Bishop Kelley HS
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5-10 / 174
The Cowboys are 32-16 overall and finished the season with a 14-8 Big 12 Conference record
Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
Rea homers twice, Hursh gets fourth win of season
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
OSU wins for first time in Springfield
2013: Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention as an infielder ... named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team ... set an OSU record for sacrifice hits with 18, a record that had stood since 1993 ... the 18 sac bunts ranked 13th in the NCAA in 2013 ... ranked 10th nationally in sac bunts per game with 0.33 ... started in all but one of the 55 games he played ... made 50 starts at second base and four at shortstop ... had 10 multiple-hit games, including four games with three hits ... ended the season with a seven-game hitting streak that began on May 23 ... put up five multi-RBI performances, including a career-high three-RBI game against West Virginia (5/16) ... reached base safely in 11 consecutive games at one point ... collected first-career hit on a single against New Mexico (2/16) and went 3-for-6 in the contest ... scored a career-high three runs and drove in two runs against Pacific (3/12).
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Bishop Kelley with 11 stolen bases and was an OCA All-State selection as a senior ... committed just five errors in 133 chances at shortstop ... as a junior, hit .381 with two home runs and 27 RBIs in 34 games and led BKHS to the Class 5A state championship ... was also a quarterback on the Comets' football team and played basketball ... drafted by the New York Mets in the 36th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... also recruited by Tennessee, Missouri, Baylor, Kansas, Arkansas and Oral Roberts.
PERSONAL: A sports management major ... born May 25, 1994 ... son of Michelle and Rob Walton ... his father, Rob, is the OSU pitching coach and played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization following a standout career for the Cowboys ... has a brother, Davis, who played football at Tulsa, and a younger sister, Cassie ... favorite athletes is are Robinson Cano and Chipper Jones ... favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.