Junior (2012): College Sports Madness All-Mountain West Second team...named to Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team...appeared and started in 51 games...third on team with .305 batting average...led team with 60 hits, five triples and 31 RBIs...second in Mountain West with five triples...eighth in the conferenece with six sac bunts...scored 30 runs, hit four homers and had .477 slugging...also stole seven bases...homered in back-to-back games, vs. Western Illinois and Oklahoma...also homered in back-to-back games, vs. Kansas and Missouri State...had four hits vs. Regis...drove in five runs against San Diego State...went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs vs. Navy...hit two triples vs. Regis.
Sophomore (2011): Team MVP...played and started 54 games...led team in starts and games played...third on team with .318 average...21 doubles tied for team lead and is the third-most in a season at AFA...second on team with three triples...fourth on team with three homers...second on team with 30 RBIs and 37 runs scored...second on team with 19 walks, eight hit-by-pitches and .392 on-base percentage...homered against Missouri State, Northern Illinois and Portland...tied for team-lead with 19 multi-hit games...went 4-for-4 with a homer vs. NIU......played summer ball for the Marysville Goldsox in Marysville, Calif. ... led the Goldsox in hitting with .375 average.
Freshman (2010): Played in 52 games, starting 45...started 18 games at catcher and 27 games in the outfield, primarily in right field...batted .298 with 13 doubles, three triples and 24 RBIs...third in the Mountain West Conference with five sac flies...had 51 hits and 29 runs scored...third on the team with 24 walks...fifth on team with .381 on-base percentage...had 13 multi-hit games...had four hits in a game vs. Northern Colorado and BYU...capped off season by going 9-for-13 in season-ending series vs. BYU.
High School (Pensacola Catholic): Lettered three years in baseball, four in football and one in soccer...three-time all-area...first-team all-area and honorable mention all-state as a senior...Panhandle Sports Broadcasting All-Area team...three-time all-area and two-time honorable mention all-state wide receiver football...helped lead team to three-straight FHSAA District 1 championships...led team to a 27-5 record and a top-15 national ranking in several publications as a senior...batted .344 with 10 homers, 31 hits, 29 RBIs and 41 runs scored as a senior...237th rated player in Florida...high school baseball coach was Richard LaBounty...member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35...nickname is Bast or AB...has three siblings...also recruited by Army...on the Athletics List each semester...credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career...aspires to become a pilot...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it is where the aircraft carrier was invented...son of Stephen and Sandra Bast.
Getting to know Alex:
Hobbies: Running, Music, Reading.
Favorite food: Sushi.
Most noteworthy thing about my hometown: Pensacola would have been the first permanent settlement in the US had a hurricane not drove out the Spanish settlers.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? American Ninja Warrior just so I could do those sweet obstacle courses.
What do you have on your iPod?
If you could trade places with one of your teammates for day, who would it be and why?
Favorite quote: "Often times it happens that we live our lives in chains - and we never know we have the key."
Bast Career Stats