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Josh Adams

INF

Height
5' 10"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Jacksonville, Fla.
Weight
190 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Eagle's View Academy
MATT LaPORTA

Major: Anthropology

       

CAREER: Finished his tenure in Gainesville as the school’s all-time leader in games played (253) and games started (252)…Boasting a career average of .305, Adams departs with his name found throughout the school’s career charts, as he is first in both double plays turned (152) and sacrifice bunts (27), tied for first in at bats with Mark Ellis (1996-99) (941), second in hits (287), third in assists (644), fifth in runs batted in (188) and total bases (437), tied for fifth in doubles (51) and is ninth in walks (122)…Became just the fifth UF baseball player in school history to achieve All-SEC status in three different seasons, as he garnered first-team accolades in 2008 and 2009 before becoming a second-team recipient in 2011...He is now a member of an elite group that includes Bobby Barnes (53-56-58), Mike Stanley (82-84-85), Marc Valdes (91-92-93) and Brad Wilkerson (96-97-98)...Two-time All-South Region honoree (2008, 11).

 

AS A SENIOR (2011): Chosen by the Florida Marlins in the 13th round with the 403rd selection in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft...Ranked third on the squad with a .323 batting average...Had 43 RBI, 34 runs, 17 walks, 11 doubles and six homers... Was second on the team with 18 sacrifices (team-high 13 sac hits and five sac flies)...Was 1-for-4 on the basepaths...Rated second on the Gators with a .351 clip in SEC play and was a second-team all-league recipient...Had 21 RBI, 15 runs, 10 walks, five doubles and three dingers...Started all 11 of UF’s NCAA Tournament contests and hit .268 (11-for-41) with four runs and three RBI…Was 4-for-17 (.235) in the NCAA College World Series, drew two walks and contributed two sacrifices…Pulled Florida within 4-2 in game two of the CWS Championship Finals with an eighth-inning RBI single…Was 2-for-3 and scored a run in the second victory over Vanderbilt in Omaha…Batted .308 (4-for-13) and had a pair of RBI in the Gainesville Super Regional...Went 2-for-4 with a solo shot in game two after starting the series by going 2-for-5...Hit .273 (3-for-11) with three sacrifices and a couple of runs as the Gators swept the Gainesville Regional...Went 2-for-5 and scored twice in the opener...Batted .263 (5-for-19) over the five games at the SEC Tourney and scored twice...Was 2-for-4, doubled and scored in the title tilt against Vanderbilt...Had a sacrifice fly and was 1-for-3 in the 6-0 win over Alabama...Started tourney by going 2-for-4 in the come-from-behind triumph over Mississippi State...Batted 4-for-14 (.286) over the three games with Kentucky, highlighted by a 3-for-6 outing with four RBI in the regular-season finale...Doubled and scored twice on Saturday...Went 2-for-4 against Jacksonville and was the lone Gator with multiple hits...Belted a game-tying homer to start the ninth of game one at Vanderbilt and had an RBI grounder to put UF on the board in the second inning...Hit .417 (5-for-12) in the sweep of Ole Miss but saw his season-high nine-game hitting streak end with an 0-for-4 outing in the finale...Was 1-for-3 and scored a run in Saturday’s series-clincher...Began the series with a season-high four hits, when he was 4-for-5 and had an RBI single...Batted .273 (3-for-11) with five RBI as the Gators swept Alabama...Was 1-for-4 in game three after going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI on Saturday with a run-scoring double and a sac fly...Cranked a three-run jack in the opener...Continued to swing a hot stick in league play, going 6-for-12 (.500) at Georgia...Had two multiple-hit games to finish the series...Was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the eighth inning of the finale...Went 3-for-3 on Saturday and just missed a game-tying homer that became his seventh double of the season instead...Hit .357 (5-for-14) in Starkville, with two runs and two RBI...Went 2-for-5 and had a pair of RBI singles in the 18-0 win on Saturday...Opened the weekend by going 2-for-4 and scored twice...Was the lone UF player with multiple hits in the matchup with UCF at home, as he went 2-for-4...Led Florida with a .667 (6-for-9) average in the three wins over Tennessee...Was 1-for-3 in the finale, with a bases-loaded walk and an RBI single...Was 2-for-2 and scored twice on Saturday, along with his first stolen base of the year...Began the series by going 3-for-4...Went 3-for-10 (.300) for the South Carolina series...Executed an RBI squeeze bunt in the second inning of the finale...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the ninth of the opener...Was UF’s top hitter by going 5-for-6 (.833) with five RBI against Winthrop...Went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in game two after going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI on Tuesday...Homered for the second game in a row…Was 3-for-10 (.300) at LSU with two runs and two walks...Belted a solo homer with two down in the sixth on Sunday to give the Gators a 6-3 lead...Drew a pair of walks in game two and was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the opener...Drove in a team-high seven runs and was 4-for-15 (.267) over the three wins against Rhode Island...Three of his four hits were doubles, none bigger than the three-run two-bagger he had in the sixth inning of the finale when the Gators had a 4-3 advantage...Belted his first homer of the season in the second inning at USF directly after Mike Zunino’s dinger and was 1-for-4...Led the Gators with a .500 (4-for-8) clip and scored twice versus Miami (Fla.)