|High School:||Sahuaro HS|
|Other College:||New Mexico Military Institute|
JUNIOR SEASON (2017): Played in 19 games with eight starts during junior campaign ... had three hits in 35 at-bats including a double with a RBI and three runs scored ... all starts came at designated hitter ... the double and RBI came against Memphis April 25.
NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE (2015-16): Played right field for the Broncos and earned honorable mention All-WJCAC honors during the 2016 season ... hit .373 with 19 doubles, 17 home runs to tie for the team lead, and knocked in a team-high 65 runs ... the 65 RBI were a single-season school record and he tops the school's list for career doubles ... helped lead the team to 28 overall regular-season wins and 22 conference victories were both school records, while the team made the NJCAA Region V Tournament for the first time since 1961 in 2016 ... hit .332 with 21 doubles, three homers, and 32 RBI as a freshman in 2015 ... played for former A-State assistant coach Chris Cook ... ranks second in career home runs and third in hits and RBI at NMMI.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman for Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz. ... hit .393 as a senior with 10 doubles and 25 RBI ... hit .321 as a junior with five doubles, two home runs, and 16 RBI ... also played football.
PERSONAL: Son of Bryan and Laurie Welch ... birthday is Sept. 10 ... majoring in business administration ... enjoys hiking, fishing, and golfing.