Aaron Meyer
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Aaron  Meyer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Millstadt, Ill.

High School:
Belleville West HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Infielder

05/29/2016

Bears Drop 12-Inning Heart-Breaker in MVC Championship

Dallas Baptist pulls out 4-3 victory to earn automatic NCAA berth in a drama-filled Valley title game

05/27/2016

Cheray, Fellow Seniors Lift Bears to Big Win at MVC Championship

Complete-game effort by Cheray, late rally sets up Saturday rematch with Bradley for spot in title game

05/25/2016

Bears Open MVC Championship Play With 12-4 Victory

Balanced MSU attack scores 11 two-out runs to take down host Indiana State

05/21/2016

Bears Sweep Redbirds to Extend Win Streak

MSU secures No. 7 seed in MVC Championship with fifth-straight victory

05/19/2016

Bears' Big Sixth Inning Keys 9-2 Win Over Redbirds

MSU wins third-straight game with six-run rally, clutch pitching effort that strands 19 ISU baserunners

03/26/2015

Aaron Meyer Postgame Interview (Kansas)

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.

Honors:
• 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)

2015: Meyer posted a career-best .298 batting mark in 39 games last spring...Made 21 starts, primarily as the Bears’ designated hitter...Batted .406 (13-for-32) with seven of his nine RBIs at Hammons Field; also thrived during league play, hitting .314 (11-for-35) in 14 games...Turned in a personal-best eight-game hit streak, Feb. 28-March 27, batting .524 (11-for-21) with six RBIs; reached base safely in 11 consecutive contests during the same stretch...Logged career-high three-hit efforts March 24 vs. Kansas and April 3 vs. Dallas Baptist...Went 5-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored over a two-game swing vs. KU and Jacksonville (March 27)...Torched DBU with a 7-for-14 performance during the Bears’ series win over the Patriots (April 2-4), reaching base safely in nine of his 16 plate appearances on the weekend...Notched his second multi-hit outing of the season vs. Kansas (April 15), going 2-for-3 with a run scored in the 3-0 MSU win...Recorded a hit and drove in a run vs. Wichita State (May 2) to help the Bears sweep the Shockers in a three-game home set...Drove in a run in MSU’s 14-1 NCAA Regional victory over Canisius (May 30).

2014: 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 Feb. 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.

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