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.

Personal
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.