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Oliver Wolcott
Oliver Wolcott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plymouth, Mich.

High School:
Canton

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 188

Position:
INF

B/T:
L/R


David Grewe on Wolcott: "Steady leader the entire year... work ethic allows him to be successful in everything he puts his mind to... his teammates respect him for his burning desire to win... has developed into a great defensive third baseman."

Scouting Wolcott: A versatile player with tremendous hands... has the ability to throw well from different arm angles; will be a mainstay at third base... hit and runs well... a good bunter with excellent situational hitting skills... can come through in the clutch.

2005: Played in 26 games, starting in 24... had the fifth-best batting average on the team (.300)... scored a season-high three runs against Western Michigan (3/4)... went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI at Iowa (4/2)... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored vs. Central Michigan (4/27)... had a season-long hit streak of eight games (2/26-4/1).

2004: Named MSU's Defensive Player of the Year and shared Most Improved Player honors with Adam White... was fifth on the team with a .306 batting average and 31 RBI... played in 57 games, starting 53 at second base... ranked among Big Ten leaders in stolen bases (T-7th/14) and triples (T-3rd/4)... was 2-for-3 with four RBI and scored three runs against Indiana (5/9)... produced a nine-game hitting streak during the month of April (4/3-4/16)... tallied a career-high four stolen bases in the Spartans' home opener against Grand Valley State (3/25)... went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI against Western Michigan (3/5).

2003: Made first appearance in Big Ten action against Purdue (5/17)... made collegiate debut against Siena Heights with two at bats (4/22).

2002: Redshirted.

High School: Played varsity for four seasons, earning four letters, at Plymouth-Canton High School... as a senior, earned all-region, first-team all-conference and first-team All-Plymouth Observer... hit .410 with 25 RBI as a senior... also was first-team all-conference and first-team All-Observer as a junior... captained baseball and basketball teams as a junior and senior... also captained football team as a junior... set school records for career games played, career fielding percentage and single-season fielding percentage... named school Male Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1982, to Brian and Dorothy Wolcott... a philosophy major... father Brian played baseball at MSU and was a member of the 1979 Spartan team that captured the Big Ten Championship... favorite team is the Chicago Cubs... favorite player is Derek Jeter... father is his biggest baseball influence.

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