College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 67 with Oklahoma junior infielder Garrett Buechele. The Arlington TX native had an impressive career at Arlington Lamar High School where he won three letters. During his career, he had an impressive .421 batting average with eight homers and 65 RBIs while having a .430 batting average with 30 RBIs as a senior.
He spent the 2008 season as a part of the Oklahoma program but was redshirted for the season as he did not see any action. Garrett played the summer of 2008 in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association as he hit .270 with 14 RBI while playing in 34 games.
Buechele would participate in his first intercollegiate game in 2009 when he started all 63 games at third base. He ended up finishing second on the team with a .353 batting average while hitting four homers and driving in 40 runs. He was even better in conference play as he led the Big 12 with a .396 batting average. He became the first Oklahoma player to be named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after the season. He was also named second-team All-Big 12 while being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Garrett continued his strong start to his college career as a red-shirt sophomore as he led the team in all three triple crown categories with a .359 batting average, 17 homers, and 65 RBI. He was named a Second-Team All-American by Baseball America as he helped lead the Sooners to the 2010 College World Series.
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