Bryson Smith Nets Two Hits, Ciocco Starts Perfect Thru Three
2016 (Redshirt-Junior): Peter was one of WKU’s best hitters through the first month of the season before he suffered a torn hamstring that would keep him out for the rest of the year. Through the opening 16 games, Peter seemed to be enjoying his new spot at first base as he had a .310 batting average, .354 on-base percentage and .493 slug on 22 hits, 15 runs, five doubles, two homers and a team-high 21 RBI at the time. He was named the C-USA Hitter of the Week on February 29 after tallying eight RBI, seven hits, three runs and the first two home runs of his career at the Bulldog Invitational. One of the homers came in dramatic fashion as it was the game-winning, two-run bomb down the left-field line to give WKU the 8-7 win at Georgia. Peter produced a four-hit game in the series-deciding win against Youngstown State and had three three-RBI contests.
2015 (Junior): Peter entered 2015 in competition for the starting second baseman job and made five starts at the position in February before a hand injury cut his junior campaign short…He had three hits and scored two runs with a .167 average before the injury.
2014 (Sophomore): Peter started 31 games, 30 of which came at third base, and appeared in the first 33 games of the season before a wrist injury ended his season on April 11...He was batting .250 with 10 RBI, six doubles and 26 hits before his season-ending injury...Peter was WKU’s best hitter in two-out situations in 2014, boasting a .400 clip (12-of-30) while posting nine of his 10 RBI with two outs on the board...His defensive was much improved on the hot corner after committing 10 errors as a freshman. Peter committed just two errors in WKU’s first 30 games and finished the season with five overall...He entered the season with a seven-game reached base streak and extended it to 21, the longest career streak of any active Hilltopper, by reaching base safely in each of WKU’s first 14 games in 2014.
2013 (Freshman): Peter saw significant action during his rookie campaign, picking up 36 starts, 29 of which came at third base...Was a contributor from the get-go, tallying a pair of hits in three of his first four starts.... He finished the season with a freshmen-high seven multiple-hit performances, which included a career-high three hits in a sweep clinchingwin over rival Middle Tennessee State...Peter spent the majority of his starts at the top of the lineup and finished fifth on the team with 22 runs scored...Was solid on the hot corner for WKU, assisting on 45 putouts.
At California HS: Started three years at California High School, earning first team all-league honors in 2012...Named team captain in 2012, while also earning team MVP honors...Selected to the All-North Coast Team...Hit .471 in his senior season, including 10 doubles, two home runs and 11 stolen bases...Top the league charts in slugging percentage, on-base percentage and batting average.