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Grant Koch
Grant Koch

#33 Grant Koch

Catcher | Junior | 6-0 | 195 | Fayetteville, Ark. / Fayetteville HS

As a Freshman (2016)
Appeared in 29 games and made 21 starts at catcher (13) and as the designated hitter (8) … Hit .276 with five doubles, one triple and two home runs … Added 14 RBI to his offensive line, which was the most among all Razorback freshmen … Slugged .447 and had a .382 on-base percentage coupled with 11 walks and only 19 strikeouts … His strikeout total was the lowest among all Arkansas batters with 50 or more at-bats … Three of his nine hits in SEC play went for doubles and he also added one home run in league play … First career start came against Central Michigan (Feb. 20) … Set a career-high with three hits and four RBI against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 23), highlighted by a double and triple … Threw out 11 potential base stealers, which led all freshmen catchers in the SEC … Totaled four multi-RBI games, including a three-RBI performance against No. 2 Florida (April 14), delivering a three-run pinch-hit home run … Recorded seven multi-hit performances … Played for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain Summer Baseball League … Named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Fayetteville High School
Played for head coach Vance Arnold … Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including the No. 77 catcher in the country … Ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Arkansas and the top catcher in the state … Hit .352 during the 2014 season with 12 doubles, four home runs, 27 runs batted in and 16 runs scored … Named to the All-NWA Media Team and the Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 … Played summer ball for the Fayetteville Bulldogs-Pagnozzi … Played in the 7A State Championship game at Baum Stadium last spring … Had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school with distinguished honors … Member of the National Honor Society … Most memorable athletic moment was winning the state championship as a sophomore with his best friends who he had played with for years.

Born on Feb. 5, 1997 … Son of Tim and Courtney Koch … Has one sister, Anna … Kinesiology major.