Howell was named the Bay Valley Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year after his final season at Heritage High School in Brentwood, Calif. He hit .466 as a high school senior, driving in nine runs and stealing seven bases. The freshman has seen limited action for the Beavers, appearing in seven games this spring.
2012 (Fr., Oregon State): Saw action in 7 games for the Beavers with no starts. Hit .200.
High School: Named Bay Valley Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year after his senior campaign ... First-Team All-League ... Batted .466 as a senior in 27 games, driving in nine ... Posted nine doubles, two triples and a home run with seven stolen bases ... Walked 16 times ... Played in 22 games as a junior, tallying a .435 average with three doubles, three triples and three home runs ... Stole five bases.