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Brian Heere

Position OF
Height 5'10''
Weight 163 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Lawrence

Honors and Awards

  • NCAA Chapel Hill Region All-Tournament Team (2009)
  • All-Big 12 Second Team (2009)
  • 2008 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll

Summer 2009: Played for the Palm Springs Power of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League … Batted .333 with three doubles, three triples and 27 runs scored in 27 games … Posted a .448 on-base percentage.

2009 (RS-Sophomore): Named All-Big 12 Second Team and to the NCAA Chapel Hill Region All-Tournament team … Batted .364 with 12 doubles, four triples, five homers and 55 runs scored in 62 games … Made 55 starts in the outfield … Drew 39 walks for a team-best .459 on-base percentage … Fourth on the team with 23 multi-hit games … Collected two hits against North Dakota (March 4) … Hit first home run of the season against Northwestern (March 7) in a pinch-hitting role … Hit safely in nine straight games (March 13-March 25) … Also had an 11-game hitting streak (April 1-April 17) … Recorded a career-high five hits at Iowa (April 7) … Went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, including a double and a home run against No. 17 Oklahoma State (April 11) … Collected three hits and three RBIs in series finale at Texas Tech (April 19) … Recorded three runs scored and three RBIs against Nebraska (April 26) … Homered at Wichita State and drove in three runs (May 6) … Also hit a three-run homer at Missouri (May 9), in KU[apos]s only win of the series … Hit safely in 14 of KU[apos]s final 16 games … Went 6-for-16 with a double, triple and three RBIs in four games at the NCAA Tournament.

Summer 2008: Played for the Kitsap Blue Jackets of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League … Hit .256 with eight doubles, 12 RBIs and a .385 on-base percentage.

2008 (RS-Freshman): Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll … Made 21 appearances for the Jayhawks, including two starts in right field … Batted .238 with seven runs scored and two RBIs … Went 1-for-3 with three runs scored in Big 12 contests … Went 2-for-4 in pinch hitting duties … Reached three of five times when leading off an inning … Went 1-for-4 with a double in his first collegiate start, at Hawaii-Hilo (2/23) … Went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs against Saint Mary (4/2) … Collected a pinch-hit single at Baylor (4/6) and came around to score … Scored runs in six-straight appearances as a pinch runner.

Summer 2007: Hit .294 with two doubles and two triples for the Watertown Wizards of the New York Collegiate Baseball League … Scored 18 runs and reached base at a .429 clip … Teammate of current Jayhawk Nick Faunce.

2007 (Freshman): Took a redshirt year.

High School: Lettered three times for head coach Brad Stoll … A second team all-state selection in 2006 … Also named Second Team All-Sunflower League and Sunflower League Honorable Mention in his career … Helped lead the Lawrence Raiders to back-to-back summer league state championships and a Central Plains Region championship in 2006 … Participated in the Greater KC Metro All-Star game as well as the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches All-Star game in 2006 … Also played two years of football at Lawrence High … Earned Sunflower League Honorable Mention twice as the team[apos]s quarterback.

Personal: Son of Rick and Ginger Heere … Uncle, David Peter, played baseball at KU from 1974-75 … Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 48th round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft … A sports science major.