To say that Trey Hair transferred into Evansville from Fort Scott Community College and had a huge impact in his first season would be a massive understatement.
He had a .340/.435/.591 slash line with 20 doubles, ten home runs, and 42 RBI. His batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage were all good for second on the team, his doubles total was five more than that of any other player on the team, his ten homers were good for a tie for the team lead, and his 42 RBI paced the squad. He also led the team in hits with 73, runs scored with 41, and total bases with 127.
That production wasn’t a huge surprise given what he did as a sophomore at Fort Scott, one season after transferring from Missouri State, where he played as a freshman. There, he hit .423 on the season with 40 RBI and 17 stolen bases for good measure.
Coming into the 2017 season, he’s understandably garnering some accolades, as he was recently named a preseason Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, and the Purple Aces will need him to play up to that billing, as three of the team’s top four hitters, Boomer Synek, Josh Jyawook, and Jonathan Ramon, are gone.
You don’t always know what you are going to get from JUCO transfers right away, but Evansville seems to have hit the jackpot with Trey Hair, and they’re going to be leaning on him to take yet another big step during the 2017 season.