Van Horn on Bigham
Selected as one of the team’s captains … One of the few seniors we have on the team … Expecting a big season from Bo … Continues to get better and better … Enters the season as the starting second baseman … Had a very good fall … Can also steal bases, which I think you’ll see more of this season … Can also play third base and outfield … Projected to hit either leadoff or second in the batting order
Played in 63 games, including 57 starts, and hit .269 with a homer and 18 RBI ... Finished third on the team with nine stolen bases ... Hit .306 in conference play, which was second on the team ... Earned second team All-SEC honors at second base ... Selected as one of the team’s captains ... Went 4-for-11 (.364) in the season-opening series against Villanova (2.17-2.19), scoring six runs and driving in three ... Hit first home run of the season in series finale against Northwestern State (2.22), tying the game at one in the fourth inning ... Had two hits in each of the first two games against Valparaiso (2.24-2.25) ... Drove in two runs in the opener against the Crusaders and added another RBI in the second game of the series ... Went 2-for-5 in series against BYU (2.28-2.29), driving in a pair of runs ... Recorded a pair of hits and scored a run in win against Texas (3.4) at the Houston College Classic ... Had two hits in series finale against Binghamton (3.10) and tied a career-high with three stolen bases ... Hit .308 (4-for-13) with three walks and a RBI in series against Alabama (3.16-3.18) ... Went 4-for-10 in the series at Mississippi State (3.23-3.25) with a run scored and a stolen base ... Had two hits in the series opener against the Bulldogs and started the eventual game-winning rally in the 11th inning of the series finale with a leadoff double ... Had two hits and scored a pair of runs in series opener at LSU (3.30) ... Recorded a pair of hits with a RBI and a run scored in series finale at Ole Miss (4.22) ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) with two RBI and a run scored in the series at Florida (4.27-4.29) ... Recorded at least one hit in each game of the series, including a season-high three hits in the series opener ... Went 5-for-12 in the series vs. South Carolina (5.4-5.6) with a RBI and three runs scored ... Had at least one hit in each game of the series, including two hits in the second and third games ... Had a pair of hits and drove in a run in midweek victory over Louisiana Tech (5.15) ... Recorded the fifth four-hit game of his collegiate career in second game of the Tennessee (5.18) series ... Hit .385 in the series vs. the Volunteers with a RBI and two runs scored … Started all four games in the College World Series and hit .385 (5-for-13) with a pair of runs scored and a stolen base … Had a hit in three of the four CWS games, including a pair of hits in the Razorbacks’ wins over Kent State (6.16) and South Carolina (6.18).
Played in 61 games and made 59 starts, hitting .291 with two homers, 20 RBI and 17 stolen bases ... Finished tied for eighth in the SEC in stolen bases ... Hit a team-best .319 in conference games ... Started all three games of season-opening series vs. Delaware State (2.18-2.20), going 4-for-12, including hitting Arkansas’ first home run of the 2011 season ... Drove in two runs in series opener vs. Utah (2.25) and finished the series against the Utes with two stolen bases ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base in second game of series vs. McNeese State (3.2) ... Had a pair of multi-hit games in series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.4-3.6) and scored six runs ... Hit .333 (5-for-15) in four-game series at San Diego State (3.10-3.13), including a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored in series opener ... Posted a. 385 batting average in series at Auburn (3.18-3.20) with a RBI and a run scored ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases and scored two runs in midweek series vs. Memphis (3.22-3.23) ... Had at least one hit in each game of the series vs. Vanderbilt (3.25-3.27) and finished the series hitting .455 (5-for-11) with two stolen bases .... Extended hitting streak to seven games with at least one hit in each game of the series at Alabama (4.1-4.3) ... Started the eventual game-winning rally in the eighth inning vs. Texas State (4.6) with a leadoff triple ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against the Bobcats ... Went 4-for-11 in series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10) with four stolen bases ... Started the eventual game-winning rally in the series finale against the Tigers with a leadoff double and scored the game-winning run to complete the sweep ... Stretched hitting streak to 15 games with at least one hit in each game of the Mississippi State (4.15-4.17) series, including a two-hit game in the middle game of the series ... Hit .462 (6-for-13) in series at Georgia with four runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases ... Had a pair of hits in first game of midweek series against Southeast Missouri State (5.3), hitting second home run of the season and driving in two runs ... Had at least one hit in each game of the series against Florida (5.5-5.7), hitting .308 over the three games ... Batted .308 (4-for-13) in series at No. 4 South Carolina (5.13-5.15) with a RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases ... Had three hits in the middle game of the series against the Gamecocks ... Hit .300 (3-for-10) in series vs. Ole Miss (5.19-5.21), scoring two runs and driving in one run ... Went 5-for-16 (.313) at the Tempe Regional (6.3-6.5), driving in three runs and scoring three times.
