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Michael Suiter

Position OF
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Height 6'1''
Hometown Kailua, Hawaii
High School Punahou
B/T Jr./2L

2012 (Freshman): Played in 48 games, making 46 starts in left field … Batted .226 with five doubles, four homers and 17 RBIs … Reached base at a .333 clip … Hit .286 against left-handed pitching … Reached base at a .429 clip when leading off an inning … Recorded 10 multi-hit games … Collected first collegiate hit in season-opener against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 17) … Recorded three hits in back-to-back games at Belmont (Feb. 18) and vs. Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) … Hit home runs in back-to-back games against North Dakota (March 6-7) … Scored a season-best three runs against North Dakota (March 7) … Snapped out of an 0-for-28 slump with a base hit against Wichita State (April 10) … Drove in a career-best five runs at UALR (May 1) … Went 6-for-11 with a double and four RBIs in three-game series against Missouri (May 17-19) … Collected five hits in 13 at-bats during Big 12 Championship, including a pair of two-hit games against Texas A&M (May 23 and 25) … Batted .357 (15-for-42) with three doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs during the month of May.

Punahoe HS: Lettered four years for head coach Eric Kadooka … A member of three-consecutive Hawaii state championship teams, which capped a seven-peat by the Buff-n-Blue … Named Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year following his junior season … A three-time all-state and first team All-Interscholastic League of Hawaii selection … Also selected Louisville Slugger Player of the Year in Hawaii in 2010 … Played for the Cincinnati Reds Area Code Team … Also selected to Hawaii state tournament all-tournament team three times … Batted .533 with a .750 slugging percentage and 13 stolen bases his junior season … Also lettered twice in football and one year in basketball … Named Punahou High School Sportsman of the Year three times … Played for the Mat-su Miners in the Alaskan Baseball League in the summer following his senior year.

Personal: Michael Brandon Suiter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Son of Max and Mary Suiter … Drafted in the 37th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds … Older brother, Matthew Suiter, played two years of college baseball at San Diego … Plans to major in communications.