AS A SENIOR (2006): Earned Academic All-SEC recognition for the second time in his career…Started 28 games (17 as designated hitter, seven in left field, four in right field) and batted .236 with 20 runs, 16 RBI and seven doubles...Had a .204 (10-for-49) average in 22 SEC games...Finished his Gator tenure tied for third on the school's all-time list by being hit by a pitch 32 times…Provided one of the highlights of the season by cranking a two-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning to knock off LSU, 8-7, on May 19…The victory came on Senior Day at McKethan Stadium…Concluded his collegiate career by finishing 5-for-11 (.455) against the Bayou Bengals with four runs, two doubles and a slugging percentage of .909…Went 1-for-5 with a double and scored in the 9-3 loss to Georgia...Delivered a two-run, pinch-hit triple in the 5-4 loss to Auburn...Delivered his lone sacrifice fly of the season versus Bethune-Cookman...Started the finale at Kentucky and was 1-for-3 with an RBI single...Singled and scored in the 6-5 setback to North Florida...A 1-for-6 (.167) series with Arkansas also included his career-high six-game hitting streak being snapped...Poked a double in the second meeting against the Hogs and scored on Gavin Dickey's homer...Drove in a season-high four runs in the 10-3 win at UCF and was 3-for-5...Hit .455 (5-for-11) with six runs, four RBI and two doubles in the broom job of Harvard...Was 2-for-4 in two starts versus UNC Greensboro...Was 1-for-4 out of leadoff spot versus Florida State...Went 3-for-9 (.333) during The Pepsi Baseball Classic...Drew a season-high two walks against Ohio State...Was a bright spot in the loss to Mizzou, as he was 2-for-3 against All-American Max Scherzer...Blasted his first home run since Feb. 15, 2004 with a solo shot over the right-field wall...Did not play in the Miami series...Started as Florida's designated hitter for the first two games against Cincinnati but was 0-for-7...Walked and scored in the seventh inning in the season opener.
AS A JUNIOR (2005): Finished the season batting just shy of .300 at .295 overall...Played in 61 games with 59 starts...Third on the team on the basepaths with 10 thefts in 13 attempts...Tied for second on the club in hit-by-pitches with 11...Led Florida at the plate during the College World Series, batting a team-best .308 (4-for-13) in five games played...Was third on the club in NCAA Tournament play with a .292 (7-for-24) clip and eight runs scored…Went 1-for-3 in the second meeting with Texas on June 26....Had a season-high four-game hitting streak snapped by the Longhorns in the championship series opener...Walked and scored a run in the eighth inning during the first game against Texas...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in 6-3 win over Arizona State...Singled to open the fifth inning versus the Sun Devils to chase Jason Urquidez from the game...Came around to score on Adam Davis' three-run homer to left field...Beat out an infield hit and came around to score on Jeff Corsaletti's bases-clearing double in the fifth inning against Nebraska...Lofted a sacrifice fly to right field in the fifth inning of the CWS opener with Tennessee to put the Gators ahead, 5-1...Started at designated hitter in both of UF's Super Regional contests vs. Florida State...Was 2-for-7 (.286) in Super Regional play with two runs scored...Provided a spark off the bench in the Gainesville Regional, logging time as a pinch runner and designated hitter...Was 1-for-4 and scored twice...Connected on the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as the Gators tipped Arkansas, 9-8, in round one of the SEC Tourney...Wound up 2-for-2 against the Hogs after entering the contest late as a pinch hitter...Was 2-for-7 (.286) at Vanderbilt and scored twice...Paced UF with a .625 (5-for-8) effort and drew four walks when Tennessee visited...Chipped in with a 2-for-4 outing and drove in two runs in the first matchup with UT and All-American Luke Hochevar...Went a career-high 4-for-4 in game three at Auburn...Singled and scored a run in 4-2 setback to No. 14 Florida State on April 19...Delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double as part of UF's six-run sixth inning in a 10-1 win at Georgia on April 10...Drove in a season-high three runs and had three hits in the Kentucky series...Punched a two-run double to right field in the second game and drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth of the 20-11 win...Poked a two-run single in the second inning to put UF on the board at Florida State...Wound up 2-for-4...Was 2-for-8 (.250) against South Carolina but drew a team-high five walks...Closed the series with the Gamecocks with a pair of hits...Scored a team-high four runs and had two hits in 17-6 win over UCF...Became the first UF player since David Eckstein (on May 24, 1996 against N.C. State) to steal four bases in a game when he accomplished the feat on March 12 versus Michigan State...Enjoyed a .333 (4-for-12) weekend against Villanova and had at least one hit in every ballgame...Went 2-for-4 against VU righty Nick Allen and came across with UF's lone run on March 4...Roped a double in the second game and scored twice in the rubber match with the 'Cats...Delivered a pinch-hit single in the second matchup with Rhode Island...Helped the Gators rally from a 3-2 sixth-inning deficit to URI on Feb. 25 by poking a two-out, two-run single...Finished 2-for-3 and scored twice against the Rams...Joined the Gators' hit parade against FAMU by going 2-for-5 with three runs and a couple of RBI...Smacked a double versus the Rattlers, giving him three straight games with a two-bagger...Recorded a .364 (4-for-11) average against Charleston Southern, the second-highest clip on the squad vs. the Bucs...Closed the weekend set by going 2-for-5 with a couple of runs...Doubled, stole third and scored en route to a 1-for-3 effort in game two...Stroked a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning of the season opener against CSU to tie the game at 3-3.