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Dwight Childs
Dwight Childs


Elk Grove, Calif.

High School:
Elk Grove

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 188




Arizona Career Stats (PDF)

2007 Freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball

Arizona 2009
Returns as one of the leaders of a young baseball club ... Veteran player who is one of league's top defensive catchers ... Helped lead two of the top pitching staff's in program history in first two seasons ... Looks to improve offensive numbers in third season.

Arizona 2008
Season: Batted .193 with 19 runs scored and 15 RBI ... Appeared in 53 games and made 40 starts ... School-record 13 sacrifice bunts ... Committed only three errors on season ... Ann Arbor Regional (May 30 - June 1): Scored two runs and batted one run in against Eastern Michigan in Game 1. Added another RBI and two walks in Regional Championship game against Kentucky ... Stanford (May 17-19): Scored three runs and collected two RBI in three game series ... California (May 2-4): Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in first game of three-game series ... Washington State (April 18-20): Went 3-for-8 in the series with three RBI, including only triple of the season ... at New Mexico (April 15-16): Started first game of mid-week series and hit only home run of the season - a grand slam ... at Arizona State (March 18): Went 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBI in non-conference tilt ... Whataburger Classic (March 7-9): Collected two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in three games ... Sacramento State (Feb. 29-March 2): Started two games and scored a run in each ... at Georgia (Feb. 22-24): Played in all three games of season-opening series and made two starts.

Arizona 2007
Season: Batted .232 with 20 runs scored, seven doubles and 23 RBI ... Washington (May 18-20): Hit .500 (6 for 12) with a double, four RBI and three runs scored ... Liberty (May 4-6): Batted .214 (3 for 14) with a double and two runs scored in three games ... at Stanford (April 13-15): Went 3 for 9 (.333) with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in the series ... Cal (April 5-7): Tied hit career-high with a three-hit game in the series finale ... Finished the series 3 for 11 (.273) with an RBI and a run scored ... No. 2 Oregon State (March 30-April 1): Went just 1 for 9 (.111) at the plate, but drove in the game-winning run with a two-out, two run single in the fifth in the series opener ... vs. No. 10 Arizona State (March 28): Went 1 for 4 with two RBI in the Challenge at Chase ... Northern Colorado (March 24-25): Appeared in all three games, making two starts ... Went 3 for 7 (.429) at the plate with one RBI and a run scored ... at Hawaii (March 9-11): Started all three games behind the plate ... Scored the go-ahead run in the eight inning in Sunday's 3-1 victory ... Eastern Michigan (March 2-4): Started two games and went 2 for 5 (.400) at the plate ... at UNLV (Feb. 23-25): Led all players with .429 average (3 for 7) and hit a double and triple. Finished the series with two RBI and a run scored ... at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 16-18): Drove in a run on a sac fly in Arizona's 2-1 win on Friday ... New Mexico (Feb. 9-11): Went 1 for 5 with a RBI and run scored in two starts ... Utah Valley State (Feb. 6-7): Started one game behind the plate, finished 0 for 2, but also drew two walks ... Gonzaga (Feb. 2-4): Batted .556 (5 for 9) with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in two games ... Singled in his first career AB.

High School
Graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif., in 2006 ... Earned four varsity letters in baseball for head coach Jeff Carlson ... Three-time team captain ... 2006 All-America recognition ... All-state, all-metro and all league his senior season ... Also earned two varsity letters as a wide receiver/safety for the football team.

Summer Leagues
Member of the 2005 USA Baseball Junior National Team that won a silver medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Villahermosa, Mexico.

Full name: Dwight Matthew Childs ... Born: 7/23/88 in Carmichael, Calif. ... Son of Craig and Kim Childs ... Father is an Arizona alum, mother graduated from American River ... Has one younger brother, Cameron ... Is majoring in psychology.