Red Raider Profile: Scott LeJeune

Scott LeJeune's 17-game hit streak in 2010 was the longest by a Tech player since 2004

Scott LeJeune's 17-game hit streak in 2010 was the longest by a Tech player since 2004

Oct. 21, 2010

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LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech baseball team is heading toward the end of its fall season, and throughout the remainder of the semester Texas Tech Athletics Communications will take an inside look into the Tech program with Red Raider Profiles on each player.

Scott LeJeune (OF - 6-0, 190 - L/L - Jr./2L - Austin, Texas/McNeil)

Scott LeJeune posted career-highs in nearly every offensive category during the 2010 season. He led the Big 12 Conference with 28 doubles - ranking seventh in the nation - and batted .323 with 74 base hits, four home runs and finished with a team-leading 58 RBI.

He became the first Tech player to lead the Big 12 in doubles since Roger Kieschnick (25) in 2007 and hit the most doubles (28) by any player in the league since 2004 (Texas' Curtis Thigpen, 28). In fact, LeJeune's doubles total was the most by a Tech player since former All-American Josh Bard hit 28 in 1999.

It was hard to find a more productive Red Raider in games played at Dan Law Field in 2010, as LeJeune led the team with a .402 batting average (49-for-122) with 17 doubles and 36 RBI in 30 games played.

A second team All-Big 12 Conference performer in 2010, LeJeune rattled off a career-high 17-game hit streak (4/17-5/23), which included six multi-hit games with nine doubles and 14 RBI. It was the longest hit streak by a Tech player since 2004 (Cameron Blair, 20 games). In addition, LeJeune hit safely in 27 of the final 31 games of the season.

He led Texas Tech with 17 multiple RBI games and his 17-game hit streak was the best of any Red Raider during the 2010 campaign.

"Scott has been a very productive bat since he has been here," head coach Dan Spencer said. "He is very consistent day-to-day and he drives in runs. He is also a great student and just great off the field. We are very fortunate to have Scotty back and expect him to hit right behind Barrett (Barnes)."

LeJeune batted in the clean-up spot or five-hole for the entire 2010 season and made the majority of his starts (45) as the designated hitter. LeJeune has spent the entire fall season in left field where he will look to be the Opening Day starter when the season begins on Feb. 18.




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