19 Tom Murphy
19 Tom Murphy
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Monroe, NY
High School: Central Square
Position: C

2011: Joined the US Collegiate National Team for four games in the summer... earned the top prospect honor for the New England Collegiate Baseball League by Baseball America... named the 2011 MAC Player of the Year... two-time MAC East Player of the Week this season... was ranked in the top five of the conference in home runs (10), on-base percentage (.446) and slugging percentage (.626)... claimed the conference batting title with a .384 batting average over 52 games... assaulted the Buffalo record books, putting his name in the top ten of six different single-season records... his .626 slugging percentage was the fourth highest of any player in Buffalo history with more than 125 at bats... drove in 44 runs this season, fifth most in a single season in Bulls history... had 11 different games with two or more runs batted in... led the team with 22 multi-hit games, highlighted by six games with three or more hits and also a team-best 13 game hit streak... reached base safely in all but four games for the entire season... set a program record with three home runs in a game against North Carolina Central (3/19).

2010: Began his career as a Bull with a successful freshman season, starting in 36 games and appearing in six other games... finished second on the team in putouts, with 203... put together the team’s third-longest hitting streak of nine games and had 12 multiple-hit games in total... of the team’s returning players, Murphy is tops in batting average, home runs, runs batted in and multiple offensive categories. 

High School: Three-year letterwinner, serving as captain for three seasons at Central Square for head coaches Kyle Brown and John Jefferies... batted .510 with eight home runs, eight doubles and three triples in his senior year...  selected to First-Team All-CNY and CNY Athlete of the Year as a senior... named First-Team All-League as a sophomore, junior and senior... also played basketball.

Personal: Full name is Thomas James Murphy... born April 3, 1991... son of Thomas and Kelly... has a brother, Jake... also recruited by St. John’s, Michigan, Wagner, LeMoyne and Monmouth... likes to hunt and fish... would like to break the UB record for highest batting average and homeruns... greatest athletic experience was playing in the Connie Mack World Series... chose to attend UB for the opportunity to play baseball and academic prestige... major is undecided.