SHSU Baseball BIO
Riley McKnight
Player Profile:
Riley McKnight 2408743
Position: Utility Player
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Oak Ridge HS
Experience: 2 Letters

 McKnight's Game-By-Game Stats: 2017 | 2016

2016 .298 56-37 141 29 42 0 2 0 15 9-30 11-12
2017 .238 64-51 164 36 39 4 3 1 22 21-40 11-18
Career .265 120-88 305 65 81 4 5 1 37 30-70 22-30


Appeared in 64 games and made 51 starts, playing first base, second base, third base, shortstop and outfield … finished third nationally with 17 sacrifice bunts and 12th nationally with 0.27 per game …named to Southland Conference All-Defensive Team while finishing his season with a .993 fielding percentage and 244 putouts ... batted in the leadoff spot 15 of the last 16 games … finished 39 for 164 (.238) including four doubles, three triples, one homer and 22 RBIs … also added 36 runs and 21 walks while boasting a .349 on base percentage … matched a season best with three runs scored in the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional opener vs. Florida State … set a new Sam Houston NCAA postseason record with six at bats against Texas Tech at the NCAA Lubbock Regional on June 4 … finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs on March 17 against A&M-Corpus Christi and added two RBIs on Feb. 19 to help Kats clinch series vs. Nevada … in back-to-back starts vs. Houston and McNeese, combined to go 4 for 9 with four runs and as many RBIs alongside a triple and home run … finished with seven multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games.

Played in 56 games including making 31 starts in right field and six starts at second base … ranked third in the Southland Conference for bunts in league games (8) and ninth in stolen bases (9) … went 3 for 5 (.600) with two runs and an RBI at the Southland Tournament … finished first on the team in stolen base percentage (.917), second in sacrifice bunts (11), second in stolen bases (11), third in batting average (.298) and third in on base percentage (.344) … in three games at Incarnate Word, went 8 for 13 (.615) with four runs, four RBIs, two triples and four stolen bases … finished 3 for 3 with two RBIs and one run, reaching base four times against No. 25 Oklahoma on Feb. 27 … ranked second on the team with a .347 batting average in conference games.

First-Team All-State at second base for head coach Mike Pirtle at Oak Ridge … also named First-Team All-District, First-Team All-Houston and Montgomery County Defensive MVP while helping team to district championship and regional finals … hit .404 with five triples and 30 RBIs alongside 13 stolen bases to help team to 29-4 mark as senior … named Texas Sports Writers Association All-State second baseman … played football and basketball, including first team wide receiver as junior and senior … member of Columbia Angels club team … majoring in general business at Sam Houston.

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