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Casey Turgeon

INF

Height
5' 9"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Palm Harbor, Fla.
Weight
165 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Dunedin

Major: Family, Youth & Community Sciences

 

AS A JUNIOR (2014): Selected in the 24th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 735…Played in all 63 games, with 62 starts at second base…Started every contest of his Gator career until the regular-season finale at Tennessee, a stretch of 179-consecutive games…Had a .259 batting average, with a career highs in runs (36), walks (35) and RBI (33)…Led the team with 20 multiple-hit efforts…Tied his single-season bests in doubles (11) and homers (4) and tied for second on the club with seven sacrifice hits…Committed only three errors on the campaign and registered a .990 fielding percentage…Hit .244 in SEC play, with 18 runs, 12 RBI and six doubles…His 16 walks in league action led the Orange and Blue…Chosen to the NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team along with Harrison Bader… Hitting out of his customary leadoff spot, Turgeon batted .571 (4-for-7) and drew three walks…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run against North Carolina and was 2-for-3 with two walks in the Regional opener against the College of Charleston…Was 3-for-5 with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Gators eliminated No. 6 South Carolina from the SEC Tournament…Batted .364 (4-for-11) in the series at Tennessee…Opened game two with the Vols by doubling down the left-field line and scored on a two-bagger by Taylor Gushue…Named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Player of the Week and as the SEC Player of the Week on May 6…Keyed Florida’s first three-game sweep of Western Division co-leader Alabama in Tuscaloosa since 1988 and helped extend the Gators’ SEC winning streak to school-record-tying 11 games, last done in 1968…Batted .727 (8-for-11) in the series, with .909 slugging percentage and an .800 on-base percentage…Had multiple hits in all three contests and scored in every game…Had a perfect fielding percentage and was part of all four Gator double plays…Added two hits in the series finale, contributed a sacrifice bunt and scored a run…Was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI double in the fifth inning and drew a pair of walks as Florida clinched the series on Saturday, 4-3…Opened the weekend by going 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a run and a sacrifice bunt as the Gators won, 7-3…Contributed a pair of RBI singles in the 5-0 blanking of Missouri…Went 2-for-4 with three runs and a two-run homer as UF finished off the weekend sweep of Georgia…Tied career high with four RBI, highlighted by a three-run round-tripper, in the 8-0 shutout of No. 1 Florida State in Tallahassee…Belted a solo shot off of SEC Pitcher of the Year Aaron Nola as the Gators claimed the series opener, 2-1…Drew two walks and was 1-for-2 with a run in the 4-1 victory over top-ranked FSU in Jacksonville…Had multiple hits in the first two games of the series at Texas A&M…Went 2-for-4 with a double in the series-clinching win against Arkansas…Clubbed a grand slam in the rout of Illinois State…Led the squad with a .545 (6-for-11) clip in the sweep of UConn, with walk-off singles in both the finale and the opener…Executed a squeeze bunt to bring home Josh Tobias in the 10th inning to complete a 6-5 win…Had delivered a two-out single to score Tobias on Friday night with the game’s lone run…Roped an RBI double in the seventh inning to lift the Gators to a 4-0 win over FGCU…Went 3-for-5 and notched two RBI in the 8-7 edging of North Florida…Opened the campaign by going 2-for-4 with a double in the shutout of Maryland.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): One of the three Gators to start all 59 games, along with classmates Taylor Gushue and Justin Shafer…Made 50 starts at second base and nine at shortstop…Batted leadoff in 23 games, was second in the order 28 times and third on eight occasions…Hit .268 overall with team-highs in runs (41) and walks (31)…Tied Gushue and Shafer for the team lead with five homers and was second on the squad with nine stolen bases in 11 attempts…Finished as the runner-up to Gushue (33) with a career-best 32 RBI…Was hit seven times and totaled six doubles…Registered 15 multiple-hit games and tied Gushue for the top spot with seven multiple-RBI efforts…Had a .260 average in SEC play, with 16 runs, 13 RBI, 10 walks and was 5-for-5 on thefts…Also added three doubles and a pair of homers…Drew two walks apiece against Austin Peay and Valparaiso during the NCAA Bloomington Regional…Walked and stole second base in the fifth inning of the SEC Tournament meeting with Texas A&M…Had an RBI single up the middle in the third inning of the finale at Georgia…Plated the Gators’ only run in the third game against Auburn with a double into right center that brought across Richie Martin…Delivered a two-run double as part of the six-run sixth inning versus Florida Atlantic and was 2-for-5…Earned a pair of walks and had an RBI grounder in the romp over Florida A&M…Was 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run scored in the final game at No. 3 LSU and led the Gators with a .364 (4-for-11) clip in the series…Batted a team-leading .455 (5-for-11) with five runs against Tennessee…Came home with the game-winning run in the 10th inning and was 2-for-4 in the 3-2 triumph that clinched the series…Singled and belted a solo shot in the 7-2 win over the Vols that began the set…Lofted a sacrifice fly and scored twice in the 12-1 victory over USF…Was 3-for-8 and tallied three RBI in the 15-inning marathon decision over Missouri…Plated Harrison Bader with the go-ahead run against the Tigers on a fielder’s choice…Matched career-high of three runs and was 2-for-4 with a homer in the first encounter with Mizzou…Went 5-for-13 (.385) in the sweep of No. 8 South Carolina, with RBI singles in the second and sixth innings of the finale…Drew a couple of walks and was 1-for-3 in the decision at No. 7 Florida State…Was hit twice and scored a pair of runs in the win over UCF at McKethan Stadium…Started league play by going 4-for-14 (.286) at No. 2 Vanderbilt, including a 2-for-5 performance in the Gators’ 7-1 triumph in the series opener…Had at least one hit in all three meetings with No. 10 Kentucky…Came through with a key RBI single in the seventh stanza of game one against the Wildcats, paving the way for a 4-1 win in the SEC opener…Had a career-best 4-for-4 performance in the 6-4 triumph over Indiana in which he drove in three runs and had two doubles…Scored twice apiece in the final two encounters with No. 21 Miami (Fla.)…Notched three RBI with a sacrifice fly and a two-run single in the extra-inning tilt with Georgia Southern…Began the season by going 3-for-10 (.300) over the three meetings against Duke…Equaled career-best of three runs in the series finale and clubbed a three-run dinger in the opening frame of game two.  

