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Rony Rodriguez






200 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Sunset HS

Rony Rodriguez - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

Senior (2012)…
Saw action in 47 games including 46 starts on the year…Finished with 46 hits in 164 at-bats (.280 average), including a team-best 14 doubles and 71 total bases…Registered a .373 on-base percentage and .433 slugging percentage…Hit a walk-off homerun in the team’s opening series against Rutgers (Feb. 18) in the bottom of the 12th inning, a three-run blast that clinched the series for Miami…Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI’s in the team’s series finale with Albany (Feb. 26)…Paced the Hurricanes to a win over FAU (Feb. 29) with a three-hit, three-run performance…Recorded two hits and two RBI’s in a series-opening win over Boston College (March 9)…Had a five-game hitting streak from March 30 – April 6…Went 2-for-5 in a series finale loss at Florida Sate (April 22)…Connected on his second homerun of the year on a road trip to Georgia Tech (May 18), a moonshot that hit off the indoor football facility behind left field…Matched a career-best six-game hitting streak beginning in the team’s ACC Tournament opener against North Carolina State (May 24)…Hit his third homerun of the year in the team’s round-robin finale against Wake Forest (May 25)…Recorded two hits in both of the team’s NCAA Tournament games against Stony Brook (June 1) and Missouri State (June 2)…

Junior (2011)…
Finished the year third on the team in batting average (.308) with 61 hits on 198 at-bats… Second place in the league in slugging percentage (.596) and tied for second in home runs (13)… Pounded out a team-best 16 doubles… Tops on the squad in RBI (44)… Walked 28 times and hit by a pitch 10 times… Swiped five bases in nine attempts… Fielded at a .957 clip with 124 putouts and 11 assists, seeing time at both left field and first base… Ended the season on a six-game hitting streak through the finale of the ACC Tournament and NCAA [Gainesville] Regional… Collected his first homer of the year with a three-run blast off Florida Atlantic (Feb. 23)… Went a career-best 4-for-6 at the dish with the game-winning home run against Illinois State (Mar. 8)… Had a stretch of four consecutive games with multiple hits from March 29 versus Florida Gulf Coast through April 6 versus the FGCU Eagles once again… Was 9-for-11 with eight runs scored and four RBI during that stretch… Finished 2-for-4 with a homer in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of North Carolina (Apr. 23) in Chapel Hill… Pounded out three hits in five trips including a double in the series finale against rival Florida State (May 1)… Turned around the following game with a 3-for-3 outing with a home run in the series opening win over Hofstra (May 6)… Had a 2-for-3 day with two runs and a RBI in the series opening victory from ACC Pitcher of the Year Danny Hultzen and the Virginia Cavaliers (May 13) on the road in Charlottesville… Blasted a towering home run over the famed bull on top of the “Blue Monster” left field wall at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the ACC Championships against Wake Forest (May 28)…

Sophomore (2010)…
Saw action in 18 games with seven starts in his first year with the Hurricanes… Saw most of his starts at first base, while also making two starts as a designated hitter… Sported a .231 batting average with nine hits, three doubles and a home run in 39 trips to the plate… Scored one run and drove in two with a hit, including his first career homer at home against Manhattan (Feb. 27)… Had another one-hit, two-RBI game the following contest versus Manhattan (Feb. 28), adding a double, 10 putouts and an assist from the first base position… Went 1-for-2 at the plate against Dartmouth (June 4) in a pinch hitter role during the NCAA Coral Gables Regional… Secured a 1.000 average in two games against Barry (May 7-8) with a 2-for-2 showing at the plate, including a double…

Before Miami…
Played for Steve Hertz at Miami Dade College… Hit .270 with two homers, 10 RBI and two stolen bases his freshman year at MDC…

High School/Prep…
Played for Mandy Pelaez at Miami Sunset Senior High School… Hit .507 with seven homers, 31 RBI and 12 stolen bases as a senior in 2008… Named Dade County 6A Hitter of the Year as a senior… Also earned First Team All-Dade and All-State his senior season… Hit .420 with six homers, 28 RBI and five steals as a junior en route to Second Team All-Dade honors…

Son of Mayra and Roman Rodriguez… Majoring in Criminology with a Minor in Sports Administration… Has an older brother, Roman…

AB: 6 (vs. Illinois State 3/8/11)
Runs: 3, twice
Hits: 4 vs. Illinois State (3/8/11)
RBI: 3, four times
2B: 2, three times
HR: 1, 17 times
SB: 2 (vs. St. Thomas, 3/28/12)
Hit Streak: 6 games, three times