27 - Kevin Wheeler
Kevin Wheeler
Birth Date: 09/19/1985
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Catalina Foothills
Position: 1B
Bats/Throws: R/R
Weapon: Sr.

COACH BARLOW SAYS: "Kevin has been a consistent player in each of his first three seasons. Kevin is an especially strong hitter and in '08 we will look for him to provide some valuable offensive production in the middle of our line-up."

2008: earned NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team honors...team tri-captain appeared in 37 games, starting 36...batted .318, good for 3rd on the team...led team in home runs (3) and runs (29)...tied for 1st on the team in appearances, hits (42) and sacrifice flies (3)...2nd on the team in at bats (132), doubles (12), RBI (27), total bases (63), walks (18), and slugging percentage (.477)...went 2-for-4 (R, 2B, HR, RBI) vs. RIC (3/18)...2-for-4 with a run in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Vassar (3/21)...4-for-4 (4 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB) in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Gustavus Adolphus (3/25)...combined to go 3-for-6 (2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, HBP, 2 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/27)...combined to go 4-for-7 (3 R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, SB, SF) in a doubleheader vs. Newbury (3/30)...combined to go 4-for-6 and was hit by a pitch in a conference doubleheader vs. Wheaton (4/6)...combined to go 2-for-5 (2 R, 2 BB, SAC) in a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/13)...1-for-3 (R, RBI, BB) vs. conference opponent Coast Guard (4/15)...combined to go 3-for-8 (2 R, 2B, RBI) in a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/19)...combined to go 4-for-9 (2 R, 2B, 6 RBI) in a doubleheader vs. Wesleyan (4/20)...went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in NEWMAC Tournament game vs. Wheaton (4/24)...came in as a pinch hitter and finished the game 1-for-1 with an RBI and a walk vs. Fisher (4/30).

2007: appeared in 31 games and started 29 while batting .257...led the NEWMAC in doubles/game (0.35)...4th in the NEWMAC in doubles (11), 6th in HR/game (0.10), 7th in RBI's/game (0.84), tied for 8th in homeruns (3), and tied for 10th in RBI's (26)...led team in doubles...2nd on the team in homeruns and tied for 2nd in sacrifice flies (2)...3rd on the team in slugging percentage (.455) and RBI's...had 6 multiple RBI games...2-for-3 (4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB) vs. Middlebury (3/27)...combined to go 3-for-7 (R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, SB, HPB) in a conference doubleheader sweep of Babson (4/1)...went 2-for-3 (R, 2B, RBI, HPB, SF) in a conference game vs. Clark (4/10)...2-for-4 (2 R, RBI, BB) vs. Wesleyan (4/11)...broke out with a 3-for-4 performance (4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, HPB) in a NEWMAC Semifinal game vs. Coast Guard (4/28)...1-for-3 (R, HR, RBI, BB) in a NEWMAC Semifinal contest vs. Babson (4/29)...went 3-for-3 (R, 2B, 3 RBI, SB) vs. Newbury (5/4)...combined to go 3-for-8 (3 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI) in a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/5)...2-for-3 (R, 2B, RBI, 3 BB, SB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/8).

2006: named to the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team...earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors...appeared and started in 33 games batting .298...tied for 3rd on the team in home runs (4)...tied for 3rd on the team in doubles (7)...combined to go 4-for-7 (R, 2B, HBP) in a conference doubleheader vs. Clark (3/25)...combined to go 2-for-5 (R, 2B, 5 RBI, HPB) in a doubleheader vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/27)...2-for-4 (R, RBI) vs. Hartwick (3/28)...went 2-for-4 (3 R, RBI, BB) vs. Southern Maine (3/29)...2-for-4 with 2 runs and a stolen base in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Thomas (3/30)...2-for-4 vs. Brandeis (4/3)...went 3-for-5 (3 R, HR, RBI) in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Coast Guard (4/9)...went 3-for-4, hit two home runs, and knocked in and scored two vs. Plymouth State (4/12)...combined to go 4-for-8 (R, HR, 2 RBI, SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/15)...2-for-4 (RBI, BB) vs. Bates (4/24)...2-for-4 with an RBI in the NEWMAC championship final vs. Wheaton (4/30)...1-for-2 (R, RBI, HBP) in the second game of doubleheader vs. Williams (5/6).

2005: appeared in 30 games, starting 27...recorded a .265 batting average...ranked third on the team in putouts (135)...batted an impressive .364 (12-33) over his first 10 collegiate games...hit a homerun in his second collegiate at bat vs. Southeastern (3/19) and finished the day with 4 RBI's...combined to go 4-for-7 (2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, HPB) in a doubleheader vs. Salve Regina (3/22)...combined to go 3-for-6 (3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 HPB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Clark (3/26)...3-for-4 with 2 runs and 4 RBI vs. Eastern Nazarene ( 4/14)...went 2-for-4 (3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/3).

PERSONAL: son of Bruce Wheeler and Liz Hernandez...materials science and engineering major with a minor in biomedical engineering...born on 9/19/85...hobbies include listening to music, playing foosball, hanging out, eating, and watching movies...favorite sports team is the University of Arizona Wildcat basketball team...favorite player is Vladimir Guerrero...favorite book is On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

HITTING
YearGP-GSAVGABRH2BHRRBIBBSB
200530-27.2651021927622360
200633-33.2981212036741885
200731-29.257101232611326125
200837-36.318132294212327185
Totals131-125.287456911313612944415