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Joshua James
Joshua James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milford, Del.

High School:
Milford H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R

2014: Started at second base for 44 of the team's 48 games...batted .186 in 140 at-bats this season...had a four-game hit streak that included a 3-hit performance against Mount St. Mary's (3/10)...James also registered two hit in the first game of a doubleheader that day, going 5-for-8 on the day...had another six-game hit streak that raised his average by 42 points from March 22nd thru April 5th.

2013: Earned Second Team All-MEAC at second base ... started in 52 games, playing mainly second base with some games in center field ... hit .244 with 11 doubles, 15 walks and 17 RBI ... earned four four-game hit streaks during the year ... earned three multi-hit games against Lafayette, including 2-for-2 day with a pair of RBI in game two (3/9) ... started Norfolk State series (3/23) going 2-for-4 with a run ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win over George Washington (4/23) ... scored both runs in a 2-for-4 day against Georgetown (4/30) ... named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2012: Primary shortstop for the Hawks, playing in 50 games with 46 starts to lead all UMES freshman in time played ... led UMES freshmen with 10 runs, three doubles, 12 RBI, nine walks and eight sacrifice hits ... hit .193 on the season (27-for-140) ... earned first collegiate hit with single vs. Western Illinois in the Bulldog Classic (2/26) ... hit 2-for-4 with a run and RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's (3/13) for first multi-hit game ... three times hit in three straight games ... went 3-for-6 vs. Norfolk State (4/14) ... member of the National Honor Society of Leadership.

High School/Club: Earned four letters in baseball and one in basketball at Milford High School ... named 2011 Under Armour Preseason All-American ... named 2011 Henlopen All-Conference Outfielder and Academic All-Conference ... 2009 and 2011 Carpenter Cup All-Star ... led 2011 team to school-best 17-3 record and Henlopen conference championship ... reached state playoffs all four years ... won Henlopen South Division in 2009 ... hit .385 in-conference, getting 20 RBI and had most triples in Delaware in senior season ... stole 21 bases junior year ... member of honor roll all four years with 3.9 GPA ... member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society ... earned All-American Scholar Award in 2007 ... competed with Delaware Bears, Diamond Dreams, American Legion Red Sox in Milford Big League District I ... named 2010 and 2011 Big League Eastern Regional All-Star and captain ... batted over .400 with Diamond Dreams and Big League team.

Personal: Born Nov. 14, 1992 in Milford, Del. ... son of Jason and Pamela James ... has a brother, Jason James Jr. ... major is exercise science ... pregame routine includes saying a prayer ... personal best sports moment was getting the winning hit against Sussex Tech, the first time Milford has beaten them in years, to move the team up to the top three in the state rankings ... lists parents as people who influence him most for teaching him the lessons to be successful ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is receiving a honors scholarship at UMES ... plans to play professional baseball upon graduation ... favorite saying is "When you want to be successful as much as you need to breathe, then you will be successful." ... hobbies include studying and researching baseball history ... favorite book is the Bible ... favorite movie is "For Love of the Game" ... personal athletic goal this season is to be all-conference and help the team win the MEAC ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to get drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB K OB% SB-ATT
2012 .193 50-46 140 10 27 3 1 0 12 .229 9 38 .242 1-4
2013 .244 52-52 176 16 43 11 1 0 17 .318 15 29 .302 6-11
2014 .186 45-44 140 10 26 7 0 0 12 .236 14 42 .266 2-4
Total .210 147-142 456 36 96 21 2 0 32 .303 38 109 .271 9-19