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James Moreno
James Moreno

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holt, Mich.

High School:
Holt

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
08/02/1981

B/T:
R/R


2003: Started his third consecutive year at third base and put up solid numbers at the plate...posted career-bests for homers (six) and RBI (38) while batting .294...tied a career-high with four hits at Western Kentucky on March 15 and went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs at Central Michigan on May 15.

2002: One of only three players to start in all 57 games...notched four homers and 36 RBI...collected 65 hits and 48 runs scored...third on the team with 14 doubles...had a .429 on base percentage...stole eight bases in nine attempts...16 multi-hit games...had a stellar opening day, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored Feb. 22 against UC Santa Barbara...went 3-for-6 with four RBI at Charlotte on March 4...career-high seven RBI on three hits vs. Central Michigan April 24...season-high eight assists at Michigan on April 21...went 4-for-4 May 8 at Central Michigan...hit home run against Indiana in Big Ten Tournament on May 24.

2001: Made 34 starts at third base...hit .309 as a true freshman in 39 games...started 14 of final 15 games of the season...collected 34 hits and 20 RBI...made collegiate debut 3/2 vs. Florida State...went 3-for-5 vs. Ohio State March 13...went 6-for-10 with six runs and six RBI in final four games of the season at Penn State May 11-13.

High School: Played both third base and shortstop...named Lansing State Journal's Dream Team Player of the Year in both 1999 and 2000...2000 Louisville Slugger High School All-American...2000 USA Today All-America honorable mention...all-state in both junior and senior seasons...Holt Athlete of the Year...team MVP as junior and senior...Diamond Classic MVP...set school records in six offensive categories...had .596 batting average as a senior, with 63 RBI and 15 home runs...four-year letterwinner in baseball along with two-year letters in basketball and football.

Personal: Born Aug. 2, 1981 in Peru, Ill., to Jim and Mary Moreno...kinesiology major...enjoys watching his four younger brothers play sports...sees father as his best coach both on and off the field...favorite professional player is Derek Jeter and favorite team is the Chicago Cubs.

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