Meet Kevin Cope
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Played in 15 games and made six starts over the Blazers' final 15 regular-season contests ... started three games behind the plate and three as the Blazers' designated hitter ... earned his first career start at catcher April 26 versus Marshall and responded with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, one double and a career-best three RBI ... hit .357 with eight RBI for the season over 28 at bats ... collected two hits in five different games ... scored four runs on the year, including two May 7 against Jacksonville State ... managed a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 32 putouts in limited action behind the plate ... recognized on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.
Played in six games ... had one RBI on one hit ... hit .250 for the year ... drew one walk and was hit by a pitch once ... recorded four putouts playing behind the plate and had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... was hit by a pitch to get on base in a pinch-hit appearance at Marshall on May 12 ... pinch-hit in the ninth inning at Jacksonville State April 17 ... hit an RBI single in his first career at-bat at Alabama A&M ... made an appearance at No. 14 Arizona State ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Redshirted at UAB ... was given a commendation by the Birmingham City Council at the recommendation of Council President Carole C. Smitherman.
Three-year letterwinner at Briarwood Christian under head coach Lee Hall ... batted .407 as a senior and was named Shelby County Player of the Year ... also named to The Birmingham News Super All-Metro Team ... honorable mention all-state recipient ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... helped Lions capture area championship ... also played basketball for two years ... member of the National Honor Society ... named to The Birmingham News All-Academic Team in 2004-05.
Kevin Andrew Cope ... born Jan. 10, 1987 ... parents are Bill and Sally Cope ... has one brother ... majoring in biology.