Chris Kay

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  • Kay

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  • Height
    6' 0
  • Weight
    207 lbs.
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  • Hometown
    Marietta, Ga.
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2011: Made 24 starts – 22 behind the plate and two as designated hitter – and played in 34 games total … Posted four multi-hit games, including two games with three hits … Also had one multi-run and three multi-RBI games, including a three and a four RBI effort … Batted .227 with 20 hits, including five doubles and three home runs for 34 total bases and a .386 slugging percentage … Scored 10 runs and drove in 13 … Drew six walks and had a .284 on-base percentage … Hit a single against Indiana (2/18) ... Started three games in Niagara series and hit a home run in one (2/25) ... Had two hits including a pinch-hit three-run home run and drove in four total a day later (2/26-G2) ... Drove in two and scored a run versus Bryant (3/5-G1) ... Also crossed the plate at Florida Atlantic (3/8) ... Hit a double at Miami (3/11) and against Hartford (3/16-G2) ... Had two hits in first game against North Carolina (3/18) ... In doubleheader at Wake Forest (4/10), had a pinch-hit RBI double in game one and hit a solo home run in the second game ... Had a career day at ETSU (4/19) with three hits, including two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored ... Had a single versus USC Upstate (5/4).

2010: Played in 20 games while making one start as a DH … Batted .200 with five hits, including two doubles and home run for a .400 slugging percentage … Scored three times and drove in five runs … Delivered a pinch-hit sac fly against West Virginia ... Made his first start of the year in game three with Long Island and delivered a three-run double ... Singled in game four ... Had a pinch-hit single against Liberty ... Doubled against NC Central ...Provided a huge insurance run in the series clincher over No. 9 Miami with a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning ... As a pinch hitter in the second game with Savannah State, reached on an error while dropping down a sac bunt and later scored.

2009: Was the Hokies’ most reliable pinch hitter, going 5-for-14 in emergency duty to record team highs in both categories … Picked up an RBI in the season-opening win over UNC Asheville … Collected his first hit and run scored of the season in the win over USC Upstate on Feb. 22 … Made his first start (at DH) in the loss to East Tennessee State, going 1-for-3 with a walk … Started at DH against Bryant, as well as in the win at James Madison … Went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored against James Madison on April 8 … Walked three times and scored a run in a start against High Point on April 28 … Had a pinch-hit, RBI double in game three at Florida State … Started at Davidson and responded with a double and his first career home run, a three-run shot … Started game two versus Delaware State and launched three solo home runs, joining Steve Bumbry as the only Hokie to hit three bombs in a single game in 2009 … Was named the Virginia Tech Athlete of the Week for his efforts … Recorded a hit in the game-one upset of Virginia.

2008: Didn’t see much action until an injury sidelined Anthony Sosnoskie for the season’s final 10 games … Picked up a start behind the plate in game two against Pitt … Showed some freshman jitters with two passed balls, but also pounced on a ball that bounced away from the plate and threw out a runner attempting to score on the play … Went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a run batted in … Saw some action behind the plate in two of the three games with Central Connecticut State … Had a sacrifice fly and caught three innings against Binghamton … Became the No. 1 catcher when Sosnoskie suffered a season-ending injury in early May … Had at least one hit in seven of the season’s final 10 games, including an RBI single in game one with Presbyterian and a double against Liberty … Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in game one with Miami … Went 2-for-4 with a run scored versus William & Mary.

High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Shane Amos at Walton High School, where he helped the team to the 2007 class 5A state championship … Was named the class 5A state player of the year by the Georgia Dugout Club, a division of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, following a senior season in which he batted .439 with eight home runs and 46 RBI … He tallied 18 doubles on the year, giving him Walton’s single-season and career records in the category … He also ranks among the school’s top three all-time in hits, RBI and home runs … In addition to his state player of the year accolades, was also tabbed the Cobb County Player of the Year and a first-team selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Hit .395 as a junior with 30 RBI and four homers, and .340 as a sophomore with 25 RBI and four round-trippers … Also played football for two years.

Personal: Christopher William Kay … Born 9/26/88 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Michael and Christina Kay … Enrolled in electronic and print journalism.