Notched an impressive sophomore campaign...Appeared in 49 games with 48 starts...Saw action in centerfield and at second base...Notched a .324 batting average...Led the team with 61 hits, 32 runs scored and three homeruns...Drove in 26 RBI...Tallied a team-high .410 on-base percentage...Drew 19 walks, nine hit-by-pitches...Was 10-for-14 in stolen bases...Hit .330 in C-USA play...Drove in a team-best 16 RBI on 30 hits in league games...Finished the year with 19 multi-hit games...Had a season-long 11 game hit streak...Wrapped up 2012 having reached base safely in 21 consecutive games...Produced a career-high six RBI in a win over No. 6 Rice (May 4)...Drove in the game-winning RBI with a single in the 12th inning in a win over Tulane (May 11)...Tied a C-USA Tournament record with five hits in a game, a career-high, vs. Southern Miss (May 24)...Scored at least two runs in nine different games...Racked up three runs scored in two different contests (Southern Miss (May 24), Delaware (Feb. 18)...Tallied a career-high three stolen bases in a win over Marshall (April 20)...Made an impressive showing at the C-USA Championship...Hit .615 with eight hits and five runs scored to lead Houston...Notched a .667 on-base percentage in the three games played...Named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team...Honored on the All-Silver Glove Series Team vs. Rice
Made his first career start in centerfield on opening day against UT-Arlington, scored two runs and had one RBI (Feb. 18)...Went 3-for-4 with two scored runs against the Mavericks (Feb. 19)...Had one RBI and two scored runs against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 22)...Went 2-for-3 with one scored run against Ole Miss (Feb. 25)...Finished with one RBI against the Rebels (Feb. 26)...Batted 1-for-4 with one scored run against UTSA (March 1)...Finished with a 2-for-5 performance against Baylor (March 4)...Against Kentucky, went 1-for-3 with two scored runs and two walks (March 5)...Had two RBIs against Texas A&M (March 6)...Scored three runs against Texas Southern (March 9)...Was 1-for-4 from the plate against Texas State (March 11)...Finished with a 2-for-6 performance, including two scored runs and three RBIs against the Bobcats (March 12)...Went 1-for-3, including one run scored and two RBIs in the series finale against Texas State (March 13)... Finished 2-for-6, scoring three runs with an RBI against McNeese State (March 16)...Scored one run against Kent State (March 18)...Was 3-for-5 at the plate with a RBI and scored run against the Golden Flashes (March 19)...Went 2-for-4 from the plate, including one RBI and one scored run against TCU (March 25)...Finished with two RBIs and one scored run against the Horned Frogs (March 26)...Batted 2-for-5 with a double and one RBI against Tulane (April 1)...Went 3-for-4 against the Green Wave with two scored run (April 2)...Finished with a 1-for-3 performance in the series finale against Tulane with one scored run (April 3)...Had two scored run against UAB (April 10)...Recorded a 3-for-5 performance with five RBIs and two scored runs against Marshall (April 15)...Went 2-for-5, with one scored run against the Thundering Herd (April 17)...Finished with triple against Lamer (April 27)...Recorded a 2-for-3 performance against UCF with a RBI and scored run (April 29)...Was 1-for-3 against the Blazers, with a double, a RBI and scored run (April 30)...Went 1-for-3 against Rice with one scored run (May 6)...Finished with a 2-for-4 performance against Southern Miss, with two scored runs (May 14)...Recorded a 2-for-4 performance against Memphis, including a double (May 19)...Went 2-for-4 against the Tigers with a homerun, three RBIs and two scored runs (May 21)...C-USA Championship: Was 2-for-4 from the plate with one scored run and two RBIs in the tournament opener against East Carolina (May 25)... Against Southern Miss, went 2-for-5 with one scored run and one RBI (May 26)...Finished with a 2-for-4 performance and a double against Tulane (May 27).
EL CAMPO HIGH SCHOOL
Played under head coach Kerry Brandl... Senior (2010): First Team All-District catcher... All-State Catcher... Named the Victoria Area Player of the Year... Junior (2009): First Team All-District catcher... First Team All-State catcher... Victoria Area Player of the Year... Sophomore (2008): First Team All-District utility player... Also played running back in high school... Earned District MVP honors as a junior and senior... Graduated in the Top 10 percent of his class... Named to the Superintendent's Honor Roll.... Student Council member... Member of the 2006 Junior Little League World Series Champion team... Drafted by the Colorado Rockies out of high school.
Full name is Landon Parma Appling... Born Aug. 29, 1991 in Wharton, Texas... Son of Mark and Phyllis Appling... Also recruited by Texas, McNeese State and Wake Forest... Brother, Dustin, played football and ran track at Texas A&M-Kingsville... Sister, Meagen cheered at Texas... Father, Mark, played football at WCJC and Sam Houston State... Hobbies include fishing... Undecided major.