A solid backstop, Cody Trotter saw limited action this fall while he recovered surgery last April ... he should be back in the mix for spring training as the season draws closer ... he hit .342 (13-for-38) with three home runs and 11 RBI before his injury ... always provided a spark of the bench and had the knack for the clutch hit ...played two years at Itawamba Community College for Coach Rick Collier ... played in 78 career games behind the plate ... posted .293 (63 for 215) batting average with four home runs and 38 RBI ... led team to back-to-back appearances in Region XXIII Tournament in Poplarville, Miss.
An excellent defensive catcher ... played in 12 games, with nine starts at catcher ... 0-for-5 in last two SEC starts ... made UA debut as starting catcher against Nicholls State on Feb. 24 ... went 1-for-4 in debut with one RBI and threw out one base runner ... recorded 11 putouts behind the plate ... slammed pinch-hit home run in UA's 20-4 win over UIC on Feb. 28 ... played in two games at Whataburger College Classic, where he batted .500 (3-for-6) with three RBI ... contributed pinch-hit, RBI single against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... added two-run single in 14-1 win over Texas Pan American on March 6 ... recorded four straight multi-hit games from March 6-15 ... went 2-for-3 with solo home run against Samford on March 11 ... earned two starts against Georgia on March 14-15, where he was 4-for-8 with one home run and two RBI ... slugged first career SEC home run against Georgia on March 14 ... had two hits and two RBI in win over Troy on April 7 ... Trotter played in two games against Cuba and was the starting catcher in game two on Dec. 17 ... he had eight total putouts behind the plate.
SOPHOMORE (2008 - Itawamba CC):
Played in 47 games in his second season at Itawamba Community College for Coach Rick Collier ... led team to a 36-13 overall record and berth in the 2008 Region XXIII Tournament ... batted .317 (45 for 145) with four home runs and 27 RBI ... also added 11 doubles ... had two-hit games against Copiah-Lincoln (March 13), Mississippi Delta (April 6) and Northeast Jones Community College (April 19) ... slugged two-run home run against Pearl River in state tournament (May 2) ... had two doubles and two RBI against Pearl River in Region XXIII Tournament on May 16.
FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):
Appeared in 31 games as a rookie ... led team to 38-17 overall record and berth in Region XXIII Tournament ... batted .243 (17 for 70) with one double and 11 RBI ... named to the Dean's List following his freshman season.
A 2006 graduate of Itawamba High School ... a three-year starter for Coach Brian Long ... led team to three straight division championships (2004, 2005 and 2006) ... first-team All-Region selection in 2005 and 2006 ... earned Captain Award following his senior season ... earned MVP honor following junior and senior years ... earned Hustle Award in 2004 ... played in the 2006 Mississippi High School All-Star Game ... also played in the 2006 Northeast Mississippi Baseball Coaches Association (NEMBCAA) All-Star Game ... represented the state of Mississippi in the 2006 Junior Sun Belt Classic in McAlester, Okla. ... also a receiver on the football team.
Full name is William Cody Trotter ... son of Billy and Trisha Trotter ... has two sisters, Maggie and Heather ... his father, Billy, played football and ran track at Itawamba CC.