Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Royal Palm Beach
2016 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
2015 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Redshirt Senior (2017)…
Saw action in 52 games and made 45 starts at first base…Batted .210 with seven doubles, 14 RBI and 18 runs scored…Had one triple and reached base at .369 clip…Delivered another standout season defensively…Totaled five multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games…Had first RBI of season in win over Rutgers (Feb. 18)…Scored first two runs of season in finale vs. Scarlet Knights (Feb. 19)…Recorded first hit of year on single against Dartmouth (March 4)…Had first multi-hi game against Wake Forest (April 2), recording two doubles…Went 1-for-3 with three RBI in win over Duke (April 8)…Scored three runs in series with Blue Devils…Went 2-for-4 in first game of doubleheader at Pittsburgh (April 14)…Began season-long eight-game hitting streak on April 21 against Florida State (April 21)…Tied season-best mark with three RBI and went 2-for-5 at Boston College (April 29)…Was 2-for-4 in first game of doubleheader sweep of Virginia Tech (May 19)…Had final multi-hit performance of year in ACC Championship pool game vs. Georgia Tech (May 23) in Louisville, Ky., finishing 2-for-4…Totaled three hits at ACC Championship.
Redshirt Junior (2016)…
Served as team’s starting first baseman for second straight year, making 61 starts…Batted .256 with six doubles, three triples and 25 RBI…Ranked second on team with 14 stolen bases (14-for-15) and second on team with 14 sacrifice hits…Made just three errors as key member of defense that tied for No. 1 nationally with .983 fielding percentage…Recorded another standout season defensively…Missed three games due to hamstring pull suffered at Duke…16 multi-hit games were tied for sixth-most…Had season-long nine-game hitting streak from April 13-May 5…Opened season on five-game hitting streak…Hit second in order for first 53 starts of year…Had five hits and scored five runs in team’s sweep of North Carolina (April 1-3)…Added five hits in sweep of Florida A&M (April 29-May 1)…Tied career high with three RBI in finale vs. Pittsburgh (May 15)…Batted .300 in NCAA Super Regional with .417 on-base percentage…Recorded RBI single in College World Series game vs. Arizona (June 18).
Redshirt Sophomore (2015)…
Returned to team after one-year hiatus due to shoulder injury and served as starting first baseman…Hit .306 in 58 starts at first, finishing with seven doubles, five triples, one home run and 32 RBI…Played in 61 total games…Ended season with perfect 14-for-14 mark in steal attempts and played outstanding defense at first…Led team with 16 sacrifice hits and tied for team lead with five triples…Had two multi-hit games in team’s opening sweep of Rutgers (Feb. 13-15)…Had back-to-back two-hit games vs. NC State (March 14-15), including first triple of season in second game of series…Had first three-hit game of career vs. Wake Forest (March 21) and scored two runs…Totaled five hits in team’s series vs. Florida State (April 24-26)…Scored at least one run in nine straight games from May 6-May 20, including multiple runs in six of those games…Had season-high three RBI in win over NYIT (May 8)…Matched season high with three RBI in series finale vs. Georgia Tech (May 16)…Had at least one hit in every game of ACC Baseball Championship, including first career home run vs. Notre Dame (May 23)…Homer was a game-tying solo blast that set up eventual win…Had three RBI in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1)…Batted .308 in three starts at College World Series, including 2-for-5 game vs. Florida (June 13) in team’s CWS opener…Was only player to have at least one hit in every CWS game.
Saw action in 55 games including 29 starts…Recorded 25 hits in 115 at bats (.217) with one double, one triple and six RBI…Served as primary defensive replacement at first and pinch-running threat…Went 7-for-10 on stolen base attempts (7-for-10)…Registered on-base percentage of .353…27 runs ranked third-most on team, while 22 walks ranked fourth-most … Scored run in season debut against Rutgers (Feb. 16)…Made first career start against Duke (March 10) going 1-for-2 with one run and two walks…First of six multi-hit games came against Illinois State (March 12), finishing 2-for-4 with two runs…Set career high with three hits in 9-2 win over Illinois State (March 13)…Drove in first career run in 4-1 victory over North Carolina (March 15) with RBI single.
Four year letterman (2009-12)… Compiled a 24-4 record his senior season…Earned Team MVP honors senior year… Hit .405 with 30 stolen bases senior year… Named the 2012 7A Player of the year… 1st team All-Area Palm Beach Post… Dick Howser MVP recipient… Perfect Game WWBA All-Tournament Team… FACA All-Star…
Son of Jim and Belinda…Has two sisters – Jacquie and Cecillia – and one brother, Juan…Biggest fan is grandmother Annette…Father won college championship with Florida Southern baseball team in 1985…Major is sports administration.