Maroon scores five times in first, hangs on for 9-6 victory
Paulsen's three-run home highlights Game 1 victory for White club
Returning Bears competing in leagues from California to North Carolina
MSU uses big offensive day, strong start from Harris to set up Saturday night meeting with Iowa
Hall records fourth-straight double-digit strikeout effort, moves to third on Valley's single-season chart
Missouri State student-athlete Aaron Meyer speaks to the media following the Bears' 15-9 victory over Kansas in college baseball on Tuesday, March 24, at Hammons Field.
MSU Danny Cook Rookie of the Year Award (2014)
Coors MSU Player of the Week (March 24, 2014)
MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)
2014: Meyer appeared in 48 contests as a freshman, making 10 starts at second base and 22 more in the Bears' outfield...Batted .348 in Valley play, which was good for fifth overall in the conference...Named MSU's Danny Cook Rookie of the Year...Went 5-for-8 (.625) as a pinch hitter to lead the club...Batted .400 (4-for-10) in the Bears' season-opening series win over UCA (Feb. 14-16), including a 3-for-5 day in a 6-4 win in the middle game of the series...Came off the bench to deliver an RBI double in a 6-5 loss at UT Arlington (March 8)...Went 5-for-11 (.455) in MSU's three-game Valley series at Wichita State (March 21-23), including a pair of two-hit games...Doubled and scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning of the Bears' 4-3 win in the final game of the WSU series...Recorded a hit in seven of eight games, March 21-April 1, batting .360 (9-for-25) over the same stretch...Matched a season-best with a four-game hit streak April 23-May 3, logging hits in six of seven at-bats, capped by a 3-for-4 effort at Dallas Baptist...Sparked an eighth-inning rally against the MVC regular-season champ Evansville (May 17) with his second hit off the MSU bench--a leadoff double--that started a four-run rally that culminated in a 9-8 Bears' win...Scored a season-high two runs in MSU's 9-1 win over host Indiana State in an elimination game at the MVC Championship (May 21)...Turned in RBI singles in each of the Bears' final two games at the conference tourney against Dallas Baptist (May 23).
Background: A prep standout from Belleville (Ill.) West High School, Meyer hit .465 as a senior in leading the Maroons to a 21-13 overall record and a Southwestern Conference championship this past spring...Earned an all-state nod from the Illinois coaches after clubbing 10 doubles, driving in 16 runs and stealing 10 bases as a senior... Also started at shortstop for the Illinois team in the PNC Bank Showcase and picked up his second-straight all-metro squad selection...Picked up first-team all-conference and all-area honors after batting .324 with 10 doubles and 19 runs batted-in as a junior...Also lettered as a sophomore, hitting .375 in 11 varsity contests.
Personal: Aaron Matthew Meyer is the son of Lee and Cindy Meyer...Born February 14, 1995 in St. Louis, Mo...Father played baseball at Southern Illinois from 1984-88, and grandfather, Paul Meyer, played basketball at SEMO...Undecided on an academic major.