Michael Turner - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#12 Michael Turner

C/INF | Grad. | 6-2 | L/R | 205 | Warren, Ohio | Champion HS / Kent State

Senior at Kent State (2021)
Played and started in 25 games (all 25 starts at catcher), slashing .337/.439/.640 with six homers and 22 runs batted in on the year … Scored 30 runs … Racked up 30 hits, including five doubles and two triples … Logged a 1.33 walk-to-strikeout ratio (16 BB/12 SO) … Totaled 57 bases … Stole five bases in six attempts.

Junior at Kent State (2020)
Played and started in all 14 games, seeing time at catcher, first and third base … Recorded a hit in 12 of 14 games played … Tied for third on the team with three extra-base hits in 14 games.

Sophomore at Kent State (2019)
» All-MAC First Team
» MAC Player of the Week (2x)

Turned in a .369 batting average with 22 runs scored, 52 hits, and 42 RBIs … Slugged .539 with 12 doubles and four home runs … Belted two grand slams (at Ohio April 27 and at Bowling Green May 10), each lifting the Flashes out of a deficit to go and win the game … In MAC play, ranked second in RBIs (32) and third in batting average (.391) … Led the MAC in sacrifice flies (5) … Drove in a team-high six RBIs in a win at Bowling Green May 10, including his second grand slam of the season … Recipient of the Olga A. Mural Endowed Baseball Scholarship.

Freshman at Kent State (2018)
Made 29 appearances with 22 starts … Hit .280 with a home run, a triple, and 2 doubles with 21 RBI … Had a season-high with a 3-for-5 performance against Belmont on Feb. 28 … Had 2 hits and 2 RBIs in the MAC Title game … Had 2 hits in his first career start at Sam Houston State on Feb. 16 … Had 7 multi-hit games.

High School
Lettered four years in baseball and basketball at Champion High School in Warren, Ohio … Team won the state tournament during senior season … Named All-League, All-Region, and All-State during senior season … Named District Player of the Year and also named Vindicator Athlete of the Year during senior season … Named All-League in baseball in all four years at Champion High School … Holds school records in career batting average and career RBI … Earned Chet Williams Baseball Endowment.

Father, Brian, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 1989 MLB Draft and played eight seasons of professional baseball.