Travis Murray#25 Bats/Throws: R/R
Position: C Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 215
Hometown: Spring Hill, Fla.
Previous School: Pasco Hernando CC
Eligibility: 2011-12 Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Born January 1st, 1990... Majoring in Biology and Pre-Med... Aspires to play as long as he can and then eventually start a medical career... Chose PBA because of the great location, the reputation of the school, and the great coaches... Favorite verse is Philippians 4:13... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox... Favorite athlete is Manny Ramirez... Son of Ed and Hannah Murray... Has five siblings: Brianna, Justin, Aaron, Jacob, and Allora.
Came through with a big senior season as the team's starting catcher and cleanup hitter... Started 43 of the team's 44 games at either catcher or designated hitter... Batted a team-best .390 in 154 at-bats while leading the team in hits (60) and doubles (13)... Added in one homerun, scored 26 runs and drove in 21 runs... Walked 14 times while being hit-by-a-pitch six times... Stole six bases in 11 attempts... Produced 19 multi-hit games including a season-best six hits versus Lynn University on March 16th, 2012... Also managed five hits in a game versus St. Thomas University on March 27th, 2012... Scored multiple runs in a game seven times throughout the season including a season-best three times versus Valdosta State University on March 3rd, 2012... Drove in at least two runs in a game six times... Recorded three doubles in a game on March 16th, 2012 versus Lynn University... Named to the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) first-team.
Moved into the starting catcher's role while hitting cleanup for the entire season as a regular run producer in the middle-of-the-order... Played in 52 games overall including 49 starts, mostly at catcher or occasional designated hitter... Hit .299 in 184 at-bats on the season... Produced 55 total hits including 10 doubles and two homeruns on the season... Scored 21 runs while driving in 27 runs... Walked 14 times and stole 9-of-11 bases on the season... Posted 14 multi-hit games including a season-high of three hits in a game four times... Drove in a season-high of four runs twice, first in a 3-for-5 day against Ave Maria University on February 7th, 2011 and again on March 9th, 2011 against Webber International University when he also went 3-for-5 including four RBI's and his first homerun... Inducted into the PBA Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, the Athletic/Academic Honor Society.
Attended Pasco-Hernando Community College where he competed on the baseball diamond as a catcher... Named to the All-Conference team both as a sophomore and freshman... Named the PHCC Student-Athlete of the Year... Earned a spot on the Dean's List... Received the Who's Who Award.
Played baseball at Nature Coast Technical High School where he competed for coaches Dan Garofano and Bob Shepard... Named the County Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Selected as All-County during all four seasons... Named to the All-State listing as a junior and senior... Chosen as Team MVP as a junior and senior... Graduated with High Honors.