Darnell Sweeney

Darnell Sweeney


Miramar, Fla.

High School:
American Senior



-Selected in the 13th round (416 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the L.A. Dodgers
-Started all 61 games at shortstop that he appeared in during his junior season
-Named to the Coral Gables All-Regional Team and was a Conference USA Preseason First Teamer
-Batted .261 with nine doubles, four triples, three home runs, 35 RBI while stealing a career-high 20 bases
-Reached base nine times with a triple, RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases in the series vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/17-18)
-Grabbed five hits, including a walk-off single in Game 3 against Boston College in a series with the Eagels (2/24-26)
-Notched three hits with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base vs. USF (2/28)
-Crushed a home run and a triple vs. Siena (3/4), driving in three and scoring three runs in the process
-Hit safely in a season high nine consecutive games (2/22-3/4)
-Had a RBI triple and scored twice vs. Massachusetts (3/9)
-Was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs vs. East Carolina (3/24) -Superb at FAU (3/27), going 3-for-4 with an RBI double, two walks, a stolen base and three runs scored
-Picked up seven hits in the series at Houston (3/30-4/1), scoring twice with two RBI and was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week
-Reached safely four times, with two hits, an RBI, a run scored and stolen base at Southern Miss
-Smashed a solo home run at Tulane (4/21)
-Had two hits, including an RBI double and run scored at Stetson (5/2)
-Recorded two hits and three RBI vs. Presbyterian (5/7)
-Scored four runs with four hits in the series at Marshall (5/11-13)
-Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base vs. Rice (5/17)
-Had an RBI single vs. ECU (5/25) in the C-USA Tournament
-Smacked a three-run homer vs. Stony Brook (6/2) in the Coral Gables Regional

-For the second-straight season, started every game at shortstop and went on to post a .288 average
-Swiped 12 bases and had 17 doubles, three triples, a homer, 45 RBI and 43 runs scored
-Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak and had at least one hit in 11 of his final 14 outings
-Was successful at advancing runners 58.6 percent of the time, which was the highest percentage of any UCF starter
-Posted a pair of hits with a RBI and a run vs. B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4)
-Had a 2-for-3 performance with a double, triple, RBI and run vs. Alabama (6/3) in the NCAA Regionals
-Was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a home run vs. Marshall (5/21)
-Finished the Marshall game (5/20) 2-for-3 with three runs and a double
-Drove in three runs at UAB (5/15)
-Finished the Houston game (4/29) with two hits and a run
-Had two hits with a sac vs. Florida (4/20)
-Had two hits with a double, a run and a sac vs. FAU (4/19)
-Dominated ECU (4/15-17), going 6-for-13 with two runs and four RBI
-With two outs in the ninth, smashed a two-run double to center to give UCF a 4-3 win at Florida (4/5)
-Led off for the first time and had a double, sac fly and a run vs. USM (4/3)
-Finished the Stetson game (3/29) 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run, double and stolen base
-Was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run vs. Columbia (3/19)
-Had two hits, a RBI, a stolen base and two runs against Columbia (3/18)
-Pounded out two doubles, scored two runs and came through with several big plays in the field vs. Wagner (3/12)
-Produced two hits, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base vs. Wagner (3/11)
-Stole two bases, walked twice, had a hit with a run and RBI vs. Dartmouth (3/4)
-C-USA Hitter of the Week after going 11-for-17 with five doubles, a 1.759 OPS, six RBI and no strikeouts vs. B-CU, USA, SLU and Alabama (2/22-27)
-Was a home run short of hitting for the cycle vs. Siena (2/18), driving in three in the process, as well as at B-CU (2/22) where he was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs

-Selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team
-Paced all freshmen in C-USA at the end of the regular season with a .358 batting average, 83 hits and 17 stolen bases
-Also notched 14 doubles, a triple, two homers, 38 RBI and 51 runs
-Laid down five sac bunts
-Ranked second on the team with a .390 average in C-USA games
-Was the only Knight to start all 55 games, and they all came at shortstop
-Earned Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, NCBWA Pro-Line Athletic National Hitter of the Week and the C-USA Hitter of the Week after going 11-for-13 for an .846 average in the Tulane series (5/20-22)
-Against the Green Wave, drove in 10, scored eight runs, banged out four doubles and a homer and did not strike out
-Connected for two hits, a RBI and scored two runs vs. ECU (5/16)
-Went 3-for-5 vs. JU (5/11), including a single in the 10th while scoring the game-winnig run
-Amassed three hits with a double, two runs, a RBI and a stolen base at FAU (5/4)
-Went 3-for-5 with two runs vs. Memphis (5/2)
-Posted two hits, two runs and two RBI at UNF (4/20)
-Doubled in a three-hit, two-run game with Rice (4/18)
-Delivered two important RBI on two hits and scored a run vs. Rice (4/17)
-Finished the USM series (4/9-11) by going .429 at the plate with four runs and two steals
-Recorded two hits, three runs, a RBI and a SB vs. UAB (4/2)
-Led all batters with four hits and three runs at B-CU (3/31)
-Against Presbyterian (3/19-21), was 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, two runs, three RBI and three steals
-Finished the Stetson game (3/17) 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and a stolen base
-Went 7-for-14 with six runs, a homer and four RBI in the Hartford series (3/13-14), including five hits in the finale
-Collected two hits, two runs and a steal vs. Siena (2/27)
-Pounded out three hits, including a double, scored a run and swiped two bases vs. Siena (2/26)

Prior to UCF
-Drafted in the 41st round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins
-Ranked No. 243 nationally by Perfect Game Crosschecker in 2009
-Competed for coach Christopher Keighley at American Senior High School
-Selected to the 2009 Rawlings Preseason High School All-American High Honorable Mention list
-Went .421 at the plate with 24 RBI during his senior year
-Played in the 2009 FACA All-Star Game in Sebring, Fla.
-Named a 6A all-state honorable mention outfielder in 2008 and in 2009
-Batted .447 with 21 stolen bases and a honorable mention all-state recognition as a junior, and hit .385 with 25 steals during his sophomore campaign
-Team's offensive player of the year and rookie of the year as a freshman, batting .421 with 18 stolen bases
-Won the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Scholarship Award by the Orange Bowl Committee
-Played in the Perfect Game 2008 National Showcase and the 2007 National Underclass Showcase
-Represented USA in the Goodwill Games in Japan
-Was a Florida Diamond Club participant in the fall of 2008

-Born Feb. 1, 1991
-Son of David and Winifred Sweeney
-Majoring in interpersonal/organizational communication


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