Ginther, Bailey, Barnes, Stevens and Ottoson drafted Wednesday
Walk-off home run moves OSU into loser's bracket in OKC
OSU in tournament division with Baylor, OU and Kansas State
OSU closes out regular season Saturday at 1 p.m.
2011: Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference infielder ... started all 60 games at third base ... drafted in 14th round of June's MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox ... had 20 multiple-hit games and was third on team with eight multi-RBI efforts ... ranked second on team in home runs (10) and doubles (17) ... tied career-high with four hits vs. Nebraska (4/1) ... recorded three RBIs five times ... hit .315 in Big 12 play to rank third on team.
2010: Started all 55 games at third base ... led the Cowboys in home runs (12) and RBIs (58) ... recorded a team-high 16 multi-RBI games, including nine contests of three or more ... collected a career-high four RBIs five times (3/5 vs. Northwestern, 3/13 vs. UMass, 3/23 vs. Alabama A&M, 5/11 vs. Rice and 5/18 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff) ... had 23 multi-hit games to rank second on club ... set a career high with four hits in a 4-for-7, four-RBI effort against Alabama A&M (3/23) ... average never dipped below .311 over the final 52 games of the season.
2009: Played in 37 games with 33 starts ... also had three appearances on the mound and worked 3.2 innings ... spent the majority of his time at DH but also had stints at first base, second base and right field ... had 11 multi-hit games ... first-career hit came against Oregon State (3/6) at the Palm Springs Invitational ... was 3-for-6 with four runs and two RBIs against Western Illinois (3/18) ... also hit his first-career home run in the game ... had a hit in all four games at the NCAA Clemson Regional, including two home runs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years at Jenks High School ... also played football and was named Tulsa World Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year ...was a part of the 2006 and 2007 football state championship teams... had a 9-1 record his senior year with a 0.99 ERA, 88 strikeouts and 15 walks in 56 2/3 innings ... hit .430 with eight home runs and 50 RBIs his senior year ... helped his team win a regional title ... was selected all-state by the Oklahoma Coaches Association and The Oklahoman ... Tulsa World named him State Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year ... was named team MVP, pitcher of the year and hitter of the year ... also recruited by Arizona State, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, LSU and Missouri ... drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 48th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
PERSONAL: A sports management major ... son of Jim and Pam Ginther ... born Dec. 4, 1989 ... dad played football at Kansas State ... has an older sister, Laura ... favorite movie is American Gangster ... favorite team is the Chicago Cubs ... favorite musician is Lil' Wayne ... chose OSU because of the coaches, its location and because of the baseball history and tradition.