#9 Andy Dirks
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Burrton, Kan.
High School: Haven HS
Other College: Hutchinson CC
Experience: Junior College

Played summer ball for the Brainerd (Minn.) Blue Thunder...Named to the Northwoods League Post-Season All-Star team...Broke the NWL record for consecutive games on base by reaching base in 52 consecutive games...The previous record of 50 games had stood since 1995.


Played in 64 games with 61 starts, 22 in right field, 22 in centerfield and 17 in left field...Hit .320 with 51 runs, 11 doubles, three home runs, 31 RBI and 19 stolen bases...Named to the Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention team...Named to the MVC all-tournament team...Named to the Wichita all-Regional team...Fifth in The Valley in stolen bases...Had 23 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games...Had an eight-game hitting streak from April 24-May 2...Had a season-high four hits three times...Had a season-high four RBI against Evansville on May 25...Went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI at Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 20...Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a double at Southern Illinois on April 14...Went 3-for-5 with four RBI against Evansville on May 25...Went 4-for-5 with a run against New Orleans on June 1...Named to the AD’s honor roll for Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.

2006 SOPHOMORE (Hutch CC)
Played in 46 games with 45 starts...Hit .415 with 59 runs, 56 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 52 RBI and 30 stolen bases...Made five appearances, all in relief...Went 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA and one save...Pitched 4 1/3 innings with two strikeouts...Member of team that was League champions.

2005 FRESHMAN (Hutch CC)
Played in 54 games...Hit .341 with 35 runs, 57 hits, 26 RBI, 11 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 19 stolen bases...Made 11 appearances with one start and four saves...Pitched 16 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and a 3.43 ERA...Member of team that made it to the JuCo World Series...Member of team that was Co-League champions.

Attended Haven High School in Haven, Kan. ..Lettered four years in baseball, four years in football and four years in basketball...In baseball, named all-state in 2002, 2003 and 2004...Named the Hutch News Male Athlete of the Year in 2004...Lists his best performance as a school record 20 strikeout performance in seven innings.

Son of Rick and Denise Dirks...Born Jan. 24, 1986, in Hutchinson, Kan...Has one brother, Chuck, and one sister, Ashley...Is majoring in sport administration at WSU.