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Sparkplug who emerged as heavy-hitting leadoff batter before sharing DH duties in 2001 and ?02, playing through nagging shoulder injuries ... backup first baseman and outfielder ... nicknamed ?Mongoose? due to hustle and deceptive speed ... posted .282 career batting, 54 RBI, 81 runs, nine home runs and 27 doubles in 157 games (108 starts) ? member of ND baseball?s winningest class in ND baseball history (188-67-1).

AS A SENIOR: Hit .268 (8 RBI, 23 R, 2 HR, 6 2B) in 43 games, with nine of 32 starts at DH (10 in left) ? reached team-best 55% as leadoff batter ?hit pinch-hit, RBI double in 7-6 win over Missouri ? had RBI single and scored vs. USC (15-8) ? hit 4-for-8 in pair of games vs. Creighton (RBI, 3 R, 2B, BB) ? singled and scored winning run at West Virginia (10-6, 10 inn.) ? singled and scored in NCAAs vs. Ohio State (8-6) ? had two singles and walked in 10-4 NCAA Super Regional win at Florida State.

AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 45 games, with 22 of 24 starts at DH (.271, 20 RBI, 3 HR, 5 2B) ... reached 50% as leadoff batter, second-best on squad... his towering grand slam to left beat Central Michigan (6-4) and capped team?s four consecutive ABs with two-out, two-strike counts ... closed regular season with 10-game hit streak ? went 5-for-11 in BC series, (7 RBI, 4 R, HR, 2B, 2 BB).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Logged 42 games with 32 starts (27 at DH) ... team?s fourth-leading hitter (.326), with .558 slugging (third on team; 3 HR, 5 3B, 13 2B) ... batted leadoff in all but one start ... hit .361 with RBI chances (third on team) ... made big impact vs. UConn (3-for-6, RBI, R, 3B in 9-2 win), followed by 3-for-3 game vs. BC (12-1 RBI, 3 R, 2 2B) and 8-for-12 series vs. St. John?s (6 R, RBI, HR, 2 3B, 3 2B) ... hit 3-for-4 in 10-6 win over Rutgers (2 RBI, 4 R, 3B, BB) ... smacked leadoff home run and RBI single in 15-7 BIG EAST Tournament win over Pittsburgh.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 27 games with 15 starts (14 DH), batting .233 ? hit 2-for-2 vs. Illinois-Chicago (3-1; 2 RBI, 2B) ? sent solo home run off leftfield foul pole in second inning as Irish nearly upset Miami (5-3 loss).

PREP & PERSONAL: All-city first baseman at nationally-ranked Bishop Verot High School ... 1997 district player of the year ... football team captain as a linebacker and fullback ? named Verot?s best all-around senior ... member of National Honor Society ... born April 24, 1980, in Fort Myers, Fla. ... son of Rudy and Susan Meyer ... full name is Kenneth Taylor Meyer ... graduated with 3.11 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major.

Meyer's Career Statistics

Year GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HP SO SF/SH SB-SBA OB SLG AVG
1999 27/15 60 10 14 3 0 1 6 4 1 10 0/0 1-1 .292 .333 .233
2000 42/32 138 32 45 13 5 3 20 5 7 23 1/0 1-1 .377 .558 .326
2002 43/32 127 23 34 6 0 2 8 9 5 14 1/0 1-0 .338 .362 .268
Career157/108432811222759542814685/04-4.342.431.282

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Ken Meyer
Ken  Meyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Myers, Florida

High School:
Bishop Verot

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
Designated Hitter/First Baseman

Birthdate:
04/24/1980

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