Jeff

Christy

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#16

Catcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southeast
Other College: Barton County CC
Alma Mater: Nebraska
Graduating Year: 2007

Bio

Honors & Awards
2002 MLB 49th-round Draft Pick (LA Dodgers)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Fall 2005)

2006 Outlook: One of just four seniors on the 2006 squad, catcher Jeff Christy returns after manning the catching spot a year ago Made a school-record 64 starts behind the plate, throwing out 46 percent of base runners and handling a staff that finished second nationally in ERA Considered by the coaches as one of the best defensive catchers in the Big 12 Played with the Santa Barbara Foresters and Coach Bill Pintard over the summer, helping the team to a 51-10 record and a runner-up finish at the NBC World Series Retooled his body in the offseason, dropping almost 10 percent of body fat and adding muscle Has become a more vocal leader and has gained the confidence of the coaches and the pitchers Is a fundamentally sound offensive player who handles the bat well Has the potential to be more of an offensive threat in 2006.

2005: One of the unsung heroes of Nebraska’s CWS run, Christy was a workhorse for the Huskers behind the plate Set a school record with 64 starts behind the plate, hitting .236 with a homer and 32 RBIs Finished third in the Big 12 and 48th nationally with a team-high 12 sacrifices Was a solid clutch performer, hitting .294 with runners in scoring position Handled a pitching staff that was second nationally in ERA and posted its lowest single-season ERA since 1969   Threw out 46 percent (24 of 52) of opposing base runners, including eight of 11 in the NCAA Tournament Hit .293 with a homer and six RBIs in starting all 13 postseason contests, including .277 (3-for-11) with two RBIs at the CWS Had two hits off of Miami first-rounder Cesar Carrillo, including a key eighth-inning double, while also throwing out both runners in the Super Regional opener Sparked NU’s regional sweep by going 4-for-10 with a homer and two RBIs, while throwing out 4-of-5 base runners Went 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored in NU’s 8-6 win over Illinois-Chicago on June 3 Hit .220 in the Big 12 Tournament, but keyed NU’s win over Oklahoma on May 26 with two hits, including an RBI bunt single that gave NU a 4-3 lead Started 26 of 27 Big 12 games, hitting .163 with 12 RBIs Went 2-for-8 with a pair of walks in the series sweep of Kansas State Was 1-for-6 at Texas Tech, but also drew six walks in the three-game series Matched his season high with two RBIs vs. No. 17 Missouri on May 7 Enjoyed his best Big 12 series of the year at Oklahoma, going 3-for-9 with three RBIs while throwing out four base runners Tied season highs in hits (two) and RBIs (two) in a win over the Sooners on April 29 Sparked NU’s rally over No. 8 Baylor on April 24 with a key two-run double in the fourth, helping the Huskers overcome a 3-0 deficit Snapped out of slump by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against North Dakota State on April 13 Enjoyed one of his best games of the season on March 29 against Creighton, going 1-for-1 with a double, while setting season highs in walks (three) and runs scored (four) in a 10-2 win Went 2-for-10 against Kansas with two sacrifices and an RBI double in the series finale Hit .500 (4-for-8) with two walks and four runs scored in a sweep of Seton Hall Recorded his first multi-hit game vs. SDSU on March 12, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a stolen base and a sacrifice in the series finale against South Dakota State on March 13.

Barton County Community College/Lincoln Southeast High School: Christy spent two seasons at Barton County Community College playing for Coach Mike Warren Was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after hitting .390 with six homers, 26 doubles, 45 RBIs and 46 runs scored Threw out nearly 40 percent of would-be base runners and committed one error in 375 chances in helping BCCC to a 37-18 record and a second-place conference finish in 2004 Hit .333 with five homers and 34 RBIs, while being tabbed an honorable-mention All-Jayhawk West pick as a freshman Was a 49th-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft after a decorated career at Lincoln Southeast High School for Coach Randy Brolhorst Garnered first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, posting a .430 average with four homers and 41 RBIs Named to the honor roll all four years at LSE and was an academic all-state honoree as a senior Also played two years of football, helping the Knights to a Class A state title in 2000 Selected Nebraska over Kentucky and was also contacted by Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas Tech.

Personal: Born on April 13, 1984, in Lincoln, Neb. Parents are Richard and June Christy Has one brother (Phil) and three sisters (Jill, Alison and Rachel) Was one of the Christy Quads, the second documented case of quadruplets in the state of Nebraska Majors in accounting.

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2005....  .236   67-64    191   32   45    5    0    1   32   33   36    4-7
TOTAL...  .236   67-64    191   32   45    5    0    1   32   33   36    4-7


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