2012 - JUNIOR YEAR
Hit .256 in 26 games (six starts) ... Had 10 hits on the year, three of which went for extra bases (one double, two home runs) ... Hit .438 in SEC games ... Seven of his 10 hits on the year came against SEC pitching ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) against left-handed pitchers and .185 (5-for-27) against right-handed pitching ... Led the team with 15 pinch-hit appearances (2-for-15, .133) ... Was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Sunday against South Carolina (4/22), both of which were career highs ... Homered over the 410 sign in left-center after entering the game as a defensive substitution in the 15-4 loss at No. 8 Arizona (2/25) ... Homered for his first career hit ... Came in a pinch hit appearance in the 22-0 win over Alcorn State on 2/21 ... It was a two-run shot.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (Northwest Shoals CC)
Played for David Langston at Northwest Shoals CC ... Finished his JUCO career with 15 home runs and 84 RBI ... Hit .361 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI as a sophomore ... 2011 ACCC All-Tournament Team ... 2011 Second Team All-Northern League catcher.
Played for Adam Mosely at Grissom HS ... Two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State team (2008 and 2009) ... 2009 Alabama North-South All-Star and ABCA All-Star ... Co-captain as a senior ... 2008 All-Metro Player of the Year ... Also played basketball for three years ... Named JV MVP as a sophomore.
Kody W. Ortman ... Son of Julie Oswell and Russ Ortman ... Has four siblings: Ashley Oswell (24), Sarah Oswell (22), Dillon Ortman (20) and Cassidy Ortman (17) ... Dillon is a junior pitcher at Auburn ... Father attended Auburn from 1983-85 and was a member of the baseball team ... Uncle, Doug Ortman, played in the Oakland A's organization and uncle, Ronnie Vaughn, played in the Detroit Tigers organization ... Major: psychology ... Minor: engineering.