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33 Ronnie Gideon

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Batting .323 (31-for-96)...slugging .604 with a .387 OBP...has recorded seven HRs, 32 RBIs, and six doubles...batting .368 (14-for-38) in SEC play...Went 4-for-6 with eight RBI, a double, and a home run in the season opener against Holy Cross (2-13)...logged a .533 average and a 1.629 OPS with two HRs, two doubles, and 11 RBI in the series vs. Holy Cross...reached base safely in 2-of-4 plate appearances with a home run agaist Incarnate Word (2/25)... found his way on base in 4-of-5 trips to the plate (3/14) against Auburn...hit 5-for-7 with two walks and two RBI in the series against Auburn (3/13-15)...opened up SEC play batting 11-for-21 with three walks (3/13-28)...went 2-for-3 with two home runs in the third inning and scored three times while driving in four against Sam Houston (3/31)...smacked a grand slam against Mississippi State (4/12)...

2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in 21 games with 16 starts, including 14 at 3B and two in LF... batted .226 (12-for-53) with six runs, four doubles, one HR and seven RBI... played in 12 games, including 11 starts, hitting .265 (9-for-34) with two runs, four doubles, one HR and six RBI... tallied first career hit vs. UTPA (3/11), going 1-for-4 with one walk, one run and one RBI... next day went 1-for-2 with two walks, one run versus UTPA (3/12)... batted 2-for-3 with one walk, one double and two RBI in series finale against Alabama (4/5)... hit 2-for-3 with one double and one RBI in Saturday game at Vanderbilt (4/12)... batted 3-for-4 with two runs, one double and the game-winning HR in the eighth inning to clinch the series win versus LSU (5/4)... appeared briefly for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League, playing in two games... batted .250 (2-for-8) with one run and one RBI.

AT HALLSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Scott Mitchell... earned All-America honors as well as Class 4A All-Texas honors from the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association and Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior... named Class 4A All-Texas Second Team by the THSBCA in 2012... honored as District 14-4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012... tabbed Harrison/Marion County Most Valuable Player by the Marshall News Messenger and All-East Texas by the Longview News-Journal in 2012... batted .374 with 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 43 RBI as a junior... tabbed Class 4A All-Texas Second Team as a shortstop by the Texas SportsWriters Association as a sophomore... named the 2011 East Texas Player of the Year by the Longview News-Journal... hit .469 with 11 home runs, 11 doubles and 50 RBI and posted a .564 on-base percentage and .895 slugging percentage as a sophomore... logged six doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI as a freshman... won the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick national title as a seventh grader, beating out 5.5 million contestants... drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 35th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL: Born Ronnie Dwayne Gideon Jr on September 20, 1994 in Longview, Texas... kinesiology... son of Ron and Kim Gideon... father was a first baseman and pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets organizations between 1984-90... father is now a coach, currently serving as a development supervisor with the Colorado Rockies Double-A Tulsa Drillers.

Position: Infield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 250
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hallsville, Texas
High School: Hallsville
Experience: High School
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