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Mark Sobolewski

position

Third Base

Height

6-0

Weight

193 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Sarasota, Fla.

High School

Sarasota HS

Mark Sobolewski
13  Mark Sobolewski
Class:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.
High School:
Sarasota
Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200
Position:
3B

• 2008 Preseason Watch List for Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award
• 2007 Baseball America Freshman All-American
• 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

At Miami
Named to the 2008 Preseason Watch List for the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award … Named a 2007 Baseball America Freshman All-American and a 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American … Earned ACC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 26 … Has power to both sides of the field and is a good hitter … Set a UM freshman record with a 20-game hitting streak from Apr. 1-May 11 and hit safely in 31 of the last 32 games of 2007 … Brings an 11-game hitting streak into the 2008 season, where he will be the starter at third base … Spent the summer of 2007 playing in the Cape Cod League with the Orleans Cardinals … Will be a draft eligible sophomore … UM Bookbuster for achieving a GPA greater than 3.0 in the fall semester of 2007 … Named to the 2006-07 ACC Honor Roll.

Freshman (2007)

  • Team’s second leading hitter as a freshman after batting .345 with a team-high 88 hits, which included 16 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 54 RBI while slugging .510; Also had three-game winning hits.
  • Started all 61 games for the Hurricanes – 32 at third base, 26 at left field and three as the designated hitter.
  • Hit .325 in ACC games finishing with 26 runs, 40 hits, five doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI.
    Columbia (Mo.) Regional Highlights(6/1-3):
  • Hit .357 (5-for-13) in the NCAA Regional with two home runs, three runs scored, four RBI while slugging .786 … 2-for-5 against Lousiville (6/1) … 2-for-5 with a home run and one RBI against Kent State (6/2) and 1-for-4 with two RBI and a homer against Louisville (6/3).
    Regular Season Highlights:
  • at Virginia Tech (4/20-22): Batted .571 (8-for-14) matching a career-best 4-for-4, three runs scored in series finale; 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in game two; 2-for-6 with two runs and two RBI in opener.
  • vs. Georgia Tech (4/6-8): Had four hits in the series including a walk-off three-run home run in the 11th inning in game two.
  • vs. St. Bonaventure (3/6): 4-for-4 with career-high three doubles.
  • vs. Fordham (3/2-4): Batted .500 (7-for-14) with eight RBI including going 3-for-5 with five RBI in opener.
  • vs. Elon (2/23-25): Batted .571 (8-for-14) with 10 RBI; 4-for-4 with four RBI in opener; 3-for-5 with a career-high six RBI in game two.

Sarasota

Played three years of varsity ball at Sarasota with current UM freshman pitcher Eric Erickson … selected in the 20th round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros … ranked as the No. 40 2006 high school prospect by Baseball America … played in the 2006 Florida All-Star game and the Playstation All-American game in Albuquerque, N.M.

Senior (2006): Hit .427 with eight home runs and 30 RBI playing shortstop … First Team All-State 6A selection … Sarasota Herald-Tribune Baseball Player of the Year … Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American … Playstation All-American … Team finished second in the state.

Personal

  • Son of Bob and Joanne Sobolewski.
  • Has an older sister, Jyl.
  • Graduated in the top three percent of his class.
  • Majoring in sport administration.