Finished the 2004 campaign as one of the top outfielders in the Big 12 Conference and was crucial to Texas Tech's run to the NCAA Tournament...hit .306 on the season and had 56 hits, six doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 36 RBI and 12 stolen bases... Tallied one home run in each of the three games against Campbell becoming the first player since All-American Josh Bard to accomplish that feat...went 6-for-9 over the weekend for an average of .667... Had a career-high five hits and five runs against Harvard in the second game of the doubleheader on March 6...also tied his career high with five RBI in the game... Hit .700 (7-for-10) in the weekend series against Clemson and picked up six RBI as well as a two-run home run...ended the season with 14 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games...named the Big 12 Player of the Week on March 23 following a four-game stretch between New Mexico and Clemson (hit .615 and had six RBI).
Ended the year with a .271 batting average through 52 games and 43 starts...tallied five doubles, two triples and two home runs...22 RBI...Saw action in all three games of the New Mexico series and made two starts...went 6-of-11 at the plate and made all three starts against San Diego in the three-game series...hit .500 in the series against Southwest Texas as he went 5-for-10 at the plate with four RBI...picked up his first home run against Southwest Texas on March 9...hit a team best .462 against Texas A&M going 6-for-13 at the plate with three runs scored and an RBI...hit .333 (3-for-9) against Missouri in the two-game series....made his first Big 12 start behind the dish as he replaced Cooper Fouts in the final game of the series against Kansas State on April 20...hit his second home run of the year against Nebraska on April 26...named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team on May 13
Finished the 2002 season with a batting average of .297 that included 41 hits...31 runs scored...six doubles...six triples...four home runs...33 RBI...named to the 2002 All-Big 12 Freshman Team...2002 RECAP...Played defensively in right field in replacement of Scooter Jordan in two games of the BYU series...drew a walk in his only at-bat and scored a run in the third game of the series...drew a walk in his only at-bat against New Mexico (2/2) but scored a run...made his first career start in the game against Rice as he started in right field but went just 0-for-2 at the plate against the Owls...picked up his first RBI of the season during the Lone Star Classic against TCU...went 2-for-3 as a pinch hitter over the weekend getting hits against TCU and Southwest Texas...made his first start of the season in left field against TCU in the second game of the two-game set in Fort Worth...had his most impressive offensive performance of the year against Seton Hall in the second game of the three-game series as he went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored...enjoyed a stellar weekend against Seton Hall as he hit an outstanding .625 going 5-for-8 at the plate with five RBI and four runs scored and also made back-to-back starts in right field the final two games of the series...made three starts in the series against Texas A&M and went 2-for-9 at the plate...got a crucial hit and an RBI as a pinch hitter against Texas on March 8 ...went 2-for-3 against Texas March 8-10...connected on his first career home run against New Mexico on April 16 when he pumped a two-run shot over the right field wall...went 2-for-2 with one RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on April 21...had one of his best weekends of the season against Oklahoma as he hit. 600 (6-of-10), scored two runs and drove in two runs...extended a season-high hit streak to seven games with a 3-for-6 day at the plate against Texas-Pan American on May 12...connected on his second home run of the year (a three-run shot to right field) against the Broncs also on May 12...hit solo home runs against Baylor and finished the series with three hits and three RBI.
A May 2001 graduate of Midland High School in Midland, Texas....played baseball under Barry Russell...led his team to the State Championship his senior season...was an all-district and All-Sate selection in both 2000 and 2001...as a senior he hit .409...was listed as one of the top prospects in the State of Texas according to Texas Baseball Magazine...was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 25th round in the June 2001 Amateur draft.
Born on September 1, 1982 in Midland, Texas to parents Denver and Vicki Edwards...father Denver is a welder and mother Vicki is a production clerk...has one brother...Matthew (17)...enjoys playing baseball and going hunting and fishing.
GETTING TO KNOW MADISON
Favorite Television Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN/MTV
Favorite Movie: The Edge
Favorite Food: Fajitas
Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Actress: Ashley Judd
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Van Halen
Favorite Major Leaguer: Manny Ramirez
Favorite Major League Team: Oakland A's
Favorite Sportscaster: Peter Gammons
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 5