|11 Gunner Glad
Versatile veteran emerged as UK's clean-up hitter midway through the year after battling injury much of the early season ... Totaled nine homers in just 38 games, leading the team with a .542 slugging percentage ... Can play any position on the field ... Has excellent power, with the ability to drive the ball ... Will have the opportunity to be a middle of the order run producer and secure playing time in the outfield and infield.
Had a great summer in the Alaska Summer Collegiate League, joining UK teammate Logan Darnell on the Glacier Pilots ... Hit .289 (54-for-187) in 48 games, leading the team with nine homers and 39 RBI ... Added 11 doubles, drawing 16 walks to just 22 strikeouts, swiping 9-of-9 bases ... Mainly played second base during the summer ... Fielded .948 with 97 putouts and 105 assists ... Pitched in four games in relief, totaling a 1-0 record and a 3.60 ERA in five innings, allowing two runs with four strikeouts.
Played in 38 games with 36 starts, but emerged as UK's clean-up hitter late in the season ... Ranked second on the team with nine home runs ... Totaled a .303 (43-for-142) average with seven doubles, nine homers and 38 RBI ... Led the team with a .542 slugging percentage, adding a .374 on-base percentage ... In the first at bat of his UK career, ripped a first pitch, pinch-hit home run at Coastal Carolina ... Fielded .997 with 295 putouts and 10 assists, with his lone error coming while charging a bunt from first base ... Pitched in one game, striking out the only two batters he faced ... After struggling early, rebounded to chart a better average in SEC play then non-conference, ranking third on the team with a .311 (32-for-103) average with four doubles, five homers and 23 RBI in 26 games ... In 22 home starts, batted .390 (32-for-82) with 20 runs, six doubles, eight homers and 30 RBI, drawing 12 walks to 11 strikeouts ... Hit .193 (11-for-57) on the road, playing in 15 games ... Hit seven of his nine home runs in night games ... After hitting a home run in his lone at bat and pitch seen in the opening weekend at Coastal Carolina, registered the start in UK's home opener against Western Michigan ... In the home opener, turned his ankle covering first base in the top of the first inning, causing him to miss several games, returning for pinch-hit duties in extra-innings at New Orleans on March 17 ... Had a three-home run game against South Carolina in a 20-19 slugfest in the series opener ... Hit .367 (29-for-79) with runners on base, .341 (15-for-44) with runners in scoring position and .350 (14-for-40) with two outs ... Ranked second on the team with 18 two-out RBI ... In 16 at bats with a runner on third and less than two out, notched an RBI 10 times ... Hit .279 (31-for-111) with five homers and 26 RBI in 27 games as the clean-up hitter ... After returning from injury full-time, batted 3-for-7 with two RBI in two games against Vanderbilt ... Three homer game against South Carolina saw him go 3-for-4 with five runs scored, five RBI and two walks ... Had second multi-homer game of the year against Wright State, going 2-for-3 with four RBI ... Had a 2-for-5, three-RBI game against Western Kentucky ... Batted 3-for-5 with two RBI and a double in the opener against Georgia ... In the series finale at Mississippi State, finished 2-for-5 with three RBI ... Drew a walk and added three RBI against Evansville ... Charted a 2-for-3, three-run, four-RBI game against Tennessee, drawing a walk and slapping a homer ... Totaled 13 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games, running up a six-game hitting streak.
A first-team All-Region and All-Conference selection ... As a freshman was named first-team All-Conference ... He owns Eastern Oklahoma school records for career homers (30), single-season homers (18), season hits (89) and career hits (163) ... Hit .363 with 55 runs, 12 doubles, 18 homers as a sophomore, slugging .681 and reaching base at a .429 clip ... Stole 17-of-20 bases, fielding at a .941 percentage ... Was 6-1 with a 5.16 ERA on the mound, working 58 innings, striking out 44 ... As a freshman in 2007, hit .409 with 40 runs, 20 doubles and 12 homers, driving in 60 RBI ... Stole 33 bases during his two-year career ... Earned a 4.96 ERA and a 6-4 record on the mound in 2007 ... Led Eastern Oklahoma State College to a 30-22 record in 2007 ... During the 2007 season, hit .406 with 19 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs, driving in 58 runs ... Slugged for a .681 percentage, and reached base at a .430 clip ... In the summer of 2007, played for the Alexandria Beetles in the Northwoods League, earning All-Star honors ... Spent the 2006 season redshirting at San Diego State University after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Bill Springman at Tulsa Union High School ... Was regarded as the No. 2 high school prospect in Oklahoma and was a member of the White Sox Area Code team in 2005 ... Named MVP of the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series in 2003 ... Named MVP of the Cuba World Series in 2002 ...Three-year member of the track team, competing in high and long jump.
Full name is Gunner Colby Glad ... Born August 14, 1986 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Randy and Vicki Glad ... Has two brothers, Robby (28) and Houston (13) and a sister, Kristy (33).