#9 Greg Appleton
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Port Coquitlam, British Columbia/Terry Fox Secondary (Panola CC)|
2011 (SENIOR): Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Voted Second Team All-TranSouth … Started 61 of the team’s 62 contests, batting .288 with 12 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBIs … Scored 44 runs with 24 walks and six stolen bases and was hit a team-leading 12 times … Registered 19 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI outings … Started at four different positions, including first base (47), third base (6), leftfield (2) and rightfield (3) along with three starts as the designated hitter … Homered twice, collected three hits and drove in four runs in first game of doubleheader against the Univ. of St. Francis [IN] … Singled twice and scored in victory over McKendree Univ. … Doubled twice in opener at Freed-Hardeman and added two more hits in series finale, starting a seven-game hitting streak … Posted two hits in four straight outings – second game at Texas Wesleyan, both ends of twinbill at Northwood [TX] Univ. and at LSU-Shreveport … Collected three hits with a solo homer and three RBIs in second contest versus Embry-Riddle … Went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run and four RBIs in second game of twinbill against Ottawa Univ. … Recorded three hits and scored three times in second game of doubleheader versus Union Univ. … Injured in next contest, against Lindsey Wilson, starting a season-ending slide … Batted .205 over final 23 games of season with eight RBIs … Posted three hits with a double, two walks, four runs scored and two RBIs in series finale at Bethel Univ., an 18-15 CU triumph … Went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored in series opener at Lyon College and added two hits with a double in series finale … Doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs in series finale versus Mid-Continent … Recorded two hits against Freed-Hardeman in TranSouth Championships.
2010 (JUNIOR): Batted .361 with 13 doubles, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and 67 runs scored in 60 games ... Voted First Team All-TranSouth and to the NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team … Started at first base most of the year, but also started games at second base and third base ... Batted in leadoff spot last 33 contests, scoring 45 runs with 17 extra-base hits and 34 RBIs ... Started season with just four hits in 21 at-bats (.190) over 14 games … Hit solo homer against the Univ. of St. Francis and two-run shot versus Viterbo Univ. … Went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBIs at Southern Nazarene … Hit solo homer at Oklahoma Baptist and added two-run shot against Shawnee State … Doubled home two runs in next day’s game versus Shawnee … Collected two hits and one RBI in final game against Embry-Riddle … Walked three times and scored twice versus Georgetown College … Posted solo homer and scored twice against Campbellsville Univ. … Doubled in all three games at Union Univ., adding three RBIs in Saturday opener … Went 2-for-4 with home run, two RBIs and two runs scored versus Lambuth Univ. … Registered five hits in series against Bethel Univ. with a double, home run and three runs scored … Doubled twice and homered, drove in four runs and scored twice versus Lee Univ. … Collected three hits in series at Trevecca Nazarene, including two-run triple to seal the victory in 7-3 triumph … Hit three-run homer against Bryan College … Posted five hits in series versus Freed-Hardeman with two doubles, two RBIs and five runs scored … Recorded two hits in each end of doubleheader against Milligan College, scoring four runs and hitting a solo homer in the two contests … Went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBIs and three runs scored in opener against Lyon College … Added another double and two runs scored in second game versus Lyon … Hit pair of home runs, scored four times and drove in four runs in second game of doubleheader at Mid-Continent … Singled and homered, scored twice and had three RBIs in finale at MCU … Went 3-for-5 with solo homer in opener of TranSouth Championships versus Freed-Hardeman … Drove in two runs with sacrifice fly and groundout against Bethel Univ. … Collected two hits in second game versus Union Univ. … Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored versus Robert Morris in first game of NAIA Championship Opening Round … Collected three hits and drove in a run in 10th inning in first game against Campbellsville Univ. … Batted .391 (9-for-23) with a triple, one home run, four RBIs and seven runs scored at NAIA World Series … Collected two hits versus Oklahoma City Univ. and added two hits with a solo homer and three runs scored in first victory against Lee Univ. … Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored versus Point Loma Nazarene … Singled and scored in championship game against Lee.
BEFORE CUMBERLAND: Spent two years at Douglas College in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia … Voted All-Conference as freshman at Douglas College … Spent sophomore year at Panola College in Carthage, Texas … Batted .298 with 52 RBIs in 51 games as sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach John Haar at Terry Fox Secondary in Coquitlam, British Columbia … Also played soccer at TFS … Member of Global Young Leaders Conference.
PERSONAL: Gregory John Appleton … Son of Terry and Judy Appleton … Born January 3, 1987.