Kent State Awards & Honors
RIDER CHASING HISTORY
• 50 ASSISTS AWAY FROM BREAKING SCHOOL'S CAREER RECORD
(591 - CHRIS TREMBLAY, 2006-09)
• 2012 Team Co-Captain
• 2009 Second Team All-MAC
• 2009 All-MAC Tournament Team
• Ranks third on school's career records list with 541 assists.
• Letterwinner: 2009, '10, '11
Career Game Highs
At-bats: 6 (12 times, last time: Akron, 5/20/11)
Runs: 5 (at Ohio, 4/25/09)
Hits: 5 (twice, last time: at Wake Forest - DH Game 1, 2/27/10)
RBIs: 5 (Niagara - DH Game 1, 3/25/09)
Doubles: 3 (vs. Penn State, 3/21/10)
Triples: 1 (seven times, last time: Cleveland State, 5/16/11)
Home Runs: 1 (seven times, last time: Buffalo, 4/23/11)
Walks: 3 (at UNC Greensboro, 2/20/09)
Stolen Bases: 2 (twice, last time: at Eastern Michigan, 4/9/11)
2011 Junior Season Highlights
• Started all 62 games for Kent State at shortstop and joined senior outfielder Ben Klafczynski and junior third baseman Travis Shaw as the only Flashes to achieve the feat.
• Posted a .281 batting average, an on base percentage of .333 and a slugging percentage of .375 with 75 hits (second on the team), 41 runs (fifth on the team), 16 doubles (second on the team), career-high three triples (second on the team), a home run, matching career high of 46 RBIs and accumulating 100 total bases (fourth on the team.
• Posted 23 multi-hit games to rank second on the team.
• Compiled 181 assists, the fourth most in a single season in school history.
• Opened the campaign with a 15-game hitting streak (2/18 at Georgia Tech-3/18 at Houston).
• Led the team in the season opener at Georgia Tech (2/18) with two singles, an RBI and a run scored.
• Batted .476 and tied for the team lead with 10 hits, two doubles and a triple to go along with six RBIs in four games at the Johnny Gill Memorial Tournament in Rock Hill, S.C. Collected two singles, drove in a run and scored two more as Kent State rolled to a 12-2 victory vs. Wagner (2/25). Tallied three hits -- including a triple -- while posting two RBIs and three runs scored to help the Flashes blank host Winthrop (2/26), 13-0.
2010 Sophomore Season Highlights
• Started all 63 of the games he played in.
• Finished with a .344 batting average for the season, ranking fourth on the team.
• Collected a career-high 95 hits, ranking third on the team for the season, third in the conference, tied for 41st in the nation and third on the school's single-season records list.
• Set the school's single-season assists record with 199, leading the team in the category for the second consecutive season and finishing second in the conference.
• Ranked fourth on the team and in the conference with a career-high 21 doubles.
• Ranked as the 48th toughest player in the nation to strike out, averaging just 14.5 strikeouts.
• Recorded 34 multi-hit games, including a season-best five hits (four singles, one double) that matched his career high in the first game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest (2/27), an 11-5 win for the Flashes. Had at least three hits in a game eight times.
• Hit safely in 15 straight games spanning from 3/6 vs. Indiana when he tallied a single to 3/27 in game one of a doubleheader at Toledo when he posted a base hit. Had nine multi-hit games during the stretch, including a span of seven straight games (3/19 vs. Penn State to 3/26 vs. Toledo) with two or more hits.
• Went a combined 10-for-20 in four games of the Coca-Cola Classic (3/19-3/21) with four doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored as Kent State went 3-1. Had multiple hits in all four games, including a career-high three-double outing in a 10-5 triumph vs. Penn State (3/21).
• Totaled eight assists at Pittsburgh (4/20) in a 16-3 win for Kent State.
• Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in both NCAA Los Angeles Regional games at UCLA (6/4) and vs. UC Irvine (6/5).
• Competed for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League in summer ball action, recording a .248 batting average with 35 hits, six doubles, one home run, 16 RBIs and 19 runs scored.
2009 Freshman Season Highlights
• Led the team with a .353 batting average.
• Also paced the squad with 161 assists, ranking 10th on the school's single-season records list.
• Went 3-for-4 in the first game of a three-game sweep of Northern Illinois (4/3).
• Had a hit in all five at-bats at Ohio (4/25), including a double and his first collegiate home run. Also scored five runs and drove in three more.
• Hit his first career grand slam and scored three runs against Duquesne (4/29).
• Hit .207 with 28 hits in summer league action with the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plains League.
Prior to Kent State
• Played shortstop for Peters Township High School under Joe Maize.
• Helped the Indians to a WPIAL Class AAAA state championship in 2007.
• Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Section Team his sophomore and junior seasons. Was also named All-Region by the Post-Gazette.
• Batted .435 while driving in 31 runs and scoring 31 runs his junior season.
• Also was a member of the Steel City Wildcats, winning a league championship in 2007.
• Born May 5, 1990.
• Parents are Rosalind and Jim Rider. Sibling is Shelley.
• Father played baseball at Jacksonville University.