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2013: Massenberg appeared in 21 games as a junior, scoring seven runs while posting a .320 on-base percentage...Scored three runs and recorded his lone steal of the season with a single and three walks in the Bears Feb. 22 win over Alcorn State...Drove in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning March 10 vs. Northwestern...Singled and scored in MSU's 8-2 win at New Mexico (March 19).
2012: Enjoyed a breakout sophomore year, hitting .271 with three homers and 18 RBIs in 55 games, including 41 starts...Ranked second in the MVC and 34th nationally in triples (6)...Third on the club with a career-high eight steals...Tripled home two runs in MSU's first win of the season vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 18)...Singled, stole his first base of the season and scored two runs in the Bears' 4-2 victory over Texas Tech (Feb. 19)...Went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored March 2, at Northwestern State...Reached base safely in five-straight games, Feb. 29-March 6...Clubbed his first home run as a Bear March 6--a two-run shot--in the Bears' 5-2 win over Oklahoma State...Had two hits and an RBI in the Bears' win at SEMO (March 20)...Hit .333 (4-for-12) with an RBI, stolen base and two runs scored in four games, March 20-25...Went 2-for-5 with his MVC-leading fourth triple of the season in MSU's 9-8 win over Kansas (March 27)...Started two key MSU rallies in an eventual 8-4 win at Dallas Baptist (March 31), scoring twice and recording a career-best two stolen bases...Tripled and homered for the second time in 2012 in MSU's 10-6 loss at DBU (April 1)...Posted a career day April 4 vs. Arkansas State, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs, both personal bests as a Bear...Had two hits and two RBIs in the Bears' 12-2 win at Bradley (April 7)...Scored a career-high three runs with a 3-for-4 effort against Illinois State (April 13)... Homered and went 2-for-5 in a 4-3 loss to Missouri (April 25)...Doubled, tripled and walked twice in the Bears' 6-3 win over Kansas (May 6) and posted two hits and a run scored May 12 vs. Evansville...Hit .265 with three steals in 12 games with the Sedalia Bombers of the MINK League over the summer.
2011: Appeared in 29 games, including three starts in right field and one at each of the other two outfield spots as a freshman...Batted .229 with a double, five RBIs and seven runs scored in 35 at bats...Hit .381 when putting the ball in play and .385 as a pinch hitter...First career at-bat resulted in a single against Air Force (Feb. 18)...Scored two runs in a win at Illinois State (May 6)...Hit a two-run, pinch-hit double in the MVC Tournament against Creighton (May 27)...Played in the MINK League for the Sedalia Bombers over the summer, hitting .239 with 15 RBIs, 13 steals, 23 runs scored and 10 extra-base hits in 37 games.
Background: Massenberg was a four-year starting centerfielder for Lutheran North High in St. Louis...Had a spectacular senior season, setting school records for runs (42), extra-base hits (25) and walks (24)...Was a first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honoree, finishing his senior year with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and a .410 average...Holds Lutheran North's career records for runs, hits, homers, stolen bases, extra-base hits and walks...Named first-team all-conference as a junior and second-team after sophomore and freshman seasons.
Personal: Lawrence Clifton Massenberg is the son of Lawrence and Lisa Massenberg...Born September 30, 1992, in St. Louis, Mo...Majoring in general business at Missouri State.