Scouting Daws: Scrappy player with tremendous work ethic...will compete for time as a utility player, mostly in the outfield...versatile offensive player with the ability to put pressure on a defense.
2006: Started in a career-high 30 games and played in 40...started 14 games as a designated hitter, seven games at right field, seven games at second base and two at third base...posted career bests in batting (.289), runs (22), hits (26), RBI (11), walks (13) and stolen bases (five)...led team with nine sacrifice bunts...got hit by a pitch six times, tied for second most on the team...finished fourth on the team with a .413 on-base percentage...hit a triple, collected an RBI and scored two runs at No. 21 Miami, Fla. (3/8)...went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI at Ohio (3/18)...went 2-for-3 with two runs and a career-high two stolen bases vs. Eastern Michigan (4/5)...hit a homer, scored two runs and went 2-for-4 at the plate at Penn State (4/15)...collected two hits, two runs and two RBI against Toledo (4/26)...reached base four times (two walks, two hits) and scored twice at Central Michigan (5/16)...went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in win over Illinois (5/19).
2005: Played in 29 games, making 17 starts, and batted .213...went 1-for-1 against Ohio State (4/16) with an RBI and run scored...was 2-for-3 from the plate with a home run and two RBI in first game of doubleheader against Penn State (5/14)...produced a game-winning RBI walk in the seventh in second game of PSU doubleheader...had a career-best three hits, going 3-for-4 against Nittany Lions (4/15).
2004: Saw action in 26 games, starting in six...went 1-for-4 in his collegiate debut at UNLV (2/27)...blasted first career grand slam against Western Michigan (3/5)...went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Butler (3/7)...produced a pinch-hit single in his only at bat against Ohio State (4/17).
High School: The state of Montana does not sponsor high school baseball, but played American Legion baseball...first-team Baseball Factory High School All-American as a senior...ranked No. 1 player in Montana by Collegiate Baseball Magazine...served as team captain as a senior...posted a .390 batting average with six home runs in his senior campaign...named honorable mention Baseball Factory High School All-American as a junior... batted .450 with 23 doubles and 17 triples...played football and basketball in high school...an honor roll student and senior class student council representative...earned Rotary Merit Award.
Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1984, to Brad and Ginnie Daws...an advertising major...enjoys playing guitar, fly-fishing, skiing, waterskiing and skateboarding...grandfather Archie Daws played basketball at Montana...father was an All-American defensive end at Montana State...brother Dusty was an offensive lineman and long snapper at Montana State...brother-in-law Jeff Weedin played basketball at Central College of Iowa...favorite team is the Boston Red Sox, and favorite player is Trot Nixon...names his dad as the biggest influence in his life...earned a spot on the MSU baseball "Top 9 Club"...played for Little Falls in the New York Collegiate League in summer of 2006.
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