Will be among the mix at third base and may also contribute in the outfield...made great strides offensively during parts of last season...transferred to SIU from Allen County Community College a year ago.
2005: Started 19 games at third base before finishing out the year as SIU's designated hitter...played in 45 games, including 40 starts between those two spots...hit .259 (38-for-147) with 24 runs, nine doubles, three home runs, 27 RBI and 15 walks...hit .283 with 15 hits, nine runs, three doubles, a homer and nine RBI in Valley games...homered in back-to-back games against Stetson, where he opened the year by hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three runs, a double, two home runs and five RBI on the three-game series (Feb. 11-13)...hit safely in five of his first six games of the season...also drove in two runs in three of his first four outings...was one of seven Salukis with multiple-hits in 10 or more games...ranked third on the team with nine multiple-RBI performances...had a six-game hitting streak from Apr. 22-30...knocked in a season-high three runs in consecutive games against Evansville (Apr. 24) and SE Missouri State (Apr. 27)...hit .500 (4-for-8) with a run scored, one double, three walks and three RBI in three games at the ConAgra Foods MVC Tournament (May 25-27).
Pre-SIU: Transfers to SIU from Allen County Community College, where he hit .365 with five home runs and a perfect 11-of-11 stolen bases a year ago...also led the Red Devils with 50 RBI and was named second-team all-Jayhawk Conference...prior to ACCC, attended Seaman High School, where he helped lead his team to a state championship as a sophomore...a two-time all-conference selection, he rounded out his prep career hitting .434, as his team finished second in the state his senior year.
Personal: Full name is Chris Ryan McCulloch...majors in Physical Education...born June 22, 1984...son of Marcia Benoit and Dan McCulloch...has two siblings, Kenny Benoit, and Michelle McCulloch.
Chris McCulloch's Career Statistics
|Friday, Feb 13|
|Baseball||Fort Worth, Texas||6:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 14|
|Baseball||Fort Worth, Texas||2:00 PM|
|Sunday, Feb 15|
|Baseball||Fort Worth, Texas||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Feb 18|
|Baseball||Clarksville, Tenn.||3:30 PM|