UALR Baseball BIO
16 Drew Merten
2014: Appeared in 48 games with 42 starts behind the plate and one at designated hitter… Finished third on the team with a .282 batting average… Hit two home runs, nine doubles and drove in 22 runs… Earned Sun Belt Player of the Week honor on March 2 after hitting .714 with a .833 on-base percentage while driving in five runs in UALR wins against Louisiana Tech, UIC and IPFW… Dominated Georgia State on April 4 going 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI in a 14-7 win… Homered in wins against South Alabama (March 23) and Missouri State (April 30)… In that Missouri State win, he went 3-for-4 with three RBI… Finished the season with a hit in all of the games against Arkansas State in the season’s final series… Threw out 12 of the 60 runners trying to steal on the year and posted a .991 fielding percentage.
Lamar JC: Played for two seasons for the Runnin’ Lopes under head coach Scott Crampton… Batted .300 with six home runs in 2012 and .340 with two home runs in 2013.
Regis Jesuit HS: Played under Steve Cavnar at Regis Jesuit HS… Named All-State after leading the Raider to a State Championship… Batted .545 with eight home runs as a senior in HS.
Personal: Full name is Drew Allen Merten… Born June 22, 1993 in Parker, Colo.… Son of Craig and Tami Merten… Has two brothers, Chad and Nick, and one sister, Grace… Majoring in psychology.