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Craig Corriston
Player Profile:
Craig Corriston 68372
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
City/State: Paris, Texas
Other College: Paris JC

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (March 17, 2008)
  • 2007 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
  • 2007 NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament Team

2008: Corriston played both first base and left field in 2008, hitting .277 with five homers, 13 doubles and 33 RBIs in 45 contests, while committing one error in 323 attempts Graduated with a degree in sociology on May 11 Went 2-for-10 in the NCAA Tournament, as he had two hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs in NU’s opener against Eastern Illinois on May 30 Missed three games following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on April 30, but returned to the lineup against ninth-ranked Texas A&M on May 9, going 0-for-6 with a pair of walks and an RBI in a 16-inning loss to the Aggies Reached safely in 19 of his last 20 games before the surgery, driving in 18 RBIs in that stretch Hit .454 (5-for-11) with a pair of homers and three runs scored at Baylor Went 3-for-7 against Creighton, including a 3-for-4 effort with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored on April 23 Went 2-for-8 against Kansas, but his two-run single in the seventh inning gave the Huskers a 7-6 win on April 18, his team-best fifth game-winning RBI of 2008 Was 3-for-11 with two doubles and four RBIs in the series loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State, going 2-for-4 with a double and matching his career high with four RBIs on April 13 Hit .273 with a homer, two RBIs and scored twice in the series sweep of Texas Tech, as he belted a solo homer in the opener on April 4 Led the Huskers in a series win at No. 13 Texas, hitting .417 (5-for-12) with four RBIs, three doubles and three runs scored against the Longhorns Delivered a walk-off two-run homer in the series opener against Oklahoma on March 21 Hit .579 (11-for-19) in five games with six runs scored, four doubles and four RBIs to earn Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors on March 17 Was 6-for-12 with three RBIs in a series sweep at Kansas State, driving in the go-ahead run with his ninth-inning sacrifice in the opener before picking up his first career four-hit day the following afternoon, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and scoring twice Matched his career high with three hits, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over South Dakota State on March 11 Recorded a pair of doubles and scored twice against Northern Colorado on March 10

2007: Corriston made an immediate impact on the Husker lineup, hitting .320 with five homers and 41 RBIs after transferring from Paris Junior College Served as the Huskers’ primary third baseman, making 42 starts at the position, while also making starts at four other positions (1B, SS, RF and DH) during the 2007 campaign Was the Huskers’ primary hitter in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and ranked among the team leaders in homers (second), RBIs (third), batting average (third), runs scored (33, third) and hits (66, third) Finished second on the squad with 19 multi-hit games and hit a team-best .349 with 17 RBIs in two-out situations Named to the NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament team, hitting .389 with four RBIs and three runs scored, tying his career high with a pair of three-hit games Went 3-for-5 with three RBIs in a win over No. 14 UC Riverside on June 3 before going 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a loss to No. 5 Arizona State later that day Batted .333 (3-for-9) with two runs scored at the Big 12 Tournament Hit .320 with three homers and 20 RBIs in conference action, as he finished eighth in the league in hits (36) in collecting All-Big 12 honors Led NU to a series win at Kansas, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with five runs scored, four RBIs and five stolen bases, including a 3-for-4 effort in the opener and a 2-for-4 night with three stolen bases and three runs scored on May 19 Was 3-for-15 in the series win over Baylor, matching his season high with three hits and scoring twice in a 10-4 victory on May 11 Saw time at shortstop in both games against No. 18 Coastal Carolina, going 2-for-6 with two runs scored Hit .400 (4-for-10) with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored in the series win at No. 23 Oklahoma, driving in a career-high four runs on April 15 Broke out of a 1-for-22 slump against No. 13 Oklahoma State in early April, hitting .455 with a homer and two RBIs, while scoring four times in a crucial series win Enjoyed a 3-for-4 afternoon with a homer and two runs scored in the series opener against the No. 13 Cowboys on April 6 Homered and scored twice in NU’s 5-3 win over Northern Colorado on March 27, as his fifth-inning round tripper broke a 3-all tie Was 6-for-13 in the series against Missouri, going 3-for-4 with an RBI in the opener on March 23 and 2-for-5 with a homer, double and three RBIs in the series finale two days later Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI against Western Illinois on March 21 Hit .500 (7-for-14) in the series at Texas Tech, highlighted by a 3-for-6 effort with two RBIs on March 16 Matched his then-career high with three RBIs in the series finale at Alabama on March 11 Drove in a pair of runs in NU’s win over Stetson on March 5 Went 2-for-3 with a homer and scored twice in an 8-7 win over No. 27 Florida Atlantic on Feb. 25 Made his debut for NU on Feb. 16 against New Mexico, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs Spent the summer playing for Coach Bob Steinkamp and the Beatrice Bruins, leading the squad to a 33-7 record and an appearance in the NBC World Series in Wichita Hit .397 with two homers and 16 RBIs in just 17 contests for the Bruins.

Paris Junior College/San Jacinto College/Paris High School: Corriston came to Nebraska from Paris Junior College, where he spent the 2006 campaign playing for Coach Deron Clark Led PJC to a school-record 35 wins and a runner-up finish in the Region XIV Conference in 2006 Earned first-team all-conference honors at second base, hitting .375 with six homers, 56 RBIs, 20 doubles and 15 stolen bases Took a medical redshirt in 2005 Began his junior college career at San Jacinto College, where he started at third base and hit .300 with five homers and 35 RBIs to help the Gators to a 41-22 record and a runner-up finish at the 2004 NJCAA World Series Played four sports (football, baseball, basketball and track) at Paris High School, totaling 11 varsity letters Started all four seasons on the diamond for Coach Ricky Wright, earning District 15-4A Player-of-the-Year honors while batting .460 with six homers in 2003 Named District 15-4A Offensive Player of the Year during a junior season where he hit .400 with five homers Looked at Northwestern State, Lamar and UT-San Antonio before choosing to become a Husker.

Personal: Born on Sept. 7, 1984, in Paris, Texas Parents are Howard and Beckie Corriston Has one sister (Crysta) Majors in sociology.

                                 Corriston, Craig
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2007....  .320   54-53    206   33   66   10    2    5   41   10   31    7-9
2008....  .277   45-42    155   29   43   13    0    5   33   11   36    5-6
TOTAL...  .302   99-95    361   62  109   23    2   10   74   21   67   12-15
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