11  Eric Farrell
Eric Farrell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville HS

Last College:
Birmingham Southern

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Infield

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R






Farrell's Career Highs
AB: 5, 4x, last vs. Arkansas St. (5/9/07)
Runs: 2, 2x, last at Murray St. (4/10/07)
Hits: 3 at Murray St. (4/10/07)
RBI: 3 vs. MTSU (3/20/07)
SB: 1 at Murray St. (4/10/07)
Hitting Streak: 3 games, 2x, last (3/18/07-3/24/07)


Outlook for 2008: Stepped in as a fill-in nicely last season at third base when Kyle Norrid battled injuries. Improved strength and speed have him ready to battle for time at all three infield spots. Coaches love his defensive skills.

2007 (Sophomore): Transferred to Memphis from Birmingham Southern...Made 11 starts in the 23 games he played in...Hit .302 with 10 RBI in his first year in a Tiger uniform...Scored seven runs and banged out four doubles...Served as the Tiger primary infield backup at second, shortstop and third base...Solid defensive player, made six appearances as a defensive substitution late in the contests...Made nine starts at third base and two at second...Memphis was undefeated in Farrell's first five starts and finished the year 8-3 when he drew the starting nod...Hit .267 with eight RBI and three doubles as a starter...Hit .500 in 12 games as a reserve or pinch hitter...Posted multiple hits in five games and drove in two or more runs three times...Hit safely in each of his first three starts...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a career-high three RBI vs. Middle Tennessee (3/20/07)...Posted a career-best three hits vs. Murray State (4/10/07)...Went 2-for-3 with a run and a pair of RBI vs. Mississippi State (3/28/07).

2006 (Freshman): Saw action primarily as a reserve as a freshman at Birmingham Southern...Played in 28 games, making eight starts...Made five starts at second base and three at third base...Hit .194, scored seven runs and posted five RBI...Recorded a pair of multi-hit outings to go with one multiple RBI performance...Had a career day, going 3-for-6 with four runs and four RBI vs. Alabama A&M (3/15/06).

Prep: Lettered three and started two years for former Tiger head coach Jeff Hopkins at Collierville High School...High School teammate of Marc Ashley and Matt Yokley...Helped the Dragons to a District, Sectional and Regional title and a semi-final berth in state playoffs...Awarded the Spirit Award and the Drew Lawrence Scholarship.

Personal: Son of Don and Cookie Farrell...Born April 22, 1987...Has one sister, Ashley...Collegiate teammate of Tiger pitcher Mark Doll at Birmingham Southern...Majoring in biology.

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