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Daniel Pigott

OF

Height
6' 2"
CLASS
So.
Hometown
Ormond Beach, Fla.
Weight
205 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Seabreeze
Daniel Pigott

Major: Building Construction

 

CAREER: In 243 games played during his Gator career, fourth on the school’s all-time list, Pigott hit .310 with 146 runs, 124 RBI, 58 walks, 50 doubles, 35 stolen bases (in 51 attempts), 17 homers and five triples…Added 26 sacrifice hits and 14 sacrifice flies and recorded a fielding percentage of .975…Chosen to the All-Tournament Team of the 2011 NCAA Gainesville Regional after batting .357 (5-for-14)…Named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 SEC Tournament as Florida brought home its first title since 1991.

 

AS A SENIOR (2012): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career…Selected in the ninth round of the 2012 Major Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds with the 292nd pick…Batted .318 with career highs in runs (49), RBI (41), walks (23) and homers (8) in his final collegiate season…UF’s starting center fielder was third on the Orange and Blue in batting average and was 12-of-17 on stolen bases…Collected 13 doubles, totaled six sacrifice flies and six sacrifice hits and was second on the squad with 81 hits…In SEC play, Pigott hit .309 with 22 runs, 19 RBI and six round-trippers…Batted .292 (7-for-24) in the Gators’ seven NCAA Tourney games and was second on the club with seven RBI…Went 1-for-4, scored and was hit by a pitch against Kent State at the CWS…Blasted a go-ahead homer in the top of the 10th inning in game two of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional versus NC State…Was 2-for-5 with a pair of runs as the Gators punched their third-straight ticket to Omaha…Contributed an RBI single in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth stanza as UF cruised to a 7-1 win over the Wolfpack in the series opener…Matched his career best with four RBI in the 15-3 triumph over Georgia Tech that clinched the Gainesville Regional…Had a two-run double in the first and a two-run single in the fifth…Went 3-for-9 (.333) in the Orange and Blue’s three wins to kick off NCAA play…Was 5-for-17 (.294) during the SEC Tourney, with three thefts in four opportunities…Scored twice and was 2-for-3 in the first round against Auburn…Cranked a two-run homer off of Mississippi State All-American Chris Stratton in the eighth inning that paved the way to a 4-1 win in the series opener…Was 3-for-4 with a couple of doubles in the meeting with USF…Led the Gators with a sizzling .582 (7-for-12) performance against Georgia…Snapped a 3-3 tie with a three-run jack in the sixth inning of the finale and was 3-for-3 with three RBI to lift UF to a 6-3 decision…Finished 2-for-4 in the win over No. 1 Florida State in Tallahassee…Went 5-for-10 (.500) in the first two games of the series with No. 7 LSU…Ranked second for UF with a .400 (6-for-15) clip at No. 16 Ole Miss…Hit .316 (6-for-19) in the series victory at No. 4 South Carolina, with two runs and two walks in the game-two win that squared the series…Began SEC play with a 3-for-5, two-run effort against Vanderbilt…Chipped in with a two-run single in the eighth inning of the 9-2 victory at McKethan Stadium over Florida State...Tied his career high with four hits by going 4-for-5 in game two at Miami (Fla.)…Lofted a pair of sacrifice flies in the opening win over the Hurricanes…Had a strong all-around outing in the shutout of No. 19 UCF, going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs, a couple of walks and his first homer of the campaign…Went 2-for-4 and scored twice in the first victory over Bethune-Cookman.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Enjoyed a tremendous season, ranking second on the club in both batting average (.331) and doubles (21)…Also boasted career-highs in runs (44), RBI (40), walks (12) and homers (five) and was a team-best 15-for-19 on the basepaths…Totaled 23 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI outings…Batted .246 in SEC games, with 13 runs, 11 RBI and four doubles…Batted .389 (21-for-54) with 16 runs and 10 RBI in Florida’s 16 postseason games and was 14-for-42 (.333) in 11 NCAA contests…Scored three runs during the NCAA College World Series, when he was 4-for-18 (.222)…Was 2-for-4 and scored twice in the 6-4 victory over Vanderbilt that clinched a berth in the CWS Championship Finals…Opened trip to Omaha by going 2-for-3 with a game-tying RBI double against Texas…Erupted for a .500 (5-for-10) performance in the Gainesville Super Regional, highlighted by a pair of homers in the decisive game three…Went a perfect 3-for-3 in the finale, with a two-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the eighth…Also homered in the opener, when he was 1-for-4 and scored twice…Chosen to the Gainesville Regional All-Tourney Team with a .357 (5-for-14) average, four RBI and three runs…Had an RBI double in the championship game…Reached on an error in the ninth of the winner’s bracket game versus Miami (Fla.) and came across with the winning run on Nolan Fontana’s walk-off single…Tied career high with four hits in the victory over Manhattan, when he was 4-for-5 and drove in three runs…Was tabbed the Most Valuable Player of the SEC Tourney after going 7-for-12 (.583) in four games with six runs and six stolen bases in six attempts…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the Championship game…Stole two bases and had a pair of walks in the 3-2 win over Georgia…Was a perfect 4-for-4, scored three runs, had two thefts and a triple in the 6-0 shutout of Alabama…Led the Gators with a .500 (5-for-10) showing at Arkansas…Drove in three runs and scored twice…Put UF on top with a two-run single in the seventh of the finale…Was 2-for-2 and had an RBI single in game one…Hit .375 (3-for-8) at Georgia…Was 1-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and a HBP in the finale…Opened the set by going 2-for-3 with an RBI single…Went 2-for-4 in game two versus Tennessee and blasted a two-run shot during the seven-run, seventh-inning explosion…Hit .444 (4-for-9) over the two wins over Winthrop…Was 1-for-4 with a run, RBI and stolen base in game two…Also robbed an Eagle hitter of a homer with a catch at the left-field fence…Opened the series by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored…Went 2-for-4 in the second meeting with LSU and plated Fontana with the only run on an RBI double in the first inning…Became the hero with a game-winning single with one-down in the 10th that brought home Fontana against Florida State at McKethan Stadium…Tallied a career-high four RBI and was 3-for-4…Put the Gators on the board with a third-inning double and tied the game in the eighth with a two-run single…Also set career high with two walks…Career-long 13-game hitting streak ended in game two versus Rhode Island with an 0-for-4 outing…Tied career-best hitting streak at a dozen games with a 3-for-4 performance that featured three extra-base hits (two doubles and a homer)…Also tied career high with three runs scored…Gave the Gators a 5-1 lead in the sixth with a two-run homer, his first since against Vanderbilt last April…Enjoyed another strong weekend, going 4-for-9 (.444) over the three games against Miami (Fla.)