Missed fall due to right shoulder injury.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (McLENNAN CC)
Played for head coach Pete Mejia at Waco's McLennan Community College during the 2007 season ... Hit .193 (23-for-119) with four doubles, seven RBI and five stolen bases ... Also drew 23 walks for a .340 on base percentage ... Teammate of fellow Bears Adam Hornung and Mace Thurman.
Started career at Baylor ... Sat out season as a non-medical redshirt.
Attended Cooper High School in Lubbock, Texas ... Played middle infield, pitched and earned four letters for head coach Terry Baxter ... Led Cooper to four district and three area titles during career ... Guided team to a 36-6 record and a state runner-up finish as a senior ... Cooper ranked top 10 in Texas all four years ... Started every game at shortstop since sophomore season ... Earned first-team all-state honors from Texas Sports Writers Association and Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association as a senior ... Batted .472 with three home runs, 11 doubles, three triples, 49 RBI, 59 runs and 18 stolen bases in 2005 ... Caught stealing only once during career ... Hit .410 during 2005 state tournament ... Posted a .491 average with three home runs, 12 doubles, four triples, 49 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 2004 ... Texas Sports Writers Association all-state in 2004 ... Three-time all-district and all-South Plains selection ... Two-time all-city honoree ... Also lettered in football and track ... Starting quarterback for Cooper football team since sophomore season ... Earned all-district honors as junior with 8-3 record ... Led Cooper to first football district title in 32 years during senior season ... Three-time baseball academic all-district, two-time in football and two-time in track ... Played for Expos International Baseball Team during 2004 Goodwill Series in Australia.
Full name is Howell Mallory Finch III ... Born July 24, 1986, in Austin, Texas ... Son of Howell and Beverly Finch ... Brother, Stanley Finch, twice earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in baseball at Northwestern ... Pre-med major.