Appeared in 33 games with eight starts all coming at third base...Made first start at third base against West Virginia on Feb. 27...Collected one hit in 13 different games...Went 1-for-2 with an RBI against Tennessee Tech on March 18...Second start of season came in series final against Florida on March 22...Went 1-for-4 with run scored in that game...Drove in run with fielder's choice groundout against UNC Asheville on March 25...Made two starts at third during the Georgia series March 27-29...Went 3-for-8 (.375) with a double and two RBIs during that series...Started April 3-4 against Alabama at third base...Went 1-for-1 in pinch hitting appearance on April 8 vs. Lipscomb...Drove in two runs with his first career triple against Belmont on April 14, marking the first multi-RBI game of his UT career.
YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE
2008 - SOPHOMORE
Led Young Harris with a .382 batting average, 69 runs, 95 hits, 14 doubles and seven triples ... Also totaled 43 RBI and 13 stolen bases ... Drew 25 walks while striking out just 21 times ... Selected as a 2008 GJCAA All-Conference first-teamer ... Helped lead the Mountain Lions to a 50-13 record, the GJCAA regular-season championship and the Region XVII Tournament title ... Coached at Young Harris College by Rick Robinson ... Played in 41 games with the Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League in the summer of 2008 (teammate of current Vols Blake Forsythe and Josh Liles).
2007 - FRESHMAN
Helped lead YHC to the school's first-ever appearance in the NJCAA College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. ... Hit .340 with 15 doubles, two home runs and 15 stolen bases as the Mountain Lions went 46-22 ... Played in every game and set a school record with 17 hit-by-pitches ... Helped YHC win the Region XVII regular season and tournament titles, as well as the district championship ... Was a YHC teammate of fellow UT newcomer Stephen McCray.
Graduated from Central High School in Carrollton, Ga., where he was coached by Rodney Kay ... Won the team's "Big Stick" Award (top hitter) multiple times ... Was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Full name is Michael Blake Hornsby ... Born July 15, 1988, in Carrollton, Ga. ... Son of Mark and Terri Hornsby ... Academic major: Sport management.