|Eric Lyon - 16
Appeared in 39 games, started 32 (27 in right field, seven at designated hitter) ... hit .217 with one home run and 12 RBI ... hit .250 vs. left-handed pitching, .212 vs. right-handers and .288 with runners on base ... hit in the cleanup spot in 14 games (hit in every position except ninth at least once during the season) ... hit .233 when playing in the outfield, .167 as designated hitter ... had six multi-hit games, two multi-RBI games ... longest hitting streak of the season was four games (Mar. 11-18).
EDMONDS (Wash.) COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, Wash. ... hit .339 with one home run, nine doubles, three triples and 20 stolen bases as a sophomore, earning Second Team All-Northern Division honors ... hit .333 with one double and one triple as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash. (1998) ... was a three-year letterwinner in baseball and a two-year letterwinner in football ... hit .533 with three home runs, 21 doubles and three triples as a senior, earning first team All-King County honors ... was team MVP as a senior ... had the lowest ERA in King County (1.06) as a junior, with 56 strikeouts ... earned All-Conference honors in football as a defensive back, running back and kick returner.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Apr. 25, 1980 in Edmonds, Wash. ... full name is Eric Andrew Lyon ... parents are Robert and Sheree Lyon ... major is history, minor is coaching ... participates in both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and R.O.A.R. community service groups at UAB.