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10  Justin Berry
Justin Berry

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Austin

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
12/16/1989

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


2009 SEASON
Was one of the top freshman in 2009 as he made 56 appearances at third base including 55 starts ... posted a .292 batting average in 212 at-bats ... tallied nine doubles, two triples and four home runs ... 26 RBIs ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .245 in 26 games ... drove in seven runs ... three doubles, two triples and two home runs ... knocked in his first career RBI in the first game against Texas-Pan American ... became the first Red Raider since Gera Alvarez in 2002 to log more than 10 assists in a game when he did so in the final game of the New Mexico series ... only Tech player with more than one hit in the series opener against Cal-State Northridge ... knocked in Tech's lone run against San Francisco ... went 3-for-6 and scored one run in the series opener against Nebraska on March 14 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including his first career home run, in the series opener against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 17 ... recorded his second home run of the season March 18 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the final game of that series ... went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run to push Tech past Baylor in the series finale win ... was 3-for-4 with three scored runs in Tech's loss to New Mexico on April 1 ... went 2-for-4 with one run scored to help Tech to the series finale win over Texas A&M ... drove in one run while scoring another to finish the day 2-for-4 in Tech's win over UTSA ... ended his 38-consecutive starts at third base streak after missing the start against TCU on April 13 ... plated two runs and knocked in one RBI to help lead Tech over the Jayhawks on April 17 ... recorded a career-high four hits and four runs scored to lead the Tech over UNLV on April 21 ... finished the day 4-for-5 from the plate with two RBIs ... smashed his third home run of the season and first in Big 12 conference play in the series-opening loss to Missouri ... knocked out his fourth home run of the year in Tech's series-opening win over Kansas State on May 8.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2008 graduate of Class 5A Austin High School in Austin, Texas ... earned varsity letters in baseball ... coached by Glen Bacak (head coach) and Billy Brown (assistant coach) ... served as team captain his junior and senior seasons ... was an all-district selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named to Austin American-Statesman All-CenTex Team in 2008 ... helped lead his team to the state playoffs three years as a varsity starter ... his senior season he hit .510 with five home runs and hit for the cycle for the first time in his high school career against San Marcos.

PERSONAL
Born on December 16, 1989, in Austin, Texas, to parents Daren and Pamela Berry ... his father is a dental technician manager while his mother is a paralegal assistant ... has two younger brothers, Tyler and Chace ... enjoys fishing, water sports and dirt biking ... majoring in business management and plans to continue on to law school and eventually become a sports agent.

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