21  Louie Helmburg
Louie Helmburg
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
West Jessamine

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 178

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

05/04/2012

Herd Falls to ECU 8-2 in Game One of Three-Game Series

Game two of the series begins Saturday at 2 p.m.

04/11/2012

Marshall Routs Coppin State 18-1, 19-1

10 different Herd players had multiple hits in the doubleheader

03/13/2012

Marshall Baseball Rallies but Falls to MSU 11-8

Morehead State used three early home runs to power past the Herd

03/07/2012

Marshall Falls to No. 23 Wildcats 7-3

Kentucky continues its perfect season at 13-0

Career: Recruited as a catcher but is utilized in many other aspects of the game...has great speed around the bases and a canon for an arm.

2012: Started 13 games and served and important role as a backup for Thor Meeks...batted .132 and was never able to find a rhythm behind the plate...launched a rare triple in a 2-for-5 outing against Coppin State (4/10)...manufactured two runs in a hitless performance against Morehead State (3/13)...did not commit an error in 91 fielding chances.

2011: Appeared in 19 games with nine starts...batted .226 (7-for-31)...recorded his first collegiate hit against Ball State (3/5) in a 2-for-4, 2-RBI outing...tallied three RBIs and four runs scored...led the non-starters on the team with four sacrifice hits.

High School: Earned Kentucky First Team All-State as a senior...ranked the 24th best prospect in Kentucky by iHigh Top 100...selected as a Perfect Game/Rawlings Honorable Mention player...West Jessamine HS finished with a 33-9 record in 2010...named an All-Region 12 and Kentucky Junior All-Star team member...threw out 32-of-39 attempted base stealers and knocked in 32 runs as a junior.

Personal: Born Oct. 17, 1990...son of Louis Clay and Tammy Kay Helmburg...majoring in education.

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