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#4 Jordan Hankins
Position: Infielder/Catcher
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 191
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wentzville, Mo.
High School: Ft. Zumwalt North HS
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Career Honors
• 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Member
• 2012 Honorable Mention All-America (CollegeBaseballInsider.com)
• 2012 ABCA All-South Region Second Team
• 2012 NCAA All-Eugene Region Team
• 2012 OVC All-Tournament Team
• 2012 First-Team All-OVC (2B)
• 2012 Preseason All-OVC (2B)
• 2012 Baseball America OVC Preseason Player of the Year
• 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team
• 2011 Baseball America Freshman All-American Team
• 2011 Second-Team All-OVC (2B)
• 2011 OVC All-Freshman Team
• 2011 OVC Player of the Week: Feb.  21

Career Recap: Austin Peay
As a sophomore in 2012 – Following the 2012 season, Hankins was selected to play on USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team... he was an honorable mention All-America selection by CollegeBaseballInsider.com... also named to American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region second team... during the campaign started all 64 games and was second on the team in batting average (.337), home runs (10) and RBI (66)... was a first-team All-OVC selection at second base after batting .371 with five home runs and 29 RBI during conference season with one strikeout in 105 at-bats ... earned OVC All-Tournament honors with .333 batting average, a home run and six RBI in five tourney games... added NCAA Baseball Championship All-Eugene Region accolade with his .400 batting average and three RBI performance... finished postseason with .361 batting average, two home runs and nine RBI... ranked among Division I leaders in RBI (12th, 66), walks (88th, 38) and home runs (92nd, 10) and was one of toughest to strikeout with 16 strikeouts in 250 at-bats - a 15.6 at-bat per strikeout ratio that ranked 36th nationally... opened season with just two hits in four-game series against Illinois State (2-for-14 in series)... had bases-clearing double in Georgia State finale, finishing game 1-for-4 with three RBI... had a base hit in each game of Georgia State series, Feb. 24-26... was 1-for-3 with two RBI against Youngstown State, March 2... season's first three-hit outing came in series finale at Akron, March 4, at tail end of seven-game hit streak... had two doubles as part of a 3-for-4, two RBI outing against Arkansas State, March 11... was 2-for-3 with a walk at Memphis, March 13... opened Ohio State series with 3-for-6 outing, March 16, but was held hitless in series final two games (3-for-11 in series)... hit first career grand slam at Lipscomb, March 20, his only hit of the contest... was 2-for-3 with three RBI against Western Kentucky, March 21, with two RBI singles and a sacrifice fly... batted .333 (4-for-12) in Southeast Missouri series with two walks and was twice hit by a pitch... was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in a start at third base against Alabama A&M, March 27... had a home run in first 2 games of UT Martin series and had a hit in all three games... held hitless in Game 2 of EIU series after going 1-for-7 with a RBI single in series opener... was 2-for-5 with four RBI against Middle Tennessee, April 11, with a two-run triple and a two-run double... had two RBI doubles in Game 1 of Murray State series... had solo home run and was 2-for-4 in Game 2 against Murray State... had game-tying double in ninth inning of Game 3 against Murray State and was 2-for-3 with three runs scored... was 1-for-4 at Middle Tennessee, April 18, but went without an RBI for only fourth time in previous 17 games... had four hits in Eastern Kentucky series, including a 3-for-5, three RBI outing in finale, April 22... went 1-for-5 at Tennessee, April 24... had four hits in Jacksonville State series, with back-to-back two-hit performances in Game 2 and 3... had home runs in Game 1 and Game 2 of SIUE set, going 3-for-5 (was triple shy of the cycle) with three RBI in opener before a 2-for-4, two RBI effort in Game 2... had five hits and tied for team-high with five RBI at SIU Edwardsville, May 4-6... batted in eighth-inning run against Lipscomb, May 8, finishing 1-for-4 at the plate... scored Govs lone run at Evansville with solo home run in third inning... recorded first strikeout in 51 at-bats (58 plate appearances) in eighth inning at Evansville, May 9, his 1st strikeout since April 18 at Middle Tennessee... also had three RBI and was 2-for-2 at the plate in Game 1 of Morehead State series... was 3-for-3 with three RBI in Game 2, including go-ahead two-run double... named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, May 14, in part for 7-of-13 (.538) performance in Morehead State series... held without a hit at Belmont, May 15, but drove in go-ahead run with ground out... was 4-for-4 with two RBI in Game 2, his sixth-inning RBI single providing the eventual winning run... notched five hits and batted .455 with two RBI and was not struck out in three-game Tennessee Tech series... had sacrifice fly and was 1-for-3 with RBI in Govs loss to Southeast Missouri, May 24... had RBI single in 1-for-5 outing against Jacksonville State, May 25... had eighth inning two-run double to help secure Govs win against Southeast Missouri, May 26, and was 2-for-5 at the plate... helped Govs reach OVC championship finale with 2-for-4, two-RBI outing in championship round's first game against Eastern Illinois, May 26, batting in game-winning RBI in first inning and adding a solo home run in fourth frame... had a three-run home run at Oregon, June 1, in opening game of Eugene Regional that gave Govs their first lead... had two hits against Indiana State, June 2, but suffered a multi-strikeout outing for only the second time in campaign... had two hits, including a double against Cal State Fullerton, June 3... was held without a hit in Eugene Region final at Oregon, June 3, ending a 10-game hit streak (20-of-45, .444 batting average, 11 RBI during streak).
As a freshman in 2011 – Hankins started 49 games at second base (3 starts at 3B)… named to second-team All-OVC and OVC All-Freshman team… led Govs with .351 batting average, including 15 doubles, four home runs and 31 RBI… led Govs in batting average for all but two games during season… ranked 184th nationally in batting average and 13th among Division I freshmen… began season with 10-game hit streak and ended regular season with 13-game hit streak… batted .342 in OVC play with 15 RBI… batted .337 in April and May with two home runs and 15 RBI… went 4-for-5 with two RBI on his birthday, the Govs Feb.  18 season opener… named OVC Player of the Week, Feb.  21… went 3-for-3 with three RBI and first collegiate home run against Illinois State, Feb.  26… batted .667 during week of March 1-6, including 4-for-4, two walk outing against Mississippi, March 1… did not reach base in Illinois State series finale, March 19, ending a streak of 17 games reaching safely… ended a stretch of 23 ABs without a hit with pinch-hit RBI single in second game of Eastern Illinois series, April 2… went 2-for-5 in return to starting lineup at Middle Tennessee, April 6… started each game of Eastern Kentucky series, finishing with two hits in three games… was 3-for-4 against Western Kentucky, April 12… had three parts of cycle (1B, 2B, 3B) in 3-for-5, two RBI effort in Game 1 of Jacksonville State series… was 2-for-4 in both starts (Games 1 & 3) against Morehead State, with two RBI in opener and three-run home run in finale… had four hits and scored twice in Southeast Missouri series… batted .556 in Tennessee Tech series with two hits in both Games 1 & 3… was 1-for-4 in rare third base start at Lipscomb, May 17… was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Game 2 of UTM set, May 20… knocked season’s second home run in regular-season finale at UT Martin, May 21… held hitless in OVC Tournament, but reached base three times and put down a sacrifice bunt in Govs second tourney game against Jacksonville State, May 27, that forced an error and jump-started game-winning rally… had just one hit in NCAA Tournament’s Atlanta Regional, but that hit was a game-winning home run against Georgia Tech, June 3… finished tournament with .125 batting average (1-of-8).

