Sophomore (2012): Enters 2013 tied for fourth in school history with 19 career sacrifice hits... A consistent bat at the top of the lineup that started every game at second base... Hit .286 with 10 doubles, five triples and 28 RBI... Tied for fifth in the Big 12 in triples, while he was second in the league in conference play with three... Led the team, ranked second in the conference and tied for ninth in school history with 25 steals... His 25 steals were also a school record among sophomores... Also led the team with 10 sacrifice hits, a mark that tied for fourth in school history... Drew 33 walks and scored 46 runs... Finished the season reaching base safely in 23 of the final 25 games... Finished third on the squad in multi-hit games with 18... Recorded two game-winning RBI - at CSU Bakersfield on February 18 and a walk-off double against Northern Colorado on April 17... Had two RBI in the season-opening contest against the Roadrunners, while his walk-off double against UNC was part of a two-double, one-RBI game... Tallied a season-best three hits on five occasions - against No. 21 Texas on March 23 and March 25, against No. 5 Baylor on April 15, against Nebraska Omaha on May 5 and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship on May 24... Tied his career best with three RBI against Sacred Heart on April 6 and Nebraska Omaha on May 5... Drew a career-best three walks against Hartford on March 10.
Freshman (2011): Saw time in 48 games with 38 starts, including starts in each of the last 30 games... Hit .314 (49-of-156) with four doubles, one triple and 19 RBI... Also went 8-for-13 on the bases paths... Tallied nine sacrifice hits, which was tied for the sixth-most in school history... Held a 12-game hitting streak - the second highest on the team - from May 7 against Missouri to May 27 in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma... Hit .400 (22-of-55) during that stretch, which featured six multi-hit games and raised his average 42 points... Had 12 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games... Finished third on the team with 12 infield singles... Started at No. 21 Baylor, going 3-for-4 with three RBI... Was 4-for-5 with three runs driven in against Missouri State... Went 4-for-5 with a RBI and four runs scored against New Orleans on May 14... Had two hits and registered the game-winning single in extra innings on May 20 against Kansas... Tallied a 4-for-5 contest with two RBI to help K-State top No. 12 Oklahoma on May 25 in the Big 12 Championship... Also had two RBI against Texas A&M on May 28.
St. Edward HS: Lettered three years for the Eagles under head coach Dan Allie... A First Team All-Northeast Ohio selection by ESPN Rise in 2010... Also earned all-league honors... Hit .485 (47-for-97) with 10 doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 16 steals as a senior in 2010, leading his team to a state championship... Was .417 (35-for-84) in 2009 with seven doubles, 18 RBI and 14 steals... Lettered three years in hockey, earning all-state accolades in 2010.
Personal: Michael Ross Kivett was born October 19, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio... Son of Mike and Mary Kivett... Has two siblings, Juliana and Jake... A four-year honor roll student in high school... A communications major who would like to coach college baseball... Named a 2013 Cape Cod League All-Star after placing fourth in the league in batting average and helping the Orleans Firebirds to a second-place finish in the playoffs.