Sam Bumpers
Sam Bumpers


Bourbonnais, Ill.

High School:
Bradley-Bourbonnais HS

Last College:
Iowa Western CC






2013: All-Southland Second Team selection ... Southland Newcomer of the Year ... One of three players to start all 59 games ... Hit .339 with four home runs and a team-best 19 doubles ... Finished season with 48 runs scored and 40 runs batted in ... Slugged .487 with a .399 on-base percentage ... Started off Lamar career in memorable fashion, tallying nine hits, eight RBI and four runs scored in season-opening four-game sweep of Northern Kentucky (February 15-17) ... Put up fourth three-hit game of the season in a March 9 win over Massachusetts, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and a stolen base ... Went 3-for-5 in a win over Houston Baptist on March 19 ... Closed out Central Arkansas series on March 29 and 30 by combining to go 6-for-10 with four runs, three RBI and a pair of home runs ... Finished 4-for-6 with three doubles, three scores and two RBI in 18-1 seven-inning victory over Southeastern Louisiana on April 7 ... Followed up the next weekend with a 2-for-3 showing with a pair of walks and three runs in April 12 seven-inning win over eventual Southland champion Sam Houston State ... Knocked in three runs in April 20 win at Northwestern State ... Followed up a day later with a 2-for-3, two-run, two-RBI outing in another win over the Demons ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two scores against Oral Roberts on May 4 ... Carried the Cardinals over a pair of elimination games in the Southland Tournament finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI in a win over SHSU on May 24 ... Returned in the evening with a 2-for-3 showing with a home run and three RBI vs. SLU ... Recorded a hit in 45 games multiple hits in 23 ... Experienced 13-game hitting streak between April 27 and May 22 ... Scored in 33 games and knocked in a run in 26.

Iowa Western Community College: Played for head coach Marc Rardin ... Earned Second Team All-Region XI Honors ... Also a Rawlings Gold Glove honoree ... Ranked 10th in the nation in batting average (.451) and helped the Reivers to a 62-6 record and a JUCO World Series Championship in 2012.

Bradley-Bourbonnais High School: Earned all-area honors twice and the team's MVP award while playing for Kevin Arthur at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School.

Personal: Born Samuel T. Bumpers on November 24, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Brian and Selena Bumpers.


Bumpers named Louisville Slugger All-American

Senior is the first Cardinal to earn the designation since 2005


Baseball eliminated from Southland Tournament

Bumpers goes 7-for-10 in two games in Conway


Cards fall 10-4 to Sam Houston State in tournament opener

Baseball to face Northwestern State at 9 a.m. on Thursday


Cards aim for Southland glory this week in Conway

Baseball to take on Sam Houston State in opener


Bumpers tabbed as Southland Hitter of the Year

Senior headlines group of four LU All-Southland honorees

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