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David Kindred
David Kindred

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:
American Christian

Last College:
Shelton State CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
OF

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L-R



2011 SEASON RECAP: Saw action as the Tide's designated hitter ... appeared in 34 games during his senior season at UA ... hit .250 for the year with 10 doubles, seven runs and eight RBI.

SENIOR (2011): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Tallahassee Regional: Appeared in the final two games against Central Florida and Florida State, both times as a pinch hitter ... went 1-for-2 in his two at-bats. SEC Tournament: Was 0-for-1 in a pinch hitting role against Arkansas (5/27). South Carolina: Started game two of the series at DH ... went 0-for-4 in the game. LSU: Started game one of the series at DH ... went 1-for-4 at the dish. Mississippi State: Started game one of the series at DH ... went 0-for-4 in the start. Florida: Started games one and three at DH ... went 2-for-7 for the series. Samford: Started the game at DH, going 2-for-4 with one run and RBI on the night. Tennessee: Made one appearance for the weekend, starting game two of Saturday's twinbill at the DH spot ... went 1-for-3 in the game. MVSU: Started game one of the series (4/12) as the DH ... went 0-for-4 at the plate. Vanderbilt: Saw action in all three games, starting game three (4/10) at DH ... went 2-for-7 in the three games. Arkansas: Made one appearance as a pinch hitter in game three (4/3) ... was hit by a pitch in his lone plate appearance. USA: Came in as a pinch hitter, going 0-for-1 in his lone appearance at the plate. Kentucky: Appeared in game two (3/26) as a pinch hitter ... went 0-for-1 in his lone at-bat. Mississippi: Played in all three games, starting game two as the DH ... went 2-for-8 with one run on the weekend. Auburn (Riverwalk): Made his only start of the season at first base ... was 0-for-4 at the plate. EIU: Appeared in two games, starting the first game of the series ... had a pinch-hit single and remained in the game at 1B in the series finale ... ended the series 1-for-4 from the plate. Georgia (Coolray): Went 2-for-5 with two RBI from the DH spot. NWSU: Started all three games at DH ... went 2-for-11 with two runs and a walk. Southern Mississippi: Got the start at DH ... went 2-for-5 with a double. USA Classic: Played in the first two games of the weekend, starting both at DH ... went 3-for-9 with one RBI in those two starts. Alabama State: Made the start as the DH ... went 0-for-0 with three walks, a sac fly and an RBI while crossing the plate three times. Alcorn State: Played in three games, starting two at DH ... went 2-for-4 with one run and three RBI ... went 2-for-2 with two doubles, an RBI and was hit by a pitch in Sunday's game (2/20) ... went 0-for-1 with one RBI in his first game back since leaving the team with Hodgkin's lymphoma last season.