Started all but one of the 55 games played during the season ... Finished the season with a .316 batting average to go along with three homers and 30 RBI ... Second on the team with 14 stolen bases ... Began the season as the team’s starter at second base ... Had a hit and run scored in season-opening win against Ball State (2.19) ... Injured his shoulder in first game of the season ... Returned to lineup as a pinch runner against California (3.5) in the eighth inning and scored on a home run by James McCann ... Inserted back into starting lineup to begin midweek series against South Dakota State (3.9-3.10) ... In game two, had a career-high four RBI in addition to two runs scored and three hits ...Followed that with a two-hit, three-RBI performance against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.12) ... Had another three-hit effort in game one of the Centenary (3.30) series ... Scored a career-best three runs in the game ... Defensively, had six putouts and seven assists-both season highs-in game one of Centenary series ... In finale of home series against Kentucky (4.4), went 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI ... Hit first home run of the season in offensive explosion against Saint Louis (4.7) ... Had a career-high four hits and four RBI in the game ... Totaled five hits and scored six runs, with three stolen bases in the opener, in road series against Mississippi State (4.9-4.11), helping the Razorbacks to their first-ever sweep in Starkville ... Was 4-for-5 in first game of midweek series against New Mexico (4.13) ... Capped home Georgia (4.16-4.18) series by reaching base five times, including a 3-for-4 showing at the plate... For his on-field performance against New Mexico and Georgia, was selected to the CollegeBaseball360 Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll ... During the week was 11-for-20 (.550) at the plate with six runs scored and a .654 on-base percentage ... Had two hits against Vanderbilt (5.20) in game one of the last series of the regular season ... Against the Commodores (5.26) in the SEC Tournament, posted three hits ...Collected eight hits in four games of the Fayetteville Regional (6.4-6.7) with two hits, including a triple, in the clincher against Washington State ... For the third time of the season, had four hits in Tempe Super Regional opener against top-ranked Arizona State (6.12).
Started 18 games for the Hogs including all 13 postseason contests... Hit .280 in limited plate appearances as he was the back-up second baseman to a fifth-year senior ... Was successful in all four stolen base attempts ... Was 2-4 in his first game against Valparaiso (3.3) on March 3 ... Hit his first home run as a Razorback against La.-Monroe (4.14) ... Against No. 9 Florida (5.22) at the SEC Tournament he went 2-for-3 in the second game between the two schools with a career-best two runs scored and a stolen base ... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after batting .400 and providing the Razorbacks with a spark in the lineup ... Hit .417 at NCAA Norman Regional (5.29-5.31) with five hits, three runs scored, his first career triple and two walks ... Hit .421 through the Tallahassee Super Regional (6.5-6.6) with eight hits and six runs ... Scored the Razorbacks’ first run against Virginia (6.17) in the College World Series ... Had a pair of hits in four games in Omaha.
2011: Played for the Edenton Steamers in the Coastal Plain League ... Appeared in 18 games, including 14 starts, and hit .349 with a homer, 18 RBI and six stolen bases.
Arkansas High School
A two-time all-state player ... Hit better than .430 in each of his four years of high school ... As a sophomore, hit a career high .532 with three home runs, 38 RBI and 27 stolen bases ... Hit .500 as a junior with 43 RBI ... Led his team to a state championship ... Capped his prep career with a .460 average ... Had career highs for home runs (10) and RBI (50) ... Also played football and was named all-state twice.
Bigham is the son of Mike and June Bigham ... Has two siblings, Dylan and Ginger ... Majoring in journalism.