Cody  Grisham

23Cody Grisham


Booneville, Miss.

High School:

Last College:
Itawamba (Miss.) CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165



2009 - JUNIOR
Made 46 starts this season, 45 at second base and one at shortstop...Batted anywhere from first or second in the order to seventh through ninth...More than half of his total hits (26 of 37) and RBIs (10 of 18) came in SEC play...Produced 11 multi-hit games...Hit .636 with a runner on third and less than two out...Set career highs in games played (49), at-bats (144), hits (37), doubles (7), home runs (two) and RBIs (18)...Second on team with 15 hit-by-pitch...Went 2-for-3 with two runs against Radford March 3...Also collected two hits against Ohio in second game of double header on March 7...Had career night against Louisville March 11, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs...All three of his hits came with two outs, including his first home run of the year, a 2-run shot in fourth inning...His RBI single in ninth inning sent the game into extra innings...Went 2-for-3 with a run in series finale at Florida March 22...Batted over .400 during Georgia series March 27-29, going 5-for-12 (.417) with three doubles and two RBIs...Drove in run with RBI single against Lipscomb on April 8...Drove in two runs with two hits in series-opener against MSU April 10...Went 2-for-4 with double in victory over Mississippi State on April 11...Finished MSU series 4-for-11 (.364) with a double and two RBIs...Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against LSU on April 18...Eighth inning solo home run gave UT insurance in their 7-5 victory...Went 1-for-3 with run-scoring single on April 25 vs. Arkansas...Lone Vol to collect multiple hits in series opener against Kentucky May 1...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI May 14 against Vanderbilt.

Played in 42 games, with 30 starts all coming at shortstop ... Batted ninth in the order in all of his starts ... More than half of his total hits came in SEC play (12 of 22) ... Produced five multi-hit games ... Hit .219 against left-handers while batting .259 vs. right-handers ... Made his Tennessee debut against Texas Tech March 1 in Minute Maid Park in Houston as a defensive sub at shortstop...Also saw action off the bench at shortstop vs. Oklahoma March 2, going 0-for-2 with three fielding assists...Made his first start March 5 vs. James Madison (shortstop) and also recorded his first hit (single) in that game...Had a run and two stolen bases in the SEC-opening win over LSU March 14 and started all three games in the series at shortstop...Logged one hit at Tennessee Tech April 1...Belted a pair of doubles in the win over 18th-ranked Charlotte April 2...Started at shortstop for all three games of the series against No. 13 Florida and collected one hit in each contest...Started at shortstop at Arkansas April 20 and recorded his first career RBI with a solo home run while also keying a crucial double play in the ninth to send the game to extra innings (UT won 7-6 in 10 innings)...Scored a career-high three runs in the win over Appalachian State April 22...Went 2-for-3 with a run vs. ETSU April 23...Had one hit and an RBI sacrifice fly at Mississippi State April 25...Enjoyed a career day in his home state on April 26, going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in UT's win at Mississippi State...Finished the MSU series with a team-best .500 average (5-for-10) with three RBIs...Batted .500 (12-for-24) during a seven-game hit streak from April 20-29.

Entered the season as Itawamba's starting shortstop but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the first game of the year...Underwent surgery in February and played summer ball for the Nashville Navigators of the SANDLOTT Wood Bat League.

Batted .386 in his lone full season at Itawamba while primarily playing second base...Coached at Itawamba by Rick Collier.

Graduated from Booneville High School in Booneville, Miss., where he was coached by Rick Coggin and Bo Sandlin...Two-time All-State and All-Area selection...Was voted the team's Defensive MVP in his junior and senior seasons...Also played football, helping Booneville to consecutive state championship game appearances in 2004 and 2005...Earned All-State honors as a defensive back during his senior season in 2005 and also set a state record with 13 interceptions...Served as a high school class representative and also was active in Quill & Scroll and FCA.

Full name is Cody Craig Grisham...Born Oct. 14, 1986, in Tupelo, Miss....Son of Sam and Karen Grisham...Father is the former owner of the Tupelo Tornado, an independent professional baseball team that played in the Big South League...Academic major: Psychology.

5 at Arkansas 4/20/08
Runs: 3 vs. Appalachian State 4/22/08
Hits: 3 at Mississippi State 4/26/08
RBI: 1, 4x (last at Mississippi State 4/27/08)
Total Bases: 5 at Arkansas 4/20/08
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. LSU 3/14/08
Strikeouts: 1, 9x (last at South Carolina 5/17/08)
Walks: 1, 4x (last vs. ETSU 4/23/08)

2008.244 42-30 90 14 22 4 0 1 4 29 .322 4 9 9 2 .337 1 5 3-3 51 93 10 .935
2009.239 49-46 155 22 37 7 1 2 18 52 .335 14 15 25 3 .353 3 5 6-7 74 98 8 .956
TOTAL.241 91-76 245 36 59 11 1 3 22 81 .331 18 24 34 5 .347 4 10 9-10 125 191 18 .946


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