...Went 1-for-3 in the finale and was caught stealing...Drew a leadoff walk in the eighth inning and scored the lone run of the game on Bryson Smith’s RBI single...Was a season-best 3-for-3 and drove in three runs in the series opener...Went 2-for-9 (.222) over the three games with BC...Had a sac fly in the finale...Earned two free passes in game two...Tripled and scored in the opener with the Eagles...Went 2-for-4 with a sac fly and scored a run against FAU...Ranked second on the squad with a .400 (4-for-10) clip and scored twice in the sweep of USF...Had at least one hit in all three outings...Doubled and drew a walk in the finale...Went 1-for-3 and scored in Saturday’s win...Kicked off the campaign with a 2-for-3 effort and had a sacrifice bunt.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2010): Hit .224 but was among the team leaders in runs (43), RBI (42), walks (30), doubles (12) and homers (nine)…Batted .206 with 29 strikeouts, 21 runs, 17 RBI and 10 walks in SEC play…Went 1-for-6 (.167)  over the two games at the NCAA College World Series…Connected on his career-high ninth homer with one down in the fourth inning against UCLA to pull the Gators within 5-3…Went 3-for-12 (.250) during the NCAA Gainesville Regional with four runs and two walks…Had a single and scored twice in the shutout of Florida Atlantic…Belted a two-run homer in the third and doubled in the fifth against Oregon State…Walked and scored in the win over Bethune-Cookman…Drew a walk and scored in the win over Van­derbilt at the SEC Tourney…Laid down a squeeze bunt in the eighth inning that gave the Gators an insurance run that was needed in the 5-4 victory over Arkansas…Totaled two RBI on a sac bunt and single in the opening-round matchup with LSU…Led the Gators with a .462 (6-for-13) performance and tallied five RBI as UF clinched the league title at South Carolina…Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the finale, giving him back-to-back three-hit games…Snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh of game two with a two-run double and added an RBI single in the ninth…Was 3-for-4 in that contest with a pair of doubles…Went 4-for-9 (.444) with four RBI and three runs in the sweep of LSU…Had a pair of doubles and scored twice in a 2-for-4 outing in the finale…Lofted a sacrifice fly and singled in game two…Bashed a three-run bomb off Anthony Ranaudo to stake the Gators to a 4-0 lead in the second inning of the opener…Came through with a 2-for-4 effort and scored twice in the game-two win over Arkansas…Delivered an RBI single during the six-run outburst in the fourth inning…Went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs in the meeting with FGCU…Belted a two-run homer in the fourth and added an infield single with the bases full in the sixth…Put the Gators on the board with a two-run homer in the first inning in the home meeting with Florida State and was 2-for-4 with three RBI…Added a single with the bases full in the fourth…Tied Mike Zunino for the top spot by going 4-for-8 (.500) over the three games versus Charleston Southern and was 2-for-2 on the basepaths…Went 2-for-2 and drew two walks in the finale…Was the lone Gator with multiple hits against Florida State in Tampa, going 2-for-5 with an RBI single…Went 3-for-9 (.333) with five walks and four RBI on opening weekend against USF…Career-high 14-game hitting streak ended with a 0-for-3 performance in game two, although he drew two walks and scored a run…Debuted in fine fashion by going 3-for-3 with four RBI, two homers and a double in the season opener…It was his fourth career multiple-homer game.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Became the first Gator to earn first-team All-SEC accolades in consecutive seasons since Brad Wilkerson accomplished the feat in 1998…Played in 61 games, with 32 starts at second base, 17 at shortstop, and 12 at third base…Was third on the team in batting average (.342), runs (58) and RBI (52) and was second in hits (82)…Paced the Orange and Blue in on-base-percentage (.440) and walks (40)…Rated third in slugging percentage (.496), total bases (119), doubles (11) and home runs (eight)…Was just 5-for-13 on stolen base attempts…Had a .359 average, 30 RBI, 28 runs, and a team-high 18 walks in league action…Ended the season on a career-best 13-game hitting streak in which he was 20-for-52 (.385) with 14 RBI and 12 runs…Was 3-for-10 (.300) over the two games in the Super Regional and had an RBI double in the opener…Roped an RBI single and had a theft in game two…Was named to the All-Tournament Team of the Gainesville Regional at second base after going 4-for-9 (.444) with five walks and three RBI…Tied a career high with three walks as part of a 2-for-3, two-run, two-RBI performance in the 16-5 win over Miami (Fla.)