2011 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Hit .197 (14-for-71) with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI ... Was the starting shortstop in 11 games (5-6), including the season opener, and made five starts at second (3-2) and one as the DH (0-1) ... Committed five errors in 82 chances (.939), playing three of the four infield positions (2B, SS, 3B) ... Was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored at #20 Troy (4/5) ... Was 3-for-8 (.375) with a pair of extra-base hits in the series loss to #1 Vanderbilt (4/1-3) ... Homered to lead off the third on Saturday (4/2) ... Went 2-for-5 (.400) with a run scored, playing in all three games at Mississippi State (3/25-27) ... Had a two-hit game in the 9-5 loss to Arizona State (3/12) .... Had his first multi-hit game in the 7-4 win over College of Charleston (3/5), driving in a career-high three RBI ... Big hit came in the second when he drove in two with a one-out single to put Auburn ahead, 3-1 ... Then singled in another run in the two-run fifth that gave Auburn a 7-1 lead ... Doubled and scored in the 9-4 win over Jacksonville State (2/20) ... Had a two-RBI game in the season-opening win over Arkansas State (2/18) when he singled in two runs in the four-run third.
Played for Russ Bayer at South Forsyth ... Drafted in the 18th round (No. 554) by Atlanta in the 2010 MLB Draft ... 2010 AFLAC, Under Armour, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American ... Hit .380 with 36 home runs and 80 RBI during his career ... Ranked 27th nationally by PGCrosschecker.com ... 2009 AFLAC and Under Armour All-American ... 2009 East Coast Pro Showcase and 2009 National Showcase participant ... Team USA and Area Code Games invitee ... All-county and all-region selection ... Helped lead South Forsyth to the 2009 5A Georgia State finals ... Set the school record with 16 home runs as a junior ... Also hit .387 with 16 doubles, 37 RBI and a .972 slugging percentage ... Hit .408 with nine home runs, eight doubles, 28 RBI and an .887 slugging percentage as a sophomore ... Also played for Kevin Baldwin and the East Cobb Braves where he won nine national titles over six years as a starter.
Zachary Ryan Alvord ... Born on Nov. 12, 1991 ... Son of John and Jan Alvord ... Has a brother, Chase (17) ... Both of his parents attended Auburn ... Uncle, Keith Green, played football at Auburn, lettering from 1968-70 ... Majoring in psychology.