UALR Baseball BIO
5 Tanner Rockwell
2014: Started all 54 games with 20 starts at designated hitter, 12 at third base, nine in right field, seven at second base and six in left field while also making 17 appearances on the mound as a reliever… Earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors as the utility player… Led the team in doubles (16), triples (3), RBI (43), on-base percentage (.400) and slugging percentage (.526)... Led the pitching staff with eight saves with a 1.59 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 22.2 innings on the mound… Tied for the team lead in multi-hit games and was second on the team with a .321 batting average… Went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while working 2.0 innings to pick up the save against Creighton on Feb. 14… Collected three hits and two RBI in a win against UIC on Feb. 28… Had five straight multi-hit games from March 8-March 15 including a two-double, three-RBI game against UAPB… In the team’s 16-inning affair with Troy on April 18 had three hits, two RBI and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts… Went 3-for-5 with an eighth-inning, two-run single to give the Trojans a 7-6 lead, then pitched a scoreless ninth to collect the save… Had three hits, including a home run against Grambling on April 29… Went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a homer against Arkansas State on May 15… Earned a save in his last three outings of the season at Texas State and back-to-back nights against Arkansas State.
Arkansas Baptist JC: Played for two seasons for the Buffaloes under head coach Shawn Regan… Batted .391 with nine home runs his sophomore season… Batted .398 with seven home runs his freshman campaign… Named First Team All-Region in 2012… Made the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team in 2013.
Heber Springs HS: Played under head coach Darren Gowen at Heber Springs HS… Batted .485 with 27 career home runs for the Panthers.
Personal: Born Feb. 4, 1993 in Searcy, Ark.… Lives in Heber Springs, Ark.… Son of Tim and Terri Rockwell… Has two sisters, Tarah and Trisha… Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in health and science.