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Chad Spanberger
Chad Spanberger

#24 Chad Spanberger

Infielder/Outfielder | Junior | 6-3 | 235 | Granite City, Ill. / Granite City HS

As a Junior (2017)
Appeared in 60 games and made 58 starts … Was primary first baseman … Hit .305 with 13 doubles, one triple, 20 home runs and 67 RBIs … The home run total led the team and was good for second in the SEC, ninth in the nation … Became the sixth player in program history to hit 20 or more home runs in a season … Notched three games with two or more home runs (at Texas A&M – May 20, vs. Auburn – May 25, vs. Florida – May 27) … Slugged a team-leading .619 as 34 of his 73 hits went for extra-bases … The slugging percentage was third-best in the league … Made nine errors during season for a .978 fielding percentage … Hit .304 in SEC play, totaling 38 hits in 29 games with 11 home runs and an SEC-leading 36 RBIs … Notched 23 multi-hit games, tying for second on the team with six games of three hits or more … Also led the team with 17 multi-RBI games and had 10 games with three or more RBIs … Was named SEC Tournament MVP after hitting .421 in five games to lead Arkansas to the tournament final … Had three multi-hit games in the tournament and all eight of his hits went for extra-bases … Set a single-game tournament record for home runs and RBIs after going 3-for-4 with three home runs and seven RBIs against Auburn … Both home runs and RBI totals were personal career-highs … Finished the tournament with five home runs, 10 RBIs, and 26 total bases … The home runs and total bases were second-most by a player in tournament history … Had a career-high four hits twice at Alabama (April 2) and at Auburn (April 23) … Season-long 12-game hit streak occurred in final game of Alabama series and ran through series against Memphis (April 2 – 19) … Over 12-game stretch, he hit .471 with 27 RBIs, five home runs, and scored 16 runs … Finished final 16 games of season hitting .313 with 10 home runs and 20 RBIs, while slugging .859 … Had at least one hit in 12 of final 16 games, with six multi-hit games … 15 of final 20 hits of season went for extra-bases … Hit .316 in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with six hits, one home run, and three RBIs … Hit go-ahead home run in seventh inning of elimination game against Oral Roberts to advance Arkansas to regional final.

As a Sophomore (2016)
Appeared in 33 games and made 28 starts, including 25 in right field … Hit .225 with four doubles, six home runs and 17 RBI … Produced a .441 slugging percentage, good for sixth on the team … Added four doubles and 11 runs scored … Hit .258 in SEC play, totaling 16 hits in 20 games with three home runs and eight RBI … First hit of season was a pinch-hit home run against Eastern Illinois (March 5) … Tied his career-high hit total after going 3-for-3 against No. 25 Creighton (April 19) with one double, one home run and career-high-tying four RBI … Matched that RBI total earlier in the season against Western Illinois (March 12) during a 2-for-5 performance with a double, home run and two runs scored … Hit a solo home run in the 10th inning against Kentucky (April 22) to give Arkansas a 1-0 victory … Reached base in each of the final five games of the season … Season-long four game hit streak occurred at start of SEC play against No. 12 South Carolina and Auburn … Over four-game stretch, he went 6-for-13 (.462) with one RBI, one double and one home run … Played for the Conejo Oaks in the California Collegiate Summer Baseball League where he was named to the South All-Star Team … Hit a grand-slam in the CCL All-Star game to lift the South team over the North, 10-9, to earn the All-Star Game MVP.

As a Freshman (2015)
Played in 42 games and started 27, seeing action at designated hitter and first base … Hit .252 with five doubles, two triples and 21 runs batted in … Recorded his first collegiate hit in a 3-for-5 performance with a season-high four RBI against North Dakota (Feb. 14) … Tallied three hits against No. 1 Texas A&M (April 18), helping Arkansas secure a series win against the top-ranked Aggies … Recorded a hit in his only plate appearance of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional.

Granite City High School (IL)
Ranked as the 375th-best recruit nationally and the 10th-best recruit in the state of Illinois according to Perfect Game … Named All-Southwestern League first team in 2014 after hitting .417 with 37 walks, eight doubles, four triples, four home runs and 27 RBI … Selected to play for Illinois in the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase at Busch Stadium in St. Louis … Named a 2013 third team preseason high school underclassmen All-American and a 2012 high honorable mention preseason high school underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Attended the 2012 Perfect Game Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase … Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro third team after finishing his junior year with a .398 batting average, five home runs and 27 RBI … Earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore and a junior … Coached by John Moad at Granite City Senior High School … Played his summer baseball with the St. Louis Pirates, coached by Rick Strickland … Also played football in high school.

Personal
Son of Joe and Christina Spanberger … His brother, Cody, plays baseball at Southeast Missouri State University … Mother played soccer at the University of Central Florida … Criminal justice major.

YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSHSB-ATTPOAEFLD%
Total.275135-1134487312322326105229.51151121365.362333-4435359.981
2015.25242-271078275202136.336122311.336111-133301.000
2016.22533-2810211234061745.441132400.325010-136001.000
2017.30560-5823954731312067148.619268654.389212-2366329.978