#33 Grant Koch

C | Jr | 6-0 | R/R | 206 | Fayetteville, Ark./Fayetteville HS

As a Sophomore (2017)
>>> All-SEC First Team

Appeared in 63 games, all starts, and hit .264 with a career-best 13 home runs and 42 RBIs His home run total was seventh-most in the conference, most among catchers and most by a Razorback catcher in the Dave Van Horn era … Also hit 14 doubles and one triple with a .498 slugging percentage … Totaled a .358 on-base percentage coupled with 33 walks, two hit by pitches and one stolen base … Caught 16 base stealers in 24 attempts (.600), good for third in the SEC … Hit .270 in conference play with seven home runs and 15 RBIs … His seven home runs were also a top-10 total in the league … Finished the season with 15 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games … His 11 multi-RBI games were good for third on the team … Had a great 12-game stretch to begin the season as he racked up a .358 average with 18 hits, 18 RBIs, and five home runs, which was the best offensive start to a season by a Razorback catcher since Brady Toops in 2004 … Had two four-RBI games during run (vs. Bryant – Feb. 24; vs. Nebraska – March 4), both career-highs … Had a career-high four hits on Feb. 26 against Bryant, his only four-hit game of the season … Against Nebraska, he went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and his first career grand slam … Hit a home run in back-to-back games against Vanderbilt (May 13-14), one of five Razorbacks to achieve the feat during the season … Had two hits in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, both coming in elimination games (vs. Oral Roberts – June 4; vs. Missouri State – June 4) … Named to 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2016)
Appeared in 29 games and made 21 starts at catcher (13) and as the designated hitter (8) … Hit .276 with five doubles, one triple and two home runs … Added 14 RBI to his offensive line, which was the most among all Razorback freshmen … Slugged .447 and had a .382 on-base percentage coupled with 11 walks and only 19 strikeouts … His strikeout total was the lowest among all Arkansas batters with 50 or more at-bats … Three of his nine hits in SEC play went for doubles and he also added one home run in league play … First career start came against Central Michigan (Feb. 20) … Set a season-high with three hits and four RBI against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 23), highlighted by a double and triple … Threw out 11 potential base stealers, which led all freshmen catchers in the SEC … Totaled four multi-RBI games, including a three-RBI performance against No. 2 Florida (April 14), delivering a three-run pinch-hit home run … Recorded seven multi-hit performances … Played for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain Summer Baseball League … Named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Fayetteville High School
Played for head coach Vance Arnold … Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including the No. 77 catcher in the country … Ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Arkansas and the top catcher in the state … Hit .352 during the 2014 season with 12 doubles, four home runs, 27 runs batted in and 16 runs scored … Named to the All-NWA Media Team and the Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 … Played summer ball for the Fayetteville Bulldogs-Pagnozzi … Played in the 7A State Championship game at Baum Stadium last spring … Had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school with distinguished honors … Member of the National Honor Society … Most memorable athletic moment was winning the state championship as a sophomore with his best friends who he had played with for years.

Born on Feb. 5, 1997 … Son of Tim and Courtney Koch … Has one sister, Anna … Kinesiology major.