Summer 2006: Played in 10 games for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League … Hit .292 in 24 at-bats with a pair of doubles and four RBIs.
2006 (Junior): Appeared in 58 games, making 22 starts in center field … Finished the season with a .153 batting average, seven doubles and two home runs … Collected first hit of the season, an RBI-double, against Hawaii-Hilo (2/2) … Homered in his only at-bat against San Diego (2/18) … Went 2-for-5 with two RBIs against Baker (3/8) … Also collected a pair of hits, including a double, at Baylor (3/18) … Hit his second home run of the season at Oklahoma State (4/15).
Summer 2005: Stole seven bases in 28 games for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League … Madison finished second in the NWL.
Indian Hills Community College: Coached by Cam Walker … As a sophomore was named All-American honorable mention and an Academic All-American … Led the team in batting average (.444), hits (63) and stolen bases (20) while hitting 13 home runs with 51 RBI …. As a freshman hit .349 with 28 RBI, five home runs and 12 stolen bases … Indian Hills placed fourth at the 2004 JUCO World Series … Was named to the JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team.
Summer 2004: Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League … Helped Madison to the Northwoods League championship.
High School: Earned seven letters at F.J. Turner High School in Beloit, Wis. … Garnered three letters in baseball and two each in football and basketball … Hit .483 with five home runs, 24 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 20 games during his senior season … Named all-state first team and Rock Valley Conference MVP after his senior season … Named all-state third team and Rock Valley Conference MVP after his junior campaign … F.J. Turner won the Rock Valley Conference championship all four seasons and the Wisconsin state tournament in 2001 … Coached by Rick Hofeditz.
Personal: Born on Sept. 6, 1984 in Beloit, Wis. … Parents are John Murphy, and Steve Heikkinen and Mariann Murphy … Majoring in sociology.