Eric Cole - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#8 Eric Cole

OF | Jr | 5-11 | 195 | S/R | Southlake, Texas | Southlake Carroll HS

As a Sophomore (2017)
Played in 55 games with 51 starts in the outfield or as the designated hitter … Hit .282 with 58 hits, five home runs, 25 RBIs, and 19 walks … His 12 doubles were good for fourth-best on the team … Stole three bases, the third-highest on the team … Hit even better in SEC play with a .315 average, second-best on the team … Over 25 games against conference opponents, he slugged .435 and had nine extra-base hits with nine RBIs … Hit his first career home run, an inside-the-park home run, against Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 19), part of a 1-for-3 day with a career-high three runs scored … Finished the season with 15 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games … Notched his first four-hit game of his career, going 4-for-5 with a double against Georgia (April 14) … Went 2-for-4 with a career-high two doubles at No. 22 Texas A&M (May 19) … Had a career-long 12 game hit streak lasting through final three regular-season series, SEC Tournament, and start of NCAA Regional (May 6-June 2) … Hit .354 during stretch with four multi-hit games, eight runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, and eight RBIs … Hit .409 during the SEC Tournament, garnering the second-most hits (9), third-highest slugging percentage (.727), and third-most bases (16) on the team over the five-game span … His nine hits were the second-most among all players in the field … Drove in five runs at the conference tournament, four in the semifinals (vs. Florida) and finals (vs. LSU) … Went 7-for-21 (.300) in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional totaling two hits or more both games of the regional final against Missouri State (June 4-5) … His seven hits were the most among all players in the regional field … Had three of Arkansas’ five hits in the final game of the season, his fourth game with three hits or more.

As a Freshman (2016)
Played in 32 games and started 25 in the outfield … Started in right field on Opening Day … Batted .265 with 27 hits, 14 runs scored, seven RBI and 13 walks … One of five freshmen position players to receive significant playing time … Was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen bases … Had 10 hits in SEC play, batting .250 with one extra base hit … Opened the season with a four-game hitting streak, recording multiple hits in three of first four games … Went 7-for-13 (.538) during the aforementioned stretch against Central Michigan and Mississippi Valley State, scoring five times and walking four times … Recorded eight multi-hit games, including a three-hit game at No. 4 Mississippi State (May 21) … Three hits against the Bulldogs were a season-high … Drove in a season-high two runs during a 2-for-3 day at Missouri State (May 3) that included a triple and run scored.

Southlake Carroll High School
Played for head coach Larry Hughes … Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including a top 153 ranked outfielder … Ranked as the No. 95 prospect in the state of Texas and a top 20 outfielder in the state … As a senior, batted .395 with two homeruns, two triples and 20 RBI in half a season … As a junior, batted .419 with 13 triples and 35 RBI … Named Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 … Played summer ball for the Dallas Mustangs … Attended the 2013 Perfect Game South Underclass Showcase … Graduated with a 3.5 GPA and earned a partial academic scholarship … Also played football as a freshman … Most memorable athletic moment was beating Coppell in the playoffs as a senior.

Born on Jan. 17, 1997 … Son of Terry and Andrea Cole … Has one sister, Megan … Business major.