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Played in all 65 games for the Razorbacks in 2015, hitting .279 with seven doubles, five home runs a team-leading six triples … Recorded the most triples for an Arkansas player in a single season since 2002 … Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches) at third base … Appeared on SportsCenter’s #SCTop10 twice during the year, landing at No. 1 on March 18 for his jump throw in foul territory, and coming in at No. 8 for his bare-handed pick up and throw to first on May 2 … Hit the game-winning home run against No. 6 Florida (May 20) in the SEC Tournament, a two-run shot to left field in the ninth inning to give Arkansas a 7-6 victory … Had 19 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games during the year … Scored a season-high three runs in a game twice, accomplishing the feat at Vanderbilt (March 14) and at Georgia (May 15) … Tallied a season-high four RBI against Stephen F. Austin (April 15) … Selected by the Houston Astros in the 30th round with the 889th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Appeared in 56 games and made 55 starts for the Razorbacks at third base during the 2014 season … Hit .217 with one double, 18 runs batted in and 18 runs scored … Recorded three hits, one RBI and one run scored against Alabama (March 21) … Posted a three-hit performance at No. 10 Ole Miss (May 4) in the series finale, going 3-for-5 with three runs batted in … Registered 10 multi-hit games, posted a six-game hitting streak during the year and had a 12-game reached base safely streak.
Neosho Community College
Earned first team All-Conference and second team All-Region honors as a freshman after hitting .375 with 34 RBI … Helped his team to the JUCO College World Series where it finished fifth.
Blue Valley West High School
Earned All-EKL conference honors as a junior and a senior … Helped his team to a state runner-up finish as a junior and a senior … Also played basketball and soccer in high school.
In the Draft
2015: Houston Astros, 30th round (889 overall)
Son of Jeff and Nance Wernes … Has one sister, Katie … Pursuing a degree in recreation and sport management.