Appeared in 39 games with nine starts (5-LF, 3-CF, 1-DH)...batted .289 in his sophomore campaign (13-for-45) with seven RBI and 11 runs scored...stole three bases on six attempts...tied a career high with a four-hit performance against Prairie View A&M on March 6.
Appeared in 37 games and drew 28 starts (25-LF, 3-DH) as a rookie ... batted .218 (22-for-101) with four doubles and a pair of triples ... scored 13 runs and drove in nine ... stole three bases on eight attempts ... enjoyed four multi-hit contests ... drew his first career start on Feb. 20 against Le Moyne, starting in left field ... collected a season-high four hits in a 4-for-5 effort against Centenary on March 8 that featured a season-high three runs, three RBI and two triples.
AT ORANGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year letterwinner for coach Jeff Benett at Orangefield High School ... helped his team reach the bi-distrist round in 2009 and the regional finals in 2010 ... selected first team all-state as an outfielder as well as third team all-state honors as a pitcher during his prep career ... Named the Utility Player of the Year by the Orange Leader on its All-Orange Leader Baseball Team as a junior (2009) after hitting .462 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 26 RBI and 49 runs scored ... also participated in football, where he earned all-district accolades as a wide receiver, and in track & field ... played summer ball with the Texas Sundevils.
Jace Dean Statum was born August 22, 1991, to parents Kevin and Laura Statum ... has a sister, Danielle ... a general studies major, who plans to purse a career in dentistry ... enjoys fishing in his spare time.