|Hometown:||Broken Arrow, Okla.|
|Previous College:||Eastern Oklahoma State|
Appeared in 34 games as a senior, making three starts (Florida International twice, Wichita State) …. Batted .269 (7-26) with a triple and three RBI … owned a .441 on-base percentage … scored 15 runs, mostly as a pinch hitter … was 2-for-2 with an RBI at UCLA (March 19) … picked up stolen bases against Central Arkansas and North Dakota State (May 21) … had a triple in three at-bats in a start at Wichita State (May 18).
Played in nine contests with five starts before suffering a season-ending injury... batted .286 (4-for-14) and was leading the team with a .524 on-base percentage... went 2-for-2 in stolen bases... posted a hit, run and walk in ORU’s 2-1 win over Washington State at the Rice Classic on March 7.
Appeared in 39 contests while starting in five games for the Golden Eagles... batted .240 with a double and six RBI... posted a two-hit performance in ORU’s 13-10 victory at Pepperdine on March 16... batted in two runs at North Dakota State on April 5.
Arrives at ORU after spending two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma
State College in Wilburton, Okla. ... Struggled with an
injury for most of 2007 but still made an impact in the Mountaineers lineup ...
Hit .463 with 27 stolen bases in just 29 games played ... Scored 37 doubles while
hitting eight doubles, two home runs and posting 22 RBI ... Walked 17 times and
also reached base by being hit by pitch 15 times ... Earned Second-Team All Bi-State
Conference and was named best defensive centerfielder in the conference ... Hit
at a .342 clip in 52 games played in 2006 ... Led the squad with 44 runs scored,
walks (29) and 13 doubles ... Second on the team with 18 stolen bases and also
finished third in hits (52) and fifth with 24 RBI ... Named Second-Team All
Graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2005 ... Prepped
under Shannon Dobson and earned all-region and All-Tulsa Metro honors his
senior year ... Earned academic honors, being named on the National Honor Roll.
Full name is Justin Lee Mitchell ... Son of Rob and Brenda Mitchell
... Biomedical Engineering Major ... Born on March
17, 1987 in Norman, Okla. ... Chose ORU over Oklahoma State and Penn State.