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Brian Leclerc


5' 10"
Clearwater, Fla.
185 lbs.
Northside Christian

Major: Anthropology

AS A SENIOR (2007): Was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball Draft at number 937…First-team All-SEC selection...Started 46 games in right field and played in 50 outings...Rated third on the Gators with a career-high .313 clip and tallied 32 RBI...Scored 32 runs and tied for the team lead with 12 doubles...His career-high 13-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-5 performance at LSU, a stretch in which he was 23-for-60 (.383)...Hit .366 in SEC action, second on the squad behind Matt LaPorta (.446)...Twenty-eight of his 32 RBI came against league competition...Chosen as the SEC Player of the Week for the first time in his career on April 23 after batting 9-for-15 (.600) over the four-game stretch (FSU, Kentucky)...Ended collegiate career with a 1-for-11 (.091) performance at the SEC Tournament...Went 3-for-12 (.250) with three runs and three walks against Tennessee...Was 5-for-15 (.333) in Baton Rouge...Opened the weekend by going 2-for-5 and scored twice...Powered the Gators to the series-clinching win on Saturday by going 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs...Crushed a towering three-run shot deep to right field in the seventh that put the game out of reach...Played in the first two games with Alabama, both UF victories, and was 2-for-7 (.286) with three RBI, three walks and a double...Had a 4-for-14 (.286) series at Vanderbilt with four singles...Did not score during the trip to Nashville and was 2-for-5 in game three...Produced a 5-for-11 (.455) effort versus Kentucky  and was 3-for-4 with a couple of doubles in the rubber game...Matched a season-high with three runs scored and was hit twice in the second game, a 10-7 Gator win...Notched two outfield assists in the series with UK...Turned in a perfect 4-for-4 outing in the win at No. 1 Florida State...Belted a two-run homer in the first inning to put the Gators on the board versus the Seminoles and poked an RBI single in the third inning...Went 3-for-13 (.231) at Arkansas and 0-for-3 versus UCF with a walk...Set the stage for UF’s dramatic victory over South Carolina on Saturday with an eighth-inning grand slam...It was his first homer since April 1, 2006...Thanks to a nine-game hitting streak, Leclerc had raised his overall average to .355...Returned to the lineup against Florida State after missing the Georgia series with a pulled hamstring and was 1-for-4 with a run...Went 2-for-4 in the win over Bethune-Cookman, giving him seven multiple-hit efforts in his last eight games...Batted .500 (7-for-14) in the sweep of Auburn, with five RBI, four runs, four doubles and three walks...Had three hits in both game one (3-for-6) and game two (3-for-5, two RBI, two doubles) against the Tigers...Entering the series on the Plains, Leclerc had gone 12-for-17 (.706) over the past four games to raise his average to .315...Made it four-straight multiple-hit outings by going 2-for-4 with his first triple of the year and scored at Stetson...Welcomed the start of SEC play in a major way, as he busted out of a season-long 5-for-37 (.135) slump to go 10-for-13 (.769)...Entered the series with zero RBI and drove in seven against Mississippi State...Tied a career high with four hits in the series finale and drove in three runs...Went 3-for-4 on both Friday and Saturday versus the Bulldogs and was 2-for-2 on the basepaths for his first theft since the 2005 campaign...Broke out of doldrums with a 3-for-4, three-run performance in game two against George Washington but was 3-for-10 (.300) for the series...Collected first hit of the season with a single against FAMU and finished 1-for-3 with a walk.

