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#21 Kris Welker

Height 5-11
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Missoula, Mont.
Previous School Southern Idaho

Hawk Item – drafted in the 41st round by the Chicago White Sox.

2005 – Third team all-Big Ten… played in and started 54 games… started 46 games behind the plate and eight as designated hitter… led the Big Ten with 12 doubles in conference play… tied for second with 33 RBIs in conference play… second with a .596 slugging percentage in Big Ten play… led the team with 46 RBIs, 16 doubles and 13 hit by pitch… hit .474 against lefthanded pitching… has 22 multi-hit games and a team-best 13 multi-RBI games… hit .600 (9-of-15) with four RBIs in four-game series with Illinois… hit .440 against the Big Ten Tournament field.

2004 – Played in all 55 games, starting 50 behind the plate for Iowa… led the team with 35 runs scored… second on the team with 32 RBIs… third on the team with 50 hits… went 2-of-4 with a home run and three RBIs against Northern Iowa (4/28)… third on the team with 13 multi-hit games… hit .372 against lefthanded pitching.

College – played two seasons at the College of Southern Idaho in the SWAC Conference… hit .325 on the season… first team all-Conference selection.

High School – played on the Missoula Maverick Legion team from 1999-2001… led team to a 177-50 record during his three years… has a career batting average of .394, hitting .405 during his junior year and .445 in 2001… holds Maverick HBP record with 55 in a career and 34 in a season…

Personal – born 9/8/1982… health, leisure and sports studies major… brother, Brad, plays middle infield and pitches for Gonzaga University.