Kroker's Career Stats (Entering 2011 Season) | Kroker's Game-by-Game Stats (Entering 2011 Season)
Walter on Kroker
"Shane needs to take a big step forward this year for us to be where we want to be at the end of the season. We are going to move him to third base, which should take some pressure off and allow his bat to play more. He will hit in the two hole and needs to set the table for Brooks and Murray."
Appeared in 43 games and finished the year with a .214 batting average, two home runs and 16 RBIs ... Hit .385 (5-for-13) during the opening weekend of the season with two runs scored ... Hit the game-winning, three-run home run in series finale against Xavier (3.7) and also tied a career high with four RBIs ... Had two hits in series finale against NC State (3.21) ... Belted second home run of the season and went 3-for-6 with three runs scored in series finale against Florida State (4.11) ... Went 4-for-9 with two runs scored in midweek games against Charlotte and UNC Greensboro ... Had two hits in series opener at North Carolina (5.7).
Played in all 52 games, including 51 starts, and hit .261 with two home runs and 21 RBIs ... Led the team in at bats (218), runs (45) and triples (2) ... Ranks second in at bats by a freshman and tied for fifth in runs scored by a freshman ... Went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in first collegiate game against Akron (2.20) ... Hit a grand slam, his first home run at Wake Forest, and scored four runs in comeback win over the Zips (2.21) ... Scored twice and added two hits in win against Appalachian State (2.24) ... Had two hits and scored a run against Fairleigh Dickinson (2.27) ... Had fifth multi-hit game of the season against Virginia (3.8), going 2-for-4 at the plate ... Had four hits, including two doubles, in three-game series at Clemson (3.13-15) ... Recorded first career triple in victory at Appalachian State (3.17) ... Stole first base of collegiate career in series opener against NC State (3.20) ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in series finale against Duke (3.29) ... Notched two hits, scored three runs and drove in a run in win at Charlotte (3.31) ... Hit .400 in series at Virginia Tech (4.3-5), recording at least one hit in each game of the series. Had a career-high three hits and scored three runs in middle game of the series ... Recorded three hits and scored two runs against Coastal Carolina (4.8) ... Had three hits in series finale against Boston College (4.12) and scored twice ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Davidson (4.28) ... Hit .333 in series against Miami, including hitting his second home run of the season in the series finale.
Hit .410 with four home runs and 33 RBIs during senior season ... At one time ranked as the 185th best prospect in the nation ... Named to the 2007 Perfect Game National Showcase ... Played in the 2007 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers organization ... Ranked the 28th-best position player and 45th-best overall prospect by Baseball America for the Area Code Games ... Started at third base for the Texas Rangers scout team at the WWBA Championships ... Named the Offensive Player of the Year for Westlake HS as a junior.
Born on April 1, 1990 ... Son of Dawn and Doug Kroker ... Majoring in sociology.