|Digger Towe - 40
An All-Conference USA Second Team selection in 2009.
Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team at the designated hitter/utility position ... played in 51 games and made 48 starts between catcher and designated hitter ... led UAB and ranked seventh in the conference in both batting average (.353) and RBI (61) ... his 61 RBI rank 10th in UAB single-season annals ... selected as the Pro-Line Athletic National Hitter of the Week on March 17 after hitting .571 with a 1.095 slugging percentage and 16 RBI in six games against UT Martin and Harvard ... recorded multiple hits in all six games and finished the year with 22 multi-hit games and a team-best 17 multi-RBI contests ... named C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 16) a day earlier ... also earned hitter of the week honors on May 17 after hitting .750 with six RBI in the season-ending series with Rice ... lifted UAB over Rice in the series opener with a two-out, pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning ... homered nine times on the season to go along with 15 doubles for a .574 slugging percentage ... managed a career-high four hits in back-to-back games March 22 at Houston and March 24 at Alabama ... recorded a career-best four RBI in a game three times ... his batting average reached a season-best .434 following a 3-for-4 effort March 31 against Samford ... finished with 185 putouts behind the plate and tied for fifth in the league among all catchers with 12 runners caught stealing.
Received a medical redshirt ... played in 11 games with seven starts at designated hitter before his season was cut short by injury ... tallied six hits, including three pinch hits for extra bases ... doubled in his first two at-bats of the season Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 against Ball State ... recorded a two-RBI triple March 1 against Brown ... also logged three walks on the season.
2006-2007 (Freshman and Sophomore)
at Indian Hills Community College
Hit .346 with six home runs and 12 doubles in 2006 ... ranked second on the team in RBI his first season with 44 ... was an All-Regional Conference selection.
Was a 45th round pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2005 MLB Draft ... played four seasons for head coach Bill Whitely at Charlotte High School ... was a three-time all-state and all-area selection ... garnered all-conference, all-district and all-region honors all four years at Charlotte ... named to the 2005 Michigan Dream Team ... set a total of 13 batting records at Charlotte.
Daniel Lee Towe ... born Oct. 23, 1986 ... parents are Jeff and Sheryl Towe ... has two sisters ... majoring in communication studies.