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6  Joey Kenworthy
Joey Kenworthy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Cypress Falls

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 160

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
06/06/1988

Experience:
3L

B/T:
S/R


2009 SEASON
Honors: Honorable Mention All-Big 12 - Coaches ... turned in the best season of his career in 2009 ... finished the year as the second leading hitter on the team with a .335 average ... played in all 57 games while making 56 starts (55 at shortstop and two at second base) ... hit nine doubles, two triples and two home runs ... drove in 31 runs and was 5-for-7 in stolen bases ... led the team with 14 sacrifice hits and tied for second with three sacrifice flies ... led the team with 24 multiple-hit games while adding 10 multiple-RBI games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .330 in league action with five doubles, one triple and two home runs ... eight of his 14 sacrifice hits on the year came during conference play ... had a career-high four RBIs in the season opener against Southern Utah ... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs in the first of two games against UC-Riverside ... followed the three-hit performance with another in the second game against Riverside ... totaled another three-hit performance against Gonzaga, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs ... finished the road trip with his fourth three-hit outing in his last five games, going 3-for-5 against Oregon State, while scoring two runs ... went 1-for-5 with three RBIs in the series opener against Nebraska, bringing his RBI season total to 14 ... was 3-for-4 and scored one run in the series opening loss to Texas on March 27 ... helped lead the Red Raiders over New Mexico on March 31 going 3-for-4 with three scored runs ... smashed his first home run of the season in Tech's loss to Texas A&M ... was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored on the day ... went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in the win over UTSA ... scored two runs and finished 1-for-4 from the plate in Tech's loss to TCU on April 13 ... smashed a two-run home run in the series-opening win over Kansas, making this his second home run of the season ... finished the game 2-for-5 with three RBIs ... led the Tech offense in the loss to Missouri on April 26, going 3-for-4 with one RBI in the effort ... knocked in a team-high three RBIs to lead Tech over Kansas State on May 9 ... finished the day 3-for-6 with two runs scored in the effort.

2008 SEASON
Was one of just four players to start and play all 55 games of the season ... 45 of those 55 starts came at third base ... ended the year as the team's fourth best hitter with a .313 batting average and an on-base percentage of .431 ... logged 13 doubles along with one triple and two home runs ... was second on the team behind Roger Kieschnick with 20 multiple-hit games ... posted a season-long nine game hit streak ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... was the third leading hitter in conference play in 2008 as he finished the Big 12 slate with a .317 average ... nine of his 13 doubles on the season came against Big 12 pitching ... committed just one error during league play ... notched a season-high three RBIs against New Mexico on March 11 ... three days later he hit his first career home run against Texas A&M at Olsen Field in College Station ... tallied three-hit games against New Mexico on April 8, Kansas on April 11 and Oklahoma State on May 11.

2007 SEASON
Ended the season with a .182 average along with 10 hits, four doubles and four RBIs ... played in 25 games and made 12 starts ... earned the starting nod at second base in Tech's season opener against Stephen F. Austin ... went 3-for-6 in Tech's Big 12 opener against Nebraska on March 15 ... scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th on a wild pitch.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Houston's Cypress Falls High School on May 27, 2006 ... lettered in both baseball and football ... coached by Brent McDonald and Carl McClosky ... helped lead his team to the regional semifinals his sophomore and junior seasons ... hit .409 as a junior in 88 at-bats and drew 16 walks ... missed his senior season due to injury.

PERSONAL
Born on June 6, 1988 in Houston, Texas ... son of Robert and Pauline Kenworthy ... both of his parents are self-employed ... has five siblings - Sarah Dearborne, Kate Kenworthy, Mary Beth Carr, Emily Kenworthy and Sally Kenworthy ... majoring in health.

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