JUNIOR (2010): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... one of 14 first-time players to see action, including nine position players ... hit .314 (32-for-102) in 33 games (23 starts) with three home runs and 18 RBI ... collected 10 doubles and scored 18 runs ... recorded 11 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... hit .283 (17-for-60) in 19 SEC games (15 starts) with two home runs and eight RBI ... added five doubles and scored 10 runs ... hit .341 (29-for-85) with 14 runs scored, three home runs and 15 RBI in 21 games from April 6 to the end of the season ... had only eight at-bats prior to April 6 ... all 11 multi-hit games came after April 6 ... as a starter, Kindred hit .330 (30-for-91) with three home runs, 16 RBI and 16 runs in 23 starts ... the 23 starts came against UAB (April 6), Jacksonville State (April 7), Kentucky (April 11), Samford (April 13), SE Louisiana (April 14), LSU (April 16-17), Mississippi State (April 23-25), Mississippi Valley State (April 27), South Carolina (April 30-May 2), Florida (May 7/9), Samford (May 12), Mississippi (May 14/16/27), Tennessee (May 20-21) and Auburn (May 27)... earned his first career start (RF) at Alabama against UAB on April 6 ... had his season-high seven-game hitting streak snapped against Mississippi (May 14) ... during the streak (April 27-May 12), he hit .375 (12-for-32) with five runs scored, three doubles, one home run and three RBI ... hit .429 (6-for-14) at No. 3 South Carolina (April 30-May 2) with three runs scored, one home run and three RBI ... named Player of the Week by the UA coaching staff ... recorded career-high three hits in series finale on May 2, including a two-run home run in fourth inning ... was 2-for-5 with two doubles in win over Mississippi Valley State on April 27 ... hit .333 (3-for-9) against Mississippi State with one home run and two RBI ... batted .429 (3-for-7) at No. 6 LSU with two RBI ... delivered pinch-hit RBI single off Matty Ott to give Alabama a 4-3 eighth-inning lead at LSU on April 18 ... enjoyed the best game of his UA career at No. 23 SE Louisiana on April 14 going 2-for-4 with one home run and career-high four RBI in the 10-5 win ... collected two-run single in first inning and two-run inside the park home run in the fourth inning ... believed to be first player in school history to hit inside the park home run for his first career home run ... was UA's fourth inside the park home run since 1983 and first since Kent Matthes vs. Troy (Feb. 14, 2007) ... went 2-for-4 with one run scored against Samford on April 13 ... first career SEC start came in series finale at Kentucky (2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI) on April 11 ... collected RBI double in UA's five-run eighth inning as UA erased a 9-0 deficit for an 11-9 win ... earned back-to-back midweek starts against UAB and Jacksonville State on April 6-7 and went 4-for-8 with one double and three RBI ... was 2-for-4 with one run scored one double and two RBI in loss to UAB ... was 2-for-4 with one RBI in win at Jacksonville State ... went 1-for-2 with one run scored, one double and one RBI in the Tide's lopsided 25-1 win over Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 27 ... his sixth inning RBI double was his first hit and RBI for the Crimson Tide ... made his UA debut as a pinch-hitter (0-for-1) in game two of the South Alabama series in Mobile.

SOPHOMORE (2009 - Shelton State CC): Played in 47 games and made 38 starts for Shelton State ... was the Bucs second-leading hitter with a .382 (50-for-131) average with seven home runs and 46 RBI ... also added 39 runs scored and collected 13 doubles ... compiled a .471 on-base percentage and .641 slugging mark ... ranked 13th in the state in slugging percentage, 14th in RBI per game (0.979) and 18th in home runs ... had two four-hit games against Meridian Community College (April 7) and Northwest Shoals (April 24) ... also recorded four RBI against Alabama Southern (Feb. 7), Northwest Florida (Feb. 18) and Lawson State (April 4) ... his best game of the season came against Northwest Florida (Feb. 18), where he went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, three runs scored and nine total bases.

FRESHMAN (2008 - Mississippi): Played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... batted .222 (2-for-9) with two RBI ... made his collegiate debut against Minnesota on Feb. 23 and went 1-for-2 as pinch hitter and backup outfielder ... added pinch-hit, two-run single against Indiana State on March 1.

FRESHMAN (2007 - Mississippi): Kindred redshirted his first season at Mississippi and did not see action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A five-time letter winner at American Christian Academy under head coach Bart Smelley ... helped lead ACA to three state championships (2004, 2005, 2006) ... played on same high school team as former UA catcher Chris Smelley and former Tide pitcher Del Howell ... a three-time All-State selection at shortstop (2004, 2005, 2006) ... named to the Alabama Super 10 West Alabama Team in 2006 ... hit .450 for his career with 39 home runs, 158 RBI, 66 doubles and 226 runs scored ... his 66 doubles set the Alabama state record for a career ... his 226 runs scored in a career is second all-time in the state record book ... hit 20 home runs as a senior, tying for fifth in the state record book with Bo Jackson ... served as President of the National Honor Society and was Student Body President at American Christian Academy ... was on the "A" Honor Roll all four years of his high school career ... full name is David Kindred ... parents are Bryan and Claire Kindred ... has one sister, Anne Elise ... his father, Bryan, played baseball and Chattahoochee Valley Community College (1979-80) and Columbus State (1981-82) ... he is now the President and CEO of DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa ... his mother, Claire, was a cheerleader at South Alabama (1979-82).

     
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