Crimson Tide limited to three hits by Tigers' starter Aaron Nola
Started all 63 games, appearing in the starting lineup at third base 62 times and left field once ... played all by eight of Alabama's 574 innings at third base ... led the team and finished ninth in the SEC with 48 runs scored ... also led the team with 32 walks and tied for the team lead with 10 hit by pitches ... finished his senior season with five home runs, 29 RBI and a triple ... tied for second on the team with 13 doubles ... tied for the team lead with 10 extra base hits (7 doubles, 3 home runs) during SEC play ... hit .236 with 15 RBI and 18 runs scored against conference foes ... hit .400 (4-for-10) in the NCAA Tournament, which included a 3-for-4, two-double game against Savannah State (6.1) ... was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored against No. 26 Troy on June 2 ... reached base in each game of the Vanderbilt series, finishing the series with a .412 on-base percentage ... stroked the lone grand slam of the season in the Tide's ninth-inning comeback bid at No. 1 Vanderbilt (5.16) ... led the Tide with five runs in the Missouri series with a hit in each game and blasted his fourth homer in the opening game of the series (5.10) ... erupted for a huge offensive night in the victory over No. 25 Troy (5.8), finishing 3-for-5 with his third home run of the year, a pair of singles, as well as a couple of runs scored and two RBI ... posted a single, a double, a RBI, and a run scored in the win over Mississippi Valley State (5.7) ... recorded a hit in each game of the Texas A&M series, including an RBI double in game two (4.27) ... drew a pair of walks and scored a run in the win over Southern Miss (4.24) ... in Saturday's game versus No. 2 LSU (4.20), hit a ninth inning no-doubt three-run home run over the left field wall to send the game into extras, and also added two runs scored ... reached base three times on a double, walk, and HBP and pitched in two runs scored versus UAB (4.16) ... recorded his 10th multi-hit game against No. 18 Mississippi (4.14) with a double and an RBI ... reached base five times against Alcorn State (4.10), notching a single, two walks, and two times hit by pitch, and added two runs scored and an RBI ... keyed the big offensive day for the day versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2), stroking his first home run of the season and adding a single and a run scored ... reached base in each game of the Auburn series, including a multi-hit performance in the series finale (3.30) ... hit .500 (5-for-10) in the Georgia series, with two hits in the opener and three in the finale ... recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season after going 3-for-4 in the series finale at Georgia ... had two singles and pitched in an RBI versus Jacksonville State (3.20) ... reached base three times at Samford (3.19), including a single and two HBP ... had two multi-hit games and a multi-RBI game in the series versus Tennessee ... reached base four of six times in the Sunday game (3.17), putting up a single, double, walk, HBP, two runs scored, and two RBI ... played a role in the Tide's win over Memphis (3.13), as one of his two walks set up a run scored on Overstreet's double ... had a career-high three hits in the opener at No. 5 Louisville (3.8), and pitched in a run scored and a stolen base ... had a walk and a run scored in the Capital City Classic against Auburn on March 5 ... had an RBI, three runs scored, reached base four times in the series finale versus Tulane (3.3), including a single, two walks, and a hit by pitch ... was productive against Samford (2.26), contributing a single, a walk, and a run scored ... had a strong game in the series opener against FAU (2.22), reaching on two singles, a walk, with a stolen base, a run scored, and an RBI ... hit a stand-up triple versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi (2.19).
JUNIOR (2012) Started in 40 of his 43 games played, all at second base ... hit .162 with 15 RBIs and two home runs ... had six multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... played in 20 of 30 SEC games, making 17 appearances in the starting line up during the conference season ... added his 15th RBI of the season in the second game of the series at South Carolina (April 27) ... posted his fourth double of the season versus Vanderbilt (April 22) ... was 4-for-10 (.400) with a double, a grand slam, four RBI and two runs scored in the Auburn series ... his second home run of the season was a grand slam in a 10-6 win in the series opener against No. 23 Auburn (April 6) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Louisville (March 10) ... went 2-for-4 with a double against East Carolina (March 9) ... had back-to-back three-RBI games against FAU and Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... finished the weekend series against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with five runs on four hits, one walk and one HBP ... hit a 3-run home run in the fifth inning of the third game against FAU (Feb. 19) during opening weekend, the first of his career and the first of the season by an Alabama player.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (2010-11) Was named All-Region and All-American at Meridian Community College in 2011 ... also garnered all-state honors in 2010 ... in his two seasons at MCC, he appeared in 85 games, with a .396 career batting average, with 21 home runs, 84 RBI and 96 runs scored ... also had 27 doubles, six triples and was 20-for-26 in stolen base opportunities ... hit .399 (77-for-193) in 2011 with 12 home runs, 48 RBI and 58 runs scored ... also had 19 doubles and four triples for a .725 slugging percentage, helping his team post a 33-21 overall record ... was 14-for-19 in stolen base attempts ... ranked 20th nationally in home runs in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ... as a freshman he hit .391 (45-115) with nine home runs, 36 RBI, eight doubles and 38 runs scored.
HIGH SCHOOL Prepped at Meridian High School where he was an All-State selection in 2008 and 2009 ... During his senior season in 2009, he posted a .511 average with 12 home runs and 41 RBI ... was named the Most Outstanding Player of his team in 2009 ... received the All-Star award in 2009.
PERSONAL Born Kenny Cortez Roberts on September 5, 1990, in Meridian, Miss. ... son of Kenny and Robin Roberts ... has a brother, Vedo and a sister, Chassidy ... majoring in marketing.