Started all 64 games in 2013… Hit .286 on the year with eight extra base hits and 23 RBI… Third on the team in runs scored with 42… Team-high 16 stolen bases including two steals against New Mexico State (3/13) and Arkansas-Little Rock (4/16)… Went 2-for-3 with three RBI in win over Kansas (3/28)… Twenty multi-hit games including three-hit efforts against TCU (3/24), Baylor (4/14) and Texas Tech (4/27)
Played for the D-BAT Mustangs at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. ... Named MVP of the national qualifier tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. after his team won.
Four-year letterwinner at Coppell High School under head coach Kendall Clark ... Hit .446 with 154 hits during his career ... Recorded eight outfield assists and 55 stolen bases in his career ... In his senior season, hit .450 and stole 25 bases as a team captain ... Earned all-state honors in 2011 ... Broke Jason Stokes' (former MLB and Coppell High School player) hit record as a junior with 61 hits ... Named to the 2011 Baylor Medical All-Tournament team ... Placed on first team all-district in 2011 ... Team won Baylor Medical Tournament (2009 and 2011).
Full name is Thomas Craig Aikin ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Parents are Scott and Jacalyn Aikin... Has one sister, Brandi ... Grandfather George F. James played linebacker at Iowa State ... Marketing major.