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 Kevin Russo 11
Kevin Russo
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boulder, Colo.

High School:
Fairview

Last College:
San Jacinto JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
2B

Experience:
1l

B/T:
R/R

CAREER HONORS
•2006 Preseason All-Big 12 Conference (Baseball America)
•2005 All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (RosenblattReport.com)
•2004 Jayhawk League No. 3 Prospect (Baseball America)
•Three-Time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

SUMMER 2005
•Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League
•Appeared in 10 games with nine starts
•Hit .192 with six RBI, one double, one triple and four stolen bases in five attempts

2005 (JUNIOR)
•One of four Bears to start all 70 games, establishing a school record
•Third on team with 21 multiple-hit games
•Led team with 12 multiple-RBI games
•Ranked 12th in Big 12 with .327 batting average in league games
•Tied for fifth in Big 12 and led team with 21 RBI in league play
•Led team with 12 multiple-hit, eight multiple-RBI games in Big 12 play
•Had two hitting streaks of seven games, the first March 19-29
•3-for-5 with two runs at UT-San Antonio (3/1)
•2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI at Vanderbilt (3/11)
•3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI at Vanderbilt (3/12)
•3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs vs. Texas (3/19)
•2-for-4 with two RBI at Oklahoma St. (3/26)
•2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI vs. Kansas State (4/8)
•2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs vs. Kansas State (4/9)
•3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three RBI, two runs at Kansas (4/16)
•2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI vs. Texas Tech (5/1)
•2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in season finale vs. Missouri (5/21)
•Hit .267 (4-for-15) with two doubles, four RBI and four runs at the Big 12 Tournament
•Had two RBI and scored twice against Oklahoma State (5/26) at the Big 12 Tournament
•Had the game-winning RBI with two-run single in 9-8 victory over Texas (5/28) in Big 12 Tournament
•Hit actually was a home run but he passed Michael Griffin at first base and was credited only with a single
•Went 3-for-4 against the Longhorns that day with a double and two runs
•Ended season on a career-best tying seven-game hitting streak, hitting safely in all three games of the Super Regional and all four games at the College World Series
•Hit .385 (5-for-13) in Super Regional against Clemson
•3-for-5 in Super Regional opener against Clemson (6/11)
•Posted a .313 batting average (35-for-112) with runners on base
•Was 3-for-8 (.375) with the bases loaded
•Reached safely in 31 of 76 opportunities (40.8 percent)
•Hit .324 (24-for-74) with runners in scoring position
•Scored runner from third with less than two outs in nine of 15 opportunities (60.0 percent)
•Tallied 11 two-out RBI
•Hit .400 (18-for-45) with runners on base in Big 12 games
•Had a .464 on-base percentage when leading off an inning in Big 12 play
•Led team with a .394 (13-for-33) batting average with runners in scoring position in Big 12 games
•Grounded into only one double play in 259 at bats, a team-best ratio (0.4 percent)

SUMMER 2004
•Led the Hays Larks to a second-place finish in the Jayhawk League and a berth in the NBC World Series
•Third-ranked prospect and top-ranked infield prospect in Jayhawk League according to Baseball America
•Earned first-team all-league honors at shortstop
•Hit .377, tops on the team, with seven home runs, 28 RBI, 26 runs, nine doubles and eight stolen bases
•Also posted a .608 slugging percentage and a .434 on base percentage
•Became the first player in Jayhawk League history to hit three home runs in one game June 11 against Elkhart
•Also doubled and drove in five runs in the game

JUNIOR COLLEGE (SAN JACINTO JC)
•2004 first-team All-Region 14 South selection for head coach Tom Arrington at San Jacinto Junior College in Houston, Texas
•Led Gators to a 93-35 record in two seasons and consecutive national runner-up finishes at the Junior College World Series
•Earned Junior College World Series all-tournament honors in 2004
•Hit .345 with eight home runs as a freshman and .374 with seven home runs as a sophomore
•Also established San Jacinto single-season record with 30 doubles in 2004
•Two-time Texas Junior College All-Star Game participant
•Teammate in 2003 with current fellow Bear Mike Pankratz

HIGH SCHOOL
•Prepped at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo.
•First-team all-state honoree as a senior for head coach Rick Harig
•Two-time first-team All-Centennial League and first-team all-region selection
•Hit .478 as a junior and .442 as a senior and received Fairview's Silver Bat award each year
•Also had three home runs each season
•Participated in Colorado High School All-Star game as a senior
•Also led football team to Centennial League title and state runner-up finish as a senior
•Named Colorado 5A Offensive MVP, first-team all-state, first-team all-conference and first-team all-region as a senior in football
•Named Centennial League Player of the Year as a senior after establishing state rushing record of 174.6 yards per game
•Also lettered in wrestling
•Member of student council

PERSONAL
•Full name is Kevin Alexander Russo
•Born July 8, 1984, in West Babylon, N.Y.
•Son of Steve and Colleen Russo
•Has acheived brown-belt status in TaeKwon-Do
•Communications major at Baylor

CAREER BESTS
Hits: 3, six times
Runs: 2, 11 times
Doubles: 2 at Kansas (4/16/05)
Triples: 1, twice
Home Runs: 1, three times
RBI: 3, three times
Stolen Bases: 1, eight times
Walks: 2, four times
Hitting Streak: 7 games, twice

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