…Provided insurance with a two-run double in the sixth inning that gave the Gators a 5-2 lead…Went 2-for-3 on Saturday with a double…Started the series by going 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a run scored…Continued torrid start with a .500 (5-for-10) clip in the sweep of Boston College…Went 2-for-3 on Sunday with an RBI single and a sac bunt after going 2-for-4 in game two…Tied career high for hits by going 4-for-5 with two RBI, two doubles and two runs in the romp over FAU…Smacked a two-run double in the third inning…Started the final two games of the USF series and was 4-for-7 (.571) with three RBI…Went 2-for-4 in game three, with run-scoring singles in the fourth and seventh innings…Was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI single and a stolen base on Saturday.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Chosen to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Played in 54 games, with 38 starts (28-RF, 9-LF, 1-DH), and hit .268 with 25 runs, 22 RBI and 10 doubles…Had a .298 league clip and was sixth on the Gators with 15 RBI…Put together a 12-game hitting streak between April 9-May 8 in which he was 17-for-44 (.386) with eight runs, five RBI and four doubles…Played in all three games of the NCAA Gainesville Regional and was 2-for-4 (.500)…Came in as a pinch runner against Oregon State and later had an RBI single in the ninth inning…Started the first game in left field versus Bethune-Cookman, singled and scored…Delivered a 4-for-10 (.400) performance over three games at South Carolina, highlighted by a 3-for-5 effort in the opener when he batted in the second spot…Was 1-for-2 and scored in the finale…Started the final two games against LSU and was 3-for-9 (.333)…Went 2-for-4, including his ninth two-bagger, and scored twice in game two…Went 3-for-5 (.600) with a double and a walk over two games versus Arkansas and was 2-for-3 in the finale…Had a season-high three hits, includ­ing a triple, and scored twice against USF…Started all three games in right field at Kentucky and responded with a .308 (4-for-13) average…Helped the Gators clinch the series by going 1-for-3 with a sacrifice on Saturday…Had an RBI grounder as part of 2-for-5 outing to start the series…Went 3-for-9 (.333) at Tennessee, with all three hits going for extra bases…Doubled and scored in the finale…Roped a pinch-hit double in the ninth of game two…Opened the scoring on Friday with a sacrifice fly in foul territory and later put UF ahead in the fourth with his first career triple… Went 3-for-10 (.300) and drove in four runs at Ole Miss…Had a two-run single and an RBI grounder in the finale to match his career best of three RBI…Was 2-for-5 in the opener and brought the Gators to within 3-2 in the ninth with a run-scoring single…Had a career-high two doubles in the win over Army and scored twice as part of a 2-for-3 effort…Made a tremendous catch in the fourth inning of the fina­le against Miami (Fla.)…Had a 2-for-4 outing with a double in the opener…Swiped UF’s first stolen base of the season in the final meeting of the weekend series with USF.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Saw action in 51 games, with 35 starts (19 at DH, 16 at RF) and hit .301 with 28 runs, 21 RBI, six doubles and three homers…Had four stolen bases in six attempts…Was at .295 in 27 SEC games with 15 runs and eight RBI…Started game one of the Super Regional against Southern Miss as the designated hitter and was 1-for-2 with a run… Missed the SEC Tournament while recovering from a jammed finger sustained against Kentucky and returned to the lineup during the NCAA Gainesville Regional…Played in two games and was 0-for-2 with two hit by pitches and a run…Was plunked in the eighth against Bethune-Cookman and scored on Mike Mooney’s two-run single…Was intentionally walked to load the bases in the ninth, setting the stage for Teddy Foster’s dramatic walk-off single that resulted in an 8-7 victory…Appeared in all three games against Kentucky, with two starts at DH, and was 4-for-5 (.800) with two runs and a stolen base… Saw a then-career-long seven-game hitting streak snapped in the Georgia series…Hit .320 (8-for-25) during the stretch…Was 3-for-10 (.300) during the sweep of South Carolina and scored four runs…Was 2-for-5 in the 12-3 win over FGCU with his sixth double of the season, had two RBI and swiped his second base of the season…Set career highs in numerous offensive categories by going 4-for-6 with three runs, three RBI, and a towering homer over the left-field bleachers during the 15-4 victory over Stetson…Slammed his second homer of the season in game three at Auburn, highlighting a 5-for-13 (.385) weekend with four RBI and three runs…Clubbed his first career big fly to put the Gators on the board in the first inning against Bethune-Cookman…Enjoyed a tremendous weekend in the sweep of Alabama, going 4-for-8 (.500) with three runs and three RBI…Completed the Gators’ miraculous comeback from an 8-2 deficit in the ninth inning on Saturday with a game-winning bunt single to score Jerico Weitzel with the decisive run…Put the Gators on the board in the opener with his second sac fly of the campaign and was 2-for-3…Singled through the left side of the infield as part of a four-run fifth frame on Sunday…Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning of the opener with Miami (Fla.)…Collected the first two hits of his collegiate career in the 12-0 whitewash of Eastern Michigan…Roped a pinch-hit RBI double in the fourth and added a run-scoring single in the sixth…Appeared twice in the opening series with Louisville, as a pinch hitter in game two and a pinch runner in game three.

