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Kevin Atkinson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, B.C., Canada

High School:
Semiahmoo Secondary School

Last College:
New Mexico JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
03/31/1987

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

Senior (2009): Named to the All-Mountain West Conference First Team...compiled a .400 batting average, fourth on the team and in the MWC...played in all 57 games, starting 56...moved to third base on April 28 through the end of the season (13 games) because of an injury to regular third baseman Dane Hamilton...ranked 22nd nationally in sacrifice bunts, 24th in triples and 36th in hits while also ranking in the top 100 nationally in triples per game at 53rd and batting average at 64th...came in at No. 113 in RBI...ranked in the league's top 10 in seven additional offensive categories (92 hits-second, 61 RBI-third, 59 runs scored-fifth, six triples-fifth, 131 total bases-eighth, 230 at-bats-tenth, 13 sacrifice bunts-second)...matched a career-high with four hits in a game on four different occasions...recorded 30 games with multiple hits...team-high 17 games with multiple RBI...drove in four on two separate occasions: March 7 in game two against Binghamton and April 23 against BYU...went 7-for-10 in a two-game series vs. then-ranked No. 3 Texas A&M with four runs scored and three RBI...did not bat below .379 all season...blasted two home runs in a 3-for-4 outing over Northwestern on March 21 (game one) with three RBI and four runs scored...collected three hits in back-to-back games vs. BYU (March 27 & 28) with five runs scored...scored a career-high five runs against Northern Colorado on Feb. 28 (game two), the first Lobo to complete the feat since Jordan Pacheco in 2006...tied for fourth in the MWC with 405 putouts...tied for third in the MWC in fielding double plays at 45...named the MWC Player of the Week on March 23.

Junior (2008): Named second team All-Mountain West Conference...finished the season with a .333 batting average...one of two Lobos to start and play every game of the season...led the team in doubles with 18...slugged nine home runs...second on the team and sixth in the MWC with 51 RBI...top defensive first baseman in the league with a .991 fielding percentage...second in the league with 526 putouts...recorded 26 games with double-digit putouts and only five errors on the season...collected MWC Player of the Week on April 14 and CollegeBaseballInsider.com West Region Player of the Week on April 16...ended season with 18-game hit streak in tact, beginning on May 1...recorded season-high of 17 putouts vs. Utah (April 18)...reached base safely in 52 out of 59 games...had 23 games with multiple hits and 13 with multiple RBI...went 9-for-13 with four home runs in April 11-13 series vs. Air Force, collecting 11 RBIs.

New Mexico Junior College (2006 & 2007):Named the 2007 WJCAC All-Conference infielder...received the 2007 Gold Glove Award...named to the 2007 All-Region team ...ranked third in the nation in 2007 NJCAA hitting with a .475 batting average and 11 home runs...drove in 82 RBI with a 0.758 slugging percentage...helped lead team to a second-place finish in the Junior College World Series in 2007 batting .423 with two home runs and eight RBI in six games...batted .455 with six home runs and 70 RBI as a freshman in 2006... 2007 NJCAA runner-up.

High School: Made first team All-Conference in 2005... collected BCPBL Top Hitter award in 2004.

Personal:Born March 31, 1987 in White Rock, B.C., Canada to Pat and Roy Atkinson...has an older brother, Mike, and a younger brother, Aaron ...favorite food is chicken...favorite athlete is Muhammed Ali...played for Team Canada in 2005...biggest thrill while participating in sports was playing in the 2007 Junior College World Series...majoring in University Studies.

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