Lunsford contributed last season as Texas Tech's backup catcher and is the frontrunner to start this season. He transferred to Texas Tech last season after playing his freshman season at Grayson Junior College. He has been described as an outstanding defensive catcher with a rocket arm who is an asset behind the plate and can handle a pitching staff.
1999: Texas Tech's backup catcher during season ? drove in two runs vs. College of the Southwest ? went 1-3 with two RBI vs. UT-Pan American ? went 1-5 with two runs and RBI at New Mexico ? Big 12 Commissioner's Honor List.
1998 at Grayson J.C.: Played his freshman season at Grayson Junior College in Denison, Texas for head coach Tim Tadlock, a former Texas Tech baseball player ... hit .320 with six home runs and 10 doubles ... led the Vikings to the Junior College World Series with a 47-19 record ... also helped the Grayson win conference and regional championships ... played with Texas Tech first baseman/catcher Joey Hart ... drafted by Chicago Cubs in the 37th round of the 1998 MLB draft, the 1096th player selected.
High School: A 1997 graduate of San Angelo Central High School where he played baseball for coach Ted Leps ... hit .512 as a senior ... named All State by coaches and All District ... led team to 18-8 record as a senior, the best winning percentage in school history ... also played football.
Personal: Born James Trey Lunsford on May 25, 1979 ... son of James and Joan Lunsford of San Angelo, Texas ... has sister, Leigh Anne (15) ... hobbies and interests include hunting, baseball and fishing ... career goal is to become a pro baseball player ... drafted by Chicago White Sox out of high school ... drafted by Chicago Cubs in 37th round in 1998 MLB draft.
Lunsford's Career Highs - At-bats: 5, at New Mexico, 2/23/99; Runs: 2, at New Mexico, 2/23/99; Hits: 1, at New Mexico, 2/23/99; Home Runs: None ; RBI: 2, vs. UT-Pan American, 3/20/99; Walks: 1, vs. Howard, 2/6/99