In competition to be the team's designated hitter ... During the Fall World Series, he hit .313 with two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored.
Used as a designated hitter the entire season ... Has had several big games including a three-RBI performance against Nebraska on March 17 and a four RBI game against Mississippi St. on March 27 ... Hit his first home run as a Razorback in the March 27 game, drawing two walks and scoring three runs ... Holds a career best hitting streak of six games ... At the SEC Tournament he produced his first game-winning hit, a double down the left-field line against No. 9 Florida which scored two runs ... Appeared in two games for the Hogs in the College World Series ... Holds a .434 on-base percentage with 14 walks and 20 hits in 30 games.
Howard Junior College
First-Team Junior College All-American ... Batted .505 with 20 home runs in 2008.
Led the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League with a .367 batting average ... In 12 games had six doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI ... Slugged .637 and had a .377 on-base percentage.
Lake Highlands High School
Two-time all-state ... Holds Lake Highlands single-season school records for hits, total bases and home runs ... Played in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches' Association's All-State All-Star Game ... Batted .458 as a senior with 14 home runs ... Named first team all-state ... Led the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the district and the state playoffs ... Hit .456 his junior season with four home runs ... Honorable Mention All-State ... Won a district title and advanced to the playoffs.
Sample is the son of Bob and Glenda Sample ... majoring in management.