Billy O'Conner

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Billy O'Conner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Elder

Last College:
Indiana University

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
C

Birthdate:
01/02/1987

Experience:
TR

B/T:
R/R



2008... Played in 49 games, starting 44 times, in his first year as a Musketeer primarily playing catcher ... Scored a career-high 22 runs on 41 hits while batting a career-high five doubles ... Had 11 multiple hit games and five multiple RBI games ... Went 2-for-2 with one run and one RBI against his former team, Indiana, on Mar. 26 ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored four times: vs. Iowa (2/29), vs. Richmond (4/5), vs. Saint Joseph's (4/20) and vs. George Washington (5/16) ... Ranked first in the A-10 with 16 sac bunts ... Finished the year second on the team in putouts with 319, including 22 vs. GW on May 17 ... Was named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters.

2007 (at Indiana)... Started nine of the 22 games he played in for the Hoosiers ... Finished fourth on the team with a .310 batting average and nine hits to go along with nine RBI ... Scored three runs and worked five walks in 29 at-bats ... Carried the second-best average in conference action with a .368 batting average (7-for-19) and six RBI ... Made seven of his nine starts in Big Ten play and saw time in four more games.

2006 (at Indiana)... Saw action at catcher and on the mound ... Started 28 times and appeared in 38 games as a backstop, while making four relief appearances on the mound ... Fired a 1-2-3 inning in the nightcap of a doubleheader vs. Illinois (5/14) ... Made his first appearance on the mound vs. Purdue (4/16), striking out a pair in one inning of work ... 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and his first career steal in a victory at Michigan State (4/1) ... Picked up his first collegiate hit in game two at Charlotte (2/25) after making his first career start the previous game ... Doubled and scored a run in the series finale at Charlotte (2/26).

High School... Starting catcher as a junior and senior for head coach Mark Thompson ... Co-captained Elder to a 28-1 record as a senior, its best mark in school history and its 12th Division I state championship ... Earned Second Team GCL and Honorable Mention All-City honors for the second consecutive season ... As a junior in 2004, batted at a .375 clip with 10 RBI, 12 runs and nine stolen bases ... In his senior season, increased production with 29 runs and 12 RBI in addition to eight stolen bases ... Played for the Cincinnati Weststars during the summer of 2005 ... Teammate of former XU pitcher Charlie Leesman.

Personal... A finance major ... Born Jan. 2, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Parents are Bill and Maureen O'Conner ... Father is a Xavier graduate.


CAREER HIGHS
At Bats 5 Four Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 17, 2008)
Runs Scored 2 Four Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)
Hits 3 Twice; most recent vs. St. Bonaventure (April 25, 2008)
RBIs 2 Five Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)
Doubles 2 Once; last vs. Richmond (April 5, 2008)
Triples 4 Once; last vs. Richmond (April 5, 2008)
Total Bases 3 Five Times; most recent vs. Duquesne (May 23, 2008)
Walks 1 Ten Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)
Strikeouts 1 Twelve Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 17, 2008)
Sac Hits 2 Once; last vs. Rhode Island (May 22, 2008)
Sac Flies 1 Once; last vs. Charlotte (May 24, 2008)
Stolen Bases 1 Four Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)
Hit By Pitch 2 Once; last vs. George Washington (May 17, 2008)
Caught Stealing 1 Once; last vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)
Runners LOB 5 Once; last vs. George Washington (May 17, 2008)
Putouts 22 Once; last vs. George Washington (May 17, 2008)
Assists 4 Twice; most recent vs. Indiana University (March 26, 2008)
Errors 1 Seven Times; most recent vs. Rhode Island (May 22, 2008)
Passed Balls 1 Four Times; most recent vs. George Washington (May 16, 2008)

CAREER STATISTICS
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD%
2008 .265 49 44 155 22 41 5 0 0 21 46 .297 10 4 12 1 .324 1 16 4 5 319 48 7 .981
TOTAL .265 49 44 155 22 41 5 0 0 21 46 .297 10 4 12 1 .324 1 16 4 5 319 48 7 .981