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  Eric Guillen

Eric Guillen

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, CA

High School:
Thousand Oaks

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
INF

Academic Major:
Information Systems

Summer 2008: Helped the Brockport Riverbats of the New York Collegiate Baseball League to the league championship, as the team finished the summer 33-16 ... Played in 27 games and started 26, posting 20 hits and 15 runs ... Added 15 RBIs and added a stolen base ... Fielded at a .957 clip, mainly at second base ... Played in three games and started two during the Riverbats playoff run.

2008: Played in and started all 54 games at shortstop for the Spartans ... Led team in at bats with 218 and finished third with 57 hits ... Tied for team lead with two triples ... Posted a .919 fielding percentage at shortstop ... Hit .279 with 36 hits and 15 runs in A-Sun play ... Hit .287 with 15 runs and all three of his doubles on the road ... Went 3-for-4 with a run in first game of doubleheader sweep at ETSU (3/1) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI at Georgia Southern (3/11), sparking a nine-game stretch in which he went 17-for-39 (.436) with seven runs and seven RBIs ... Had four straight multiple-hit games, notching two against UNC Asheville (3/18) and then getting eight in a three-game set at North Florida (3/21-22) ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI against Jacksonville (3/29) ... Added two hits, two runs and a career-high three RBIs in 16-6 win over North Carolina A&T (4/1) ... Had first career triple in the game ... Notched three hits, including another triple, and three runs against Gardner-Webb (4/4) ... Posted seven straight games without an error from April 8 to 22 ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs against Charlotte (4/23) ... Went 2-for-4 and scored game-winning run in 2-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast and sixth-round draft pick Richard Bleier (5/15).

2007: Played in 52 games and started 48 ... Started 45 games at second base, one at shortstop and two at third base, compiling a sure-handed .963 fielding percentage ... Led Spartans with 18 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit affairs ... Finished third on the team with .326 average, tied for fifth with 29 runs, third with 60 hits, fourth with 27 RBIs, fifth with six doubles and second with nine sacrifice bunts ... The nine sacrifices were tied for fifth in school history ... Went 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs at Newberry (2/28) ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at Augusta State (3/17) in first game of doubleheader ... Went 4-for-6 with two runs, two RBIs and a double during the doubleheader ... Added three-run, three-hit game against Georgia College & State (3/31) ... Also notched three-hit games against Belmont Abbey (4/10), Lander (4/14) and at Anderson (4/17) ... Notched two six-assist games and helped turn 30 double plays.

2006: Played in 30 games and started 13 as a true freshman ... Used mainly as a late-innings pinch-runner/defensive replacement ... Hit .140 with eight runs and three RBIs ... Scored twice in 1-for-4 game against Anderson (2/5) ... Pinch-ran and ignited four-run ninth-inning rally in 6-4 win at Lander (3/25), scoring to bring Spartans within a run ... Showed versatility, playing second base, shortstop and third base during the season, posting .946 fielding percentage and helping turn 10 double plays. High School: Earned three letters for Rod Stillwell at Thousand Oaks ... Played left field and hit .300 as a sophomore on the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division II championship team ... Moved to the infield as a junior and hit .380 with seven homers, earning the team's Offensive Player of the Year honors and all-county honors ... Hit .370 with four homers as a senior, earning all-league honors ... Also a member of the 2005 Big League World Series Thousand Oaks team which lost in the finals to Easley (S.C.).

Personal: Born April 18, 1987 ... Son of Carl and Virginia Guillen ... Has a sister, Joyce ... Majoring in information systems ... Enjoys skateboarding, video games and music ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite movie is "Office Space" ... Favorite TV show is "Entourage" ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite musical group is 311 ... Admires his dad ... Favorite baseball player is Craig Biggio ... Dream job is to work for Google.

 
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