Cruz Delivers Key Bases-Loaded Triple In Eighth
NOTE: Saturday Game Time vs. UAB Now Set For 12 Noon
Final Game of Three-Game Weekend Series Set For 12 Noon Sunday
Owls & Hilltoppers To Play Double-Header Friday
Owls Next Play at Western Kentucky on Friday (April 21)
The Owls opened the 2017 home schedule by hosting Dallas Baptist on February 21
2017: Worked his way into 39 games played with 28 starts as a true freshman... Started at second base on Opening Day on the road against nationally-ranked Texas... Went on to make a total of 10 starts at second base where he hit .324... Made 11 starts in left field and seven as the designated hitter, primarily against right-handed pitchers... Batted leadoff 13 times... Reached base at a .306 pace when leading off an inning... Played in nine games as a pinch-hitter, the most of any Owl on the team... Hit .252 overall with a .328 on-base percentage... Collected two or more hits in a game seven times, including a career-high three hits twice (against eventual NCAA Tournament participants Houston on the road and vs. Southeastern Louisiana)... Knocked a pair of doubles to drive-in a career-high four runs as part of the 3-for-5 day against the SELA Lions... Threw out a baserunner at home plate from defensive spot in left field vs. Louisiana Tech... Turned or started five of the team's nine double plays in his 10-games at second base... Appeared one time as a pinch-runner, in the second game of the C-USA series vs. Middle Tennessee (for Dominic DiCaprio) where he scored the Owls' lone run... Played in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Albany) over the summer, batting .293 with 41 hits, 29 runs scored, 19 RBI, and 12 doubles over 37 games played.
High School - A 2016 graduate of Keller High School in Keller, Texas... Three-year starter in the outfield, and four-year varsity letterman, for head coach Rob Stramp... Helped lead the baseball team to a 31-10-2 record and to the Region I semifinals of the 6A state tournament as a senior... Concluded four-year prep career with a .312 batting average... Two-time First Team District 5-6A honoree (recently ranked as the fourth-toughest baseball district in the nation by MaxPreps)... Honorable Mention All-American selection by Perfect Game, and one of the publication's nationally-ranked outfielders... Selected to the South Top-Prospect Team in 2015 and played in the USA Baseball 17U National Team Identification Series... Hit .400 in Keller's 13-game playoff run to lead the squad to the 6A Regional I Final as a sophomore in 2014... Earned the AP Scholar Award... Ranked in the Top 5 percent of his class with a 4.05 grade point average.
Personal - Full name: Bradley Kerel Gneiting...Parents: Karl and Molly Gneiting of North Richland Hills, Texas (one brother). Father played college baseball and mom played college soccer. Played summer baseball for the Texas Stix. Chose to attend Rice over Dartmouth. College: Sid Richardson
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