AT GEORGIA STATE: Enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore, earning the starting job at shortstop after playing only sparingly as a freshman ... Versatile infielder and right-handed hitter who has also played second base, third base and left field.
2019: Starting shortstop who hit .300, primarily from the number two spot in the order ... Entered the starting lineup in Game 3 and then reached base safely in every game but five ... Led the team with 38 runs scored and was second with 12 doubles, along with 21 RBI.
Went 5-for-8 with five runs scored in Charleston Southern series ... Had five hits and three RBI in series win at App State ... Added five hits in the UT Arlington series ... Had two hits and an RBI in comeback victory over Kennesaw State (3-27-19) ... Hit his first career homer and drove in a career-high three runs in win over Troy (4-13-19).
Reached base six straight times at Kennesaw State (4-22-19), going 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Also started three double plays ... Over two-plus games including KSU, he reached base eight straight times and 11 of 12 plate appearances: (vs. South Alabama) single, (vs. Kennesaw State) walk, single, double, error, walk, single, (vs. Furman) single, groundout, single, single, intentional walk ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in 15-11 comeback win over Coastal Carolina (4-28-19). His double started GSU’s five-run eighth-inning rally ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI in season-ending win over Georgia Southern (5-18-19).
2018: Saw action in 18 games off the bench as a freshman, primarily as a defensive replacement ... Had just nine at-bats but drew three walks and scored four runs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for coach Aaron Wilkens at Northview High School ... Hit .365 as a senior and .305 as a junior ... Drove in seven runs in a game vs. Johns Creek High School ... Helped Northview reach the state playoffs in 2017.
PERSONAL: Full name is Griffin Robert Cheney ... Born May 21, 1999 ... Son of Ted and Eileen Cheney ... Major is managerial sciences