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  Jimmy Tanner

Jimmy Tanner

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, GA

High School:
Starr's Mill

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

Summer 2009: Earned a spot in the Northwoods League's All-Star Game with the South Division All-Stars ... Helped the Battle Creek Bombers to a 37-30 overall record ... Hit .260 in 50 games, scoring 20 runs and driving in 25 to go with 11 doubles ... Posted 22 walks and a .348 on-base percentage.

2009: Appeared in and started all 54 games, developing into the team's top offensive threat while spending time at catcher, first base and designated hitter ... Hit a team-high .354 (80-for-226), also leading the team in hits (80) and runs (41) ... Also posted 15 doubles, two homers, 34 RBI and a .430 on-base percentage ... His 80 hits are the fifth-most in school history ... Led team with 22 multiple-hit games and posted a 13-game-hitting streak ... Hit .317 (40-for-126) in A-Sun games ... Was consistent, hitting .354 at both home and on the road ...Went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs in win at Gardner-Webb (2/22) ... Went a career-high 5-for-5 with four RBI and two doubles against Army (2/27) ... Had three hits and three runs against Belmont (3/6) ... Posted three hits at No. 13 Coastal Carolina (3/11) ... Posted three hits and two runs at Jacksonville (3/28) ... Scored a career-high four runs on a hit and three walks against Presbyterian (4/8) ... Had three hits, a run and a double against South Carolina (4/21) and posted three hits and a run at South Carolina (5/12) ... Had walk off fielder's choice against Mercer (3/20) and reached on an error to walk off against North Florida (5/9).

Summer 2008: Played in and started 29 games for the Lehigh Valley Catz in the Allegheny Collegiate Baseball League ... Led the Catz and finished sixth in the league with .355 (33-for-93) batting average, adding 13 runs, seven doubles, a home run and 12 RBIs ... Threw out 43 percent of would-be basestealers (12-for-28) ... Earned a slot on the Wolff Division's All-Star Team for the league's midsummer classic ... Helped Lehigh Valley to the Wolff Division title with a 26-12 record and a slot in the league semifinals ... Sat out several games while recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.

2008: Appeared in 52 games and started 51 ... Finished second on the team with a .304 batting average ... Finished second with 63 hits, fifth with 28 runs and third with 29 RBIs ... Also notched three doubles ... Played 32 games behind-the-dish, tossing out 30 percent (14-for-46) of would-be basestealers ... Hit .375 (33-for-88) with 18 runs and 12 RBIs at Harley Park, posting a hefty .467 on-base percentage ... Hit .416 (32-for-77) with 12 runs and 13 RBIs during 19 night games ... Had 20 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit affairs ... Went 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI at Wofford (2/26) ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in win at North Florida (3/21) ... Added 3-for-5 game with a run and an RBI at Presbyterian (3/26) ... Went 5-for-6 with a run, two sacrifices and an RBI as he led Spartans to a doubleheader sweep over Jacksonville (3/29) ... Went 3-for-5, tying a career-high with three runs and adding two RBIs and a double in win over Kennesaw State (4/11) ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI at No. 10 South Carolina (4/15) ... Went 2-for-5 with career-high three RBIs at A-10 champion Charlotte (4/23) ... Went 4-for-10 with three runs in series against A-Sun Champion Lipscomb. Summer 2007: Played in 44 games for the Battle Creek Bombers in the Northwoods League ... Hit .288 with 13 runs, 46 hits, eight doubles and 19 RBIs ... Played primarily first base for the Bombers.

2007: Appeared in 40 games, starting 34 while splitting time behind-the-plate with undrafted MLB free agent Bret Story as a true freshman ... Hit .272 with 23 runs, three doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBIs ... Started 30 games behind the plate, leading Spartans to a 21-9 record in those games ... Posted .982 fielding percentage behind the plate and threw out eight base-stealers ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs and a double in collegiate debut against Limestone (2/3) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs against Anderson (2/21) ... Also added three-hit games at Coker (3/14) and against Georgia College & State (3/31) ... Went 5-for-5 with three runs, two RBIs and a homer against Lander (4/14) ... Hit first career homer at North Georgia (3/4) ... Hit .356 (26-for-73), third on the team, with 17 runs at Harley Park.

High School: Earned three letters for Brent Mosley at Starr's Mill ... Hit .360 with two home runs and 45 RBIs as a senior ... Also earned a letter in football.

Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1987 ... Son of Daniel and Jean Tanner ... Has three siblings, Chris, Lisa and Kathy ... Majoring in informatics... Enjoys fishing ... Favorite food is pasta ... Favorite movie is "Old School" ... Favorite TV show is "SportsCenter" ... Favorite song is Staind's "Outside" ... Hero growing up was Javy Lopez.

 
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