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James Vasquez

James Vasquez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm City, Fla.

High School:
Martin County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 232

Position:
INF

B/T:
L/L

05/20/2014

Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year

05/19/2014

Vasquez Earns Final Player of the Week Honor of the Season

The UCF junior hit .533 with five RBI and five runs scored on the week

04/26/2014

Vasquez's Walk-Off Gives No. 22 Baseball Seventh-Straight Series Win

The junior drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th.

04/25/2014

Skoglund Goes the Distance Again as No. 22 Baseball Tops Rutgers

The junior became the first Knight with three complete games in a season since 2005.

04/18/2014

Baseball Sweeps No. 9 Louisville in Thursday Doubleheader

Skoglund's game one gem set up walk-off thriller in game two.

2014
-Appeared in 26 games with 26 starts (25 1B, 1 LF) in junior season
-Notched three hits and a double for two RBI at Jacksonville (2/25)
-Knocked a home run and two hits for two RBI at Bethune-Cookman (3/4)
-Added two runs with a double and triple against Central Connecticut (3/15)
-Managed one hit with three RBI and a double vs. Cincinnati (3/21)

2013
-Started all 58 games he appeared in at first base in his sophomore year and hit .248 with 16 doubles and 36 RBI while tying for the team lead with eight home runs
-Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two scored runs versus Siena (2/17)
-Hit his first homerun of the season against No. 17 Florida (2/19)
-Had a two RBI single against UConn (2/22)
-Smacked the ball vs. Texas Tech (2/23), finishing with a homerun, double, single, three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base
-Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week for his impressive performances against No. 17 Florida, UConn and Texas Tech (2/18-25)
-Crushed a homerun and slashed a single during a two RBI night vs. USF (2/26)
-Smashed a homerun and single for two RBI against Winthrop (3/2)
-Notched two hits, including a double vs. Winthrop (3/3)
-Drove in a run against North Florida (3/5)
-Added a RBI and run at Jacksonville (3/10)
Hit a double, walked and scored against Florida A&M (3/12)
-Was a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored vs. Columbia (3/16)
-Walked, hit a double, scored and added an RBI against Columbia (3/18)
-Hit a single, walked, scored and added an RBI vs. Jacksonville (3/20)
-Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two walks in the win at UAB (3/22)
-Has scored a run in five-consecutive games (3/16-22)
-Doubled and drove in a run at Memphis (4/5)
-Reached base safely four times and drove in a run at Memphis (4/7)
-Cracked a two run homerun and scored twice at Rice (4/13)
-Notched two hits, including a double and RBI at Rice (4/14)
-Drove in a run and scored vs. Marshall (4/19)
-Finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI against Marshall (4/21)
-Collected four hits, two of which were doubles, and three RBI in the series sweep of No. 30 Houston (4/26-28)
-Blasted a solo homer against Bethune-Cookman (5/1)
-Belted a pair of solo dingers at Florida Atlantic (5/14)
-Notched a 3-for-3 performance with two walks and a pair of RBI at East Carolina (5/17)

2012
-Wrapped up freshman season appearing in 34 games while starting 29 for the Knights
-Notched 27 hits and a .276 batting average while driving in 17 runs and coaxing 19 walks
-Reached base four times vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/18), including a double, a run and RBI
-Grabbed two hits and a walk vs. UF (2/22)
-Drove in three runs vs. Boston College (2/25)
-Picked up two hits and came around to score both times in the win at Bethune-Cookman (2/29)
-Slashed two hits, including a double and two RBI vs. FSU (3/6)
-Came around to score three times vs. Massachusetts (3/9)
-Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run vs. FAMU (4/10)
-Had two hits and a RBI at Stetson (5/2)
-Drove in two runs and scored vs. Presbyterian (5/5)
-Had an RBI single and scored twice vs. Presbyterian (5/7)

Prior to UCF
-Played for head coach Jerry Smith at Martin County High School, where he earned four letters as a first baseman and outfielder
-Named the Treasure Coast Player of the Year in his senior campaign
-Was an all-area first team selection in 2010, after earning second team recognition in 2009
-Garnered all-area honorable mention accolades as a rookie
-Played summer ball with FTB Mizuno
-Placed second at both the WWBA Championship in East Cobb and the WWBA Championship in Jupiter

Personal
-Born in Palm City, Fla.
-Son of Pedro and Lisa Vasquez
-Has two brothers, Ryan and Jeremy
-Major is interpersonal/organizational communication with a minor in marketing

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