…Followed Preston Tucker’s two-run homer in the fifth with his eighth big fly…Poked his 10th double in the winner’s bracket matchup with Hurricanes…Went 1-for-3 with an RBI single against Bethune-Cookman and came across with the tying run in the bottom of the ninth just before Matt den Dekker slid across with the game-winner on Teddy Foster’s walk-off single…Was 4-for-13 (.308) at the SEC Tourney with two runs and an RBI…Tied the first meeting with Arkansas by delivering a grounder in the fourth…Went 2-for-4 in the second meeting with the Hogs…Batted .500 (6-for-12) in the Kentucky series with a team-high seven RBI and three runs…Was 5-for-12 (.417) at Georgia with a homer, four runs, and a team-high four walks…Went 2-for-4 in the finale and led off the second inning with a homer…Also chipped in with a pair of hits and two walks in the opener, including an RBI single in the sixth…Went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs as the Gators completed a weekend sweep of South Carolina…Led the offensive attack against Ole Miss by going 5-for-10 (.500) with two runs and a team-high three RBI…Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in the 10-2 win at Florida State…Paced the Gators at the plate versus Auburn with a .538 (7-for-13) average, four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI…Was 5-for-6 in game two with two doubles, two homers, and a career-high six RBI…Went 4-for-13 (.364) during Alabama’s visit with four runs and three RBI…Eight-game hitting streak ended in the opener, when he was 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored…Bounced back with two hits in each of the next two outings…Led UF with a .500 (6-for-12) showing in the sweep of Tennessee and crossed the plate four times in the series…Tied his career high of four hits and two homers by going 4-for-5 in the opener with Duquesne…Also set a career best with three runs and a then-season-high with four RBI…Belted a solo homer to begin the fifth and had a two-run jack in the sixth…Was 6-for-9 (.667) in the sweep of Eastern Michigan with a pair of three-hit outings…Collected his second career triple in the first inning of game two, when he was 3-for-4 and scored twice…Had his first double and first stolen base of the year in the opener…Hit .364 (4-for-11) with three runs and three RBI on the initial weekend of ’09…Delivered an infield hit in the finale that tied the game at 2-2…Drew a bases-loaded walk in game two and also poked a run-scoring single…Only Gator with multiple hits on opening night, when he was 2-for-4 with a run.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Second-team All-South Region and first-team All-SEC pick at second base who was also a member of the league’s All-Freshman Team…Became the first rookie from Florida to earn first-team All-SEC kudos since 1991, when pitcher Marc Valdes collected the honor…Achieved Freshman All-America status from three different organizations: Baseball America, Rivals.com and the Louisville Slugger team chosen by Collegiate Baseball…Started 57 games for the Gators at five different positions (30-2B, 18-3B, 4-LF, 4-CF, 1-RF) and hit .330, fifth on the club…Led UF in slugging percentage (.536) and doubles (17) and tied for second in homers (eight)…Also ranked second on the squad in on-base percentage (.430) and RBI (51)…26 of his 69 hits went for extra bases and he was 11-for-15 on the basepaths…Adams totaled 21 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI outings…Third on the Orange and Blue in SEC play with a .354 clip and had a team-high 27 RBI, 22 runs, 10 doubles and five homers…Was 0-for-4 at NCAA Regionals but tied for the team lead with three runs…Helped UF sweep No. 13 Vanderbilt by going 5-for-12 (.417) and driving in four runs…Also scored three runs and drew a pair of walks in the series…Cranked a two-run homer in the fourth inning of the game three to bring UF within 7-3…Delivered an RBI single in the fifth and scored on Bryson Barber’s game-tying three-run homer…Stroked a base-hit in the 11th before Jon Townsend’s walk-off single and was 3-for-6…Hit 4-for-11 (.364) on the weekend versus Georgia, with a double and a home run…Tied for a team-high four runs scored and drew three walks…Started the first game at Kentucky at second base, made two starts at third and saw time at shortstop when Cole Figueroa was injured…Was 3-for-11 (.273) with four walks and three runs…Led Florida at the plate against Arkansas by going 6-for-11 (.545) with three RBI and three doubles…Went 2-for-4 in the finale with a two-run single in the fourth inning…His 3-for-4 effort keyed Saturday’s 6-1 win…Continued to produce in league play, going 5-for-12 (.417) at Tennessee with five RBI…Started UF’s second triple play of the season in the fifth inning…Went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in game two, featuring a two-run homer…Had two doubles and drove in two runs during the opener…Opened the Jacksonville series with a career-high four hits and matched his personal best of five RBI by going 4-for-5…Mashed a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the finale with No. 8 Ole Miss…Chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Week after an impressive .727 (8-for-11) league debut in the sweep of Auburn…Tallied three multi-hit efforts and reached base 10 times in 13 plate appearances…Drove in a team-high six runs and smacked three doubles…Delivered a first-inning single to help the Gators draw first blood in the finale…Cranked a three-run homer in the first stanza of game two, added an RBI single in the second and a double in the fourth…Finished 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base in the opener…Hit .400 (4-for-10) with four runs and three walks against Brown…Contributed a sixth-inning RBI double in the 6-2 win at Miami (Fla.)…Opened his collegiate career by starting all three games in center field versus Siena…Batted .333 (4-for-12) with a team-high seven RBI and was 2-for-2 on the basepaths…Saved his best performance for the finale, when he belted a grand slam on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the third inning and later added a solo shot in the fifth stanza…Added a two-out, two-run single as part of Florida’s four-run outburst in the sixth that snapped a 6-6 tie on the way to a 10-7 victory in Kevin O’Sullivan’s head coaching debut.