 

SUMMER: Played for the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2009…Started 19 of the 20 games in which he appeared and batted .253 (19-for-75) with seven RBI, six runs and was 5-for-6 on stolen-base opportunities.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Outfielder from Seabreeze High School whose head coach was Anthony Campanella…Pigott was a two-time captain and Most Valuable Player for the Sandcrabs…Named honorable mention all-state in Class 5A following his senior season, when he had a .386 batting average and tallied 22 RBI…Ranked No. 217 in the Class of 2008 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Pigott was a third-team Rawlings/Perfect Game High School Senior Preseason All-American after being a first-team all-state selection as a junior…Batted .383 with 23 RBI, nine doubles, four home runs and three triples as the Sandcrabs advanced to the third round of the 2007 state tournament…During his sophomore campaign, Pigott hit .412 with 26 runs, 13 RBI, 10 walks and eight doubles on his way to first-team all-area recognition…Also captured a national championship with his summer league team, Chet Lemon’s Juice…In July 2007, Pigott participated in the third annual Cape Cod High School Classic in Wareham, Mass…Was a member of the student government, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the yearbook staff at Seabreeze…Also lettered in football.

 

PIGOTT’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.301

51-35

133

28

40

6

0

3

21

11

23

4-6

2010

.268

54-38

149

25

40

10

2

1

22

12

23

4-9

2011

.331

71-68

257

44

85

21

1

5

40

12

31

15-19

2012

.318

67-66

255

49

81

13

2

8

41

23

31

12-17

CAREER

.310

243-207

794

146

246

50

5

17

124

58

108

35-51

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.295

27-20

78

15

23

3

0

1

8

7

17

2-3

2010

.298

25-21

84

13

25

6

1

1

15

5

11

1-4

2011

.246

30-29

114

13

28

4

0

1

11

4

20

4-6

2012

.309

30-30

123

22

38

5

1

6

17

8

17

4-6

CAREER

.286

112-100

399

63

114

18

2

9

51

24

65

11-19

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.125

4-2

8

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

0-0

2011

.583

4-4

12

6

7

1

1

0

1

2

1

6-6

2012

.294

4-4

17

2

5

0

0

0

1

2

3

3-4

CAREER

.351

12-10

37

9

13

1

1

0

2

5

6

9-10

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.250

3-2

4

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0-0

2010

.182

6-3

11

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

0-0

2011

.333

11-11

42

10

14

3

0

3

9

2

3

0-1

2012

.292

7-7

24

7

7

1

0

1

7

4

1

3-3

CAREER

.296

27-23

81

20

24

4

0

4

17

7

7

3-4

 

PIGOTT’S CAREER HIGHS 

At Bats: 6, 3x, last vs. Ole Miss (3/31/12)

Runs Scored: 3, 3x, last vs. Alabama (5/26/11)

Hits: 4, 5x, last vs. Miami (Fla.) (3/3/12)

RBI: 4, 3x, last vs. Georgia Tech (6/3/12)

Doubles: 2, 5x, last vs. USF (4/24/12)

Triples: 1, 5x, last vs. Ole Miss (4/1/12)

Home Runs: 2 vs. Mississippi State (6/12/11)

Walks: 2, 5x, last vs. South Carolina (3/23/12)

Stolen Bases: 2, 2x, last vs. Georgia-2 (5/28/11)

Hit Streak: 13 games (2/19-3/12/11)

 

 

 

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