Notable: Converted position player is slated to be utilized primarily as a relief pitcher ... has played every position on the field except shortstop and center field.
Junior (2008): Dual role player appeared in 15 games in the field, starting eight games at third base ... coverted into a relief pitcher midway through the season and appeared in eight games as a pitcher... led all Falcon relievers with a 4.50 earned run average ... made pitching debut on April 18 vs. Northern Colorado ... did not allow a run in five of seven relief outings ... struck out a career-high three batters vs. BYU ... pitched a career-high 4.2 innings vs. UNLV ... batted .286 with eight hits ... scored four runs and drove in three.
Sophomore (2007): Played in 46 games, starting 33 ... started games in six different positions, including third base (14 games), second (8), right field (6), left field (2), designated hitter (2) and catcher (1) ... batted .250 with five doubles, 16 runs and 10 RBI ... tied for second on the team with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts ... had a .359 on-base percentage, drawing 16 walks and getting hit by five pitches ... started the season with a nine-game hitting streak and had six-consecutive games with two hits in that span ... stole a base in five-consecutive games ... also had a six-game hitting streak.
Freshman: Appeared in 23 games, starting 15 at second base ... batted .250 with 15 hits and eight runs scored ... swiped a pair of bases on the season ... hit first career home run against UNLV on May 19 ... had a career best four-game hitting streak in May and hit safely in six of his last seven games.
Dublin Scioto HS (Dublin, Ohio): Lettered four years in baseball ... all-league and all-district as a senior ... team captain as a junior and senior ... Gatorade Will-2-Win athlete as a junior and senior ... all-league as a junior ... led Dublin Scioto to district championships as a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 36, the Proud Pink Panthers ... major is management ... on the Athletics and Dean's list ... is the Drill and Ceremonies non-comissioned officer, responsible for training his squadron for drill related excercises as well as ceremonial excercises ... something most people don't know about him is that he is a philosopher at heart ... favorite MLB team is the Cincinnati Reds and favorite player is Pete Rose ... credits his father has having the biggest influence on his sports career ... hobbies are hiking and mountain climbing ... aspires to become a special investigations officer after graduation ... has two younger sisters, Laura (17) and Sarah (15) ... son of Larry and Terri Griggs.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the academy to play baseball. The academy is an excellent opportunity to play division I baseball and get a great education at the same time."