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Started 55 of the 57 games in which he played ...Hit .332 and led the squad with the 13 round-trippers and 62 RBI and ranked in the top four in batting average, hits (72), and doubles (16)... Garnered Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Year and Co-Newcomer of the Year honors...Also earned All-Conference first team accolades ... Earned Fayetteville Regional MOP honors after leading the Golden Eagles in advancing past the first round for the first time since 1978 ... Had 19 multiple-RBI games ... Started the season slowly but heated up midway through the season ... Had a home run and two RBI against Missouri Southern on Feb. 11 ... Hit a two-run homer against UC-Davis on March 3 ... Saw his batting average dip to .206 on March 26 but went 17-26in the next six games to bump it up to a.330 mark ... His batting average did not get below .329 for the rest of the year ... During that stretch he went 9-14, including a 5-for-5 game with two home runs and 3 RBI, in the three-game series against Bethune-Cookman (March 31-April 2) ... Named Mid-Con Player of the Week on April 3 ... Had at least two hits in 7 out of 8 straight games in the midst of a 12 game hit streak ... Belted a solo home run against regional rival Arkansas on May 2 ... Hit .500 (9-18) in a four-game set against Southern Utah ... Hit two home runs in each of the first games of the two-day double-header set ... Totaled nine RBI and seven runs scored and was named Mid-Con Player of the Week ... Led the Golden Eagles to their first Super Regional birth, going 5-13 against host team Arkansas (1-6, 1 RBI) and two games against Oklahoma State (4-7, 2 HR, 8 RBI) ... Rothford drove in all five runs with a home run and a pair of doubles to defeat OSU, 5-4, to advance to the regional championship ... Slugged a solo home run and added a run-producing single in the first game against Clemson in the Super Regional ... Solid defensively, recording 466 put-outs with 21 assists and only five errors for a fielding percentage of .990.
Spent last two seasons at Fresno City College in Fresno, Calif. ... named 1st-team All-Central Valley Conference in 2005 after hitting .369 with six home runs and 56 RBI in 43 games ... also laced 10 doubles to help record a .570 slugging percentage ... walked 36 times versus 34 strikeouts for a .487 on-base percentage ... helped lead FCC to
a runner-up finish at the 2005 state tournament ... drafted in the 31st round by Seattle in 2004 ... named Central Valley Conference Player of the Year and a first-team California Community College Baseball Coaches Association
All-American as a freshman in 2004 ... batted .369 with 11 home runs and 57 RBI in 39 games ... led the state of California in RBI ... had a .685 slugging percentage and a .450 on-base percentage ... helped lead Fresno to the NorCal championship and state Final Four.
2003 graduate of Bullard High in Fresno ... named all-league and league MVP ... batted . 400 with four home runs and 21 RBI as a senior ... also lettered in football.
Full name is Chad Tyler Rothford ... son of Jim and Brooke Rothford ... Recreation Administration major ... brother Ryan played at Missouri and Fresno State ... born April 27, 1985.