Chad was certainly a big contributor for Missouri Baptist in the spring of 2017, helping the Spartans to appear among the top 25 teams in the NAIA baseball poll. The 6-2, 190 pound senior had appeared in all of the first 37 games that the Spartans had played in 2017 through games of April 8.
Primarily used as a middle infielder, the Damon, TX resident hit for a sparkling .328 batting average (41-for-125) during the first 37 games in the spring of 2017 while also leading the team in homers with eight. The left-handed hitter was also a key factor in every offensive category for Missouri Baptist over that stretch with 27 runs scored, 8 doubles, 1 triple, and 25 RBI to easily explain his lofty .600 slugging percentage and .414 on-base percentage. He can also add speed to his credits as he stole seven bases in his first nine attempts of 2017.
Chad has also seen game action as a pitcher at times over the course of his collegiate career. An All-State high school player at Needville (TX) High School, he had originally accepted an offer to attend New Mexico State University with a stop afterwards at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before finally becoming one of the offensive mainstays at Missouri Baptist.