College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 78 with Texas sophomore infielder Erich Weiss. The Brenham, Texas native attended Brenham High School where he was a two year letter winner at shortstop and second base. As a senior, he hit .470 and scored 50 runs, 39 RBI, 15 doubles, four triples and three home runs as he helped the team to the State Class 4-A baseball Championship. He was also named first-team All-District 18-4A and first-team All-State Class 4A by both the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Writers Association respectively.
Weiss stepped right into the Texas lineup as a freshman starting all 68 games. He led the Longhorns with a .348 batting average and 45 RBI while finishing second on the team with four homers. He was named the 2011 Big 12 Freshman of the Year (including All-Big 12 freshmen team) while being named to the All-Big 12 Team.
He played the summer of 2011 with the USA Collegiate National Team. He appeared in 12 games (10 starts) hitting .161 with two doubles and five RBI.