2017 – REDSHIRT JUNIOR YEAR
Saw action in 57 games and made 54 starts in his first season on The Plains … led the team with eight home runs and ranked tied for second with 39 RBI … turned in a .258/.382/.448 slash line … ranked third on the team with a .282 average during SEC play … six of his home runs and 20 of his RBI came in conference action … hit seven of his home runs during a 14-game span … drove in multiple runs in each of his first two games as a Tiger … went 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBI, a double and home run vs Lipscomb (3/5) … drove in a season-high four runs at Samford (4/11) … went 2-for-3 with three runs, three RBI and a home run vs. Arkansas (4/21) … finished the series 5-for-10 with six runs, four RBI and two home runs … went 3-for-8 with five runs, six RBI and two home runs in a doubleheader at Mississippi State (4/29) … his performances against the Bulldogs started a 13-game hit streak, good for second longest on the season … reached base in a season high 23 straight games from Apr. 15-June 2 ... turned in a .982 fielding percentage at first base.
Played at Shelton State in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for coach Bobby Sprowl … Batted .411 with two homers and 64 RBI during his sophomore season in 2016 … Also scored 43 runs with 31 doubles … second team NJCAA All-American in 2016 … NJCAA Region 22 Player of the Year … All-Region 22 selection … ACCC North Division Player of the Year … Drove in 12 with 13 runs scored as a freshman in 2015 … Spent 2014 season at Mississippi State where he redshirted … Rated a top 50 first baseman in the country by national scouting service Perfect Game, as well as the second-best first base prospect in Alabama … Named 2013 Rawlings Honorable Mention Southeast Region
Prepped at Edgewood Academy in Elmore, Ala. …. Won a state championship in baseball all four years of high school, while being named ASWA/AISA 2012 Player of the Year in both football and baseball … Hit .433 with seven homers, driving in 63 runs on 52 hits to go along with a .519 on-base percentage … Owned a .541 average at the plate as a junior with six homers and 69 RBIs … Also had the greatest single-season of any quarterback in Alabama prep history in 2012, breaking the AHSAA and AISA record with 4,182 passing yards as the signal caller … As quarterback at Edgewood Academy, won three-straight AISA Class AA state championships and was victorious in his final 31 games … Earned all-state honors in baseball in 2012 and 2013 and football in 2011 and 2012 … High school teammate of fellow Tiger Cole Lipscomb
Full name is Merrill Dylan Ingram … Son of Phyllis and Merrill Ingram of Pike Road, Ala. … has one sister, Alyson … father played football at Jacksonville State … studying in the college of business