Tom Creighton

Tom Creighton

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Weldon, CA

High School:
KernValley HS

Last College:
Fresno State Univ

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
2B-OF

Birthdate:
10/21/1980

Experience:
TR

OREGON STATE: Begins his career at OSU this spring ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: “He’s been a pleasant surprise, and he’ll find a way to be in the lineup every day. He has the ability to play several positions. He brings us experience and leadership.”

FRESNO STATE: Started 3 years at the NCAA Division I school ... as a junior, batted .360 with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 11 RBIs, 4 stolen bases in 30 games ... as a sophomore, earned team’s Gold Glove and Most Inspirational Player awards; batted .279 with 1 homer, 3 triples, 9 doubles, 23 RBIs, 3 stolen bases in 60 games; CoSIDA Academic All-District ... as a freshman, earned team’s Most Inspirational Player and Rookie of the Year awards; batted .335 with 1 triple, 3 doubles, 26 RBIs, 8 stolen bases in 54 games; Co-Freshman of the Year in Western Athletic Conference, Freshman All-America honorable mention pick by Collegiate Baseball ... in 3 seasons, batted .318 with 2 homers, 4 triples, 15 doubles, 60 RBIs, 15 stolen bases ... Dean’s List.

KERN VALLEY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Mike Genthner ... Division V Southern Section Player of the Year ... also played basketball ... 4.2 GPA; graduated head of his class.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Agricultural Business; may go into farming ... born Oct. 21, 1980 in Bakersfield, Calif. ... parents, Dale and Debi Creighton; brothers, Matt (22), Jack (17); sisters, Sandy (28), Ali (26), Kandi (24) ... father played football for Cal Poly, Matt played baseball for Cal State-Fullerton, Stanford ... enjoys hunting, fishing, playing cards, piano ... top athletic thrill has been playing ball with his brothers this past summer ... favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan; favorite movie is The Natural; favorite TV show is Baseball Tonight; favorite actor is John Wayne; favorite book is The Bible; favorite group is AC/DC; favorite vehicle is 1965 Mustang; favorite food is beef; favorite restaurant is Tahoe Joe’s ... chose OSU for its baseball and Agriculture programs.

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