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    28 Billy O'Conner  
    Billy O'Conner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School:
    Elder

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    Catcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    FRESHMAN YEAR (2006)
    Saw action at catcher and on the mound ... started 28 times and appeared in 38 games as a backstop, while making four relief appearances on the mound ... drove in two and went 1-for-3 against Ball State (5/16) ... fired a 1-2-3 inning in the nightcap of a doubleheader vs. Illinois (5/14) ... 2-for-4 with one run scored at Penn State (4/28) ... allowed just one hit in one inning in his second career relief outing, vs. Ohio State (4/22) ... made his first appearance on the mound vs. Purdue (4/16), striking out a pair in one inning of work ... 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and his first career steal in a victory at Michigan State (4/1) ... collected his first career RBI in the team's first win at Indiana State (3/7) ... picked up his first collegiate hit in game two at Charlotte (2/25) after making his first career start the previous game ... doubled and scored a run in the series finale at Charlotte (2/26).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Starting catcher as a junior and senior for head coach Mark Thompson ... during the 2005 season, co-captained Elder to a 28-1 record, its best mark in school history and its 12th Division I state championship ... in the postseason, posted a .391 batting average as he earned second team GCL and honorable mention all-city honors for the second consecutive season ... as a junior in 2004, batted at a .375 clip with 10 RBIs, 12 runs and nine stolen bases ... in his senior season, increased production with 29 runs and 12 RBIs in addition to eight stolen bases ... played for the Cincinnati Weststars during the summer of 2005, hitting .372 over 28 games ... parents are Bill and Maureen O'Conner.

    Birthdate: Jan. 2, 1987
    Major: Business

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