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Missouri State head coach Keith Guttin and student-athletes Blake Graham, Jake Burger and Matt Hall address the media following the fourth game of the NCAA Baseball Springfield Regional on Saturday, May 30, at Hammons Field.
• NCAA Springfield Regional All-Tournament Team (2015)
• MVC Player of the Week (March 2, 2015)
• Coors MSU Player of the Week (March 2, 2015)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)
2015: Graham emerged as a legitimate two-way threat for the Bears as a sophomore, starting 42 games and hitting .273 with four home runs and 31 RBIs while playing lock-down defense in right field…Recorded 10 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances…Logged hits in four straight games, Feb. 21-28, hitting .571 (8-for-14)…Came off the bench to reach safely in all three of his plate appearances vs. Little Rock (Feb. 21), going doubling and driving in a pair while walking twice in a 17-4 win...Came within a double of hitting for the cycle against UCA (Feb. 28), finishing the day with career highs of four hits, four runs scored and three RBIs to earn MVC Player of the Week and Coors MSU Player of the Week honors (March 2)…Had three hits in four at-bats, including a home run, to help the Bears claim a 3-2, series-clinching win over Wright State (March 7)…Registered a pair of mutli-hit games the week of March 23-29, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks vs. Kansas (March 24) and 3-for-6 with an RBI to kick off a three-game road sweep of Jacksonville (March 27)…Recorded at least one RBI in five straight games, March 24-31…Scored three times in a 7-5 win at Evansville (April 11) as part of a three-game Valley road sweep…Belted a solo shot — his career-best fourth homer of the year — and turned in a diving catch that earned ESPN SportsCenter top play honors in a 13-8 win over Missouri (April 28)…Drew at least one walk in seven straight games, May 1-10, and reached base safely in nine consecutive games overall, April 28-May 14…Named to the NCAA Springfield Regional’s All-Tournament team after batting .444 (4-for-9) with two RBIs and two runs scored to help the Bears sweep the field and advance to their second Division I Super Regional appearance…Drove in the tying runs with a two-out single in MSU’s 5-3 win over Iowa (May 30), following a 2-for-3 day against Canisius in the Bears’ NCAA opener the previous day…Had a hit in each of the Bears’ three Fayetteville Super Regional contests and drove in three of the clubs’ nine runs in the series against Arkansas (June 5-7).