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7  Kevin Whitehead
Kevin Whitehead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, Wash.

High School:
Franklin Pierce

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
C

Birthdate:
11/07/1989

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


Career Stats
video camera Red Raider Profile - 2012
Game-by-Game Stats - 2011 | Photo Gallery - 2011 | video camera Red Raider Profile - 2011
Game-by-Game Stats - 2010 | Photo Gallery - 2010
Game-by-Game Stats - 2009 | Photo Gallery - 2009

CAREER-HIGHS (entering 2012 season):
Games Played (Season): 47 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 39 (2011)
At-Bats: 5 8x, at Missouri (5/14/11)*
Runs: 2 4x, at Michigan (5/11/11)*
Hits: 2 14x, vs. Oklahoma State (5/21/11)*
RBI: 3 3x, vs. Oklahoma (4/18/10)*
Doubles: 1 17x, vs. Oklahoma State (5/21/11)*
Triples: None
Home Runs: 1 8x, vs. Kansas (5/1/11)*
Walks: 4, vs. Oklahoma State (5/20/11)
Strikeouts: 4, at Texas State 94/18/11)
Stolen Bases: None
Hit Streak: 10 games (3/14-3/30/10)
* Indicates most recent high

CAREER
Played in 116 career games (84 starts) batting .246 (72-for-293) with 38 runs, 17 doubles, eight home runs, 41 RBI, 41 walks, 14 hit-by-pitch, .386 slugging percentage and .361 on-base percentage... has thrown out 31 percent of would-be base stealers (30-of-97)... recorded 14 multi-hit games and 10 multiple RBI games... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... played in 53 games (37 starts) batting .279 (38-for-136) with 17 runs, 13 doubles, four home runs, 22 RBI, 14 walks, seven hit-by-pitch, .463 slugging percentage and .371 on-base percentage and has thrown out 12-of-36 (33%) would-be base stealers.

SUMMER 2011
Played for the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plains League... helped lead the Steamers to league championship with a 25-3 league record... team finished with a 44-11 overall record... in 34 games (32 starts) batted .197 (23-for-117) with 18 runs, four doubles, two home runs, 21 RBI, 13 walks, .282 slugging percentage, .329 on-base percentage and .992 fielding percentage (236 putouts, 23 assists, 2 errors) and threw out 10-of-40 (25%) would-be base stealers.

2011 (Junior)
Played in 47 games while starting 39 games at catcher (35 games) and designated hitter (4 games)... batted six-hole 16 times, seven-hole 10 times, eight-hole seven times and five-hole six times... batted .235 (32-for-136) with 17 runs, eight doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI, 17 walks, six hit-by-pitch, .338 slugging percentage, .340 on-base percentage and .987 fielding percentage (198 putouts, 31 assists, 3 errors) and threw out 14-of-44 (32%) would-be base stealers... in 16 games (14 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents batted .240 (12-for-50) with three runs, five doubles, five RBI, six walks, .340 slugging percentage and a .350 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 22 games (19 starts) batted .286 (20-for-70) with eight runs, seven doubles, one home run, six RBI, eight walks, .429 slugging percentage and .370 on-base percentage... led the team with seven doubles during Big 12 play... ranked 28th in the league batting .286 during league play... in 25 home games batted .288 (19-for-66) with eight runs, five doubles, one home run, nine RBI, nine walks, .409 slugging percentage and .402 on-base percentage... in 22 road/neutral site games batted .186 (13-for-70) with nine runs, three doubles, one home run, three RBI, eight walks, .271 slugging percentage and .275 on-base percentage and threw out 10-of-19 (53%) would-be base stealers... batted .263 (5-for-19) against left-handed pitching... batted .231 (27-for-117) against right-handed pitching... batted .159 (11-for-69) with runners on base... led the team batting .313 (21-for-67) with the bases empty... batted .000 (0-for-5) with the bases loaded... batted .000 (0-for-5) as a pinch hitter... batted .175 (7-for-40) with runners in scoring position... batted .250 (9-for-36) with two outs... recorded two two-out RBI... tallied four go-ahead RBI... notched one infield base hit which was a bunt hit... tallied three game-winning RBI... recorded seven multi-hit games and one multiple RBI contest... tallied a season-high four-game hit streak on two occasions... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... tallied first multi-hit game of the season going 2-for-3 with a double against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/15)... went 2-for-4 with a double at No. 7 Oklahoma (4/3)... hit the game-winning home run against UTSA (4/5) in the first game of a doubleheader while going 1-for-3... marked the first left-handed home run of the season for Texas Tech... tallied a pair of two-hit games against No. 5 Texas A&M while batting .333 (4-for-12) with two doubles and three RBI in the series... hit second home run of the season going 2-for-4 against Kansas (5/1)... posted a team-high four walks and went 0-for-1 with a run scored against No. 22 Oklahoma State (5/20)... member of the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

