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  Phillip Riley

Phillip Riley

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Last College:
Jackson State CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
RHP/DH

Birthdate:
02/06/1985

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Riley's Career Statistics

2006: Played a significant role as both the third baseman and on the mound...Took advantage of RBI opportunities at the plate...Leads all returning players in RBIs with 26 last season...Third on the team with seven multi-RBI games...Tied for the team lead with three sacrifice flies...Hit much betters with runners on (.278) than with the bases empty (.191) and hit .375 (3-8) in bases-loaded situations...One of the team leaders with runners in scoring position, hitting .313...Flashed some pop with three home runs and eight doubles... Had a 3-5 record on the mound and recorded two saves...Pitched especially well against OVC foes...Against conference opponents, was 2-1 with a 3.63 ERA in five appearances, two were starts...Also against OVC, allowed 20 hits in 21.1 innings and struck out 19...Second on team with .241 opponent's average in conference games...Struggled defensively at third base with a team-high 18 errors...Season-high three hits in the fourth game of the season at McNeese State on February 19...Recorded two saves in a doubleheader against Jackson State on February 25...First home run was a solo homer against South Dakota State on March 11...Drove in a season-high three runs on April 5 against Southern Illinois with two doubles...With the game against SIU, started a streak of five consecutive games with an RBI (April 5-11)...Recorded a nine-game hitting streak beginning in game two of a doubleheader on April 8-April 22...Threw 3.0 hitless innings in a start against Missouri at the Best of the Midwest Tournament on April 26...Season-high 7.1 innings and eight strikeouts in a relief win over Tennessee Tech in game one of a doubleheader on May 19.

Jackson State CC: 3rd team All-State selection in 2005...played and started in 56 games for the Generals...hit .318 in the middle of the lineup...was third on team in home runs (10) and RBIs (52)...made 15 appearances (one start) on the mound...0-2 record on the mound...5.11 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched...held opponents to a .180 batting average.

Prep: 2003 graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tenn.... won All-Metro, All-Conference, All-District, and All-State honors...also played basketball.

Personal: Born 2-6-85...son of Chip and Beth Riley...Drafted in the 45th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005...Sport Management major at Southeast...enjoys skiing...favorite music is rap...favorite food is steak...favorite professional athlete is Cal Ripken, Jr....was also recruited by Middle Tennessee State, Austin Peay, Tennessee and Memphis.

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