As a Freshman (2005): Appeared in 28 games and made four starts ... hit .346 with one double, five RBI and nine runs in 26 at-bats ... also reached base 11 times via walk (seven) and hit-by-pitch (four) and had a .541 on-base percentage ... only struck out twice in 26 at-bats ... was 7-for-15 (.467) in the four games he started, with three of those starts being multi-hit performances ... reached base safely in 13 of 17 plate appearances in a six-game span from April 5-13 ... had four hits, drew six walks and was hit by three pitches over that stretch ... laid down sacrifice bunts in each of his first two games ... went 2-for-4 with two runs a stolen base in his first career start against Chicago State (March 5) ... hit two singles, scored two runs and had one RBI at Columbia (March 29) ... was 1-for-3 against Pitt in his lone BIG EAST start of the season (April 4) ... was 2-for-3 with a single, double, walk and two runs against St. Francis (April 5) ... hit two singles, walked twice and scored two runs in five at-bats against St. Peter's (April 12).
At Randolph: A two-sport standout at Randolph in baseball and basketball ... spent two years on the varsity level in both sports ... captained baseball team as a senior ... earned first-team all-area, All-Morris County, All-Iron Hills Conference as a senior ... also named third-team all-state by the Gannett newspapers ... Morris County Tournament MVP in 2004 ... hit .380 with five home runs as a senior ... led team to Iron Hills Conference title in 2003 and 2004 and to Morris County title in 2004 ... threw a two-hitter against Seton Hall Prep, the No. 1 team in the state, and hit a home run in a 3-2 win ... spent the summers with the American Legion Post #342 team ... American Legion team won the state title and placed second in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals ... named second-team all-area by the Daily Record as a junior ... also played soccer.
Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1986 in Terre Haute, Ind. ...son of Bill and Kim Grantham ... has a sister, Jennifer ... his cousin was a three-year starter in soccer at Austin Peay and his uncle played football at Kentucky ... an honor roll student, he earned a Presidential Scholarship at St. John's ... lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career ... lists winning the 2004 Morris County Tournament in baseball and playing in the county finals in basketball in 2004 as the most thrilling moments in his career ... majoring in physics.