|High School:||Joplin HS|
As a freshman: Was a major contributor in his rookie campaign playing the DH role in 43 games. Finished tied for third on the team with a .351 batting average to go along with 28 RBI and three round trippers. Ended up with a .414 OBP as a freshman.
In high school: A local product that started three years for the Joplin Eagles ... earned first-team all-conference honors along with an all-area selection ... helped the Eagles to the district and sectional titles during his freshman season ... also helped the Eagles win another district title as a sophomore and conference championships in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns ... also was a three-year starter for the Eagles football squad, helping the team win the Ozark Conference championship and was named second-team all-conference at outside linebacker during his junior season.
Personal: Born September 10, 1989 in Springfield, Mo. ... son of John and Sharon Hoke ... Undecided on a major.