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Curt Courtwright
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Curt Courtwright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln Community HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
Infielder

B/T:
R/R

2009: Courtwright started 18 games and appeared in 32 as a junior, finishing the year with a .221 batting average, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored ... Had two hits and scored twice at Middle Tennessee (2/22) ... Hit a two-run homer at Evansville (4/26) ... Set a school record with 10 assists while going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored in a win at Creighton (5/10) ... Went 2-for-3 versus Indiana State (5/15) in a game that the Bears clinched the MVC title ... Had seven hits in his final eight games to raise his batting average 61 points ... Was perfect in the field in Valley play, logging 34 assists and six putouts without an error, and went his final 59 chances of the season without a fielding miscue.

2008: Courtwright made 38 starts at shortstop and appeared in 44 games despite being sidelined by illness for nearly a month from mid-April to mid-May ... Finished the year with a .174 average and 14 RBIs ... Notched two hits, an RBI and a run in the season opener at Dallas Baptist (2/22) ... Belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs versus Northern Colorado (3/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Creighton (3/21) ... Had two hits and scored three times at eighth-ranked Wichita State (4/5) ... Ranked second on the team with seven sacrifice hits.

2007: Played in 31 games and made eight starts on the left side of the infield ... Had four hits in 29 at bats, scored five runs and laid down three sacrifice bunts ... Scored the game-winning run against Arkansas-Little Rock (3/13) ... Went 2-for-3 and scored twice versus Saint Louis (3/28).

Background:
Courtwright was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Railsplitters of Lincoln (Ill.) coach Pat Hake and was on the honor roll throughout his time in high school ... Courtwright owns his school's career records for hits (145), doubles (29), triples (12), runs (134), walks (67), at bats (422) and stolen bases (86), and had set several of those records by the end of his junior season ... A three-time all-Central State 8 Conference selection and three-time team defensive MVP ... Also was a starter as a free safety and running back in football and as a point guard in basketball for Lincoln.

Personal: Curt Courtwright is the son of Todd and Mindy Courtwright ... Born September 4, 1987, in Springfield, Ill. ...Has three siblings, Craig and Katie Courtwright and Kelly Butterfield ... Public relations major at Missouri State.

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