J.R. Bond - 9
J.R. Bond

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Titus, Ala.

High School:
Wetumpka

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/02/1985

B/T:
R/R


AS A SENIOR (2007)
One of two Blazers to play in all 58 games, making 57 starts ... selected to the All-Conference USA First Team ... ranked first on the club and fifth in Conference USA with his .358 batting average ... tied for the team-lead in RBI with 47 to tie for ninth in C-USA ... legged out five triples to rank second on the team and in the league, while also recording 14 doubles ... a clutch hitter, Bond hit .476 (10-for-21) in seventh inning at bats and .400 (12-for-30) in eighth inning at bats, while going 2-for-2 in extra inning plate appearances ... turned in 23 multi-hit games and had 11 multiple-RBI showings ... stole seven bases ... boasted a .975 fielding percentage playing primarily as the clubs center fielder ... held a .523 slugging percentage and a .445 on base percentage having walked 21 times and been hit by a pitch 14 times ... was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in his final game as a Blazer at the Conference USA Tournament against Tulane May 24 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Southern Miss in the C-USA Tournament May 23 ... set a career-high with five RBI on a 3-for-5 day at the plate with a home run at Marshall on May 12 ... was 2-for-3 with three walks at Troy May 8 ... had a 2-for-3 showing with a run scored against third-ranked Rice on April 28 ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI against Memphis April 13 ... at Houston on April 6, Bond was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI ... was 4-for-7 with four runs scored, two RBI and a home run in the team's two games versus Samford March 27 & 28 ... was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in each of UAB's games against UNC Asheville March 24 & 25 ... went 3-for-3 with four RBI, three runs scored and a home run against Alabama A&M March 21 ... against Purdue on March 14, he was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored ... had a stellar day at Mississippi State on March 6, finishing 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBI ... finished a home run shy of the cycle against Central Arkansas on March 2, going 3-for-5 with two RBI ... was 2-for-3 with three runs scored against Central Michigan on opening day Feb. 16 ... spoke to students at Riverchase Middle School as part of UAB's Blazer Classroom Connection.

AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Hit .276 for the year with nine doubles ... had an on-base percentage of .388 ... was a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen bases ... was hit by a pitch 10 times to lead the team ... boasted an impressive .970 fielding percentage ... had one RBI and four putouts against Memphis in the Conference USA Tournament May 25 ... drove in two runs and scored twice against Tulane on May 20 ... combined to go 4-for-8 with three RBI and three runs scored in a double-header at Memphis on May 6 in which he also hit his only home run of the season in game two ... was 2-for-4 with one RBI against Marshall April 14 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and a walk against Georgia State on March 8 ... opened the season in style as he combined to go 4-for-8 with six runs scored an one RBI in UAB's three-game series against Ball State Feb. 17-19.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005)
Started 38 games for the Blazers and finished the season third on the team with a .308 batting average ... led UAB with nine stole bases in 11 attempts ... did not commit an error in 71 chances in the outfield ... his .497 slugging percentage led the team ... had 10 doubles, five home runs and 23 RBI, all career-highs ... tied for the team lead, hitting at a .305 clip in C-USA games ... batted .359 with runners in scoring position ... extended his career-best hitting streak to 10 games with a double against Houston on May 26 in the Conference USA Tournament ... had four hits in 10 at-bats in UAB's final regular-season series at Louisville (May 19-21) ... went 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base against East Carolina May 15 ... homered against Jacksonville State on May 11 ... hit home runs in the first two games at Southern Miss May 6-7 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and stolen base against Cincinnati April 23 ... had two hits, including a home run and tied a career-high with three RBI at Samford April 20 ... had four hits and scored four runs in the final two games of the Memphis series April 9-10 ... scored a career-high three runs to go along with two hits and two RBI against Samford March 30 ... hit his first career home run against Butler March 15 ... opened the season with four hits in 11 at-bats in the Central Michigan series (Feb. 18-19).

AS A FRESHMAN (2004)
Saw action in 21 games for the Blazers as a freshman ... scored five runs in just 11 at-bats ... made his first and only career start on March 5 against Toledo, scored a run and drew a walk ... recorded his first career hit at Cincinnati on May 20.

WETUMPKA HIGH SCHOOL
Hit .377 with seven home runs as a senior lettered in baseball and football ... was an all-state selection in football ... was the Wetumpka Herald Player of the Year ... was named the Montgomery Advertiser Player of the Week ... hit .386 as a junior ... won state championship with the Dixie Majors 17-and-18-year-old division ... a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
John Randall Bond ... born April 2, 1985, in Montgomery, Ala. ... parents are Franklin and Beth Bond ... majoring in business.

Bond's Career Stats


Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2004....  .091  21-1     11    5    1   0   0   0    0    1  .091   2   1   4   2  .286   0   0   0-0     13   1   1  .933
2005....  .308  46-38   143   27   44  10   1   5   23   71  .497  10   6  31   1  .373   2   2   9-11    67   4   0 1.000
2006....  .276  38-36   127   17   35   9   1   1   13   49  .386  14  10  34   2  .388   1   2   6-6     62   3   2  .970
2007....  .358  58-57   218   48   78  14   5   4   47  114  .523  21  14  29   6  .445   1   1   7-12   152   2   4  .975
TOTAL...  .317 163-132  499   97  158  33   7  10   83  235  .471  47  31  98  11  .406   4   5  22-29   294  10   7  .977


 
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