|Keith Barnes - 1
Started 51of the 58 games in which he appeared, all at third base...hit .236 with five doubles, one home run and 19 RBI...led C-USA in hit by pitch (20) and sacrifice bunt (15) categories...had nine multiple-hit games and four multiple RBI games...hit .239 with runners on base (18 RBI); hit .296 with run ners in scoring position and two out (8 RBI)...hit .267 vs. right-handed pitching, .128 vs. left-handers...had a seven-game hitting streak (2/25 through 3/7), and finished the season with a two-game hit streak (had hits in six of his final seven games).
Central Alabama Community College: Played one season at Central Alabama C.C. for current UAB Head Coach Larry Giangrosso (1999)...voted the Trojans’ MVP and Most Dedicated Player...redshirted in 1998 after torn ACL in his knee in 1998.
Wallace State (Ala.) Community College: Played one season (1997) at Wallace State before transferring to Central Alabama C.C.
High School: Graduated from Pelham (Ala.) High School in suburban Birmingham (1996) …earned two varsity baseball letter...had 19 hits, five doubles, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored as a senior...was Pelham’s Defensive Player of the Year in his junior season.
Personal/Miscellaneous: Born June 21, 1978 in Macon, Ga. ...full name is Michael Keith Barnes, Jr. ...
parents are Mike and Jamie Barnes...major is criminal justice, minor is history.