AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Started 15 games at designated hitter and two games at first base for the Gators and hit .301 (22-for-73) over 28 games...Drove in 13 runs and was 4-for-10 (.400) as a pinch hitter...Registered a .326 (15-for-46) average in 15 league games, with 11 starts...Tallied a career-high four RBI in the 10-5 victory over LSU that closed the curtain on the season…Clubbed his first homer since March 19, 2005 with a two-run jack in the eighth inning after ripping a two-run single in the sixth…Hit .308 (4-for-13) during the series with the Tigers and led the Gators with five RBI...Delivered a career-best 4-for-4 performance in the final encounter with Mississippi State and added his second sacrifice of the season...Continued strong play by going 2-for-4 and scored a run at Florida State...Enjoyed a triumphant return to the starting lineup with a then-career-high three hits in five at bats during the 15-4 romp over Tennessee...Produced a single in the 6-4 decision over Vanderbilt on April 1...Was 2-for-2 with a clutch RBI single and a crucial sacrifice bunt during the eighth in the come-from-behind victory over Arkansas...Provided a run-scoring single in the 10-2 rout of Harvard...Was 1-for-3 with a walk and run versus Florida A&M...Delivered a 2-for-3, three-RBI effort in the 11-10 decision over Miami on Feb. 19...Put UF ahead to stay with a bases-loaded ground-rule double that plated two runs and added an RBI single in the eighth inning...Also swiped the first stolen base of his collegiate career...Went 1-for-5 (.200) during the set with Cincinnati...Started as the Gators' DH in the finale and was 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout and a run...Delivered a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning of game two that scored David Cash.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Played in 24 games and made six starts as the designated hitter...Batted .219 (7-for-32) and drove in seven runs…Walked 10 times…Saw action in both games of the College World Series championship round against Texas as a pinch hitter but went 0-for-2...Saw his first career NCAA action versus Notre Dame on June 5...Ripped a pinch-hit triple against the Fighting Irish in the top of the ninth inning...Jump-started the six-run, eighth-inning rally against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament with a pinch-hit double...Started as the designated hitter in game two at Georgia and was 0-for-2 with a walk...Laced a pinch-hit RBI single in the game two win over Kentucky in the seventh inning...Bashed a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth at Ole Miss on March 19 for his first round-tripper...Earned a pivotal two-out walk in the 10th inning against Villanova on March 6, setting the stage for UF's 6-5 triumph...Walked twice and scored versus Rhode Island on Feb. 25...Drew a free pass in his first four games...Barber's initial career hit was a two-run single as part of a six-run first inning against Miami (Fla.) on Feb. 20...Also scored a run courtesy of a walk...Collected the first two RBI of his career with a sacrifice fly to deep center field against FAMU that plated Brian Leclerc and Justin Tordi.
SUMMER: Ranked third on the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers of the Northwoods League in 2005 with a .309 batting average as the club advanced to the South Division Championship Series…Drove in 12 runs, drew 12 walks and also chipped in with four doubles and three home runs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Woodham High School for head coach Jon Boddy…Helped the Titans to three-straight district championships between 2001-03…Earned second-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, when he hit .373…Drew 31 walks, 12 of which were intentional…Claimed the 2004 Westminster High School Home Run Derby in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla…Received the Coaches' Award…Listed as the 30th-rated catcher by Team One Baseball…Collected honorable mention all-state, first-team all-area and second-team all-district recognition during his junior season…Batted .415 with 26 runs batted in and three homers…WHS was ranked fifth in the state that year and was 24-4 overall…Named second-team all-area and was his club's Offensive Player of the Year during a sophomore campaign in which he had a .385 clip and drove in 32 runs…Chosen as the Pensacola News Journal Player of the Week five times during his prep career…Led his summer team, the Pensacola Reds, in batting average in both 2002 (.341) and 2003 (.402)…Also lettered in cross country at Woodham and was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
BARBER'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5 vs. LSU (5/18/06) & Tennessee (4/16/06)
Runs Scored: 1 (13 times)
Hits: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/6/06)
RBI: 4 vs. LSU (5/20/06)
Doubles: 1 (three times)
Triples: 1 vs. Notre Dame (6/5/05)
Home Runs: 1 vs. LSU (5/20/06) & Ole Miss (3/19/05)
Walks: 2 vs. Rhode Island (2/25/05)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Miami (Fla.) (2/19/06)
Hit Streak: 2 games (three times)
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