Chris Murphy
    Chris Murphy

    Sewickley, Pa.

    High School:
    Fox Chapel

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 165

    Student Assistant Coach


    1st Year


    Austin Montgomery named MVC Player of the Week

    The junior outfielder drove in a career five runs in Sunday's game.

    Last updated on May 31, 2011

    2011 (Senior): Named the MVC Player of the Week on Feb. 21, 2011...Named to the University of Memphis Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team, March 6...Played and started in 56 games - 53 in center field and three as the designated hitter...Led team with a .300 batting average and 71 hits...Had 13 doubles, two triples a home run and 28 RBIs...Posted 21 multiple-hit games, which tied for the eighth-most in the MVC during the regular season...Scored 34 runs...Was hit by a pitch 10 times, which tied for the sixth-most in a single-season school history...Had seven multi-RBI games, including four against Nicholls State, Feb. 20, that tied his career-high for a single game...Had a career-high five hits in seven at-bats at Saint Louis, May 17, when he finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle...Finished his career ranked second in school history in at-bats (884), third in hit-by-pitch (31), tied for third in doubles (48), fourth in hits (260), seventh in runs scored (151), tied for seventh in games played (215) and eighth in total bases (343).

    2010 (Junior): Named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team as an outfielder...Started in all 53 games he played in and 52 of those starts were in center field...Hit .320 on the year and was second on the team with 72 hits and 16 doubles...Tied for the team lead with a pair of triples...Scored 47 runs and had 31 RBIs...Was second on the team with 23 multi-hit games and had three or more hits in six games...He had six multi-hit games to start the season and two or more hits in 10 of his first 16 games...Recorded 10 games with two or more runs driven in...Had a 10-game hitting streak from March 23-April 6 and hit safely in 23-of-25 games from March 23-May 2...Tied for fifth in the conference and led the team with nine sacrifice hits...Stole 11 bases on the year, which is the most by a Saluki since 2007...Was seventh in the conference with 262 plate appearances and eighth with 225 at-bats...Batted .451 in the last seven games of the season with nine RBIs and eight runs scored...Went 5-for-7 in the MVC Tournament with three RBIs...Set new career-highs with four hits and four runs scored in a win at UT Martin, March 23...Had two doubles against Northern Illinois, March 19, when he went 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored...Led of the May 22 game at Missouri State with a home run, which was the first time in his career that he's led off a game with a homer...His .993 fielding percentage was the highest of any Saluki in the field... Had seven outfield assist.

    2009 (Sophomore): Started 50 games in center field and played in 51 of 52 games on the year...Hit .273 as a sophomore with 56 hits, 12 doubles, four home runs and drove in 28 runs...His 34 runs scored tied for the second most on the team...Drew 13 walks, was hit by a pitch a team-high seven times and only struck out 22 times in 205 at-bats...Recorded 13 multiple-hit games, including a pair of three hit games (3/10 & 3/13)...Committed only one error in 135 chances and had a .992 fielding percentage...Posted five at-bats in 20 games and had a career-high four hits in a 5-4 win over Northern Iowa (3/21), where he drove in the tying run and scored the winning run. He fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in that game...Hit a three-run triple in a 9-5 win over Illinois State (4/24) and finished the game with a career-high four RBI...Was one of four players in 2009 with two triples...Had a season-high six-game hitting streak (3/6-13) and had a pair of five-game streaks...Set a new career-high with three runs scored in a 10-5 loss to Ball State (3/10)...Recorded two games with two walks and drew three walks against Missouri State (4/4), which tied for the most in a game on the year...Had four multiple-RBI games and his six sacrifice fly's tied for second in the MVC.

    2008 (Freshman): Started 52 of 55 games in center field...Hit .281 with 36 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, one home run and 24 RBI...Ranked third on the team in runs, hits (61) and walks (24)...Hit .392 (38-of-97) as the Dawgs' leadoff man...Committed only two errors in 154 chances...Started 21 of 23 conference games, where he hit .267 with 10 runs, three doubles and 10 RBI...Strung together an 11-game hitting streak (4/2-18), marking the third-longest on the team...Registered multiple-hits in four of his first five games of the season...Had a season-high three hits four times, with the last vs. Creighton (5/4)...Posted a season-high three RBI vs. Butler (3/10)...Had a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the ninth to beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4/4).

    Pre-SIU: Four-year starter at Fox Chapel High School...His .620 batting average as a senior ranked number one among 4A schools in western Pennsylvania...Hit 14 home runs in four years...Set school records in single-season batting average, career batting average (.446) and career RBI (111)...Three-year all-section coaches' selection...Two-time Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Tribune all-North Region all-star.

    Personal: Full name is Christopher M. Murphy...Majoring in industrial technology...Born March 6, 1989...Son of Michael & Elizabeth Murphy, and Dorothy Murphy.