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2002 Rob Fitzpatrick
Position: Athlete
Rob Fitzpatrick Bio
Courtesy: GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com
Release: 01/08/2008
A four-year baseball letterman from 1987 to 1990... Helped power Georgia Southern into college baseball's spotlight in 1990 by leading the Eagles to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska... Was selected in the seventh-round of the 1990 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos after earning All-America honors by The Sporting News and the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA)... Currently ranks sixth on Eagles’ career total base (441) leaders and seventh in stolen bases (64)... A two-time All-Trans America Athletic Conference selection (1989, 1990) and three-time All-TAAC Tournament honoree (1988, 1989, 1990), he batted a career and team-high .382 with 17 doubles, 21 homers, 70 runs scored and 65 RBI during his senior season to guide the Eagles to a school-record 50-19 record and a No. 8 national ranking by Collegiate Baseball/ESPN... Delivered dramatic and pivotal home runs in the NCAA Midwest Regional to beat Wichita State in 13 innings (solo) and versus South Alabama (grand slam) in the championship game to earn trip to Omaha... Played in a total of 221 games during his Eagle career and made 219 starts... Finished career with a batting average of .317, 169 runs scored, 254 hits, 47 doubles, 46 home runs, 167 RBI and 90 bases on balls... Started 56 of 57 games as a junior in 1989 and topped squad in three categories a .330 batting average, 119 total bases and 13 home runs... Hit .311 as a sophomore while opening 54 of 55 games while helping Eagles to NCAA Regional appearance and victories over Miami (Fla.) and Central Michigan as a true freshman in 1987... Arrived at Georgia Southern in the fall of 1986 after being selected by the New York Mets in the ninth round of the amateur draft earlier that summer.