Auburn went 4-1 to move to 31-20 overall, 11-16 SEC
With the win Auburn won its fourth SEC series of the season and moved to 31-20, 11-16 SEC.
Hit .325 with 11 doubles and nine home runs ... 43 RBI was fourth on the team and 47 runs scored with fifth-most ... Starting shortstop in 55 games ... Usually hit fifth (13-9) or sixth (15-6) in the lineup ... Had more RBI from the five spot in the lineup (16) than the sixth (15) but had a better average in the sixth spot (.351; 27-for-77) than in the five spot (.317; 26-for-82) ... Hit .300 in SEC play ... Hit a team-best .867 (13-for-15) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Hit .350 during the NCAA Regional with two doubles and a team-high three home runs, compiling a team-best .900 slugging percentage ... Home run against Clemson on June 7 represented Auburn's final run of the season ... Had a two-hit, three-run, three-RBI game in the 17-8 win over Southern Miss (6/6) in the losers bracket, homering in the second inning ... Had one hit in each of the three SEC Tournament games and finished the tournamend 3-for-13 (.231) with a run scored ... Had a 10-game hitting streak snapped in the final game of the regular season ... Was 18-for-41 (.439) during the 10 games (5/2-21), collecting multiple hits in the first six games of the streak ... Scored 15 runs during the 10 games ... Hit the first of back-to-back second-inning homers with Ryan Jenkins at South Alabama (5/11) ... Finished the night 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored ... Was 5-for-10 with a double, two homers, six RBI and five runs scored in the sweep of Mississippi State (5/7-9) ... Seventh-inning home run on Saturday (5/8) was the first of back-to-back shots with Dan Gamace in Auburn's six-run inning ... Drove in a career-high four RBI in the series-clinching 13-2 win at No. 7 Arkansas (5/2) with a pair of singles ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from April 6-17, getting two hits in four of the eight games ... Was 13-for-32 (.406) during the streak with four runs scored, four RBI, two doubles and a home run ... Was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, driving in two in the win over New Orleans (4/14) ... Scored the game-winning run on Justin Fradejas' safety squeeze bunt in the ninth of Sunday's series-clinching win over No. 3 LSU (4/11) ... Had doubled to lead off the inning ... Finished the series (4/9-11) 5-for-12 (.417) ... Hit a three-run home run in the third inning of the Capital City Classic (3/24), giving Auburn a lead it would not relinquish ... Had a four-hit game in the series opener at Georgia (3/19), scoring three times ... Was 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the opening game at No. 2 Arizona State (3/12) ... Missed the first seven games of the season after fracturing a finger on his right hand in the preseason ... Was on the Brooks Wallace Award (top collegiate shortstop) watch list to start the season.
2009 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Hit .286 with seven home runs ... 13 doubles was tied for second on the team while 35 RBI and .376 on base percentage were fifth ... Starting shortstop in all 56 games and was the only infielder to start every game ... Hit seventh or eighth in the lineup 34 times ... Hit four solo, one two-run and two three-run home runs on the season ... 17 multi-hit games on the season ... Was 2-for-2 with three walks and 3 RBI in the 8-6 win over Georgia Southern (5/12) ... Both hits were doubles ... Was 14-for-27 (.518) over a seven-game span from 4/26-5/9 with a double and eight runs scored ... Went a perfect 5-for-5 in the series finale at LSU (4/26) with five singles and also hit a home run in the series, his seventh ... Hit his sixth home run, a solo homer, vs. Samford (4/21) ... Hit a three-run home run in Auburn's five-run third at South Carolina on Saturday (4/18) as Auburn won in Columbia on a Saturday for the first time since 1997 ... Hit the first home run in Auburn's four-homer, five-run fifth in the 12-10 series-clinching win at Mississippi State (4/5), leading off the inning with a home run to center ... Raised his average from .125 at the end of February to .299 (174 points) before the Vanderbilt series (3/27-29), hitting .365 (23-for-63) with six doubles, two triples and three home runs, driving in 16 RBI and scoring 15 runs, both of which tied for second on the team in the month ... Went a team-best 6-for-12 against Arkansas (3/20-22) with two doubles and two runs scored ... Had a six-game hitting streak (3/17-24) in which he hit .400 (10-for-25) with two doubles and three RBI ... The last four games in the hitting streak were two-hit games ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from March 3-11 in which he hit .400 (12-for-30), collecting multi-hit games four times, including three straight (March 4-7) ... Also had 11 RBI during his hitting streak ... SEC Freshman of the Week on March 9 after hitting .435 (10-for-23) with six extra-base hits and a team-best tying 10 RBI ... His second home run of the week capped Auburn's four-homer first in an 11-2 win over Brown (3/6), giving him home run in back-to-back at bats after he homered in his final at bat against Davidson (3/4) ... Delivered the game-winning RBI in 10-9, extra-inning comeback win over Brown (3/8) ... Sprained his ankle in preseason practice but recovered enough to earn the opening-day start.
Played for Pete Post at Boone High School ... 2008 Orange County Player of the Year ... 2008 All-State (6A), All-Metro and All-County First Team ... 2008 UnderArmour Preseason All-American ... Hit .543 with 14 doubles and six home runs as a senior, driving in 30 ... Hit .462 with 32 runs scored and a .628 slugging percentage as a junior ... 2007 All-Metro Conference First Team ... 2007 Second Team All-County ... 2006 and 2007 Big Blue Bonanza High School All-Tournament Team ... Starting second baseman in the FHSAA Class 6A State Baseball Championships as a freshman, helping Boone to a runner-up finish ... Played summer ball for Chet Lemon's Juice ... Helped lead Juice to the UnderArmour Southeast Wood Bat Tournament Championship, the World Wood Bat Association Championship in East Cobb and the AAU National Championship in Florida ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Casey Robert McElroy ... Born on Dec. 28, 1989 ... Son of Gerald and Holly McElroy ... Has a sister, Alison (23) ... Majoring in mass communications with a minor in political science.