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James Vasquez

James  Vasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palm City, Fla.

High School:
Martin County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230

Position:
INF

02/10/2015

Hot Stove

Senior James Vasquez enjoys to cook when he isn't at the plate smashing homers.

08/20/2014

Rooney Announces 2014-15 UCF Signing Class

Seven players from the state of Florida make up the class.

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.

Senior (2015)
-Recorded a pair of base hits at South Alabama (2/22)

Junior (2014)
-Started all 58 games (57 1B, 1 LF)
-Earned All-AAC Second Team at 1B
-Paced team with a .340 avg. and 56 RBI, ranking second and third in The American
-Generated a .444 slugging pct. and .403 on-base pct.
-Recorded 11 doubles, one triple and eight home runs
-Drew 30 walks, plunked by a pitch 13 times and scored 41 occasions
-Registered 19 multi-hit and 18 multi-RBI games along with a 30-game reached base streak
-Notched three hits and a double for two RBI at Jacksonville (2/25)
-Tallied two hits for two RBI and a homer at Bethune-Cookman (3/4)
-Added two runs with a double and triple against Central Connecticut St. (3/15)
-Notched a double, two sac flies and three RBI vs. Cincinnati (3/21)
-Belted a two-run homer and a single vs. Temple (3/30)
-Went 3-for-4 with one RBI at Memphis (4/12)
-Added two more hits at the Tigers (4/13) and drove in one
-Blasted a three-run homer vs. Florida A&M (4/15)
-Hit a home run, drove in three and scored twice in the win vs. Louisville (4/17)
-Drove in a pair with two base knocks at Houston (5/3)
-Registered a two-run single at FAU (5/7)
-Recorded two hits in five-straight games (5/11-16)
-Posted a 2-for-3 performance with a homer and three RBI vs. Presbyterian (5/11)
-Scored twice and added a double and a RBI in win at Florida State (5/13)
-Picked up six hits, four RBI and three runs scored in series at UConn (5/15-16)
-Delivered a mulit-homer game vs. Houston (5/13) for fourth time in career

Sophomore (2013)
-Started all 58 games he appeared in at first base
-Recorded a .248 avg. with 16 doubles and 36 RBI while tying for the team lead with eight home runs
-Tallied 14 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games
-Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs versus Siena (2/17)
-Hit first home run 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 home run and slashed a single during a two RBI night vs. USF (2/26)
-Smashed a home run and single for two RBI against Winthrop (3/2)
-Notched two hits, including a double vs. Winthrop (3/3)
-Was a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored vs. Columbia (3/16)
-Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two walks in the win at UAB (3/22)
-Scored a run in five-consecutive games (3/16-22)
-Reached base safely four times and drove in a run at Memphis (4/7)
-Cracked a two-run home run and scored twice at Rice (4/13)
-Notched two hits, including a double and RBI at Rice (4/14)
-Finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs 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 ECU (5/17)

Freshman (2012)
-Appearing in 34 games while starting 29 (23 DB, 4 LF, 2 1B)
-Notched 27 hits and a .276 batting average while driving in 17 runs and coaxing 19 walks
-Registered eight multi-hit and four multi-RBI games
-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
-Majoring in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication with a minor in Marketing

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