2005-06 Baseball
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Josh Upchurch
Josh Upchurch

POS.OF
B/TL/L
HT.5-10
WT.175
YR.So.
HOMETOWNCape Coral, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLMariner

Senior: Started all 54 games in centerfield… Batted .342 with seven doubles, six triples, and five homeruns… Drove in 39 RBI… Led the Eagles in triples with six, steals with 11, and total plates appearances… Finished his career with an FGCU best 15 triples, 216 games played, 412 total bases, 138 walks, 894 at bats, 237 runs scored, 311 hits, and 61 steals.

Junior: Appeared and started in all 53 games in the leadoff spot of the lineup… Batted .325, had a team leading 54 runs scored, drew 31 walks, and had 23 RBI’s… Recorded a personal and FGCU best, 20 stolen bases and played an excellent center field all year while committing no errors in 125 chances.

 

Sophomore: Appeared and started in 55 games…Led FGCU in batting average, runs scored, hits and stolen bases…Had 25 multiple game hits during the season…Drove in at least two runs nine times during the season…Had a nine-game hitting streak where he went 19-for- 36 (.528) where he scored 17 runs and drove in nine during that stretch…Twice during the year had five consecutive games where he picked up at least two hits in a game…Hit .376 on the season…Scored 62 runs, 58th in NCAA Division II…Also drew 40 walks, 35th in NCAA Division II…Played for Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League during the summer…Had a record setting season with Alexandria…Named to the 2007 mid-season and post-season All-Star teams, was named to the 2007 Northwoods League Rawlings Silver Glove award given to the league’s “Finest in the Field,” recognizing the top fielders at each position…Upchurch set five franchise records during the summer including hits (80), at-bats (256), runs scored (46) and stolen bases (40) and was named team MVP.

Freshman: Named to the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association Division II First Team...Started 54 games in center field as Eagles' lead-off hitter...Led FGCU freshmen in all batting statistics...Was fourth on the team in hitting with a .352 batting average...Led the team with 62 runs scored, six triples, 32 walks, 11 sacrifice hits, and 15 stolen bases (15/16)...Second on the team with 76 hits...Had .500 slugging percentage and .963 fielding percentage...Also added 11 doubles and three homeruns.

High School: 2005 graduate of Mariner High School... Earned FHSAA Class 5A All-State first-team honors as an outfielder...Hit .462 as senior.

Personal: Criminal Justice major... Son of John and Dawn Upchurch.

 

FGCU Career Stats

Year avggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2006.... .352 54-54 216 62 76 11 6 3 38 108 .500 32 1 35 3 .434 2 11 15-16 101 3 4 .963
2007.... .376 55-55 210 62 79 10 3 2 37 101 .481 40 3 42 2 .478 2 12 15-20 80 1 1 .988
2008.... .325 53-53 228 54 74 7 0 2 23 87 .382 31 4 46 3 .411 2 7 20-25 125 3 0 1.000
2009.... .342 54-54 240 59 82 7 6 5 39 116 .483 35 4 55 1 .432 1 8 11-16 127 5 2 .985
TOTAL... .348 216-216 894 237 311 35 15 12 137 412 .461 138 12 178 9 .439 7 38 61-77 433 12 7 .985