8 Jon Tackett
8 - Jon Tackett
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Previous College: Seminole State CC
Position: INF
B/T: R/R




About Tackett


Last season's third baseman returns for senior season ... has

added nearly 20 pounds in muscle and bulk to his frame ... solid glove and

strong arm at third ... also shows excellent footwork around the bag ...

expected to be a more physical player this season ... missed seven weeks with a

broken foot in 2004 but is healthy entering this season ... an on-field leader

... a fiery, hard-nosed player ... owns good power and is a solid all-round

hitter ... the coaching staff is expecting him to make more of an impact this

season after finishing last year strong.







2004 Highlights (Junior)


Finished the season strong after missing seven weeks with a

broken right foot ... enjoyed outstanding Mid-Con Tournament ... hit .462 (6-13)

with three doubles and three RBI in three games ... also excelled in NCAA

Regional play, hitting .333-0-2 with two doubles and a triple ... was 2-for-4

with a double and two RBI against Texas (6/5) ... batted .393-0-5 overall in 11

post-season games ... 2-for-4 against No. 12 Arkansas (4/27) ... enjoyed

season's best day at Centenary (4/24), batting 4-for-10 with an RBI in

doubleheader sweep ... returned form injury to start all three games at Arizona

State (4/8-10) ... batted 2-for-10 with five runs scored against the Sun Devils

... was 2-for-3 with an RBI in series finale vs. Western Illinois (4/17) ... was

4-for-11 with three RBI in season's first three games, starting each at second

base.







At Seminole State


Named All-Region II as a sophomore after hitting .418 with

four home runs and 40 RBI ... stole 13 bases in 15 attempts ... also named to

the Region II All-Tournament team ... batted .342 with six home runs and 48 RBI

as a freshman as Seminole won the regional title ... also had 16 doubles and

nine stolen bases ... Seminole was 91-27 in his two seasons.




High School


2001 graduate of Tulsa's Memorial High School ... named Tulsa

World 2000 Metro Player of the Year ... two-time all-conference selection ...

helped Memorial to the 2001 regional championship and a No. 4 state ranking.







Personal


Full name is Jonathan Andrew Tackett ... son of Jerry and Kim

Tackett ... brother, Marcus, signed with ORU last Fall ... Business

Administration major ... also recruited by Louisiana Tech and NC State ... born

April 23, 1983.