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#15 Craig Corriston
Position: Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
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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