Volume 1 Issue 7
2010 (Redshirt Sophomore) Saw time at second base (47 games), third base (four games) and DH (three game)... Started in 54 of the 55 games he appeared in...Hit .296 with 36 runs scored, 33 RBI, 10 doubles and four home runs..,Torched C-USA pitching for a .341 average, three jacks and 14 RBI in 24 games...Recorded 16 two-out RBI...Banged out two or more hits 21 times and registered eight multi-RBI performances...Highlighted his sophomore season with a career-long
20-game hit streak in which he batted .429 with 30 hits from April 16-May 13. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman) 2009 C-USA All-Freshman...Bounced back from a season-ending jaw injury in 2008 to put up some of the squad’s top power numbers as a redshirt freshman...Started in all 46 games he appeared in, making 37 starts at second and nine in leftfield... Hit .288 and finished second on the team with a .471 slugging percentage, 92 total bases, six home runs (four in C-USA play) and three triples... Drove in five two-out RBI.
MIXIN’ IT UP WITH MCCLAIN
Name: Adam McClain Nickname: A-Mac Number: #22 Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Q:Is it special to you playing against Alcorn State, a school from which both of your parents are graduates? A:It is pretty special, it is not very often that you get compete against a team that has so many ties to your family.
Q:Being a hometown guy, who has seen FedExPark go through major renovations, what is your favorite feature of the park? A:The overall appearance and pride that goes into caring for the park. (Coordinator of Athletic Facilities) Jason Smith does an amazing job.
Major: Business Management
Q:Did you ever wonder what colors your parents would don this weekend? A:I don’t think so. They always support me in every way possible, so I knew that they would show up representing the U of M. Of course, they still have a little Brave in them.
Q:What words best describe Coordinator of Athletic Facilities, Jason Smith? A:Meticulous, passionate and intelligent.
Q:Who is the best dresser on the team? A:That definitely has to be me. (Laughs) I just don’t really see anyone rivaling me right now.
Q:Who is the most superstitious player on the team? A:Drew Martinez for sure. He has a thing going on with wearing gloves right now.
Q:So, who is the worst dresser on the team? A:T.J. Rich. (Laughs) He just has so many influences. He’s got this whole Jamacian, Georgia country steel-toed boots thing going on.
Q:Is there any correlation between Drew hitting well and him not wearing gloves? A:No, absolutely not. It’s all in his head.
Q:Who has the most “swagger” on the squad? A:I’ll give it to the young guy, Ethan Gross. He’s got this whole Cali surfer thing going on. It works.
PAYOFF PITCH WHO IS THIS TIGER ?
ADAM MCCLAIN R-JR. INF/OF
I was the first Tiger to lead the team in hitting back-toback years My nickname was Legs because I was the top base stealer on the team I played second base and did not commit an error my senior year I played three sports for West Tennessee Normal
High School: Houston
Throws: Right Favorite MLB player: Robinson Cano Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me.” Most Prized Possession Head phones--big music fan. Currently playing on Adam’s iPOD: Wiz Khalifa, Kanye and Kid Cudi
Listen to the PA announcement in the top of the 3rd inning to hear the Tiger Great of the Game answer. Check out tomorrow’s Tiger Tales to meet Clayton Gant Tiger Tales is written by Memphis Media Relations