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Had a .262 batting average with 10 doubles, three homers and two triples to go along with 25 RBI...Rated fifth on the squad with 30 runs and was fourth with 12 multiple-hit outings...Had a .211 average through 27 SEC games and drove in seven runs...Batted .317 overall against right-handers…Led off an inning 40 times last year and reached base on 16 occasions for a .400 clip...Went 2-for-5 in the 4-3 edging of eighth-ranked Alabama...Was a combined 10-for-29 (.344) over the three series against Mississippi State, Georgia and Auburn...Rated second on the Gators with a .400 (4-for-10) effort against the UGA Bulldogs...Busted out a .385 (5-for-13) performance during Auburn’s visit...Was 3-for-5 in the finale after going 2-for-4 in the opener...Was 2-for-4 in the win over Florida State...Drove in a pair of runs in the 15-4 victory to complete the set at Tennessee…Had two hits in the Vanderbilt series, including a two-run homer during Saturday’s 6-4 win...Connected on a solo homer in the fifth in the 6-5 edging of USF...Extended hitting streak to five games with an RBI triple off the right-field fence at UCF...Powered Florida to a sweep of Harvard with a .500 (6-for-12) clip, six runs and six RBI...Four of his six hits on the weekend were doubles...Led the hosts at the plate by going 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs in the 10-2 win on Saturday...Paced the Gators with a .333 (3-for-9) showing in the Texas A&M series...Was 2-for-4 in the first game and belted his first home run of the season in the second outing...Was 2-for-4 and had an RBI single in the meeting with Florida State...Hit .200 (2-for-10) during The Pepsi Baseball Classic...Was 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI in the 10-3 victory over Ohio State...Spearheaded the sweep of Miami with a team-leading .333 (4-for-12) clip...Drove in two runs in the series finale, including a game-tying ground-rule double in the seventh...Had two of UF’s four hits in the opener...Enjoyed a strong start to the season, hitting .455 (5-for-11) in the series sweep of Cincinnati...Closed the weekend by going 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI...Collected a double and a triple in the 20-4 victory...Scored twice in the second game after a 2-for-4 performance on opening night.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Hit .277 on the season and finished third on the Gators with 64 runs batted in...Posted six three-plus hit games and totaled 22 multiple-RBI efforts...Notched career highs in RBI (64), runs scored (46) and home runs (15)...Started 69-of-71 games for the Gators in right field...Florida’s leading hitter in NCAA play with a .366 clip (15-for-41) in the team’s 11 tournament contests and belted four round-trippers...Drove in a team-high 17 runs in NCAA action...Was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the Gainesville Regional after leading the Gators with a .667 batting average (8-for-12) and a squad-best nine RBI in the three games...His clip was the second highest of any batter in NCAA Regional play in 2005...Went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in game two of the CWS championship series versus Texas on June 26...Provided all the Gator offense against the Longhorns with a two-run homer to left center field...Smacked a two-run homer to right center in the bottom of the fourth inning versus Arizona State that trimmed his club’s deficit to 3-2...Gators used a 6-3, come-from-behind triumph over the Sun Devils to clinch the Bracket One title…Had a modest five-game hitting streak snapped in the College World Series opener against Tennessee…Hit .333 (3-for-9) in Super Regional action with a couple of home runs and a team-leading four RBI...Connected on a dinger in the top of the first inning on June 11 to stake Florida to a 4-0 lead over Florida State in the second game of the series...The Gators punched their ticket to Omaha with an 8-5 conquest of the Seminoles…Socked the third round-tripper as part of back-to-back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning of the opener with FSU and finished 2-for-5...Tallied a career-high four hits in a 23-3 romp over Notre Dame in the Regional final, going 4-for-5 at the plate...Smacked a critical two-run single up the middle in the third inning to chase ND starter Wade Korpi and force the Irish to rely on its bullpen early in the contest...Drove in a pair versus North Carolina, including a key two-run single in the sixth inning...Was 3-for-4 with three RBI in NCAA lid-lifter against Stetson...Went 3-for-15 (.200) at the SEC Tournament but was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the 10-7 win over Ole Miss...Blasted a game-tying three-run homer in the finale at Auburn as the Gators completed a sweep of the series...Finished .308 (4-for-13) on the Plains...Ten-game hitting streak came to end at Florida State on April 19 when he went 0-for-4...Batted .429 (6-for-14) versus Alabama and scored four runs...Keyed the 7-4 win in game two by finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI, including a solo homer in the second inning...Ranked second on the Gators with a .455 (5-for-11) effort at Georgia, homering in both the second and third games of the series...Led UF with six RBI in Athens and scored five runs...Scored twice in the win at Florida State on March 30...Powered the Orange and Blue during its SEC opener at Ole Miss by going 6-for-12 (.500)...Jacked the first grand slam of his career in the opener against Michigan State on March 11 and tallied a .308 (4-for-13) performance in the sweep of the Spartans...Batted .286 (2-for-7) in the Villanova series, highlighted by a 2-for-2 effort in the second game...Drew six walks total and started UF’s winning rally in the 10th of the finale by earning a free pass with two down...Came across with the winning run on Jared Kubin’s bases-loaded walk...Bashed a three-run homer in the eighth against Mercer...Was 2-for-3 with three runs and his first career stolen base against FAMU on Feb. 22...Wound up 5-for-6 (.833) in the two meetings with the Rattlers...Batted a scorching .417 (5-for-12) in the series win over Miami (Fla.)...Also scored three runs and notched three RBI...Helped the Gators take the rubber match against UM with a 3-for-5 performance in which he scored twice...Enjoyed a career night in the 17-2 rout of Florida A&M on Feb. 15 by going 3-for-3 with five RBI and three home runs...Homered in the second, third and fourth innings on consecutive swings...Drew a walk and crossed the plate in all four of his plate appearances...Had missed the final two games of the series with CSU because of an injury...Went 0-for-3 in the season opener against Charleston Southern on Feb. 11, putting an end to his career-best hitting streak of 10 games.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Started 45 games for the Gators, making 32 starts in left field, four in right field and nine as the designated hitter...Participated in 53 contests and had a .312 batting average, with 37 runs batted in and six homers…Scored 28 runs and contributed an on-base percentage of .392…Ranked fourth on the squad with 13 doubles…Produced 17 multiple-hit games and had eight multiple-RBI efforts…Had three or more hits in a game four times…Tied Jeff Corsaletti for fourth on UF with a couple of triples…Equaled All-American Ben Harrison's total of six outfield assists for the top spot on UF…Registered a .944 fielding percentage…Batted .324 in SEC action and was sixth on the club with 18 RBI…Drew 12 walks in 74 at bats and had eight extra-base hits, including three dingers, versus league competition…Led the Orange and Blue in the postseason with a .400 (12-for-30) clip…Ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak, the fifth-longest by a Gator in '04…Batted .429 (15-for-35) during the skein, with five RBI, five runs and four doubles…Went 2-for-5 and had a double and a home run in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional at Miami (Fla.) on June 12…Helped Florida defeat UCLA twice at the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional by going 4-for-7 (.571) against the Bruins with a couple of two-baggers…Started all four games at the SEC Tournament and delivered a 5-for-15 (.333) showing that matched Jonathan Tucker (6-for-18) for the top average by a Gator…Drew three walks during the series at Tennessee…Slugged a two-run jack in the second encounter with the Vols on May 22…Had a pair of hits in the opener at No. 12 Ole Miss on May 14…Scored twice in 16-6 win at Mississippi State…Went 2-for-4 and bashed a homer in 7-6 defeat at seventh-ranked South Carolina on April 11…Hit .556 (5-for-9) during the Georgia series, including a 3-for-4 performance in game two of the set…Tied career highs in RBI (four), hits (three) and runs (three) during 17-6 triumph at Kentucky on March 27…Crossed the plate three times versus Dartmouth…Went 5-for-12 (.417) against Arkansas over March 19-21…Began the home series against the Razorbacks by going 3-for-4 and drove in four runs…Fell a double short of hitting for the cycle…Recorded consecutive two-hit outings when Brown visited Gainesville in the middle of March…Totaled four RBI against the Bears…Earned a pair of free passes and scored a run in 20-7 dismantling of Michigan on Feb. 26 following a 2-for-5 showing against the Wolverines the previous day…Belted his first career homer with a three-run shot in 8-4 decision over Gardner-Webb on Feb. 8…The tater came in his sixth at bat of the year…Went 1-for-4 and scored a run in his collegiate debut on Feb. 7.

