Will resume his starting role in center field ... Also expected to be part of weekend lineup ... Has made some adjustments at the plate ... Could translate into best offensive season of career ... Did not pitch in the fall season to rest an injury sustained during the summer.
Hit one of the most memorable home runs in program history with his game-tying two-run shot in the top of the ninth against No. 6 Virginia in the College World Series ...In three games in the lineup, he has four hits and five RBI ... SEC Pitcher of the Week on 4/20 ... Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week on 4/20 ... College Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup on 4/20 ... College Baseball Insider Southeast Region Player of the Week on 4/20 ... Nearly defeated Missouri State singlehandedly in Springfield when he pitched four shutout innings and belted two solo home runs to lead the Hogs to a 2-0 victory ... Notched three game-winning hits on the year ... Against California he belted his first career grand slam in a 13-3 Razorback victory ... Finished third on the team with career-best 12 home runs ... Had 34 RBI despite not hitting as well as last season ... Was 2-5 with five RBI against No. 9 Oklahoma with two home runs ... Baseball America's preseason No. 5 prospect in the SEC and No. 28 sophomore prospect.
Led the Razorbacks in RBI with 48 and was the first freshman since Jeff King in 1984 to accomplish the task ... Batted .298 and was over .300 almost the entire season ... Belted eight home runs hitting throughout the Razorback lineup and was second on the team with 95 total bases thanks to 10 doubles, two triples and eight home runs ... Played 53 of 58 games ... Seven-game hitting streak in April going 11-29 (379) with five home runs and eight RBI ... Had three game-winning hits including a fl y-ball single against Tennessee on April 19 ... Went 5-6 at the plate against South Dakota St. in the second game of a double header on March 5 with six RBI ... Was the seventh-highest player drafted to attend a Division-I college in 2007-08.
Played with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League in 2009 ...Hit .240 with three home runs and was 1-0 on the mound with a 2.19 ERA ... Participated in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game Home Run Derby ... Named the No. 18 prospect in the prestigious league ... Also spent the summer of 2008 with the Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Drove in 18 runs and hit four home runs in his first season with a wooden bat, knocking out 24 hits ... Pitched one game over the summer and allowed one walk while striking out one over one inning.
The Woodlands High School
Hit .417 as a senior with six home runs and 15 RBI and was 5-0 on the mound with a 2.80 ERA ... Struck out 58 and had one save ... Named 15-5A first-team all-district outfielder and third-team 5A All-State by the Texas sports Writers' Association ... Helped The Woodlands capture the 2006 5A state championship and finish No. 1 in USA TODAY's Super 25 baseball rankings as a junior ... Batted .254 that season with three home runs and 18 runs scored ... Was 2-0 on the mound as a junior with one save and a 0.88 ERA.
In the Draft
2007 - Houston Astros, 4th round (141)
Eibner is the son of Dan and Karole Eibner ... has two brothers, Drew and Ryan ... Drew played on Arkansas' men's golf team in 2007 ... majoring in liberal arts.