As a Junior (2017)
Played in 37 games with 35 starts, all at third base … Batted .246 with six home runs, 14 RBIs, 19 runs scored and 11 walks … Suffered a broken bone in his hand at the start of the year to still be one of six players with six or more home runs last season … Made only two errors in 56 chances for a .964 fielding percentage … Hit three of his six home runs in SEC play … Made his first Division I start against New Orleans (March 22) … Upon getting his first hit of the season against Alabama (March 31), went 10-for-20 (.500) over a five-game stretch with two home runs, six RBIs, and two walks … Notched at least one hit in 16 of 21 games from March 31 – May 4 … Finished the season with five multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had a season-high three hits twice against Alabama (March 31) and No. 13 LSU (April 7) … Capped the season with a strong showing in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional hitting .333 over four games with four hits, two home runs, and three RBIs … Hit the go-ahead two-run home run just before 3 a.m. against Missouri State (June 4) to keep Arkansas’ season alive and force a deciding regional final game … Had two of Arkansas’ five hits in the regional final against Missouri State (June 5), including a home run and scored both of the Hogs’ runs.
Iowa Western Community College
NJCAA Division I Baseball second team All-America selection in 2016 … Marucci NJCAA Division I Baseball elite hitter for the Northern District in 2016 … NJCAA Region XI player of the year and NJCAA Region XI first team all-region … Batted .434 with a .478 on-base percentage and .764 slugging percentage … Hit eight home runs, drove in 61 runs, scored 77 runs and stole seven bases in eight attempts … Helped lead Iowa Western to a 52-15 record, a NJCAA Region XI Baseball Championship and a Final Four appearance in the NJCAA World Series
Wichita Northwest High School
Batted .448 over his four year high school career with 83 runs scored 56 RBIs and 37 extra base hits … Hit over .400 in three out of his four seasons, his highest coming in 2013 as a junior (.612), which led the City League … Had a career high 32 hits and 18 RBIs during his senior season … 62 of his 108 career hits came during his junior and senior seasons … Named to the all-metro team in 2013 … Was KABC 6A Kansas High School Player of the Year as a junior.
Son of Steve and Tammy Gates … Has three brothers, Zach, Dylan, and Tyler … Chose to play baseball at Arkansas because it’s the best program in the midwest and in the SEC … Plans on being a coach and, possibly starting his own business after his playing career … Enjoys golfing, fishing, and playing Settler of Catan … Majoring in business.