Second baseman, outfielder and designated hitter — sophomore Brian Klein played three positions for the Texas Tech baseball team last season.
Klein attended Timber Creek High School , where he lettered four times under Falcons coach Derek Watson. The team advanced to the District 6A playoffs for two consecutive years while Klein was on board. During senior year, Klein logged a .435 batting average, plus nine double plays and 27 RBIs.
Beginning as a freshman in 2017 for the Red Raiders, he “hit .266 with a .405 slugging percentage over 79 at-bats,” according to his college bio, and “recorded 21 hits, including three doubles, one triple and two homers.”
As a sophomore in 2018, Klein played in 59 games, assuming the roles of designated hitter, outfielder and second baseman. He “propelled the Reed Raiders to a 45-20 overall record, including their third-straight national seed of No. 9 and a trip to the College World Series,” his bio states.
Although born in Nashville, Tennessee, Klein, a sports management major, calls Keller, Texas, his hometown.