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2013: Appeared in 14 games, starting twice at second base ... Collected his first collegiate hit in a pinch-hitting appearance at Nevada (Feb. 23) ... Walked and eventually scored in a pinch versus Eastern Michigan (May 11).
ROCK FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in golf, basketball and baseball at Rock Falls High School ... Father coaches the high school baseball team ... Three time all-area selection ... Two-time unanimous first team all-conference honoree ... Team MVP in 2011 ... Awarded the hustle award sophomore and freshman year ... Team captain in 2011 and 2010 ... Played summer ball with the Northern Illinois Reds ... Batted a .495 average and accounted for four home runs, 10 doubles and 44 RBI junior year ... Knocked in 36 runs, hit 13 doubles and boasted a .468 average, along with scoring 42 runs in 2010 ... Also had a 5-2 record on the mound and 47 strikeouts in 2011 (2.30 ERA). PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS Born March 12, 1994 ... Son of Donnie and Shelley Chappell ... Sister, Jordan, plays softball at St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa ... A four-year honor roll student ... Volunteers as a youth baseball and basketball coach in Rock Falls ... Enjoys spending time with family and younger brother ... Admires Dustin Pedroia and Brett Favre because they remind him of himself ... Would like to major in history and minor in secondary education ... Wants to become a teacher and coach