#37 BRIAN HAUGHT
- Senior, 3L
- 5-10, 185, R/R
- Tampa, Fla. (Jesuit HS)
CAREER NOTES - An 87th round draft pick by the Florida Marlins in the 1995 June Amateur draft, the final player selected in the draft...Two-year starter... Received medical redshirt season in 1999 due to rotator cuff injury in right shoulder...1999 - Saw action in six games with two starts...Hitless in 12 at-bats...Hitless (0-for-4) as a pinch hitter...1998 - Saw action in 26 games with 18 starts...Hit .282 with five HR and 18 RBI...Limited to DH role due to rotator cuff surgery during the fall...Started only two games after March 24...UF was 16-2 with him in the leadoff spot...Led off two games with home runs (Miami, Vanderbilt)...Hit .333 as a pinch hitter (2-for-6)...Pinch hit home run at South Carolina...Hit first career grand slam in win over Arkansas-Little Rock...Hit home run on first pitch after return to UF starting lineup, knocking a solo HR off Miami's Alex Santos...1997 - Opening day starter in center field but was limited to 48 games with 46 starts due to injury and illness...Hit .357 with nine HR and 44 RBI...Ranked third on the team in batting average and home runs...Second on squad with .604 slugging percentage...15 stolen bases...20 multi-hit games...Hit .368 in SEC play and .382 in postseason action...Career-best 10-game hit streak during season...Finished season strongly, hitting in 22 of last 25 games played...Raised batting average 67 points over the last 25 games...Six HR in last 78 AB (1 to every 13 AB) after hitting three in first 104 AB...Career-high with four hits against Auburn in the SEC Tournament...First two home run gams of his career came against Stetson...Hit first career grand slam at LSU as part of career-high five RBI...Missed 16 games in total due to the injury, a sprained right ankle and a flu/stomach virus...Suffered a fractured right cheekbone against Southwestern Louisiana in a collision with teammate Casey Smith...Two plates were placed in his cheek to aid the healing process of the bone...1996 - Backup outfielder who saw action in 30 games with 18 starts (11 in CF, 7 in LF)...Hit .185 with three doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI...Pinch-ran for Rick Eckstein and scored the winning run in UF's 6-5 win over Mississippi State in the opening game of the SEC Tournament...In an 11-10 win over Florida Atlantic, went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run, three singles, three runs scored and two RBI...Sat out the Ole Miss series with strep throat...Hit a solo home run and a two-run single in UF's 11-2 win over Akron...Drove in two runs, highlighted by the first home run of his career, in a 7-4 loss to MSU...Hit a pinch-hit, bases-loaded double to clear the bases in the sixth inning in win at Florida State...Recorded first career-hit against Georgia State...PREP - A 1995 graduate of Tampa Jesuit High School where he was coached by John Crumbley...Three-year starter at shortstop....Three-time all-state selection...Named to Class 5A All-State second-team after junior and senior seasons...All-State third-team selection as a sophomore...Hit .387 with two home runs and 34 RBI on state runner-up team as a senior...Hit .369 as a sophomore and .426 as a junior on team that won Florida state championship...Led team in batting average in 1994 and 1995...MAJOR - Business Administration.
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Career Game Highs:
AB - 6, two times, last vs. Auburn (5/17/97); R - 3, two times, last vs. Santa Clara (2/8/97); H - 4, two times, last vs. Auburn (5/17/97); RBI - 5, at Louisiana State (3/22/97).