Outlook for 2008: One of only three Tigers who have appeared in games in each of the last three seasons. Missed entire fall with back injury. Team-oriented and good knowledge of Memphis system.
2006 (Sophomore): Played in 27 games, making 19 starts...Served primarily as Memphis' backup catcher...Hit .219 with a home run, a double and 11 RBI...Hit .226 in 11 games against C-USA competition...Batted .333 as a reserve...Hit his first collegiate home run in a 15-6 win over Southern Miss (4/2/06)...Posted three RBI in same game...Produced game-winning hits in consecutive games vs. UT-Martin (4/5/06) and Marshall (4/7/06)...Has been a teammate of K.K. Chalmers since high school days at Southaven High.
Summer 2006: Summer teammate of K.K. Chalmers on the Asheboro Copperheads' roster...Made 32 starts in 34 games of action behind the plate for the Copperheads...Hit .193, with 10 RBI...Drew 16 walks and was perfect in two stolen base attempts...Also posted six sacrifice hits.
2005 (Freshman): Hit .143 in limited action as one the Tigers' two back-up catchers...Made four starts in 19 appearances...Hit .200 in those four starts (2-for-10)...Had one RBI...Led the team with seven pinch-hit at-bats...Hit .231 when part of the Tigers' lineup and was hitless in his seven pinch-hit appearances...Played in a reserve role in 15 games--most of any returning player this year...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in his first start vs. Murray State (3/29/05).
Prep: Was a two-year letterwinner for Coach Ed Rich at Southaven High...Boasted a .378 batting average as a senior, en route to garnering DeSoto Appeal All-County, and All-Chickasaw Conference recognition...Helped guide SHS to a 28-6 record and a County championship as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Alex Clayton Fennell...Son of Clay and Lynn Fennell...Played summer ball with K.K. Chalmers for the Union City Greyhounds of the KIT League in 2005...Majoring in criminology/criminal justice.