Second-Team All-Big 12 Selection...finished the season with a .302 batting average and started all 55 of Tech's games during the season...tallied a Big 12 leading 25 doubles...added five triples and 13 home runs...36 RBIs...IN BIG 12 PLAY; hit .269 with eight doubles, one triple and four home runs...picked up his first home run of the season against New Mexico on Feb. 2. Hit a solo blast in the first inning and ended the day 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI...launched his second career grand slam against Western Illinois on Feb. 11...the home run broke open a 1-1 game in the fifth inning...was his first grand slam since his Red Raider debut back in 2006 (Feb. 3 vs. Louisiana Monroe)...enjoyed a career day on Feb. 27 at New Mexico...set a new school record as he recorded five multiple base hits in a 5-for-5 day at the plate...launched two home runs, two doubles and one triple...also added four RBI to help Tech overcome a six-run deficit and post a 10-8 win over the Lobos...his five hits also extended his hit streak to 12 games...his 12 game hit streak came to an end on Friday, March 2 against Cal State Northridge...rebounded from that game by going 4-for-9 with three RBIs the next two days...went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI to lead Tech past New Mexico State on Tuesday, March 27...was a double away from the cycle in the final game against Texas A&M on April 6..went 4-for-5 with two singles, a triple and a home run...hit a pair of home runs in the Texas series to get to the double digit mark (10) for the first time in his career...moved into a tie for fifth place on the Texas Tech single-season doubles list when he hit his 24th of the year against Dallas Baptist on May 1...went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and extended a hit streak to nine games.
Honors: Most heralded freshman at Texas Tech since Josh Bard and became the first Red Raider to sweep Freshman of the Year Honors...earned Freshman Player of the Year accolades from The Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, The Oklahoman, Waco Tribune-Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Big 12 Coaches....First Team All-Big 12 - The Dallas Morning News, Big 12 Coaches...Second Team All-Big 12 - Austin American Statesman...ended his freshman campaign with the second best batting average on the team (.359) behind Matt Smith...led the squad with 29 multiple-hit games and was third with 11 multiple-RBI games...added 85 total hits,14 doubles, two triples and a team-high 55 RBI...his nine home runs on the season are the most by a Tech freshman since Josh Bard hit 13 back in 1997...was 8-for-10 in stolen bases and committed just one error all season...hit safely in 48 of 58 games...started all 58 games of the season (55 in left field and three as the designated hitter)...enjoyed one of the most successful debuts by a Texas Tech freshman in school history during the three-game season opening series against Louisiana-Monroe. Finished the three-game series with a .467 average along with three home runs, two doubles, one triple and 11 RBI...became the first true freshman to hit a grand slam in a season opener. Finished that game 2-for-4 at the plate with a game-high six RBI...Named the National Player of the Week by RosenblattReport.com (Rivals Network) for his efforts against Louisiana-Monroe...hit .412 in four games against ENMU, DBU, UTA and Oral Roberts...went 7-for-17 at the plate with six RBI...extended his current hit streak to 13 games with a single in the top of the first against UNLV...his 13-game streak is the longest by any student-athlete in the Big 12 this year (his 13-game streak was snapped in the series opener against UNC Asheville on March 9)...led the Tech offense with a 2-for-4 night at the plate and picked up his sixth multiple-RBI (two RBI) game of the year against New Mexico State in Roswell (3/14)...led the Red Raidertallied a .455 average in the three-game series against Baylor...finished with a team-high nine RBI and hit two home runs...his home run on Sunday cleared the 18-foot monster in center field and he became the first player since Josh Brady (2004) to do so...went 5-for-11 (.455) with two RBI and had two multiple-hit games in the series against Kansas State...Led the Red Raider offense in the final home series against Missouri (5/12-14)...went 8-for-12 at the plate (.667) and tallied a pair of three-hit games on Saturday and Sunday...added his eighth home run of the year in the Saturday game to pull the Red Raiders within two runs and helped set up a big rally in the ninth...named the Big 12 Player of the Week for his efforts against Missouri.
Was a standout outfielder at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas...teammate of James Leverton...helped lead his team to the Class 5A State Championship game as a senior...as a junior his team advanced to the regional finals and as a sophomore the regional semifinals...was a three-time All-District selection...was an All-State selection by the Texas Sports Writers and the Texas High School Coaches Association...named to the National High School Baseball Coaches Association District 6 Team as an outfielder...North Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-Star Game participant...his senior season he hit .319 with three doubles, one triple, six home runs, eight stolen bases and 19 RBI...AS A JUNIOR...hit .284 with 29 hits, two home runs, nine doubles, three triples and four stolen bases...AS A SOPHOMORE...hit .381 with 32 hits, one home run, nine doubles and two triples.
Born on January 21, 1987 in Dallas, Texas,...son of Roger and Leslie Kieschnick...has one sister, Caroline...enjoys fishing and playing Super Nintendo...undecided on major.