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Vanderbilt
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Stephen F. Austin
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LSU
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Saturday 04/12
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South Carolina
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South Carolina (DH Game 2)
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Mississippi State
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#16 Sam Bates
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Cabot, Ark.
High School: Cabot HS
Other College: Crowder JC
Experience: 1 Letter
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Sam Bates
Courtesy: Chad Crunk, Athletic Media Relations
Release: 06/26/2012
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Van Horn on Bates
Was having a good season in 2011 until missing the last few weeks due to illness … One of the few seniors on the team … Projected to start at either of the corner outfield positions or at designated hitter … Left-handed bat with power … Pretty good athlete for his size … Made a commitment physically to getting his body in tremendous shape … One of the strongest guys on the team … Will hit in the middle of the order, either fourth or fifth, for most of the season

2012 (Senior)
Played in 45 games, with 37 starts, and hit .240 with six homers and 25 RBI ... Finished tied for second on the team in home runs ... Had a strong start to the season in Villanova (2.17-2.19) series, going 5-for-9 at the plate with a pair of homers and nine RBI ... Hit his first home run as a Razorback in the second game of the series and set a new career high in RBI (5) ... Also added a homer and two RBI in the series finale against the Wildcats ... Went 2-for-4 in series opener against Valparaiso (2.24) ... Had a RBI in each game of the BYU (2.28-2.29) series and drew three walks ... Hit third homer of the season and drove in two runs in win against Texas Tech (3.2) in the Houston College Classic ... Went 3-for-7 in series against Binghamton (3.9-3.10), hitting a pair of home runs and driving in two runs ... Had a pair of hits with a RBI and two runs scored in series finale vs. Gonzaga (3.14) ... Recorded two hits in the series opener against Alabama (3.16) ... Had three hits and scored a career-best three runs in a win vs. Nevada (3.21) ... Had a career-high four hits, drove in four runs and stole a base in the first game of the doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (4.17) ... Hit sixth homer of the season in series opener at Ole Miss (4.20) ... Had a pair of hits and tied a career-high with three runs scored in the second game of the series at Tennessee (5.18).

2011 (Junior)
Played in 25 games, including 19 starts, and hit .237 with seven RBI ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Made first appearance as a Razorback in the series wrap-up against Delaware State (2.20), starting at designated hitter and going 1-for-3 ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI in win over Kansas (3.15) ... Had two doubles and an RBI in series against Auburn (3.18-3.20) ... Started the third game of the series at Alabama (4.3) and tied the game at two with a RBI double ... Drove in a run with a RBI double and also drew a walk in win vs. Texas State (4.6) ... Hit .333 (2-for-6) in the series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10) with an RBI, three walks and the first stolen base of his Razorback career ... Drove in the game-winning run on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly in win at Missouri State (4.12) ... Had a hit in three at bats in midweek victory at Oral Roberts (4.19) ... Started the final two games in series at South Carolina (5.13-5.15) and had a hit in each contest.

Crowder Junior College
Appeared in 65 games, finishing the season with a .435 batting average to go along with 14 home runs and 63 RBI ... Helped team to 2010 NJCAA World Series ... Named NJCAA All-American and picked up all-region accolades after sophomore season ... Had six homers and 56 RBI as a freshman to earn all-region honors.

Cabot High School
Four-year starter ... Led team to state quarterfinals as a sophomore and state semifinals as a junior ... Hit .360 with three homers and 25 RBI to earn all-conference accolades as a sophomore ... Earned all-conference recognition for a second straight year as a junior, hitting .365 with 30 RBI ... Named all-conference as a senior as well ... Was also a three-year starter for the basketball team, receiving all-conference honors as a senior.

In the Draft
2010 - Florida Marlins, 39th round (1,187th overall)
2012 - Kansas City Royals, 28th round (853rd overall)

Personal

Son of Sammy and Jennifer Bates ... Has one sister, Jessica Bradford ... Majoring in recreation and sports management.

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