Shane Elenz
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Shane Elenz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smithville, Mo.

High School:
Smithville HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

At Missouri State: A dependable outfielder who appeared in 30 games a year ago, Shane Elenz is one of two seniors among the Bears' outfielders and could see time at both corner positions.

2006: Made 23 starts, including 20 in the outfield in his first season with the Bears ... Batted .250 with four home runs and 17 RBIs as well as scoring 16 runs ... Hit a double, homer, scored three times and drove in four runs against Arkansas State (3/10) ... Drove in three more runs the next day against ASU and also had three RBIs against Arkansas (4/4) ... Stole three bases in four attempts.

Background: Shane Elenz transferred to Missouri State after a successful junior college career at Maple Woods (Mo.) Community College ... Elenz batted .305 with 10 doubles, three triples and seven home runs as MWCC won the NJCAA Region 16 Championship for the third straight year and finished second in the South Central region ... Playing for the East Peoria Scappers of the Central Illinois Collegiate League during the summer of 2005, Elenz played in 45 games, hitting .335, including eight home runs and driving in 30 runs ... He was named to both the midseason and postseason all-star teams.

Personal: Shane Michael Elenz was born November 23, 1983, in Kansas City, Mo. ... He is the son of Steve Elenz and Nancy Warren and has two siblings, Chase and Madison ... Shane is an administrative management major at Missouri State.

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