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Chris Petrie


5' 9"
Jacksonville, Fla.
205 lbs.
The Bolles School (Lake City C.C.)

Major: Criminology

AS A SENIOR (2007): SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Started 30 games in the outfield (27 LF, 3 RF) and batted .299 with 16 RBI in 48 games...Was 20-for-54 (.370) in 24 SEC contests...Ended his collegiate career by going 1-for-8 (.125) at the SEC Tourney with five strikeouts...Was 1-for-5 (.200) and scored twice in the three games with Tennessee...Enjoyed a career night in the 19-3 thrashing of LSU, as he was 4-for-5 with five RBI and three runs...Clubbed his first grand slam as part of a five-run first inning in the opener and delivered a triple...Drew a free pass in all three matchups with the Tigers...Walked and scored in the 15-8 loss to North Florida...Went 2-for-4 in the game-one triumph over Alabama and wound up 2-for-6 (.333) in two appearances versus the Tide...Was 1-for-3 at Vanderbilt, starting the first game in left and coming in as a defensive replacement the other two games...Ripped a ninth-inning double in game two...Stroked a walk-off single with the bases full in the bottom of the ninth to lift UF to a dramatic 5-4 win over Kentucky...It was his lone at bat of the series...Matched season highs in walks (two) and runs (two) in the win over Florida State in Jacksonville...Led the Gators with a 6-for-8 (.750) performance in the sweep of Auburn, highlighted by a career best 4-for-4 effort in Saturday’s 12-9 win...Set a career high with two walks and was 2-for-3 during game one...Belted his fourth double and had an RBI grounder versus Stetson...Also drew his first walk of the year, the first time since last April at Florida State that he earned a free pass...Delivered a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning and scored in the 14-13 setback to Mississippi State...Was 1-for-4 in the league opener...Had singles in both game two and three at Texas A&M and was 2-for-6 (.333) on the series starting in right field...Rose to the challenge by hitting a team-high .556 (5-for-9) in the sweep of George Washington...Went 4-for-8 in the doubleheader and had three RBI and two doubles during the opener...Powered the Gators with a 3-for-4 outing against Florida State, highlighted by a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers that was his initial hit of the year...Notched his first RBI of the season by reaching on an error against Florida A&M.

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Started 35 games in left field and two as the Gators’ designated hitter and batted .241 with 22 runs and 16 RBI...Had a .189 average in 25 conference games...Tied for fifth on the club with 10 multiple-hit games...Drew just three walks on the year…Delivered his only sacrifice in the 8-7 win over LSU on Senior Day…Went 4-for-13 (.308) at Tennessee and established a career high with four RBI in the finale, when he was 3-for-5 with three runs, a three-run bomb and his lone stolen base of the season...Kept up recent hot streak by going 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a double in the 8-2 win over Bethune-Cookman...Had four hits in 12 at bats for a .333 effort versus Kentucky...Chipped in with an RBI single against UNF...Was 3-for-8 (.375) with a double and triple in two outings against Vanderbilt...Went 2-for-4 in game two at South Carolina and was 2-for-9 (.222) in the series...Enjoyed a tremendous night against Stetson, going 3-for-4 with three runs and his first homer at Florida, a solo shot to start the third...Hit .333 (3-for-9) in the Harvard series, highlighted by a 2-for-4, two-run effort in game two…Went 1-for-4 in his first appearance as the designated hitter on March 8...Made the first start of his Gator tenure in left field on Feb. 22 against Florida A&M and was 2-for-4 with a run...Went 2-for-4 versus Cincinnati and was 1-for-2 with a run in the third game...First hit at Florida was a two-run single in the eighth inning against the Bearcats on Feb. 11. 

AT LAKE CITY C.C. (2004-05): Competed at Lake City for two seasons for head coach Tom Clark…Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 47th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft…Achieved second-team all-state and all-region recognition in 2005…Picked up first-team All-Mid-Florida Conference honors for the second year in a row…Was the runner-up for the league's Player of the Year award…Ranked third on the team with a .376 batting average and paced his squad in total bases (136), runs (51) and doubles (22)…Belted eight homers and tallied 38 RBI, statistics that placed him second and fourth on the team, respectively…In addition, Petrie led the Timberwolves with a .385 (35-for-91) clip in conference play and totaled 10 doubles…Started all 51 games in '04 and batted .386 with 40 RBI and five homers…Petrie was a first-team all-conference selection and achieved second-team all-state status.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach John Newman at The Bolles School…Helped the Bulldogs to the 3A state championship during his junior campaign, when he hit .376 with 35 RBI and six homers as his club finished 30-4 overall…In addition, Petrie was a pitcher and outfielder on the 1998 AAU national champions for head coach Chet Lemon and was a member of the 2000 AAU national runner-up squad coached by Mike Jones…Also selected to the 2000 AAU all-tournament team…Two-year linebacker on the football team for head coach Corky Rogers.

PERSONAL: Christopher Gayle Petrie was born Aug. 13, 1984, in Jacksonville, Fla...His parents are Gayle and Christi Petrie...His father played basketball at Vanderbilt…Has a younger sister, Cami, 19, who also attends UF…His cousin, Trey Tucker, and uncles, Chip Bachara and Ken Korey, also graduated from Florida…Enjoys cooking out, playing cards and shooting pool…Majoring in criminology.

Overall Season Statistics
2006 .241 42-37 137 22 33 4 1 2 16 3 31 1-1
2007 .299 48-30 117 21 35 7 1 2 16 14 29 0-1
CAREER .268 90-67 254 43 68 11 2 4 32 17 60 1-2
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
2006 .189 25-24 90 11 17 2 1 1 10 2 24 1-1
2007 .370 24-12 54 13 20 3 1 1 7 9 15 0-0
CAREER .257 49-36 144 24 37 5 2 2 17 11 39 1-1
SEC Tournament Statistics
2007 .125 2-2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0-0
CAREER .125 2-2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0-0

At Bats: 5, 7x, last vs. LSU (5/11/07)
Runs Scored: 3, 3x, last vs. LSU (5/11/07)
Hits: 4, 2x, last vs. LSU (5/11/07)
RBI: 5 vs. LSU (5/11/07)
Doubles: 2 vs. George Washington-1 (3/3/070
Triples: 1, 2x, last vs. LSU (5/11/07)
Home Runs: 1, 4x, last vs. LSU (5/11/07)
Walks: 2, 2x, last vs. Florida State (4/3/07) 
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Tennessee (4/16/06)
Hit Streak: 7 games (3/10-3/25/07)


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