21  Rick Russell
Rick Russell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olive Branch, Miss.

High School:
Northwest Mississippi Community College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
C

Experience:
JC

Bats/Throws:
R/R


2010 (Junior)
Tigers' top newcomer and most versatile player in 2010...Made 36 starts as the U of M's primary DH...Also saw time at third base, first base and catcher...Started in all 46 games he played in...Hit .320 in the middle of the Memphis lineup...Scored 44 runs and drove in 31...Added seven doubles and five home runs...Produced 14 two-out RBI...Posted 17 multi-RBI games and seven multi hit performances...Settled into DH role and hit .325 with 23 RBI and three bombs...Hit safely in 35 of the 46 games he appeared in, including 17 of the last 18 games of the season...Got off to a hot start and batted .462 through his first four games...Highlighted his junior season with a three-hit, five-RBI effort in which he blasted a walk-off grand slam to push Memphis past Tennessee Tech (3/21/10), 13-9 in 10 innings...Homered and drove in three to help the Tigers to a 10-8 win at Marshall (4/3/10)...Had a string of 11-straight games with a hit (4/25-5/12)...Hit .349 with 14 runs and eight RBI in that stretch...Capped the season with a six-game hit streak...Batted .455 (5-for-11) with three runs and three RBI in 2010 C-USA Championships.

Northwest Mississippi Community College
Lettered behind the plate for head coach Mark Carson's Northwest Mississippi Rangers in 2007 and 2009...Redshirted the 2008 season...Recorded a career .385 average in 90 games...Collected 104 hits, drove in 64 runs in juco...Posted 19 doubles and seven home runs...Had a banner freshman campaign in 2007...Helped NMCC to a 40-17 mark and a fourth-place showing at the 2007 NJCAA Division II World Series...Hit .433 with 14 doubles and 39 RBI in 51 games to help lead the Rangers to a 2007 Southeast District title as well as the Region XXIII and MACJC North championships...Played in 39 games as a sophomore...Batted .319 with 25 RBI, five doubles and four homers...Was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases.

Prep
Lettered at Olive Branch High School where he earned All-State honors.

Personal
Son of Lynn and Ricky Russell...Majoring in international business.

Russell's Career Stats
Season GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2010 46-46 .320 175 44 56 7 1 5 35 80 .457 24 2 39 3-6
Career 46-46 .320 175 44 56 7 1 5 35 80 .457 24 2 39 3-6
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