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Franklin Armstrong
Franklin Armstrong

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trenton, N.J.

High School:
Trenton Central H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

03/18/2012

HAWKS HOLD SPARTANS TO FOUR HITS BUT FALL 5-2

UMES pitching held Spartans scoreless in all innings but fourth

03/17/2012

BULL, JOHNSON EXTEND HIT STREAK TO SIX GAMES IN TWINBILL LOSS TO NORFOLK

Hawks fall in tight battle 7-5 in game one, 8-1 in second contest

03/11/2012

UMES OUTHITS SAINT JOSEPH'S BUT FALL IN BATTLE OF HAWKS 6-3

Schott goes 3-for-4 with two doubles, Repine and Saca each throw 2+ IP with no runs

03/09/2012

HAWKS LEAD LATE BUT FALL TO BIG EAST FOE VILLANOVA 9-4

Jacob Foreman strikes out six with just two earned runs in six innings thrown

03/04/2012

GAME ONE COMEBACK FALLS JUST SHORT, UMES LOSES DOUBLEHEADER

James Newsome and Byron Campbell increase hitting streaks to four games each

05/05/2009

UMES Baseball vs. Norfolk State; April 5, 2009

See Joey Gardner's action shots from game three of the series against Norfolk State on April 5, 2009.

2011: Primary right fielder for UMES, starting in 25 games with 37 appearances overall ... top fielding percentage of all Hawks outfielders at .983, committing just one error all season ... batted .180 with a pair of doubles and six RBI ... hit safely in 10 of 14 games from March 15-April 3 ... successfully stole two bases in as many attempts.

2010: Did not play.

2009: Played 53 games, starting 46 ... batted .225 with 32 hits ... scored 24 runs with 15 RBI ... stole six bases plus a .306 on-base percentage ... had five outfield assists ... tied for team lead in triples with four ... second on the team with five sacrifice bunts ... totaled six multiple-hit games, including game with four hits ... went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in against North Carolina Central (5/8) ... had three multi-RBI games ...had a five-game hit streak from April 11-16.

2008: Did not play.

High School/Club: Made honor roll junior and senior years at Trenton Central High School ... earned for letters in baseball ... was Inner City Tournament MVP ... played for Mitchell Davis club team of American Legion in Trenton, N.J. ... 2008 American Legion All-Star ... won stolen base award.

Personal: Born March 29, 1989 in Trenton, N.J. ... son of Luz Godbold ... has two brothers, Jorge and Joshua, and a sister, Azayria ... major is criminal justice ... earned Academic Achievement Award for high GPA as a freshman at UMES ... involved with the SAAC ... pregame routine includes not touching foul lines and listening to music ... personal best sports moment is hitting a home run in high school his first game back from a broken wrist injury ... person who influences him most is his high school coach Whit Bryant for showing him baseball and how to work hard and be determined ... plans to write a book and be in the FBI upon graduation ... favorite saying is "You can't possibly hit the ball if you think about all the possible ways you can miss." ... hobbies include watching movies and playing Madden ... favorite book is Pay-Back ... favorite movies are those starring Jim Carrey ... athletic goal this season is to play every game as hard as he can ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to make the MEAC First Team.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB K OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2009 .225 53-46 142 24 32 2 4 0 15 .296 15 49 .306 6-11 .972
2011 .180 37-25 89 5 16 2 0 0 5 .202 3 34 .204 2-2 .983
Total .208 90-71 231 29 48 4 4 0 20 .260 18 83 .269 8-13 .976