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Kolbey Carpenter
Player Profile:
Kolbey Carpenter 1373491
Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Waco, Texas
High School: West High School
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2015 [Junior]: Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection… named ABCA All-Midwest Region First Team… drafted and signed by the Houston Astros in the 33rd round with the 979th overall pick… earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Academic First Team… won the Big 12 batting title with a .360 average on a team-high 87 hits in 242 at-bats… became only the third player in conference history to be named the Big 12 Player of the Week on three occasions in one season… started all 61 games between three positions with 37 at second base, 16 at first, seven in left field and one at designated hitter… totaled 27 multi-hit games; the most for a Sooner since 2010… led OU with a .533 slugging and .416 on-base percentage… scored a team-high 49 runs and led the way with eight home runs… added 37 RBI, 10 doubles and four triples… hit his first home run of the season in a 2-for-4 effort with two runs scored against Notre Dame (2/14)… went 2-for-4 with a double at Arizona State (2/18)… opened the Big 12/Pac-12 Challenge in Arizona with a 2-for-4 night against Washington State (2/19) with a RBI… blasted a three-run homer as he went 1-for-2 with three runs and two walks in a win over Washington (2/20)… tripled and drove in two runs in a win over Oregon State (2/21)… homered twice, including a two-run eventual game-winner in the seventh, and drove in three runs, while scoring two in a 2-for-3 game against Utah (2/22)… named the Big 12 Player of the Week (2/23) and the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week… drove in two runs and walked, while going 1-for-3 against Purdue (3/7)… went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored at Hawai’i (3/13)… singled, doubled and tripled in a 3-for-5 night with two runs and a RBI at Hawai’i (3/14)… finished the Hawai’i (3/15) series with a 2-for-3 game with a run scored and driven in… was a perfect 4-for-4 and crushed a three-run home run, while scoring twice, to beat No. 10 Texas Tech (3/21)… named the Big 12 Player of the Week (3/23)… went 2-for-4 with a run scored and driven in at Baylor (3/29)… homered and tripled with three RBI and two runs scored in a 2-for-5 performance against Central Arkansas (3/31)… posted a 3-for-4 night with a run scored and driven in against Kansas (4/3)… went 2-for-5 with a double, run and RBI vs. Kansas (4/4)… drove in two runs and went 2-for-4 in a series finale win at No. 25 Texas (4/12)… hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the eighth at West Virginia (4/17) in a 2-for-4 effort… doubled twice in a 2-for-5 performance with two runs and a RBI at West Virginia (4/18)… finished the WVU (4/19) series with a 3-for-5 performance and two runs scored… named Big 12 Player of the Week (4/20)… posted a 3-for-5 night with a run scored and driven in against Alcorn State (4/21)… went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and a RBI against Alcorn State (4/22)… recorded a sixth-straight multi-hit game with a 3-for-4 night against Sam Houston State (4/24) with a game-winning home run in the seventh and two runs scored… went 2-for-4 with two runs scored at Wichita State (4/28)… opened the Bedlam Series with a 1-for-4 night against Oklahoma State (5/1) with two runs scored and driven in… went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Sooners’ win over No. 11 Oklahoma State (5/3)… registered a 3-for-5 day with a double and a run at Kansas State (5/9)… tripled and went 1-for-4 with a run and a RBI at K-State (5/10)… went 2-for-5 against TCU (5/14)… scored three runs and was 1-for-4 vs. West Virginia (5/21) at the Big 12 Championship… was 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base vs. Kansas State (5/22)… finished his career at OU as a .314 hitter with 169 hits… totaled 88 runs, 74 RBI and 13 home runs.

2014 [Sophomore]: Hit an even .300 in 34 games, including 26 starts, with a .450 slugging percentage… made starts at first, second, third base and designated hitter… drove in a pair of runs and doubled in a win over Seton Hall (2/16)… went 3-for-8 with a home run and the game-winning double in an 18-inning showdown with rival Oklahoma State (4/15)… posted back-to-back 2-for-3, two-run, one-RBI days at Texas Tech (4/26-27) with a home run in the latter… knocked in two runs in a 2-for-3 performance against Oklahoma State (5/17) in Tulsa… went 3-for-4 with three runs against Texas Tech in the second round of the Big 12 Championship (5/22). Summer 2014: Went home to Texas and played in 35 games for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League with 16 stolen bases, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored.

2013 [Freshman]: Hit .264 with a .365 slugging percentage in 54 games played… drove in 24 runs and recorded 14 extra-base hits including two triples and two home runs… recorded 15 multi-hit games on the year with three-hit games against Pepperdine (3/2), Notre Dame (3/10) and Oklahoma State (3/12)… went 2-for-3 with a triple, a sacrifice and two RBI in the season opener against Hofstra (2/15)… posted a 2-for-4 day with one RBI, a double and a home run at Kansas State (5/19).

High School: Four-year letterwinner at West High School under head coach Corey Beckham ... posted a career .448 batting average with 180 hits, including 44 doubles, nine triples, a Class 3A-record 48 home runs and 89 walks ... hit .389 with 14 home runs his senior year, earning Class 3A Player of the Year and district MVP honors ... garnered first team all-state accolades in 2010 and '11 as well as All-American honors in 2010 ... named Academic All-District (2009-2012) ... played football for three years and was named First Team All-District QB in 2011. Summer 2012: Played for the D-BAT Mustangs in Dallas, Texas.

Personal: Full name is Kolbey Ashton Carpenter ... Born in Waco, Texas ... Parents are Odis and Ashley Carpenter ... Has one sister, Kylee ... Planned programming major.

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