|6 Spencer Korus
Veteran infielder and outfielder can play any infield position ... Will compete for a role at first base and as a corner outfielder ... A hitter with a knack for making contact, Korus served primarily as a back-up to Chris McClendon at third base in 2008, seeing several starts as a replacement to the injured third-sacker ... Solid defensively, Korus added muscle in the offseason ...The fourth Washington recruit in the last four years, joining the 2006 SEC Player of the Year Ryan Strieby, DeWayne Oxford, and current Wildcat Will Campbell.
Earned All-Star honors in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, joining Chris Bisson, Logan Darnell and Mike Kaczmarek on the Amsterdam Mohawks ... Batted .232 (33-for-142) with eight doubles, four homers, 27 RBI and was 3-for-3 in stolen bases.
Appeared in 18 games with 10 starts, batting .310 (13-for-42) with six doubles and seven RBI ... Six of his 13 hits went for doubles ... Can play any infield position, seeing primarily time at third in place of injured Chris McClendon ... Scored an SEC-high five runs in a 3-for-3, two walks game in a win over Eastern Michigan ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two doubles in a win over Wright State.
Played two seasons at Columbia Basin College under coach Scott Rogers ... Freshman year, helped team win the NWAACC Championship, after he batted .298 with 39 hits, 35 runs, nine doubles, one homer, 17 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... Named to the All-Tournament team following the Championship run and Second-Team NWAACC East Region for his effort in the regular season ... Sophomore season, batted .318 with 28 hits, 21 runs, eight doubles, one round-tripper, 17 RBI and eight stolen bases ... Helped team win second consecutive NWAACC Eastern Region.
Played high school ball at Olympia High School under coach Todd McDougall ... Member of Dean's List all six semesters at Columbia Basin. Personal Full name is Spencer Gideon Korus ... Son of Bruce and Kathy Korus ... Born May 7, 1987 in Spokane, Wash. ... Has an older brother Tyler (23).