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1 AVERY BARNES
  • INF/OF
  • 5-11 · 165
  • L/R
  • Freshman
  • HS High Springs, Fla
  • Santa Fe High School
  • Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences

AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Started three games at second base and played in 15 games as a rookie...Batted .227 (5-for-22) with four runs and an RBI...Finished 2-for-8 (.250) in SEC play...Was hit in his only plate appearance at South Carolina...Was 0-for-3 in a starting role against Stetson...Had a career-high two hits, including his first double, in the come-from-behind win over Arkansas on March 19...Was 1-for-2 in the series finale with Harvard and scored...Went 1-for-4 with a run and notched his first RBI in the 4-1 win over Texas A&M on March 4...Collected his first collegiate hit with a bunt single in the seventh inning versus Florida State and scored when Adam Davis was hit with the bases loaded...Saw his first action in the final game of The Pepsi Baseball Classic against Wake Forest on Feb. 26...Came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning at second base and turned a double play...Drew a walk in his first plate appearance.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Santa Fe High School for head coach Todd Gray…Batted .500 with 32 stolen bases, 32 RBI and 10 doubles as a senior en route to earning the Florida Dairy Farmers' Class 3A Player of the Year…Collected first-team all-state honors and was named as one of The Gainesville Sun's Co-Baseball Players of the Year…Participated in the 2005 Florida Athletic Coaches' Association All-Star Game in Sebring for the North team…Named as one of the 2004-05 Athletes of the Year by The Gainesville Sun…As a wide receiver/defensive back on Santa Fe's football team, Barnes had 365 receiving yards, seven touchdowns, 65 tackles and also returned punts…Helped the Raiders reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999…A first-team all-state and all-area selection as a junior on the diamond, Barnes batted .398, scored 29 runs, totaled 25 RBI and swiped 24 bases…Was an all-state honorable mention pick as a sophomore…Earned the Jeffrey L. Meldon/WCJB TV-20 Scholar-Athlete Award and also received a scholastic honor from the U.S. Army Reserve…Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club, Students Against Drunk Driving and student government in high school.


BARNES' CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 4 (three times)
Runs Scored: 1 (four times)
Hits: 2 vs. Arkansas (3/19/06)
RBI: 1 vs. Texas A&M (3/4/06)
Doubles: 1 vs. Arkansas (3/19/06)
Triples: None
Home Runs: None
Walks: 1 vs. Wake Forest (2/26/06)
Stolen Bases: None
Hit Streak: 2 games (3/12-3/21/06)
BARNES' CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2006 .227 15-3 22 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 0-0
CAREER .227 15-3 22 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 0-0
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2006 .250 6-0 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
CAREER .250 6-0 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
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