TAMU Baseball BIO
2010 (JUNIOR)
A second-team All-Big 12 selection at catcher ... played in 58 games and started 51 of the Aggies' 65 games at catcher ... compiled an impressive .994 fielding percentage with just three errors on the year ... threw out 16 of 45 runners trying to steal (35 percent) ... batted .318 with 10 doubles, nine home runs and 38 RBI ... Also scored 24 runs and collected five steals in eight attempts ... drove in a season-high three with a long home run to left against Penn State (March 9) ... big two-run home run in the seventh inning of 4-3 win over No. 25 Washington State (March 12) gave A&M the lead for good ... posted a career-high nine-game hit streak (Feb. 26-March 12), hitting .452 over the span with three home runs and 12 RBI ... went 3-for-5 at Texas State (March 30) and followed that with 2-for-5 efforts in first two games at Kansas (April 1-2) ... tallied three straight multi-hit games at the start of April ... delivered two-run single against Prairie View (April 27) that was eventual game-winner ... three hits, including a homer, in win at Nebraska (May 1) ... was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in series-opening win at Oklahoma State (May 14) ...second multi-HR game of career against No. 23 K-State (May 21) ... four of seven home runs came in May ... drove in a pair in A&M's 7-2 win over Missouri (May 27), which clinched a Big 12 Tournament title-game spot for the Aggies ... in five games at the NCAA Coral Gables Regional, batted .389 with three multi-hit games ... collected a pair of hits, including a long ball, to drive in two in a win over FIU (June 4) ... in a pair of games against Miami to decide a spot in the NCAA Super Regionals, had a pair of hits against the Hurricanes (June 6) followed by a 2-for-4 performance with a pair of RBI (June 7). 2009 (SOPHOMORE)
Won the team's Marion Pugh Most Valuable Player award in a vote of his teammates ... honorable mention All-Big 12 selection at catcher ... started 56 of A&M's 61 games behind the plate, including the last 42 of the season ... hit .289 with five home runs and 36 RBI ... caught 303 straight innings for the Aggies until coming out of May 16 game at Oklahoma with minor injury ... posted first career multi-homer game at OU (May 15) ... half (18) of RBI on the year came with two outs ... led the team with 23 two-out hits and 18 two-out RBI ... defensively, caught 18 of 57 runners (32%) attempting to steal and picked off two more (one at third, one at first) ... made two errors on the year in 557 chances (.996 fielding pct) ... had a string of 535 consecutive chances without a miscue stretching from February 21-May 30 ... longest hit streak was seven games (March 6-16) ... had 17 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games. 2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Earned the Wally Moon Award, given by the team to the player who showed the most improvement from September to the end of the season ... was the Aggies' starting catcher for the majority of the year ... appeared in 56 games, starting 43 (all at catcher) ... Aggies were 30-13 in games he started ... hit .261 with six doubles, three home runs and 29 runs batted in ... had nine multi-hit and six multi-RBI games on the year ... 12 of his 29 RBI in 2008 came with two outs ... recorded hits in each of the first three career at-bats ... went 2-for-2 against Northern Colorado (Feb. 23) in his first career start, then hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run off the scoreboard in left center field in the Aggies 15-7 win over Arkansas (March 1) ... started 23 of the Aggies' 27 Big 12 games behind the plate ... hit .269 in league play with 17 RBI ... had a career day in A&M's 15-0 win over No. 4 Missouri (April 26), going 3-for-4 with two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored ... picked up his first career game-winning RBI in A&M's 5-4, series-clinching win over Dallas Baptist (May 3) ... tied a career high with three hits in the game ... launched his second home run of the year in the Big 12 Tournament opener against Oklahoma (May 21) ... homered and drove in three in the Aggies' 22-4 win over Houston in the NCAA Regional at Olsen Field (May 31) ... committed just two errors on the year, fielding at a .995 clip in '08 ... threw out 17 of 47 runners attempting to steal (36 percent) on the year ... was 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter ... longest hitting streak of the season was seven games (May 3-16) ... hit .462 over that span with four RBI. 2007
Redshirted ... played summer ball for the St. Cloud (Minn.) River Bats of the Northwoods League ... hit .228 (18-for-79) with four doubles and nine RBI, as the River Bats claimed the league title. AT MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered three years for coach Lynn Leonard at Mayde Creek High School (Katy, Texas) ... set Mayde Creek career home run mark with 17 in his three years of varsity baseball ... earned second-team all-district honors as a junior (2005) and first-team accolades as a senior (2006) ... also second-team all-greater Houston area and first-team all-state after his senior year ... hit .362 with three homers and 10 doubles as a sophomore (2004) ... improved to .388 with five homers and 12 doubles as a junior and hit .476 with six home runs and 14 doubles as a senior ... led his team to the state playoffs in 2004 and 2006 ... played summer ball for the Houston Heat, helping them win the 2005 Premier World Series. PERSONAL
Kevin Gonzalez is the son of Gloria and Armando Gonzalez of Houston ... born Nov. 6, 1987, in Houston ... is an agricultural leadership and development major ... has an older sister, Diana, and an older half-brother, Randy ... played baseball in Cuba for a summer while visiting family ... enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends ... career goals are to graduate and to get a well-paying job.
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