The Memphis baseball team against Mississippi State at AutoZone Park
Outlook for 2010 Will be counted on to lead the Tiger catchers as he returns for his final season...Has passion and energy to elevate the play of those around him...Has much-improved defensive skills, and has coaches extremely excited for 2010...Has the ability to be a big-time RBI-type guy.
2009 (Junior) Was one of the Tigers' top newcomers in 2009...Provided the squad with some offensive firepower from the catcher position...Led the Tigers with four triples...Ranked third on the team with a .297 batting average, 30 RBI and five home runs...Tied for second with 55 hits in 50 starts (41 at catcher and nine as the DH)...Put together 14 multi-hit games and led Memphis with nine multi-RBI outings...Had one of the top clutch sticks on the team, hitting .321 with runners in scoring position...Drove in eight two-out runs...Was second on the team with a .292 batting average in C-USA play...Four of his five round-trippers came against league foes...Drove in a personal-best three runs on three occasions...Collected a career-high four hits in a 6-5 win over Indiana State (3/13/09)...Hit his first Division I home run and registered three RBI in a 2-for-3 night against No. 2 Rice (3/29/09)...Had a strong outing in the series-opener at Rice (3/27/09)...Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI to help Memphis to a 10-7 win...Hit .545 (6-for-11) in Rice series...Homered and scored twice in a 2-for-5 effort versus Ole Miss (4/1/09)...Wrapped up the year with a seven-game hit streak.
Prior to Memphis Two-year letterman for Head Coach Joe Wharton at Richland...Hit .380 with 23 homers, 116 RBI, 33 doubles and five triples in juco career...Hit .360, banged out 17 homers, 20 doubles and drove in 71 runs in 2008...Helped Richland to a 47-16 finish and a third-place showing in the 2008 NJCAA World Series...Hit .364 with a pair of round-trippers in the district playoffs to help RJC to a District C Championship in his sophomore campaign...Drove in 45 runs to go with 13 doubles, six homers and a pair of triples as a freshman to help Richland advance to the 2007 District C title game.
Prep Was a four-sport star in his prep career at Van Alstyne High School...Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball and in powerlifting, while lettering for three seasons on the football and track teams...Earned several honors and helped coach Jimmy Haynes squads to four consecutive District 9-3A titles...Was a four-time All-Area selection behind the plate...Holds career records at Van Alstyne with a .430 batting average and 17 home runs...Collected 120 RBI in his high school career...Earned District 9-3A Offensive Player of the Year accolades in 2004, 2005 and 2006...Tabbed the District MVP as a senior after hitting .450 with 50 RBI and five homers...Was a two-time First Team All-State pick and was selected to play in the THSBCA 1A-3A North All-Star Game after leading the Panthers to a 30-7 record in 2006.
Personal Born Anthony Shawn Ablett on Sept. 9, 1987...Son of Roy and Robin Smith and Nancy and David Ablett...Is a Sioux Indian...Involved in FCA in high school...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.