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Ka'iana Eldredge

Position C
Height 6'0"
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
High School Punahou
B/T So./1L

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • 2011 KU’s Bob Allison Rookie of the Year
  • 2011 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (May 16)

Summer 2012: Played in 26 games for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League … Batted .205 with three doubles, three homers and 16 RBIs … Manager was Jeff Trundy.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in 47 games, making 43 starts at second base … Batted .185 with three doubles and 18 runs scored … Hit .278 with runners in scoring position … Collected four multi-hit games … Recorded first multi-hit game at Mississippi State (Feb. 25), going 2-for-3 … Collected two hits and a walk against Minnesota (March 10) … Had a career-best five hits, including a walk-off single, against Southern Utah (March 21) … Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in series finale at Oklahoma State (April 8).

Summer 2011: Played for the Oahu Paddlers of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League … Head coach was his father, David Eldredge … Batted .327 with six doubles, a triple and 28 runs scored … Stole 14 bases in 17 attempts and had a .415 on-base percentage.

2011 (Freshman): Played in 49 games, making 41 starts at second base and seven at catcher … Batted .268 with 13 doubles and 26 RBIs… Hit nine double and two triples during conference play … Started all 27 games during the Big 12 season … Ended the season with a seven game hitting streak… Had 13 multi-hit games throughout the season … Collected eight hits at the plate in the series against Alabama A&M (May 13-15) … Went 2-for-3 with his first career home run and three RBIs against Alabama A&M (May 13) … Had two doubles and three RBIs against Kansas State (May 21).

Summer 2010: Played for the Oahu Paddlers of the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League … Named the No. 2 Prospect in the league by Baseball America … Hit .335 with six doubles, a triple and a home run … Also scored 28 runs and drove in 16.

At Punahou HS: Also attended Cedar High School in Cedar, Utah … Lettered four times for coaches Eric Kadooka (Punahou) and Mark Johnson (Cedar) … Tabbed first team all-state in 2010 by the Honolulu Advertisor and Honolulu Star Bulletin at catcher and as a utility player … Named all-state at shortstop as a sophomore and as a junior … Named Utah Baseball Academy No. 1 player in 2010 class … Triple Crown defensive MVP in 2004 as well as Triple Crown All-American … Also lettered four times in football and three times in basketball … Played summer baseball for the Paradise League Dirtbags in 2009 … Punahou High School baseball team has the won state championship seven years in a row … Southern Utah Polynesian Association Academic Award winner.

Personal: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 48th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft … Son of Dave and Val Eldredge … Grandfather, Dave Eldredge III played baseball and football at Stanford … Father, Dave, and uncle, Pal, played baseball at BYU … Has four younger brothers: Kahi, Kanai, Koa and Kui … A sports management major.