straight games, two against Purdue and one at Belmont ... Put together an 11-game hitting streak from March 23 to April 6, collecting 16 hits in 43 at-bats with five runs and five RBIs ... Went 6-for-12 in three games at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had four straight multi-hit contests, the final two games at Lafayette and contests at Lipscomb and Austin Peay ... Also scored twice at Peay ... Went 3-for-5 in last game against Memphis ... Had 2-for-5 efforts in both wins at Arkansas State, batting leadoff for the first time all season ... Collected three hits against both Vanderbilt and Southeast Missouri, scoring twice against SEMO ... Singled in win at Western Kentucky, a huge hit, ending WKU reliever Matt Wilhite's scoreless innings streak at 17.1 ... Also made a brilliant diving stop to start a doubleplay in the victory ... Had two doubles and a triple and scored five times in three games versus New Orleans ... Continued clutch work at the plate, driving home the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth in first game at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Singled and scored twice in second game at UALR ... Singled, scored and drove in a run in opening-round win over Louisiana-Lafayette at SBC Tournament ... Had two hits, two runs and an RBI in victory over UALR ... Collected a bases-clearing triple and also scored in second win over Cajuns ... Singled and scored a run in championship game against Western Kentucky ... Singled against Mississippi State and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored versus Missouri in Starkville Regional.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Skip Blythe at Cordova HS ... Batted .389 with nine home runs as senior, earning All-District, All-Metro, All-Region, All-State and Memphis Area Player of the Year honors ... Holds CHS school records for most no-hitters, strikeouts and lowest ERA ... Also lettered one year in basketball ... Recognized as Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Personal: Jeffrey Clay Beachum ... Born November 5, 1983 ... Son of Robert and Anita Beachum ... Undecided major ... Father played baseball at Mississippi State and in Atlanta Braves organization.