At Missouri State: Dallas Hord enters the 2009 season as the team's top catcher and possesses exceptional arm strength that helped him throw out 14 runners a year ago.
2008: Hord started roughly half (28) of the team's games at catcher and got in to 38 total, finishing the season with a .214 batting average, four homers, 21 RBIs and 16 walks ... Threw out 40-percent of attempting base stealers and picked off six more ... Was 3-for-4 with his first career home run at Central Arkansas (2/29) ... Had a seven-game hitting streak (3/9-3/23) during which he drove in 13 runs, including an RBI in six straight contests ... Had two hits and two RBIs against Iowa (3/9) ... Slugged a three-run homer versus Kansas (3/12) ... Homered again against Creighton (3/21) and finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs ... Was 3-for-4 in steal attempts and had a .328 on-base percentage ... Played for the Chillicothe Mudcats of the MINK League in summer ball, hitting .333 with six doubles and six triples in 33 games.
2007: Saw action in 16 games with eight starts at catcher ... Hit .200 with three runs and three RBIs and was a perfect 4-for-4 on the base paths ... Threw out 31 percent of stolen base attempts and picked off two more baserunners ... Drove in his first career run at Arkansas State (3/21) ... Collected his first career hit and scored against UNI (3/25) ... Stole two bases and scored twice versus Southeast Missouri State (4/4) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against No. 9 Arkansas (4/18).
Background: Hord hit .495 as a senior, piling up 50 hits in just 24 games to earn all-state honors and the conference player of the year nod ... Played for an Ozark High School team which won a state title his sophomore season when he was an all-conference and all-district selection ...Added all-Ozarks and all-state laurels as a junior for coach Mike Essick after hitting .416 and allowing only one opposing base runner to steal against him during the season ... Hord also was a point guard in basketball, a goalkeeper in soccer and a punter and kicker in football.
Personal: Dallas James Hord was born November 25, 1987, to Karl and Stacy Hord in Springfield, Mo. ... He has two brothers, Dalton and Dylan ... Majoring in psychology.