Conor Welton
8 Conor Welton
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Wesleyan School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/21/1991

Experience:
2L

UGA Career (2011-2014): Played in 169 games with 143 starts (82-LF, 53-CF, 8-RF) with a .275 batting average, 10 doubles, one triple, one home run and 52 RBI.

2014 (RS-Junior): Appeared in 56 games with 56 starts (47-LF, 8-RF, 1-CF) and hit .284-1-18 as the squad went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

*One of two Bulldogs to start all 56 games and scored a team-high in Runs (38) and ranked third batting (.284) and Hits (63)

*Ended the season on a career-best 10-game hitting streak, batting .286 in that stretch (12-42)

*Had 16 multiple hit games including six 3-hit games and two 4-hit games

*Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in a win over Charleston Southern on March 5

*Hit first career home run on March 9 in a win over Western Carolina

*Batted .500 (6-12) with three runs scored in a series sweep of Western Kentucky

*Hit .429 (6-14) in winning a series at Missouri in April

*Batted .333 (4-12) with three runs scored in a series at #11 Ole Miss in May

*Made the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Junior): Missed the season due to shoulder surgery and granted a medical redshirt as team went 21-32

2012 (Sophomore):Appeared in 56 games with 49 starts (26-CF, 23-LF) and hit .271 with 26 RBI as team went 31-26

*Had a streak of reaching base 17 consecutive games during the year including an eight-game hitting streak

*Went 2-for-2 with three walks in season-opening win over Presbyterian on Feb. 17

*Career-high 3-hit game versus Western Illinois on March 3, hit .500 (6-12) in the series

*Tied career-high with three hits and 2 RBI versus #10 Kentucky on March 31, hit .600 (6-10) in the series

*Stole home against #18 Ole Miss on April 13 as part of a double steal

*Batted .291 with 15 RBI in SEC action covering 29 games including 27 starts

*Posted a .973 fielding percentage in 113 total chances (109 putouts, 1 assist, 3 errors)

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 57 games with 38 starts (26-CF, 12-LF)
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Batted .267 with no home runs and eight RBI; HIt .263-0-5 in SEC action
*Became starting centerfielder in late March and solid No. 2 hitter in lineup
*Went 4-for-6 in series win over #9 LSU from March 25-27 in Athens
*Career-high 3-hit game versus #21 Clemson on April 20
*Team-best .462 average at SEC Tournament, going 6-for-13

High School: A graduate of the Wesleyan School where he played for Michael Shaheen

*A Dean's List student and two-sport standout as a starting quarterback/outfielder

*Captured state titles on the gridiron (2008) and on the diamond during prep career including three straight in baseball from 2008-10

*Posted a school record .639 on base percentage as a senior and a .947 slugging percentage as team went 28-9

*Limited to just 19 games as a senior after knee injury during football season and still batted .544-6-13

*Registered a .422 career batting average and as a starter in three seasons hit .419-19-58

*Earned All-City, All-County and Region Player of the Years honors in 2009

*Batted .404 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 21 stolen bases as a junior

*School record holder with 3,458 passing yards

Personal: Born July 21, 1991

*Son of Chris and Michele Welton

*Major: History

*Conor's father was a three-year letterman on the Georgia football team including a starting safety on the 1980 national championship team

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