2013: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft … Selected to the All-Ivy League second team as a first baseman … Tied for the highest batting average on the team at .331 and also led the team with 55 hits, including eight homers … Tied the program record for saves in a season with five while posting a 2.76 ERA … Pitching: Threw 16.1 innings in 13 appearances … Did not allow a hit and struck out three batters in two innings of relief during Columbia’s 8-4 win at Arizona (3/9/13) … Gave up just one hit in 1.2 innings of work at UCF to pick up first save of the season (3/16/13) … Struck out three in one inning of action to ensure 2-1 victory over Yale (4/6/13) … Earned a save against St. John’s, striking out two in the final inning (4/9/13) … Ensured Columbia’s first NCAA tournament win by picking up the save in the 13th inning against New Mexico (6/1/13) … Hitting: Started 48 games … Went 2-for-2 with a home run and a double, scoring twice at Lamar (3/2/13) … Drove in a pair of runs at Arizona (3/10/13) … Hit a solo homer at UCF (3/18/13) … Was 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Miami (3/19/13) … Scored twice while going 2-for-5 in series finale at Miami (3/20/13) … Slammed a two-run blast against Dartmouth (3/31/13) … Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in 5-2 win over Yale (4/6/13) … Hit a home run as part of 2-for-3, two RBI, two runs scored game against Cornell (4/13/13) … Tallied three RBI, while going 2-for-3 with a homer in 6-4 victory at Penn (4/27/13) … Ripped a home run and drove in two runs, going 2-for-5 in 6-5 victory against New Mexico in the NCAA tournament (6/1/13) … Was 2-for-4 with a run scored against Arizona State in the NCAA tournament (6/2/13).
2012: Second team All-Ivy League at first base ... enjoyed a breakout season at the plate ... played in 31 games with 28 starts at the corner infield spots ... led team with a .370 batting average ... 14 of his 40 hits went for extra bases ... batted .375 during Ivy League play with two home runs and 12 RBI ... belted a pair of doubles against Utah ... nad two hits, including an RBI double, in second game at San Jose State ... doubled, tripled and scored two runs in final game at San Diego ... went 2-for-4 with a double in opening game win at Holy Cross ... ripped a pair of doubles and scored twice in home win over Army ... had two hits and an RBI in 7-6 win over Rutgers ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in win at Harvard ... posted another two-hit game with two RBI and a stolen base in win at St. John's ... finished four-game series at Cornell with nine hits in 16 at-bats, including a 3-for-4 game one on Sunday ... pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in opening game at Manhattan with a strikeout ... homered in each end of Columbia's doubleheader sweep at Penn ... went 4-for-5 with three RBI in 13-3 game two win.
2011: Injuries limited him to two games played early in the season ... singled to drive in a run and eventually scored a run in first appearance of the season at South Alabama ... had a pinch-hit at-bat in opener at Central Florida.
2010: Two-way player saw action in 10 games in the field ... made six starts ... also had six appearances out of the bullpen ... each of his four base hits were doubles ... drove in six runs ... reached base four times in six plate appearances at St. John's ... had a two-run double at Harvard ... made a number of sparkling defensive plays at third base in Columbia's 4-2 win at Winthrop ... run-scoring double lifted Lions to 5-4 comeback win over Fordham to complete doubleheader sweep ... earned first collegiate save in that win over Fordham ... closed out 12-7 win at Richmond with two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his first collegiate appearance.
At The Woodlands: Played four years of baseball ... captain as a senior ... selected to play in the All-Houston All-Star game ... honorable mention all-district ... batted .379 with eight home runs and 33 runs batted in as a senior ... played summer ball with the Houston Heat.
Personal: Majoring in political science ... father played soccer and tennis at Allegheny (Pa.) College ... mother played golf at Stephen F. Austin ... grandmother is a Barnard College grad ... son of Judith and Dana Black ... Alexander Dana Black, b. February 27, 1991 in Houston.