Andy Jenkins

Andy Jenkins

Player Profile

Position:
Assistant Coach

09/20/2012

Darwin Barney Headlines Baseball Camp In Hawai'i

Barney played for the Beavers from 2005-07

08/30/2012

Former Beaver Andy Jenkins Named To Baseball Coaching Staff

Jenkins played for Oregon State from 2004-05

04/15/2012

Baseball Gameday: Beavers Go For Sunday Sweep

First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.

2nd Year
Catchers, Infielders

Former Oregon State infielder Andy Jenkins returns to Corvallis as an undergraduate assistant coach with the Beavers for the 2012 season.

In his first coaching season with the Beavers, Oregon State advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Regional and the club won 40 games for the fifth time in team history.

Jenkins helped work with the team's catchers and they excelled, throwing out better than 53 percent of runners attempting to steal, by far the best mark in the Pac-12 Conference. Jake Rodriguez, who was in his first full season behind the plate, was successful in throwing out 28-of-44 in stolen-base attempts against, which accounts for an impressive 64 percent.

Jenkins lettered for the Beavers in 2004 and 2005, helping guide the team to its first visit to the College World Series in more than 50 years his junior season.

Jenkins, a native of Salem, Ore., was also the most prolific Beaver offensively during the team's postseason run. He batted .459 - leading the team by more than 100 points - and tallied two home runs, two doubles and 13 RBI while slugging .784.

His .388 average as a senior in 2005 still stands as the ninth-best figure in team history. He also had 56 runs batted in that season, which led the club and stands as the 10th-best mark in a season in school history.

He ended his two-year Oregon State career having played in 98 games, batting .343 with 12 home runs, 15 doubles, 86 RBI and 41 walks while striking out just 44 in more than 340 at bats. His .343 career average is just shy of being in the top 10 for a career at Oregon State.

After his Oregon State career, Jenkins was selected in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Florida. He played six seasons in the Minor Leagues with Florida and Texas, reaching the Triple-A level in 2009 and 2010. His six-year career saw him tally 2,341 plate appearances and he batted .268 with 32 home runs, 116 doubles, eight triples and 277 RBI.

Jenkins came to Oregon State after a two-year career at Mt. Hood Community College where he batted .358 as a sophomore, and as a freshman, was named first-team all-league at catcher.

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