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Adam Kirsch
Adam Kirsch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
Spring

Last College:
FIU

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
OF

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


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Game-by-Game Stats - 2014 | Photo Gallery - 2014

CAREER HIGHS
Games Played (Season): 65 (2014)
Games Started (Season): 65 (2014)
At-Bats: 5 8x, vs. Oklahoma (5/22/14)*
Runs: 3 2x, vs. West Virginia (5/17/14)*
Hits: 3 6x, at Oral Roberts (4/29/14)*
RBI: 6, at Oklahoma State (4/5/14)
Doubles: 3, at Oral Roberts (4/29/14)
Triples: 1 3x, vs. Ole Miss (6/17/14)*
Home Runs: 2, at Oklahoma State (4/5/14)
Walks: 3, vs. Columbia (5/30/14)
Strikeouts: 4, vs. Oklahoma (4/25/14)
Stolen Bases: None
Hit Streak: 14 games (2/15-3/8/14)
* Indicates most recent high

2014 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS DRAFT
Selected as a free agent by the New York Yankees following the draft... one of two Red Raiders to sign a free agent contract, as LHP Jonny Drozd also signed with the Yankees... became the first Red Raider drafted or signed as a free agent by the Yankees since 2003 (RHP Jeff Karstens - 19th round).

2014 (Senior)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Coaches)... All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches)... Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Waco Tribune-Herald)... All-Big 12 First Team (Waco Tribune Herald)... Big 12 Player of the Week (5/19)... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (3/10)... became just the second Red Raider all-time to be named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (1997 - Keith Ginter)... became the first Big 12 player since 2012 to earn the league's Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week award during the same season... played in 65 games (65 starts) starting 39 games in right field and 26 at designated hitter... batted fifth 63 times and leadoff and six-hole once each... batted .307 (69-for-225) with 37 runs, 21 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 51 RBI, 126 total bases, 35 walks, six sacrifice flies, .560 slugging percentage and .393 on-base percentage... tied for the team lead in doubles (21)... second on the team in hits (69), home runs (10), RBI (51), total bases (126), slugging percentage (.560) and walks (35)... NCAA RANKINGS: 16th in doubles (21)... 44th in home runs (10)... 47th in total bases (126)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for league lead in doubles (21)... tied for the league lead for most RBI in a single game (6, at Oklahoma State)... tied for the league lead for most total bases in a single game (10, at Oklahoma State)... second in total bases (126)... second in slugging percentage (.560)... third in home runs (10), third in RBI (51)... 19th in batting (.307)... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: broke the school record for walks in an NCAA Regional (6)... broke the school record for walks in an NCAA Tournament (6)... broke the school record for career walks in the NCAA Tournament (6)... tied a school record for triples by a Red Raider in a Big 12 Championship game (1)... tied a school record with three doubles in a single game (at Oral Roberts)... marks the 12th time in school history a Red Raider hit three doubles in a single game... tied a school record for most triples by a Red Raider designated hitter in a season (3)... tied a school record for triples in an NCAA Tournament game (1)... tied for third in games played in a season (65)... second in games started in a season (65)... third in at-bats by a Red Raider designated hitter in a season (225)... third in doubles by a Red Raider in a season (21)... eighth in home runs (6) during Big 12 play... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... led team batting .325 (26-for-80) with nine runs, seven doubles two triples, three home runs, 18 RBI, 11 walks, .575 slugging percentage and .402 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... in 24 games (24 starts) batted .244 (22-for-90) with 16 runs, three doubles, a triple, six home runs, 17 RBI, 10 walks, .500 slugging percentage and .320 on-base percentage... led the Big 12 in home runs (6) during league play... fifth in runs scored (16) during Big 12 play... fifth in RBI (17) during Big 12 play... fifth in slugging percentage (.500) during Big 12 play... seventh in total bases (45) during Big 12 play... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... in two games (2 starts) batted .250 (2-for-8) with a triple and three RBI... NCAA TOURNAMENT... in eight games (8 starts) led the team batting .360 (9-for-25) with a run, two doubles, a triple, a home run, three RBI, six walks, .640 slugging percentage and .484 on-base percentage... NCAA CORAL GABLES REGIONAL... in four games (4 starts) batted .300 (3-for-10) with a double, home run, two RBI, .700 slugging percentage and .563 on-base percentage... NCAA LUBBOCK SUPER REGIONAL... in two games (2 starts) batted .286 (2-for-7) with a double and one of Tech's two RBI in the Super Regional with a .429 slugging percentage... NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES... led team batting .500 (4-for-8) with a triple, .750 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage... HOME GAMES... in 37 games (37 starts) batted .298 (37-for-124) with 28 runs, 13 doubles, a triple, six home runs, 32 RBI, 23 walks, .565 slugging percentage and .401 on-base percentage... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... in 28 games (28 starts) batted .317 (32-for-101) with nine runs, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, 19 RBI, 12 walks, .554 slugging percentage and .383 on-base percentage... SITUATIONAL: batted .316 (36-for-114) with the bases empty... batted .400 (2-for-5) with the bases loaded... batted .323 (21-for-65) with two outs... posted 15 two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: led team with eight go-ahead RBI... led team with five game-tying RBI... two infield base hits... second on the team with seven game-winning RBI... posted 16 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games... notched 13 multiple RBI games, including three three-RBI games, one five-RBI game and one six-RBI game... HIT STREAK: season-long 14-game hit streak (2/15-3/8) batting .420 (21-for-50) with nine runs, eight doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI, seven walks, .700 slugging percentage and .483 on-base percentage... marked the longest hit streak by a Red Raider newcomer since 2004 (Cameron Blair - 20 games)... REACHING BASE SAFELY: reached base safely in a season-high 20 consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut going 0-for-4 against No. 3 Indiana (2/14) on Opening Day... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double against No. 3 Indiana (2/16)... hit first career home run going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI against New Mexico (3/4)... went 2-for-4 with two runs and two doubles in midweek series finale against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/25)... had a career day in middle game of the series at No. 20 Oklahoma State (4/5) going 3-for-5 with three runs, a double, two home runs - including a solo and three-run home run - and six RBI... became the first Red Raider with two home runs in a game since 2012 (Stephen Hagen)... became the first Red Raider to hit two home runs in a Big 12 game since 2011 (Barrett Barnes)... became the first Red Raider with six RBI in a game since 2013 (Tim Proudfoot)... went 3-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and tied a school record with three doubles at Oral Roberts (4/29)... WEST VIRGINIA SERIES: batted .400 (5-for-12) with four runs, two home runs and two RBI with a 1.000 slugging percentage and .538 on-base percentage... went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and hit ninth home run of the season in Tech's regular season finale against West Virginia (5/17)... went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and three walks during Tech's NCAA Coral Gables Regional opener against Columbia (5/30)... went 1-for-4 with an RBI double scoring Tech's only run of the game while helping lead the Red Raiders to the program's first-ever NCAA College World Series with a 1-0 victory over No. 16 College of Charleston (6/8)... posted a pair of multi-hit games at the NCAA College World Series going 2-for-4 in the opener against No. 2 TCU (6/15) and going 2-for-4 with a triple against No. 4 Ole Miss (6/17).

