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Duke Baseball BIO
17 Michael Ghizzoni

General: Contributed in the outfield as well as in a DH role as freshman ... a strong defensive option in the outfield ... should see action at all outfield positions.

2007: Appeared in 15 games while starting three in left field and one as the designated hitter ... batted .263 with two RBI and four runs ... three of his five hits were doubles ... had an on base percentage of .391 ... did not commit an error in eight opportunities in the outfield ... went 2-for-4 as a pinch hitter ... batted .400 with runners in scoring position ... started three of Duke’s last six games ...
had pinch-hit doubles in back-to-back at bats against St. Bonaventure (2/18) and East Carolina (2/25) ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his second start of the season against Virginia Tech (5/12) ... ended his season with a 1-for-3 performance against Miami while also contributing a run (5/17) ... played for the Davidson Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League during the summer ... knocked 13 hits, scored eight runs, stole eight bases and did not commit an error in summer ball.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Wren High School ... hit .438 with four home runs and 26 RBI and went 7-0 with a 0.96 ERA as a senior to earn all-state and all-region honors ... also earned North-South All-Star honors during his senior campaign ... hit .400 with eight homers and 25 RBI and went 6-1 with a 2.06 ERA as a junior to claim all-region honors ... garnered all-region honors as a sophomore after batting .468 with four home runs and 28 RBI ... his AAU team won the state championship and finished fifth in the nation during his senior season ... also lettered in basketball ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born Michael Edward Ghizzoni on November 8, 1987, in Greenville, S.C. ... son of Ronald and Karen Ghizzoni ... has a sister, Alyson.

Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Piedmont, S.C.
High School: Wren
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