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|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Gulliver Prep|
As A Junior (2013)
Appeared in 17 games, making 14 starts between cather and designated hitter ... finished with a .245 batting average with 13 hits, seven RBI and eight runs scored ... tallied a .333 on-base percentage with a .302 slugging percentage ... began the season with a 3-for-4 day against Notre Dame (Feb. 16), scoring once ... closed the series sweep over then-No. 13 Florida (Feb. 24), going 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored ... hit 2-for-4 with a run scored and one walk in game two of the doubleheader against Manhattan (Mar. 2) ... went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the series finale against Western Michigan (Mar. 10) ... supplied a 1-for-3 game one of the doubleheader at ETSU (Mar. 23), adding one RBI, one run scored and a pair of walks ... hit 1-for-3 with a walk, one RBI and one run scored in game two of the doubleheader at FAMU (May 8).
As A Sophomore (2012)
Appeared in 52 games, making 48 starts between catcher and designated hitter … finished with a .217 average, while recording a .381 slugging percentage … led the team with six home runs, while second on the squad with 19 extra-base hits, 37 RBI and 41 hits … also led the team with 21 RBI in Atlantic Sun Conference play … put together a team-best 13 game hitting streak from March 4-24 … also recorded eight multi-hit and a team-best 11 multi-RBI games … opened the season with a 2-for-5 game which included two RBI against Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 17) … went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the series opener with Bryant (Feb. 25) … picked up another RBI in a 1-for-4 night against Michigan (Feb. 29) … came off the bench for pinch hit duties in game three with Boston College (March 4) and connected for two-RBI double and later scored in the frame … had a strong series at then-No. 1 Florida (March 9-11), going 4-for-12 (.333) through the three games with five RBI, two runs scored, a double and two home runs … continued his hitting streak in the two-game set with Rutgers (March 13-14), recording a double and a run scored in both games while driving in one RBI … went 1-for-4 in each of the three games against North Florida (March 16-18), driving in a total of six RBI, including a three-run homerun in the series finale … hit 3-for-8 (.375) in the series at Texas Tech (March 20-21), culminating with a 2-for-4 game which featured a walk, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the finale … recorded a 1-for-3 game in the opener with ETSU (March 23), picking up a pair of RBI and a run scored on his fifth home run of the year, and followed with a 1-for-4 game two which included a two-RBI double … went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in game two at USC Upstate (March 31) … was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, including his sixth home run, in the finale with Mercer (April 7) … supplied a bases-clearing double at Lipscomb (May 5), going 1-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the game … hit 3-for-4 in the series finale with Belmont (May 13) … opened the A-Sun Tournament with a 2-for-5 game against Kennesaw State (May 23), which included an RBI and a run scored … followed with the walk-off RBI single in a 1-for-5 game against Mercer (May 24) in game two of the tournament … also went 1-for-3 with an RBI double against Belmont (May 25).
As A Freshman (2011)
Saw time in 27 games, including 14 starts … part of a three-player rotation behind the plate with five starts … posted a .250 batting average with 17 hits, eight runs scored, four doubles and eight RBI … drove in the game-winning run against Lipscomb (May 20) with a pinch-hit walk-off double that scored two runs … had a hit in 14 games, including three multi-hit contests … went 4-for-9 as a pinch-hitter … produced a .350 batting average over 20 at-bats in Atlantic Sun play … had a season-high three RBI in a route of Le Moyne (Apr. 24) thanks to a bases-clearing double … had back-to-back multi-hit games at UNF (Mar. 5) and USF (Mar. 8) … went 2-for-4 and scored twice in the 3-2 win at USF … last multi-hit game came at Kennesaw State (Apr. 17) when he went 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Second team All-America and first team Miami Dade County during senior season … hit .462 with six home runs as a senior … first team All-World/All-America and second team All-Dade County as a junior.
Born on September 9, 1991 … son of Mario and Alina Valencia … has one brother, Mario Valencia Jr. (24) … criminal justice major.
At-Bats: 6, vs. Rutgers (Mar. 13, 2012)
Hits: 3, 2x, last vs. Notre Dame (Feb. 16, 2013)
Runs: 2, 3x, last at Texas Tech (Mar. 21, 2012)
Doubles: 1, 20x, last vs. Northern Kentucky (Apr. 27, 2013)
Home Runs: 1, 6x, last vs. Mercer (Apr. 7, 2012)
RBI: 3, 5x, last vs. Western Michigan (Mar. 10, 2013)
Walks: 2, 2x, last vs. ETSU (Mar. 23, 2013)
Games Started: 76
Games With A Hit: 55
3+ RBI Games: 5
Longest Hit Streak: 13 games (2012)