University of Miami Athletics
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Joe Gomez

position

Catcher

Height

6-0

Weight

190 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Wellington, Fla.

B/T

S

High School

King Academy

 

Senior (2017)…
Saw action in 54 games and made 51 starts in final season…Served as team’s starting catcher…Batted .205 with three home runs and 17 RBI…Had two doubles and scored 20 runs…Ranked second on team with nine sacrifice hits…Had seven multi-hit games…Streak of 21 straight games reaching base in second half of season was tied for longest of any player on team all year…Had first hit of season against Florida (Feb. 25)…Went 2-for-3, including first home run, and added career-high three runs scored against Georgia Tech (March 11)…Set career high with three RBI in win over NC State (March 19)…Had two hits, including second home run, and two runs in win over FAU (March 22)…Scored two runs against FGCU (April 12)…Began streak of 21 straight games reaching base in win over FAU on April 19…Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run in win at FIU (April 25)…Had three hits, three RBI and two runs scored in series win over Bethune-Cookman (May 5-7)…Had four multi-hit performances in stretch of five games from May 16-May 23…Went 2-for-4 in win over FGCU (May 16)…Had five hits in sweep of Virginia Tech (May 19-20) including solo home run in Game 2…Came up with first walk-off hit of career against Georgia Tech (May 23) at ACC Championship in Louisville, Ky., connecting on single in bottom of 13th.

Junior (2016)…
Saw action in 16 games with five starts…Batted .308 with 12 runs scored, four doubles, one triple and six RBI…Totaled eight hits…Served as team’s primary backup catcher…Had first two hits of career in series opener against Manhattan (March 4)…Scored pair of runs in Game 2 vs. Jaspers (March 5)…Made first career start against Nova Southeastern (April 12) and had one double and one run scored…Started two games against Florida A&M (April 30, May 1)…Started against Pittsburgh (May 15) and had first career triple…Made final start of regular season in Game 2 of doubleheader at Florida State (May 21), recording one RBI.

Before Miami…
Played two years at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

High School/Prep…
Two-year letterwinner at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. (2011-13)…Helped lead team to back-to-back district championships in junior and senior seasons…Played summer baseball with Florida Pokers, where he hit .333 with four doubles.

Personal…
Parents are German and Teresa Gomez…Has one brother, Chris and two sisters, Rebecca and Jennifer…Intends to major in economics.

OFFENSE AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
2017 .205 54-51 151 20 31 2 0 3 17 1-1
2016 .308 16-5 26 12 8 4 1 0 6 0-0
CAREER .220 70-56 177 32 39 6 1 3 23 1-1