SUMMER: Hit .200 in 26 games for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League last summer…Led the club with 10 stolen bases and was fourth with 13 runs…Batted .260 in 21 games for the Brewster Whitecaps of the CCL in 2005…Drove in 10 runs and totaled seven extra-base hits with five doubles and a pair of homers…Has also played summer ball for the Central Florida Renegades…Earned all-tournament recognition at East Cobb Wood Bat Championships…Chosen as the Renegades' Most Valuable Player after leading the team in every offensive category…Was a member of the 2000 AAU National Championship squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Daryl Don at Northside Christian School…Team boasted a 113-30 (.790) record during his tenure…Owns single-season school records for runs (62), stolen bases (42) and walks (40)…Holds career standards for runs (182), stolen bases (102) and walks (102)…Other career numbers include a .395 batting average, 96 runs batted in, 33 doubles, eight homers and six triples…Selected first-team all-state in Class 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior…Also snagged first-team All-Suncoast Conference and first-team all-county accolades that season…Voted as his team's Most Valuable Player during his final campaign, when he batted .440, with 35 RBI, 35 stolen bases, 13 doubles and three homers…Earned first-team all-state and all-district acclaim while leading Northside Christian to a 33-3 record in 2002…The Mustangs ranked 15th in the nation and was the Class 1A state runner-up…Leclerc batted .475, drove in 29 runs and smacked 12 doubles to help the cause…Was a first-team Bay Conference pick and all-county honorable mention pick as a sophomore, when he registered a .403 batting average, with 19 RBI and 12 stolen bases…Also lettered in basketball…Was taken in the 26th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