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Named a first-team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game and a second-team Freshman A-A by Baseball America…Started 65 of Florida’s 67 games at second base and batted .281 with 35 runs, 30 RBI, 27 walks, 11 doubles and 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts…In seven NCAA Tournament outings, he registered a .357 (10-for-28) clip and he ranked second on the club with a .364 average in 37 non-conference games…Turgeon became the ninth Freshman All-American in head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s tenure, joining Josh Adams (2008), Preston Tucker (2009), Nolan Fontana (2010), Brian Johnson (2010), Austin Maddox (2010), Hudson Randall (2010), Mike Zunino (2010) and Karsten Whitson (2011)…Went 3-for-5 and scored twice in the second game of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional against No. 11 NC State…Voted as the Gainesville Regional’s Most Outstanding Player after batting .600 (6-for-10) over UF’s three victories, with five RBI, four runs, two doubles, two walks and a homer… In his NCAA Tourney debut, he went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the second inning and a three-run homer in the fifth inning to account for the Gators’ four runs against Bethune-Cookman and made a leaping grab for the final out to preserve Jonathon Crawford’s no-hitter in the 4-0 triumph…Turgeon doubled and scored in the 6-2 win over Georgia Tech in the winner’s bracket contest and was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs in the Regional final…Also chipped in with a double and a run-scoring single during UF’s seven-run fifth inning en route to the 15-3 victory over the Ramblin’ Wreck…Chosen to the 2012 SEC All-Tournament Team after helping the Gators reach the semifinal round in Hoover, Ala…Turgeon tied for the team lead with a .429 (6-for-14) showing during Florida’s four outings, highlighted by two-RBI performances in the triumphs over Auburn (1-for-3 with a two-run double in the sixth) and No. 4 South Carolina (2-for-4 with a two-run single in the fifth)…Set a team season high with eight assists in playing flawless defense in the first meeting with Vanderbilt…Connected on a two-run triple in the finale at Auburn…Named as the SEC Freshman of the Week on May 7 after helping the Gators to an important road series win over third-ranked Kentucky…During the weekend set with the Wildcats, he hit .400 (4-for-10) as the Gators took the first two games…In the series-clinching victory, with the game knotted at a run apiece, the rookie led off the eighth inning with his second triple of the campaign and scored the winning run on a one-out single by classmate Josh Tobias…Matched his career high with three hits (3-for-4) and also added a theft as part of a double steal…In the nationally-televised opener on ESPNU, he was 1-for-2 with a walk and sacrifice bunt…Doubled to right center field in the sixth inning of the opener against Arkansas to tie the game in an eventual 3-2 win…Had a career-high three stolen base and went 3-for-4 with two runs against Bethune-Cookman on April 25…Managed a career-high seven at bats in the 16-inning tilt with Georgia…Had three-consecutive singles at No. 1 Florida State in helping the Orange and Blue to a 6-3 triumph…Set a personal best with three runs and walked twice in the 7-0 shutout of No. 7 LSU…Came through with a 3-for-5 effort in the win at No. 16 Ole Miss…Moved the Gators in front of FSU in Jacksonville with a two-run triple to center field in the sixth inning of a 4-1 victory…Went 2-for-4 with a double in the rubber game of the set at No. 6 South Carolina…Drew two walks apiece in the final two games at No. 8 Miami (Fla.)…His first career homer was a two-run dinger as part of a three-run sixth inning in game two versus William & Mary…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the blanking of No. 19 UCF…Had at least one hit in all three games against No. 16 Cal State Fullerton…Delivered a run-scoring double down the left-field line in the season opener that scored Tyler Thompson.

