GENERAL: Lettered in football (halfback and cornerback)...coached by Brian Fischer in baseball. SOPHOMORE: was named honorable mention All-KingCo. JUNIOR: First team All-KingCo selection...team won Class 3A State Championship...lettered in football. SENIOR (2001-02): Batted a team-leading .491 and drove in 16 runs for team that went 13-8...named to the All-Eastside first team and to the All-State team as an outfielder.
FRESHMAN (2002-03): Enrolled in August...V-letter...Games - 55...Starts - 50...BA - team leading .341...All-Pacific-10 honorable mention pick...led the team in hits (73) and doubles (21, tied for eighth on WSU's single season list), second in at-bats (214), runs scored (40) and RBI (36), third in total bases (100) and fourth in slugging percentage (.467), putouts (104) and fielding percentage (.982)...had an eight-game hitting streak at the end of March against California, UC-Irvine, Gonzaga and Stanford, going 23-for-36 (.638)...in mid-April went 14-for-32 (.438) over a seven game span...closed out the season with hits in six straight-games, going 11-for-26 (.423) against USC and UCLA...among his best games were a 3-for-3 performance at Portland in late February, with three runs scored, two RBI, a walk, a double and a home run...was 4-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI against USC in the series opener in May...led the team with 21 multiple-hit games, including 11 games with two hits, six games with three hits and four games with four hits...second among Cougar hitters with 10 multiple-RBI games...drove home four runs with four hits against Sacramento State and had three RBI against LCSC and UCLA...drove home two runs in 10 different games...hit .327 against left handed pitchers and .346 against right handed pitchers...hit .327 with the bases empty, 1.000 when the bases were loaded (3-for-3), .375 with runners in scoring position and .362 with two outs...reached base .413 percent of the time when leading off an inning...success rate advancing runners .504 and success rate scoring runners from third with less than two outs .667 percent...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .385 (5/13), ASU .111 (1/9), California .167 (2/12), OSU .467 (7/15), Stanford .467 (7/15), UCLA .231 (3/13), USC .615 (8/13) Washington .273 (6/22)...his monthly hitting averages: February .310 (9/29), March .250 (15/60), April .373 (25/67), May .414 (24/58).
SOPHOMORE (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 55...Starts - 55...BA - .355...selected to the All-Pac-10 academic honorable mention team...also received All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition...won the battling title for a second straight year, finishing at .355 after going 3-for-4 in the season finale against California when he also drove home two runs and scored twice...had two eight-game hitting streak and two six-game streaks...in the late March and early April eight-game streak, went 15-for-33 (455)...during a six-game streak in early March, went 15-for-22 (.682) and had a pair of hits in five straight games...had an eight-game streak snapped at LCSC May 19...had hits in all but 12 of 55 games...against Washington, had four hits, drove home four runs, scored twice and hit his only two home runs of the season March 21...had five hits in the second of three games against Texas-Pan American...in recent Stanford series had a pair of hits in each of the last two game...at UCLA in the series opener collected two hits, drove home two runs and scored three times...had 21 games with two or more hits, including 5-for-6 against Texas-Pan American and 4-for-5 against Washington when he scored twice and drove home four runs with a pair of home runs...had11 games with two or more RBI, including four against Washington in the third game of the early-season series...WSU Rankings: BA/.355/1st, At-Bat/203/3rd, Runs/43/2nd, Hits/72/2nd, 2B/13/2nt-t, RBI/42/2nd, SLG%/.448/5th, BB/37/1st, OB%/.470/1st, SB/5/3rd-t, FLD%/.989/5th-t...Pac-10 Rankings: BA/9th, OB%/5th, BB/10th-t...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .400 (4-10), ASU .182 (2-11), California .444 (4-9), OSU .300 (3-10), Stanford .333 (4-12), UCLA .444 (4-9), USC .250 (3-12) Washington .360 (9-25)...his monthly hitting averages: February .417 (15-36), March .385 (20-52), April .254 (17-67), May .417 (20-48).
JUNIOR (2004-05): Games - 58...Starts - 58...BA - .322...made 54 starts in left field and four as a designated hitter...had 22 multiple-hit games, the most for any Cougar, and drove home more than one run in eight games...longest hitting streak six games, but failed to get a hit just 16 times in 52 games...among his best games was a 4-for-5 performance against Utah Valley State when he drove home four runs, scored three times and had a triple and a home run...had three hits in nine games...had three hits in three straight games against Hawaii and finished the series 10-for-17 (.535)...hit .404 the opening month of he season...hit 545 against Stanford, going 6-for-11...home runs against Portland, Utah Valley and Gonzaga. WSU Rankings: BA/.322/3rd, G/58/1st-t, GS/58/1st-t, AB/230/1st-t, R/39/2nd-t, H/74/1st, 2B/12/1st, RBI/32/3rd, TB/97/2nd, SLG%/.422/6th, BB/25/3rd/, HBP/13/3rd, K/18/8th-t, OB%/.418/3rd, SB/8/3rd, PO/81/6th, FLD%/.967/6th. Pac-10 Rankings: HBP/t-7th...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .200 (2-10), ASU .333 (4-12), California .200 (2-10), OSU .182 (2-11), Stanford .545 (6-11), UCLA .250 (3-12), USC .182 (2-11) Washington .154 (2-13)...his monthly hitting averages: February .404 (23-57), March .298 (17-57), April .333 (18-54), May .246 (14-57).
Career Notes: After three seasons ranks tenth in hits (215) and needs two doubles (45) to make the WSU Top 10 list.
Jay Michael Miller...born 08-11-83...parents are Mike and Jamie Miller...father played baseball at University of Montana...has one brother Jeff, also a member of the Cougar team...prep teammate of current WSU catcher Zach Franklin...hobbies include wakeboarding and playing basketball...interested in business major at WSU.
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