Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#31 Michael Hoard
Position: Infield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 188
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Statistics | 2014

Arizona 2015
Appeared in 25 games in 2015 and started in 18 of them … Batted .264 over 53 at bats and finished with 10 RBI, a double and a triple … Had a .446 on base percentage during the season, which is a team-high of anyone on the team who had 50 at bats or more … Hoard had a knack for getting on base via the base on balls as he walked 18 times in 25 games … Went 2-4 on Mar. 14 against Utah … Put together a nice series against Stanford on the weekend of Mar. 20 when he went 4-8 with three RBI and a triple as a designated hitter … Hoard also walked three times on the series opener against Stanford … Went 1-3 with a double and an RBI against Arizona State on Apr. 11.


Summer 2014
Played for the Texas Marshals in the Texas Collegiate League … Batted .204 over 31 games … Hit three home runs, three doubles, a triple and drove in eight runs.

Arizona 2014
Played in 26 games with 19 starts, including 14 at designated hitter and five at first base … One of five players to homer on the season … Hitless in four combined at-bats over two starts against Abilene Christian (5/23-24) … Went 1-for-6 with a double and an RBI over two starts at California (5/16, 5/18) … Notched a hit in four at-bats with an RBI in lone start of Stanford series (5/9) … Drew a walk but was hitless in six at-bats over three games, including two starts, at Oregon (3/2-4) … Turned in a 2-for-3 effort, including a double and a walk, along with two RBI in only start of conference series against ASU (4/27) … Combined 1-for-5 at the plate in two games played against UCLA (4/11-12) … Delivered two RBI, doubled and walked twice in five plate appearances of non-conference game at ASU (4/9) … Tallied three-consecutive 1-for-3 efforts at the plate in three starts at Utah (4/4-6). Belted first career home run – a solo shot – in the opener … Hitless in three at-bats over two games of Oregon State series (3/29-30) … Went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in single game at ASU (3/26) … Struck out in only at-bat of Washington State series (3/15) … Notched an RBI in each game of a midweek series against Air Force (3/11-12), finishing the two games 2-for-6 with a double and a triple … Went 1-for-4 over two games played against UC Santa Barbara during the Hi Corbett Classic (3/8-9) … Hitless in three trips to plate in start against Seton Hall (3/2) … Collected first career hits in first career start during second game of doubleheader against Alcorn State (2/23) … Drew a walk in first career plate appearance during pinch-hit opportunity against Kent State (2/15).

High School

Earned three varsity letters under coach Danny Preable at Salpointe Catholic High School … A three-year varsity starter … Finished career with .448 batting average, 117 base hits, 118 runs batted in and 104 runs scored … Hit 25 home runs, 38 doubles and nine triples in three seasons … Named a 2013 Arizona Republic All-Arizona Honorable Mention honoree following senior season in which he hit .406 with six home runs and drew 35 walks … Rated No. 8 recruit in the state of Arizona by Perfect Game … 2013 American Family Insurance Preseason All-USA Arizona Baseball Team selection … Named to 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason West Region All-High School Senior 1st Team … Named a 2012 Louisville Slugger High School All-American … Garnered 2012 Arizona Interscholastic Association and MaxPreps Division II Player of the Year accolades … The 2012 All-Southern Arizona Player of the Year … Participated in 2012 Area Code games … As a sophomore, hit .483 with 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in … Also played football and basketball.

Graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz., in 2013 … Born in Tucson, Ariz., in 1994 … Son of Mark Hoard and Lynnette Barranco … Has one older brother, Matthew Hoard … Hobbies include golfing and snowboarding … Favorite professional sports teams include Arizona Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and Phoenix Suns … Aspires to be a sports psychologist after playing career … Rooms with teammate Austin Schnabel … Considers his brother the most inspirational person in his life … Is pursuing a degree in psychology.