PERSONAL: Brian Keith Leclerc was born Jan. 12, 1985, in Clearwater, Fla…His parents are Keith and Peggy Leclerc…Has two sisters, Ashley, 27, and Danielle, 16…His grandfather, Bill David, was a pitcher in the St. Louis Browns' organization… Hobbies include playing golf and tennis…Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes…Majoring in anthropology.

Overall Season Statistics
2004 .312 53-45 173 28 54 13 2 6 37 22 43 0-1
2005 .277 69-69 267 46 74 10 0 15 64 31 65 5-9
2006 .262 53-52 187 30 49 10 2 3 25 25 37 0-1
2007 .313 50-46 179 32 56 12 1 3 32 21 27 2-4
CAREER .289 225-212 806 136 233 45 5 27 158 99 172 7-15
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
2004 .324 23-20 74 10 24 4 1 3 18 12 20 0-1
2005 .266 30-30 124 17 33 5 0 6 22 11 32 2-3
2006 .211 27-26 95 8 20 1 0 1 7 8 20 0-0
2007 .366 26-26 112 21 41 11 0 2 28 10 18 2-3
CAREER .291 106-102 405 56 118 21 1 12 75 41 90 4-7
SEC Tournament Statistics
2004 .333 4-4 15 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 5 0-0
2005 .200 4-4 15 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0-0
2007 .091 3-3 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0-0
CAREER .220 11-11 41 4 9 1 0 0 4 4 8 0-0
NCAA Postseason Statistics
2004 .467 4-4 15 3 7 3 0 1 1 0 2 0-0
2005 .366 11-11 41 6 15 3 0 4 17 3 11 1-1
CAREER .393 15-15 56 9 22 6 0 5 22 3 13 1-1

At Bats: 6, 5x, last vs. Auburn (3/23/07)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Florida A&M (2/15/05)
Hits: 4, 3x, last vs. Florida State (4/18/07)
RBI: 5 vs. Florida A&M (2/15/05)  
Doubles: 2, 3x, last vs. Kentucky (4/22/07)
Triples: 1, 5x, last vs. Stetson (3/20/07)
Home Runs: 3 vs. Florida A&M (2/15/05)  
Walks: 2, 17x, last vs. South Carolina (5/23/07)
Stolen Bases: 1, 7x, last vs. Mississippi State (3/17/07)
Hit Streak: 13 games (4/14-5/13/07)


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