6 Barnes Connell
Barnes Connell


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
A.C. Flora

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175




Fundamentally sound outfielder ... pleasant surprise last spring ... caught eye of coaching staff with inspired showing ... fiery competitor who plays game with great deal of passion ... possesses infectious enthusiasm ... boasts excellent defensive skills in outfield ... capable of playing all three outfield positions ... most comfortable at two corner spots ... gritty performer at plate ... features quick hands through hitting zone ... never wastes an at-bat ... student of game ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with excellent versatility ... lends quality late-game option ... expected to battle for starting job in right field ... could see additional playing time at first base when Cole White heads to pitcher's mound ... impressed with offensive abilities last spring ... letterman.

2005: Emerged as Army's fourth outfielder ... inserted into game as defensive replacement in left field whenever Milan Dinga headed to pitcher's mound ... started in right field during games in which Cole White pitched ... assumed those duties midway through season ... batted .286 with one double, nine runs scored and three runs batted in ... smacked 10 hits in 35 plate appearances ... handled 18 defensive chances flawlessly ... appeared in 30 contests ... drew eight starting berths ... batted .467 with seven runs scored and three runs batted in during Patriot League action ... posted .533 slugging percentage and .467 on-base percentage in conference play ... batted .333 with runners in scoring position (4-12) ... hit .556 (5-9) with runners in scoring position during Patriot League action ... collected four multiple-hit showings ... registered two-hit efforts against Holy Cross (twice), Navy and Stony Brook ... spelled center fielder Jason Meloy in starting lineup for home doubleheader versus Crusaders ... responded with outstanding performance ... stroked two hits in both ends of twinbill ... went 4-for-7 with two runs scored and two runs batted to help lead doubleheader sweep of Crusaders ... finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI to help complete four-game sweep of arch-rival Navy ... saw reserve duty against both South Alabama and Auburn during Black Knights' NCAA Regional showing ... singled in two at-bats versus Tigers in Army's season finale.

2004: Appeared in nine contests ... drew one start in left field ... utilized primarily as defensive replacement ... recorded one base hit in eight plate appearances (.125) ... added one run scored and one run batted in ... also walked once and was hit by a pitch on one occasion ... lone hit came against Wright State ... registered run scored and run batted in versus LaSalle.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Andy Hallett at A.C. Flora High ... three-time letterwinner ... saw action at both shortstop and first base ... served as team captain final two seasons ... helped squad to South Carolina state championship as a sophomore ... three-time all-region selection ... all-state choice during final season ... all-area as well.

PERSONAL: Given name is Edward Morgan Connell ... born Jan. 13, 1985, in Columbia, S.C. ... parents' names are Barbara and Rod Connell ... played against current Army teammate Milan Dinga in inter-state tournament one level below Little League World Series ... represented team from state of South Carolina, while Dinga represented squad from state of Florida ... enjoys playing golf in free time ... majoring in Law.

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