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Razorback Baseball Lands Kent State Transfer

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Tuesday afternoon, Razorback Baseball landed a transfer from Kent State.

He was a big part of the Golden Flash offense the previous three seasons.

Coach Kevin Bohannon from The Hawg Talk said: “(Michael Turner) is a versatile player that can shift from behind the dish to 1st or 3rd.”

Here is Turner’s Kent State profile on KentStatesports.com:

Kent State Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Back-to-Back MAC Player of the Week
  • 2019 First Team All-MAC, C (At-Large)
  • 2019 Recipient of the Olga A. Mural Endowed Baseball Scholarship

2020 Season

  • Played and started in all 14 games, seeing time at catcher, first and third base
  • Got a hit in 12 of 14 games played
  • Tied for third on the team with three extra-base hits in 14 games

2019 Season

  • Turned in a .369 batting average with 22 runs scored, 52 hits, and 42 RBIs
  • Slugged .539 with 12 doubles and four home runs
  • Belted two grand slams (at Ohio April 27 and at Bowling Green May 10), each lifting the Flashes out of a deficit to gon and win the game
  • In MAC play, ranked second in RBIs (32) and third in batting average (.391). Led the MAC in sacrifice flies (5).
  • Drove in a team-high six RBIs in a win at Bowling Green May 10, including his second grand slam of the season

2018 Season

  • Made 29 appearances with 22 starts
  • Hit .280 with a home run, a triple, and 2 doubles with 21 RBIs
  • Had a season-high with a 3-for-5 performance against Belmont on Feb. 28
  • Had 2 hits and 2 RBIs in the MAC Title game
  • Had 2 hits in his first career start at Sam Houston State on Feb. 16
  • Had 7 multi-hit games

Prior to Kent State

  • Lettered four years at Champion High School in baseball and basketball
  • Team won the state tournament during senior season
  • Named All-League, All-Region, and All-State during senior season
  • Named District Player of the Year and also named Vindicator Athlete of the Year during senior season
  • Named All-League in baseball in all four years at Champion High School
  • Holds school records in career batting average and career RBI’’s
  • Earned Chet Williams Baseball Endowment

Personal

  • Born August 18, 1998 in Warren, OH
  • Parents are Brian and Christy Turner, Brian played baseball and was drafted out of high school to the New York Yankees in 1989
  • Has a sister named Megan who will be attending Kent State to play softball in the fall of 2018
  • Enjoys fishing and hunting
  • Lists winning the State Championship his senior year of high school as the accomplishment he is most proud of (first in school history)
  • Lists his parents as the people he admires most for their hard work and motivation