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Murray Watts
Player Profile:
Murray Watts 157898
Position: First Baseman
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 250
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jonesboro, Ark.
High School: University of Arkansas
Experience: 2 Letters

2009:  Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors as a utility player following the 2009 season after appearing in 51 games with 50 starts...spent the majority of the season as the Red Wolves' designated hitter but also saw action at first base during the season...hit .305 on the year, a jump of over 50 points from his freshman season...led the Red Wolves with 44 RBIs, 16 doubles and 10 home runs...was the team leader with a slugging percentage of .572...led the Sun Belt Conference with 44 walks...scored 35 runs...had 14 multiple-hit games on the year, including one four-high performance and two three-hit games...was the team leader in multiple-RBI games with 12 and drove in four runs on two occasions...

2008:  Played in 50 games for ASU as a freshman in 2008, drawing 36 starts...had nine multi-hit games, including four three-hit outings...drove in 24 runs...had 11 doubles and two home runs...hit .254 on the season with an on-base percentage of .310 and a slugging percentage of .373...scored 17 runs...drove in a season-high four runs March 22 vs. Louisiana-Monroe ...

2007...Redshirted at the University of Arkansas before transferring to Arkansas State...will have four years of eligibility remaining...

High School: Four-year starter for Jonesboro High as a first baseman and pitcher ... Hit .489 with 14 home runs as a senior ... Named Pre-Season and Post-Season Collegiate Baseball All-American ... Was named All-Conference four times and All-State twice ... Was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Year and Jonesboro Sun Player of the Year ... Also played football and basketball...

Personal: Son of Mike and Ronda Watts ... Majoring in Marketing with a minor in Management.

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