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Ross Kivett
7  Ross Kivett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broadview Heights, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
10/19/1991

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

04/10/2014

Kivett Named to Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List

Senior outfielder in the running for the nation's top player award

03/31/2014

Kivett Earns Second Big 12 Player of the Week Award

Senior led or tied for the lead in the conference in nine categories

03/26/2014

Kivett Hits for Cycle, Cats Win 12-6

Senior becomes the first Wildcat to hit for the cycle since 1997

03/19/2014

Kivett Selected as Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Senior infielder and outfielder among 30 candidates nationwide to be selected

03/03/2014

Kivett Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Senior had a conference-best .500 batting average in the Wildcats' 3-0 week

Honors
ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team (2013)
Baseball America All-America Third Team (2013)
Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team (2013)
Big 12 Player of the Year (2013)
All-Big 12 First Team (2013)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2013)
MVP of Manhattan Regional (2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Big 12 Player of the Week (2x, 3/3/14 and 3/31/14)


Game-Highs
At-Bats: 7, 2x (Last: 4/24/12 vs. Wichita State)
Hits: 4, 6x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
RBI: 5 (3/26/13, vs. Nebraska)
Runs Scored: 4, 2x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
Triples: 2 (4/30/13 vs. Creighton)
Home Runs: 2 (5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
Walks: 3, 2x (6/2/13 vs. Arkansas)
Stolen Bases: 3, 2x (3/12/13 vs. Northern Colorado)
Strikeouts: 3, 3x (Last: 4/9/13 vs. Wichita State)

Junior (2013)

  • Batted .360 (94-for-261) with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs and 39 RBI in 64 games
  • Led Big 12 in hits (94) and runs (57) while finishing second in stolen bases (26) and total bases (126)
  • 94 hits are tied for the third-most in a season in program history
  • Led the team with 28 multi-hit games
  • Started every game at second base
  • Team-high and career-high 21-game on-base streak from March 3-30
  • In 24 Big 12 games, he batted .376 (38-for-101) with 7 extra-base hits, 10 RBI, 10 stolen bases, 9 walks and 8 strikeouts
  • Had the game-winning RBI in 4 games (tied or trailing in 5th inning or later)
  • Paced the team with 18 two-out RBI
  • Tallied a season-high 4 hits in a game three different times, including for the first time on April 6 vs. Texas Tech ... Went 4-for-4 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs scored on April 13 at Iowa ... Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle
  • Hit a 2-run triple in the top of the 8th inning to score the game-winning runs in a 3-2 victory at Texas on May 3 Hit 2 home runs vs. Wichita State on May 31 in Manhattan Regional


2013 Summer League
Played for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Named to the Cape Cod Baseball League Postseason All-League Team ... Helped the Firebirds reach the Cape Cod League championship series ... Finished third in the league in batting average, sixth in hits and seventh in doubles ... Overall, he batted .336 with three home runs and 17 RBI ... Named to the Perfect Game 2013 Summer League All-America Third Team.

Sophomore (2012)

  • A consistent bat at the top of the lineup that started every game at second base
  • Hit .286 with 10 doubles, five triples and 28 RBI
  • Tied for fifth in the Big 12 in triples, while he was second in the league in conference play with three
  • Led the team, ranked second in the conference and tied for ninth in school history with 25 steals
  • His 25 steals were also a school record among sophomores
  • Also led the team with 10 sacrifice hits, a mark that tied for fourth in school history
  • Drew 33 walks and scored 46 runs
  • Finished the season reaching base safely in 23 of the final 25 games
  • Finished third on the squad in multi-hit games with 18
  • Recorded two game-winning RBI - at CSU Bakersfield on February 18 and a walk-off double against Northern Colorado on April 17 ... Had two RBI in the season-opening contest against the Roadrunners, while his walk-off double against UNC was part of a two-double, one-RBI game
  • Tallied a season-best three hits on five occasions - against No. 21 Texas on March 23 and March 25, against No. 5 Baylor on April 15, against Nebraska Omaha on May 5 and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship on May 24
  • Tied his career best with three RBI against Sacred Heart on April 6 and Nebraska Omaha on May 5
  • Drew a career-best three walks against Hartford on March 10


Freshman (2011)

  • Saw time in 48 games with 38 starts, including starts in each of the last 30 games
  • Hit .314 (49-of-156) with four doubles, one triple and 19 RBI
  • Also went 8-for-13 on the bases paths
  • Tallied nine sacrifice hits, which was tied for the sixth-most in school history
  • Held a 12-game hitting streak - the second highest on the team - from May 7 against Missouri to May 27 in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma ... Hit .400 (22-of-55) during that stretch, which featured six multi-hit games and raised his average 42 points
  • Had 12 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games
  • Finished third on the team with 12 infield singles
  • Started at No. 21 Baylor, going 3-for-4 with three RBI
  • Was 4-for-5 with three runs driven in against Missouri State
  • Went 4-for-5 with a RBI and four runs scored against New Orleans on May 14
  • Had two hits and registered the game-winning single in extra innings on May 20 against Kansas
  • Tallied a 4-for-5 contest with two RBI to help K-State top No. 12 Oklahoma on May 25 in the Big 12 Championship
  • Also had two RBI against Texas A&M on May 28


MLB Draft
Selected in the 10th round (291st overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians, but did not sign

St. Edward HS:
Lettered three years for the Eagles under head coach Dan Allie... A First Team All-Northeast Ohio selection by ESPN Rise in 2010... Also earned all-league honors... Hit .485 (47-for-97) with 10 doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 16 steals as a senior in 2010, leading his team to a state championship... Was .417 (35-for-84) in 2009 with seven doubles, 18 RBI and 14 steals... Lettered three years in hockey, earning all-state accolades in 2010.

Personal: Michael Ross Kivett was born October 19, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio... Son of Mike and Mary Kivett... Has two siblings, Juliana and Jake... A four-year honor roll student in high school... A communications major who would like to coach college baseball.