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004): Played in 47 games and made 25 starts for the Gators…Served as the club's designated hitter 24 times and started in left field once…Batted .248 overall, scored 27 runs and collected 22 RBI…Plunked a team-leading 10 times…Ranked third on the squad with four sacrifice flies…Swiped five bases in six attempts…Led all players off the bench by driving in eight runs…Was 5-for-14 (.357) as a pinch hitter and totaled six RBI, including a three-run homer against Miami (Fla.) on Feb. 15…Also managed a .500 on-base percentage as a substitute…Totaled five multiple-hit games and produced five multiple-RBI efforts…Hit .217 (10-for-46) in 17 SEC games and scored 10 runs…Scored twice and drove in a run versus UCLA in the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional on June 6…Went 2-for-5 and poked an RBI single in the 12-inning marathon against Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament on May 29…Doubled home a run in 10-9 setback to No. 12 Ole Miss on May 16…Started both victories in the series win over Alabama, combining for two runs, two RBI and a couple of walks…Helped complete weekend sweep of Auburn on May 2 by going 3-for-5 with three runs and a pair of RBI…Came through with a clutch two-run base-hit in the sixth inning during 7-6 edging of archrival Florida State on March 31…Batted .500 (6-for-12) during four-game hitting streak from March 12-19…Scored in all three games of the Arkansas series in mid-March…Was a perfect 3-for-3 and posted season-highs in RBI (four) and doubles (two) in 14-1 drubbing of Brown on March 14…Went 3-for-4 and scored three times in 12-8 road win at Stetson…Had three hits in four at bats during Northwestern's visit to McKethan Stadium between Feb. 28-March 1…Delivered a pinch-hit single and scored versus Miami (Ohio) on Feb. 21.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003): Made 39 appearances, including 34 starts (17 as the designated hitter, 16 in right field, one in left field)...Started the Gators' final 13 outings of the season…When he served as the DH, Florida was 13-4 (.765)...Reached base safely in 30-of-39 games he played and poked a base hit in 20-of-39 games…Scored two or more runs in a game on five occasions…Tallied nine multiple-RBI contests and seven multiple-hit efforts...Was one of six Gators to notch five RBI in a contest... Named to the NCAA Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament team after batting .429 (6-for-14) with seven RBI, six runs and two homers…Was 2-for-2 and scored twice in the season finale at Miami (Fla.)…Drove in two runs, scored twice and was hit by a pitch twice in 22-14 victory over Florida Atlantic on May 31…Belted a three-run jack and finished 2-for-4 in 8-6 decision over Bethune-Cookman in UF's second Regional contest…Had cranked a grand slam against the Wildcats on April 15… Put together a career-high five-game hitting streak between May 9-17, a stretch in which he hit .375 (6-for-16)…Helped the Gators to an 8-6 win at Auburn by chipping in three hits and two runs…Sported a four-game hitting streak from Feb. 23-March 5...Chosen as the SEC Player of the Week following his opening collegiate series against Mercer, when he batted .600 (6-for-10)…Debuted with a 2-for-5 outing on Feb. 7 that featured a home run in his fourth career at bat and a total of three RBI…Increased his performance versus the Bears the following day, as Barton was 4-for-5 with five RBI and four runs.
(2002): Was redshirted his first season on the Florida campus.
SUMMER: Competed for the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers of the Northwest League with Gator teammates Jeff Corsaletti and Brandon McArthur in 2004…Appeared in 36 games and registered a .242 batting average, with 14 runs batted in, 13 runs and five stolen bases…Helped the Honkers to the second-best overall record (40-23) the previous season, when he was named to NWL All-Star team at second base…Was second in the league in on-base percentage (.435) and third with 26 stolen bases…Also ranked eighth with a .303 clip and added 31 RBI, 10 doubles and a homer…Went 5-for-6 and drove in three runs during a 12-7 triumph over Duluth…One of six Honkers to represent the franchise in the midseason All-Star game…Member of the Gastonia (N.C.) Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League in '02…Batted .243 with four doubles, drew 27 walks and struck out 19 times…Was 7-for-9 on the basepaths…Played three years for the Florida Bombers between 1999-2001…Team captured the 2000 United States Amateur Baseball Federation (USABF) World Series crown in San Diego, Calif…Selected All-Tournament at the World Series, Barton started all 50 games for the Bombers and hit .408.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Killian High School in Miami, Fla., where he was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Manny Fernandez…Named second-team all-state as a senior after hitting .407 with 32 RBI, 14 doubles and four homers…His squad was the top-ranked program in the Sunshine State and rated fourth in the nation…Three-time All-Miami-Dade County selection at second base…Two-time Miami Herald Athlete of the Week honoree…Hit .413, drove in 24 runs and cranked a couple of dingers as a junior…Helped lead Killian to a 30-5 record and a berth in the Elite Eight in 2000 as its number three hitter… Selected as his squad's Offensive Player of the Year in both 2000 and 2001 and served as captain during those same seasons… Two-time Sarasota All-Tournament pick…Team One Showcase invitee…Started as a sophomore and batted .378.
BARTON'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5 (18 times)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. UCF (3/22/05) & Mercer (2/8/03)
Hits: 4 vs. Auburn (4/24/05) & Mercer (2/8/03)
RBI: 5 vs. Mercer (2/8/03)
Doubles: 2 vs. Brown (3/14/04)
Triples: 1 (four times)
Home Runs: 1 (eight times)
Walks: 3 (five times)
Stolen Bases: 4 vs. Michigan State (3/12/05)
Hit Streak: 6 games (3/7-3/17/06)
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