|19 Travis Reagan
Excellent in the Owls' system of calling a game and working with elite pitching staffs... Worked to improve hitting.
Wayne Graham said -- "Travis seems to be mostly recuperated and is still one of the quality defensive catchers in college baseball."
2006: Returned to form with a fine season both offensively and defensively, but was sidelined for the final 18 games of the regular season with an injury... Started 30 and played in 40 of the team's 52 games before being sidelined... Ended the year with a .294 average, but was batting .320 (and was as high as .338) just a few games before he was hurt... Made 21 starts behind the plate, seven at first base and two at third... Hit .303 against teams that were nationally ranked when the Owls faced them... Came through in the clutch by maintaining a .323 average when runners were in scoring position and by driving in 15 of his 31 RBI when there were two outs already in the inning... Collected two or more hits five times, including a pair of doubles in one game against eventual College World Series participant Cal. State Fullerton... Drove in a season-high two runs three times... Finished tied for fourth on the team in sacrifice bunts... Was steady as ever in handling one on
the best college pitching staffs in the nation... Catcher for the Friday games started by all-America Eddie Degerman (13 times), but he also caught the starts of Will McDaniel (4), Bryan Price (2), Cole St. Clair (1) and Craig Crow (1)... With Reagan starting behind the plate and calling the pitches, the Owls' starting pitchers were a combined 12-1 with a 2.38 ERA... Threw out five of 15
would-be base stealers... Registered 15 put-outs against
Tulane, the most by a Rice catcher all season...
2005: Bounced back from an injury to emerge as one of the heroes of the Owls' postseason run... Hit a team-leading .375 in the postseason with an .875 slugging percentage... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double and did a solid job defensively behind the plate in the Owls' 5-4 win on the road at LSU in the regional championship game (June 6)... Played in 27 games with 20 starts, including 18 behind the plate and two as the designated hitter... Regularly caught the middle game in a weekend conference series that was usually started by Eddie Degerman (10 times), but he also caught the starts of Ryne Tacker (3) and Joe Savery (1), as well as Bobby Bell, Bryce Cox and Josh Geer (1 each)... With Reagan starting behind the plate, the Owls' starting pitchers were a combined 10-2 with a 2.75 ERA... Went 1-for-3 with a single and a sacrifice fly to drive in three runs in a home win over Sam Houston State... Went 2-for-5 and scored twice in a home win over Louisiana Tech (Apr. 23)... Tallied seven walks and was tied for fourth on the team in sacrifice bunts and flies...
2004: All-Houston Regional; All-Silver Glove Series... Played in 38 of the team's 60 games and worked his way into 24 starts for the defending national champions... Outstanding defensive catcher who developed into a solid Division I hitter... Hit a team-leading .462 with a team-best .769 slugging
percentage at the NCAA regional... Clubbed a pair of doubles, a triple, drew two walks and scored four times in the NCAA tournament... Batted .299 for the year and .385 against the WAC... Hit .292 with the bases empty and .290 with runners in scoring position...
Knocked a pair of doubles and drove in three runs in the
series with crosstown-rival Houston to earn a spot on the all-Silver Glove team... Registered two or more hits in a game six times, highlighted by a three-hit day against Southland Conference champion Lamar... Drove in two or more runs five times... Tallied a season-high three RBI with his first career home run at Nevada... Led
the team in sacrifice bunts (7)... Threw out seven of 19 attempting to steal... Picked one off base with a snap throw behind the runner.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Two-time all-state, all-city and all-district selection at Monterey High School... Led the Plainsmen to a 29-7 record... Two-time all-state selection, earning the honor at catcher as a senior and at third baseman as a junior... Coached by Fred
Oliver... Two-year letterman in football... Academic all-state honoree... Served as senior class vice president.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: John Travis Reagan. Born: Aug. 31, 1984, in Amarillo. Parents: Brandt and Laura Reagan, Lubbock (one brother, two sisters). Major: kinesiology/sports management. College: Baker.