 

SUMMER: Played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in 2009…In 29 games, with 28 starts, he batted .215 (20-for-93) and had 10 RBI, seven runs and four sacrifice hits.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned a pair of state championships in 2005 and 2007 while playing for head coach Gil Morales at Eagle’s View Academy… Chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft with the 932nd choice…Current Gator assistant coach Brad Weitzel was the Florida Area Scout for the Twins at that time…Earned first-team all-state and first-team all-city accolades three-straight seasons…Capped his prep career with a .475 clip with 40 runs batted in and six homers…Finished with a .485 batting average and a .773 slugging percentage as a junior…Drove in 27 runs, totaled 10 doubles and belted six home runs as his squad compiled a 24-7 mark…Batted .419 as a sophomore with a .677 slugging percentage, 20 RBI and 10 doubles…Hit .352 with 28 RBI in his freshman season…A three-time Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Warriors, Adams claimed the “Triple Crown” of leading EVA in batting average, homers and RBI in 2004 and 2005…He was the MVP of the 2006 Osceola Invitational and earned a Gold Glove at the 2005 Westminster Tournament.      

 

ADAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2008

.330

57-57

209

42

69

17

1

8

51

35

43

11-15

2009

.342

61-61

240

58

82

11

1

8

52

40

55

5-13

2010

.224

64-63

232

43

52

12

0

9

42

30

52

6-9

2011

.323

71-71

260

34

84

11

1

6

43

17

37

1-4

CAREER

.305

253-252

941

177

287

51

3

31

188

122

187

23-41

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2008

.354

30-30

113

22

40

10

0

5

27

18

29

7-9

2009

.359

29-29

117

28

42

5

0

3

30

18

27

3-8

2010

.206

30-29

107

21

22

6

0

3

17

10

29

1-2

2011

.351

30-30

114

15

40

5

0

3

21

9

11

1-1

CAREER

.319

119-118

451

86

144

26

0

14

95

55

96

12-20

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2008

.143

2-2

7

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0-0

2009

.308

3-3

13

2

4

0

0

0

1

1

1

0-1

2010

.167

4-4

12

2

2

1

0

0

3

2

1

0-1

2011

.263

5-5

19

2

5

1

0

0

1

0

1

0-0

CAREER

.235

14-14

51

6

12

2

0

0

5

4

4

0-2

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2008

.000

2-2

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0-0

2009

.368

5-5

19

5

7

2

0

1

5

5

5

1-1

2010

.154

7-7

26

5

4

1

0

2

3

3

6

1-1

2011

.268

11-11

41

4

11

0

0

1

3

2

9

0-0

CAREER

.244

25-25

90

17

22

3

0

4

11

12

20

2-2

 

ADAMS’ CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 6, 3x, last vs. Kentucky (5/21/11)

Runs Scored: 4 vs. Auburn (4/11/09)

Hits: 5 vs. Auburn (4/11/09)

RBI: 6 vs. Auburn (4/11/09)

Doubles: 2, 7x, last vs. South Carolina (5/21/10)

Triples: 1, 2x, last vs. Eastern Michigan (2/25/09)

Home Runs: 2, 4x, last vs. USF (2/19/10)

Walks: 3, 3x, last vs. Miami (Fla.) (5/31/09)

Stolen Bases: 1, 23x, last vs. Tennessee (4/2/11)

Hit Streak: 14 games (5/10/09-2/20/10)

 

 

 

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