 

SUMMER: Played for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League in 2012 with Gator teammate Johnny Magliozzi…Batted .261 with 18 runs and 16 RBI in 29 games…Totaled five doubles, belted three homers and drew 10 walks.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Infielder from Dunedin High School who played for head coach Tom Hilbert and was a four-year starter…Selected in the 22nd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets with the 692nd choice…Graduated as Dunedin’s all-time leader in runs (157), walks (133), hits (132), times on base (293) and innings played (745)…Was an all-state pick in Class 4A as a senior and was named to the Florida All-Region First Team after hitting .400 and drawing 40 walks…Ranked No. 29 in the state of Florida and rated No. 187 in the Class of 2011 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Earned all-county and all-conference honors all four years of high school…Played in the Pinellas-Hillsborough All-Star Game held at Tropicana Field last spring…Was named the 2009 Pinellas County Player of the Year when he was a sophomore after batting .432 and leading the county with six homers…Was part of Dunedin’s Class 5A state championship team in 2008.

 

TURGEON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2012

.281

65-65

231

35

65

11

3

4

30

27

26

10-13

2013

.268

59-59

228

41

61

6

0

5

32

31

26

9-11

2014

.259

63-62

247

36

64

11

0

4

33

35

16

4-6

CAREER

.269

187-186

706

112

190

28

3

13

95

93

68

23-30

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2012

.191

30-30

110

14

21

3

2

1

7

12

10

4-5

2013

.260

30-30

123

16

32

3

0

2

13

10

11

5-5

2014

.244

30-29

123

18

30

6

0

2

12

16

6

2-4

CAREER

.233

90-89

356

48

83

12

2

5

32

38

27

11-14

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2012

.429

4-4

14

2

6

2

0

0

4

1

2

0-0

2013

.000

1-1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

1-1

2014

.200

5-5

20

2

4

0

0

0

3

3

0

0-0

CAREER

.270

10-10

37

4

10

2

0

0

7

5

4

1-1

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2012

.357

7-7

28

6

10

2

0

1

6

2

3

2-2

2013

.200

2-2

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

0-0

2014

.571

2-2

7

1

4

0

0

0

1

3

0

0-0

CAREER

.375

11-11

40

8

15

2

0

1

7

9

3

2-2

 

TURGEON’S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 8 vs. Missouri (4/20/13)

Runs Scored: 3, 7x, last vs. Alabama (5/3/14)

Hits: 4 vs. Indiana (3/9/13)

RBI: 4, 3x, last vs. Florida State (4/8/14)

Doubles: 2 vs. Indiana (3/9/13)

Triples: 1, 3x, last vs. Auburn (5/19/12)

Home Runs: 1, 13x, last vs. Georgia (4/20/14)

Walks: 3 vs. North Florida (5/8/12)

Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/25/12)

Hit Streak: 9 games (5/18-6/9/12)

 

 

 

 

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