Played for the East Texas Pump Jacks, helping to lead the squad to a Texas Collegiate League championship.
Played at Howard College under head coach Britt Smith ... Hit .356 with 19 doubles, seven triples and five home runs ... Helped lead the Hawks to a conference championship.
Four-year letterwinner at Mineola High School under head coach Heath Ragle ... Career .511 hitter with 20 home runs and a 15-5 pitching record ... Hit .535 with 35 hits, including eight doubles and 15 home runs, to go along with 30 walks his senior season ... Went 17-17 in stolen bases as a senior ... Posted a 9-2 record, 118 strikeouts and a 1.43 ERA as a pitcher his senior season ... As a senior, named district MVP, team captain, first team all-state catcher, three-time tournament MVP, Rawlings All-American, Louisville Slugger All-American and first team All-East Texas ... Other honors include second team all-state (2009), district MVP (2009) and Louisville Slugger All-American (2009). Also a four-year letterwinner in football, earning first team all-district honors as a quarterback in 2008 and running back in 2009.
Full name is Eric Colton Bickerstaff ... Born in Sulphur Springs, Texas ... Parents are Sherry Thompson and Cecil Bickerstaff ... Has two brothers, Seth and Chase ... Brother, Chase, was a RHP at Nebraska ... Nutrition major.