Career Recap: Ft. Zumwalt North HS
Under head coach Dan Springman was pitcher, designated hitter, utility infelder and outfielder… as a junior was named honorable mention All-Metro Utility by St.Louis Post-Dispatch… first-team ESPN RISE Magazine All-St.Louis Area as a pitcher… as a senior, hit .475 with 11 doubles, six home runs, 28 RBI, 34 runs scored and a .571 on-base percentage at the plate… also went 9-3 with one save, a 1.27 ERA and limited opponents to .189 batting average on the mound…as a junior, hit .473 with two home runs, nine doubles and 27 RBI… on the mound, went 6-1 with a 2.02 ERA in 45 innings-pitched, striking out 60 and allowing only 13 earned runs… named a Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) All-State Honorable mention as a utility player… posted a career 26-4 record on the mound… played on St.Louis Pirates summer travel team run by former Govs standout Rick Strickland.

Jordan Taylor Hankins is the son of Jeff and Tammy Hankins… born Feb.  18… has a brother, Josh, who played baseball collegiately… a criminal justice major with a homeland security concentration.

Career Statistics

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2011.... .351 57-52 188 29 66 15 1 4 31 95 .505 26 3 22 4 .436 1 1 7-11 101 122 8 .965
2012.... .336 64-64 250 52 84 16 3 10 66 136 .544 38 13 16 4 .444 3 1 3-5 142 192 11 .968
TOTAL... .342 121-116 438 81 150 31 4 14 97 231 .527 64 16 38 8 .441 4 2 10-16 243 314 19 .967
Hits: 4, Valparaiso, Feb 18, 2011 ; at Mississippi, Mar 01, 2011 ; at Tennessee Tech, May 18, 2012
Doubles: 2, 4 times
Triples: 1, 4 times
Home runs: 1, 14 times
Total bases: 7, at SIU Edwardsville, May 04, 2012
RBI: 4, Middle Tennessee, Apr 11, 2012 ; at Lipscomb, Mar 20, 2012
Runs scored: 4, at Eastern Kentucky, Apr 22, 2012
Walks: 2, 9 times
Hit by pitch: 2, at Southeast Missouri, Mar 24, 2012
Struck out: 3, at Murray State, Mar 27, 2011
Sac flies: 1, 4 times
Sac bunts: 1, Youngstown State, Mar 02, 2012 ; vs Jacksonville St., May 27, 2011
At bats: 7, at Eastern Illinois, Apr 06, 2012
Stolen bases: 2, Valparaiso, Feb 18, 2011
Caught stealing: 1, 6 times
Field chances: 10, Murray State, Apr 14, 2012 ; vs Cal State Fullerton, Jun 03, 2012
Putouts: 6, at Tennessee, Apr 24, 2012 ; at SIU Edwardsville, May 05, 2012 ; Morehead State, May 11, 2012
Assists: 7, vs Cal State Fullerton, Jun 03, 2012 ; Arkansas State, Mar 11, 2012
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