Saw action in 17 games, eight of which were starts ... All eight starts were as catcher ... Hit .182 (6-for-33) with six runs and five RBI ... Doubled twice, hit one home run, collected five RBI and drew a pair of walks ... Knocked first career hit as part of 2-for-4 effort vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/14) ... Also drew walk, scored run and drove in one against Flames ... Had double, sacrifice fly, RBI and run scored in win at Missouri (4/3) ... Doubled, drove in one and scored run in win over UT Arlington (4/14) ... Hit two-run homer to give Bears 4-3 lead, singled and was hit by pitch at No. 11 TCU (4/27) ... Walked and scored a run against Kansas in Big 12 Championship (5/29) ... Came off bench for one at-bat in win over Arizona at Fort Worth Regional (6/6).
Prepped at Denton High School in Denton, Texas ... Played catcher for head coach Marty Green ... Led Broncos to second-place finish in district 5-4A three times in four seasons ... Four-year letterwinner ... Honorable mention all-district 5-4A as freshman ... Three-time first-team all-district 5-4A ... Two-time district 5-4A and area defensive MVP ... Was named all-area three times ... Hit .459 with five home runs and 22 RBI as senior, capping career with above .400 average in all four seasons ... Played in North Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Ranked 195th-best prospect nationally and 29th in Texas by Perfect Game Cross Checker.
Full name is Abel Graham Baker ... Born Oct. 26, 1990, in Denton, Texas ... Son of Austin and Sherrie Baker ... Older brother, Aaron, was 11th-round selection of Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009 MLB Draft after three-year career at Oklahoma ... Grandfather, Jerry Mays, played football for Kansas City Chiefs ... General studies major.