12 Chris Elder
12 Chris Elder
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Suisun City, Calif.
Previous College: Sacramento City College
Position: OF
B/T: L/R

Career Honors
2010 Second-Team All-Summit League
2010 Summit League Tournament MVP

2010 (RS-Junior)
Summit League Tournament MVP rebounded nicely after missing most of 2009 season with arm and shoulder injuries … also earned second-team All-Summit honors after hitting .426-3-18 in 23 games … started 46 games in left field and five as designated hitter … batted .331-11-59 in 58 games, including .391-7-24 in his last 21 games … one of five players with at least 10 home runs … excelled in the post-season, hitting .409-5-14 in six games … helped ORU to its 13th straight Summit League Tournament title with three home runs and eight RBI in three games … belted a pair of home runs in the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla. … drove in two or more runs 16 times in 58 games … ranked second on the squad with 35 walks, helping produce a .451 on-base percentage … 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI in a win at Southern Utah (April 16) … belted a pair of home runs – including a first-inning grand slam – and knocked in six runs in a 21-6 victory over South Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament … 2-for-5 with a double and solo home run in NCAA Regional opener against No. 11 Oklahoma … hit a team-best .446 (25-56) with runners in scoring position.

2009 (Junior)

Started the first six games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury against UT-San Antonio on March 1... went 4-for-16 (.250) in the six contests with two doubles, a home run and three RBI for a team-leading .563 slugging percentage.

Prior to ORU
Spent two seasons at Sacramento City CC... helped lead team to Big 8 championship and a final four appearance... batted .307 last season with 48 starts... led the team with five triples and ranked second on the squad with 46 RBI and 10 doubles... went 8-for-12 in stolen bases.

High School
2006 graduate of Armijo High School... member of the Armijo High Hall of Fame... received all-league and all-city honors... named the team MVP... hit a walk-off grand slam to beat rival high school... also played varsity football and junior varsity basketball.

Son of Melina Lewis... born on July 5, 1988, in Brooklyn, N.Y... majoring in recreation administration at ORU.