|10 James Leverton
Honorable Mention All-Big 12...wrapped up the season with a .290 batting average along with 54 hits, six doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs...started 53 games...in Big 12 play he hit .301 for the year (third best on the team) with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs...picked up a pair of multiple hit games during the weekend series against Northern Illinois (2/23-2/25)...went 3-for-3 with a season-high three RBI in Tech's 5-0 shutout of Cal State Northridge on March 2...hit .625 in the two-game series against UNLV...went 5-for-8 at the plate with two runs scored and logged 1/3 of an inning of relief on the mound...was instrumental in Tech's series clinching win over Nebraska on March 17..finished the day 2-for-4 with three RBIs...hit his first home run of the year to give Tech a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth...went 5-for-12 (.417) in the weekend series at Kansas State...extended a season-long hit streak to eight games by hitting in all three games of the series...extended a career-high hit streak to 11 games on Tuesday, April 10 against Hardin Simmons...went 2-for-4 with an RBI against the Cowboys...his previous career-high was a nine game streak set during his freshman season (2006)...hit .455 (5-of-11) in the three-game series against Kansas (April 20-22) and added a pair of multiple hit games....hit .375 in the weekend series against Oklahoma State (May 11-13) with one double and one RBI.
Finished the season with a .285 batting average...10 doubles, five home runs, 35 RBI, five stolen bases...played in 56 games and made 48 starts (26 at first base, 20 in right field and two in center)... one of six true freshmen that enjoyed playing time in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe. Earned his first career start in the series finale and ended the three-games set with a .571 batting average along with two home runs and four RBI...made his first career start at first base against New Mexico on Feb. 14 and had two key RBI that helped Tech comeback and defeat the Lobos 8-7 in extra innings...posted a career-high four hits and five RBI against Eastern New Mexico on Feb. 20... went 4-for-8 in the UNLV series while scoring four runs and notching a team-best five RBI...hit his third home run of the season in the series finale to give Tech an early 3-0 lead in the first inning...picked up his second last at-bat win of the year for the Red Raiders when he picked up an RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth inning in game-two of the UNC Asheville series (March 10)...gave Tech an 8-7 series' clinching win...notched the game-winning hit against Texas on March 19 when he hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh...totaled three doubles in a 14-7 win over New Mexico on April 11th...joined teammate Brian Capps as the only two Tech players to notch three doubles in a game that season.
A 2005 graduate of Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas...teammate of Roger Kieschnick...was a three-year letterwinner and helped lead his team to the regional semifinals in 2003, the regional finals in 2004 and the Texas High School Class 5A State Championship game as a senior...was a First-Team All-District pick as a senior and was also named the District 12-5A MVP...was a First-Team All-Area and All-State selection...named to the All-Tournament team at the 2005 State Championships...played in both the East-West and North-South All-Star games.
Born on May 13, 1986, in Garland, Texas...son of Harvey and Kathy Leverton...father, Harvey, is a production manager and his mother, Kathy, is a homemaker...has one older brother, Richard...enjoys fishing, playing golf, hunting and playing NBA Jam with teammate Ben Baker.