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- Eugene Rodriguez
Eugene Rodriguez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Thomas Jefferson

Last College:
Shelton State CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C

Birthdate:
11/06/1981

Experience:
1L

B/T:
S/R



2003 (Junior): Started 46 games for the Blazers at catcher ... saw action in 50 contests ... played in all 29 C-USA games, starting 26 ... ranks ninth on UAB's single-season list in putouts (367) ... placed ninth in C-USA and second on the team in putouts ... third on the team in on-base percentage (.419) and sacrifice bunts (5) ... fourth on the team in batting average (.316) ... against C-USA opponents, ranked seventh in the league in putouts (214) ... hit .350 against left-handed pitching ... hit .333 with 14 RBI and a .440 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position ... hit .304 vs. right-handed pitching with 12 RBI and a .418 on-base percentage ... held a .303 average as a lead-off hitter ... posted 13 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... posted an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 22-March 7, which included games against ninth-ranked Mississippi State and Kentucky ... posted a six-game hitting streak against C-USA opponents from April 13-April 26, which included games against No. 21 Southern Miss, No. 25 Tulane and TCU ... scored the game-winning run in UAB's 6-5 win over Charlotte (May 3 at Young Memorial Field), the 2-1 win over Memphis (March 30 at Young Memorial Field) and the 5-4 win over Cincinnati (March 14 at Young Memorial Field) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI against No. 9 Mississippi State March 4 at Young Memorial Field ... had a UAB career-high three hits and three RBI in four at bats in the Blazers' 12-1 win over Mississippi Valley State ... tied a career-high with three hits in five at bats at No. 25 Tulane April 18 ... closed the season on a six-game overall hitting streak and a five-game hitting streak in C-USA play ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2002-03 academic year.

SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A first-team all-conference selection at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: A four-year letterwinner at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. ... named player of the year in Class 3A ... a two-time all-county and all-conference selection ... member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Eugene Louis Rodriguez ... born Nov. 6, 1981, in Tampa, Fla. ... parents are Eugene and Cindy Rodriguez ... majoring in information systems.