Memphis (30-26) defeated Southern Miss (30-24) on Wednesday in game one of the 2012 Conference USA Championship presented by Trustmark
2011 Split time between leftfield (24 starts) and second base (19 starts)...Missed 12 games in May due to knee injury...Opened season with five game hit streak...Finished with .276 average, three home runs, 22 RBI, five doubles, team-high three triples and 31 runs scored...Had nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...Was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI against Evansville (2/20/11)...Went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple at Kennesaw State (2/27/11)...Had home run and two RBI against UT Martin (3/15/11).
2010 Saw time at second base (47 games), third base (four games) and DH (three games)...Started in 54 of the 55 games he appeared in...Hit .296 with 36 runs scored, 33 RBI, 10 doubles and four home runs...Swiped eight bases in 12 attempts...Torched C-USA pitching for a .341 average, three jacks and 14 RBI in 24 games...Recorded 16 two-out RBI...Banged out two or more hits 21 times and registered eight multi-RBI performances...Highlighted his sophomore season with a career-long 20-game hit streak in which he batted .429 with 30 hits from April 16-May 13...Got season started strong, collecting multiple hits in five of the first six games of the season...Went 2-for-5 with a run, double, RBI and career-high three stolen bases vs. Bradley (2/28/10)...Homered and drove in three in a 6-1 win over Tennessee Tech (3/20/10)...Put together his top performance of the year with a 3-for-5 night in which he drove in four, scored twice and legged out two doubles.
2009 2009 C-USA All-Freshman...Bounced back from a season-ending jaw injury in 2008 to put up some of the squad's top power numbers as a redshirt freshman...Started in all 46 games he appeared in, making 37 starts at second and nine in leftfield...Hit .288 and finished second on the team with a .471 slugging percentage, 92 total bases, six home runs (four in C-USA play) and three triples...Drove in five two-out RBI...Collected 55 hits, legged out 12 doubles and scored 34 runs...Had 15 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI performances...Highlighted his rookie season with a C-USA and Memphis-best 17-game hit streak (4/1-4/24)...Hit .342 in that stretch...Hit safely in 25 of the last 28 games...Drove in the game-winning run in a 5-4, 13-inning win over Austin Peay (4/15/09)...Went 2-for-6 with a grand slam, a career-high five RBI and two runs versus Tulane (4/ 26/09)...Was 3-for-5 at UAB (5/1/09)...Batted .444 (4-for-9) in the UAB series.
2008 Was on a tear, hitting a team-best .311 with eight RBI, a double and a homer when his season was abruptly halted vs. SEMO (3/14/08)...Took a fastball to the jaw, breaking it two places and ending his true freshman season...Played in 14 games, making 13 starts at second base and in the designated hitter slot in the Tiger lineup...Put together three multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 day vs. National Runner-Up Georgia (3/9/08)...Helped Memphis to a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Bulldogs by driving in the game-tying run in the eighth inning...Was 1-for-2 with three RBI and his first collegiate home run vs. Ohio (2/29/08)...Hit .363 (4-for-11) in the Ohio series and .454 (5-for-11) in three games versus UGA...Got off to a 1-for-12 (.083) start, before going 13-for-33 (.394) in the 10 games prior to his injury...Hit safely in nine of his last 10 games...Ended the year with a five-game hit streak...Drove in seven two-out RBI in 14 games...Hit .400 with runners in scoring position and .417 with two outs.
Prep Was a four-year letterman for head coach and former Tiger Lane McCarter at Houston High School...Injury limited his senior season...Hit .372 with 13 RBI, 11 runs scored, four doubles and a homer in his senior campaign...Helped the Mustangs to a Class AAA State Championship in 2005...Garnered all-metro honors...Was named to the Junior Sunbelt Team in 2006 along with former Tigers Ryan Holland and Chad Zurcher...Led the Mustangs to a 26-16 record while hitting .382 with four home runs and 32 RBI.
Personal Son of Leroy and Mary McClain...Father played baseball at Alcorn State...Cousin, Ronald McClain lettered from 1987-91 for the Tiger basketball team...Majoring in marketing management.