The University of Memphis baseball team has announced its captains for the upcoming 2015 season
2014 - Summer (Walnut Creek Crawdads) Played in 19 games and hit .352 ... Drove in five runs while posting four doubles ... Scored seven runs, stole one base and had three sacrifice bunts.
2014 - Junior Played in 36 games, making two starts at catcher and 20 as the designated hitter ... Hit .307 and drove in 15 runs while scoring 11 ... Had nine two-hit games and three games with two RBI ... Had a season-long nine-game hitting streak from March 11 to March 30 ... Had two hits and scored run in win against Belmont (Feb. 25) ... Had two hits in four at-bats in win at No. 15 Ole Miss (March 5) ... Registered back-to-back two-hit games at Belmont (March 11) and Saint Louis (March 15) ... Opened league play with two-hit game against Temple (March 22) ... Reached base four times in win at Middle Tennessee (April 2) with two hits, including a double, a walk and hit by pitch ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles against Mississippi Valley (April 30) ... Went 4-for-8 in three game series against Rutgers.
2013 - Summer (Albany Dutchmen) Played in 20 games with 15 starts for the Albany Dutchmen in the Perfect Game League ... Batted .213 with 10 hits, seven runs scored and five RBI ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts.
2013 - Sophomore Appeared in 21 games with 17 starts as a designated hitter ... Hit .281 on the season ... Had the third-highest on base percentage for the Tigers with .406 ... Went 1-for-2 with two RBI, two walks and one triple, all career-highs, in his first start of the season against Illinois State ... Also added a stolen base and a run in his first outing ... Tied a career-high two runs scored against Missouri and UL-Monroe ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double in Memphis' win over No. 8 Ole Miss ... Went 2-for-3 with one double and RBI against SEMO.
2012 - Summer (Walnut Creek Crawdads) Hit .287 with a .378 on-base percentage for the Walnut Creek Crawdads of the Far West League.
2012 - Freshman Appeared in 11 games and made seven starts, six behind the plate and one as designated hitter ... Hit .379 on the season with one RBI and four runs scored ... Was 3-for-4 with a run scored in win at No. 7 UCF (4/28) ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored versus Tennessee ... Had two hits in four at-bats against UT Martin and scored two runs.
Prep Three-year letterwinner at CBHS for coach Buster Kelso's squad ... Helped the squad to the 2011 State title with fellow junior Jacob Moody ... Named All-Conference, All-Region and All-Metro in 2010 and 2011 ... Added All-State recognition in 2010 ... Hit above .400 in two of his three years of prep baseball.
Personal Son of Brian and Michelle Rupiper ... Also earned letters in wrestling and football in high school ... Majors in Accounting.