|Previous College:||Navarro JC|
Started 39 of 49 games in his first season for the Islanders … had a .278 average with five home runs, third on team with 30 RBI and tied for team lead with four triples … third on team with 85 defensive assists … went 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs against Elon (2/27) … had a 2-for-3 day with a solo homer against Nicholls (3/19) … swiped a pair of bags in the Saturday game against the Colonels (3/20) … delivered three hits in six at-bats against Texas-Pan American (3/30) … hit a grand slam against UTSA (4/3) … went 2-for-3 against Stephen F. Austin (4/18) with a homer … played summer ball with the San Luis Obispo Rattlers of the California Collegiate League for the second straight summer and was named to the all-star team.
Navarro Junior College:
Played for head coach Whoa Dill for one season … averaged .320 with 27 runs batted in his one season … helped team to a 42-14 record and third-place finish in Region XIV … spent the summer of 2009 playing in the for the San Luis Obispo Rattlers in the California Collegiate League.
University of Texas:
Spent one season on the roster at the University of Texas … was redshirted … played summer of 2008 for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaskan League.
Competed in baseball at Boise High School for Coach Jeff Hultberg … helped lead Braves to top three finishes in the state as a junior and senior … had tremendous senior season hitting .480 with five home runs and 20 stolen bases … was named a first-team All-American by Playstation, second-team All-American and all-region by Rawlings, and all-state … selected to the Perfect Game Top 50 Prospects of 2007 … Chosen to play for Washington Nationals area code team.
Bobby Buckner was born Nov. 16, 1988, in Boston, Mass. … son of Bill and Jody Buckner … has two older siblings, Brittany and Christian … father had 20-plus year Major League career, pounding out 2,715 hits and winning National League batting title in 1980 … majoring in finance.