SUMMER 2010
Played for the Matsu Miners of the Alaska League... helped lead the Miners to the Alaska League championship with a 31-14 overall record - one game ahead of the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks... in 18 games batted .143 (5-for-35) with three runs and one RBI.

2010 (Sophomore)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team... in 37 games (25 starts) batted .309 (25-for-81) with 16 runs, six doubles, four home runs, 19 RBI, .531 slugging percentage, .441 on-base percentage, 16 walks, four hit-by-pitch and was perfect defensively with 95 putouts and 18 assists... threw out 35 percent (8-of-23) would-be base stealers... in 16 games (9 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents batted .324 (12-for-37) with seven runs, four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, .595 slugging percentage and a .405 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 19 games (13 starts) batted .289 (13-for-45) with seven runs, five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI, .533 slugging percentage and a .389 on-base percentage... in 22 home games batted .347 (17-for-49) with 12 runs, five doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI, nine walks, .633 slugging percentage and a .484 on-base percentage... in 15 road/neutral site games batted .250 (8-for-32) with four runs, one double, one home run, five RBI, seven walks, .375 slugging percentage and a .375 on-base percentage... in one game at the Big 12 Championships went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts... batted .125 (1-for-8) against left-handed pitching... batted .329 (24-for-73) against right-handed pitching... led team batting .432 (19-for-44) with runners on base... batted .250 (1-for-4) with the bases loaded... led team batting .429 (3-for-7) as a pinch hitter... batted .308 (8-for-26) with runners in scoring position... batted .250 (6-for-24) with two outs... posted six two-out RBI... four multi-hit games... six multiple RBI games... career-high 10-game hit streak (3/14-3/30) batted .367 (11-for-30) with five runs, two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, four walks, .633 slugging percentage and a .457 on-base percentage... hit streak was tied for the third longest on the team during season... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against Michigan (2/21) during opening weekend of the season... went 4-for-9 in series at No. 23 Texas A&M with two runs, one double, one home run and three RBI (3/19-3/21)... went 3-for-7 in series against No. 11 Oklahoma with two runs, one double, one home run and three RBI (4/17-4/18)... member of the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (Freshman)
Served as Tech's backup catcher behind Jeremy Mayo and made 32 appearances and 20 starts... ended the year with a .197 average along with three doubles and two home runs with 10 RBI... made career debut and recorded first career base hit and tallied first career multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Southern Utah (2/20) on Opening Day... made first career start behind the plate going 1-for-3 against UT-Pan American (2/20)... was one of two Tech players with a multi-hit game in the middle contest of the Cal-State Northridge series (2/28)... recorded his first career home run in Tech's loss to New Mexico (4/1) going 1-for-3 with two RBI (4/1)... went 1-for-3 in series-finale win over Oklahoma (4/11) ... hit second home run of the season going 1-for-1 in only plate appearance against Oklahoma State (5/16)... member of the 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2008 graduate of Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Wash... lettered in basketball and baseball... coached by Brian Jackson and Jeff Beha... helped lead team to state playoffs in 2007-08 and earned a fifth place finish... was an All-League and All-State pick for three seasons... posted a career .450 batting average with 37 doubles... posted three multiple-home run games... went 4-for-4 in team's first state tournament win in over 35 years.

PERSONAL
Kevin Edward Whitehead... born November 7, 1989, in Tacoma, Wash... son of Hank and Colleen Whitehead... has five older siblings: Matt, Katie, Jenny, Jessica and Diane... a business major at Texas Tech.

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