University of Maryland Eastern Shore
2008: Started all 55 games in which he appeared ... Hit .218 in 188 at-bats ... Collected 41 hits (five doubles and one triple) ... Scored 23 runs and knocked in 31 more with three sacrifice flies ... Had 48 total bases, 26 walks and nine hit-by-pitches ... Amassed a .336 on-base percentage ... Was 2-for-4 stealing bases ... Had 10 multiple-hit games and tied for the team lead with five multiple-RBI games ... Knocked in four in one game on three occasions, the most on the team ... Had four RBIs at Temple (March 11) at Coppin State (March 23) and at home versus St. Peter's (March 26).
2007: Graduated with high honors ... Completed his Associate of Arts Degree ... Received first team all-region honors ... Honorary member of the Iowa Falls Rotary Club and member of "Who's Who in Junior College."
2006: Had 195 plate appearances with 19 hit-by-pitches as a freshman.
High School: Earned letters in baseball and football ... Was named all-district in 2004 as a member of the football team ... Won a state championship in baseball in 2003 ... Named to the honor roll all four years of high school.
Out Of The Park: Athletic goal for the season: Have a very strong batting season and gain 20 lbs. Hobbies outside of sports: Fishing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Best sports moment: Hitting three home runs against Northern Iowa C.C. while at Ellsworth. Person who has influenced me the most: My father because he has always given me the courage to follow my dream and has taught me everything I know about baseball.
Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1985 in Omaha, Neb. ... Son of Maribeth and Jim Hercinger ... Major is Criminal Justice.