SUMMER 2013
Played for the Edenton Steamers in the Coastal Plains League... team was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally during the summer by Perfect Game in the national team rankings... finished the summer 45-15 overall while winning the first-half and second-half championships... named Coastal Plains League All-Star... participated in All-Star Game Home Run Derby hitting 22 home runs... set Edenton franchise record and led the Coastal Plains League with 22 doubles... played in 46 games (41 starts) batted .269 (42-for-156) with 19 runs, 22 doubles, five home runs, 36 RBI, 23 walks, .506 slugging percentage and .372 on-base percentage.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Played at FIU for one season (2012) for head coach Turtle Thomas... All-Sun Belt Conference (2nd Team)... ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in doubles (13)... played in 50 games (47 starts) batted .287 (52-for-181) with 26 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 41 RBI, 85 total bases, 17 walks, 6-for-8 stolen bases, .470 slugging percentage and .348 on-base percentage while fielding .962 (170 putouts, 9 assists, 7 errors)... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Cal State Fullerton and Texas A&M.

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE
Played at North Central Texas College for one season (2011) for head coach Scott Harp... North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference (1st Team)... NJCAA Region VI All-Region (1st Team)... NJCAA All-America (Honorable Mention)... played in 49 games and batted .469 (75-for-160) with 47 runs, 22 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 48 RBI, 135 total bases, 26 walks, only 21 strikeouts, 11-for-13 stolen bases, .844 slugging percentage and a .542 on-base percentage... NJCAA RANKINGS: 7th in batting average (.469)... 8th in doubles (22)... 17th in home runs (12)... NTJCAC RANKINGS: led conference in batting average (.469)... led conference in home runs (12)... led conference in slugging percentage (.844)... led conference in on-base percentage (.542)... second in total bases (135)... third in doubles (22)... fifth in runs (47)... fifth in RBI (48)... sixth in hits (75)... posted 23 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games and one four-hit game... notched multiple RBI in 13 games, including one three-RBI game and one four-RBI contest... finished the season batting .647 (11-for-17) during the final five games of the season with six runs, three doubles, three home runs and five RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Spring High School for head coach Doug Rush... batted over .450 during sophomore, junior and senior seasons... hit nine home runs as a senior in 2010... batted .356 as a freshman... earned all-district and all-state during prep career... a four-time all-conference selection.

PERSONAL
Adam Vincent Kirsch... born November 15, 1990, in Spring, Texas... son of Stanley and Jolene Kirsch... has two siblings, Bryan Kirsch and Vanessa Flowers... a university studies major at Texas Tech.


Kirsch was named the 2014 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. He led the Red Raiders batting .360 (9-for-25) in eight NCAA Tournament games, including a .500 (4-for-8) average in the College World Series.
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