Chase Griffin - 2013
FRESHMAN (2012): Selected as a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association and Perfect Game... Listed as the #22 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League by Perfect Game... Named the SoCon Freshman of the Year by both the league’s coaches and media members... Selected to the league’s All-Freshman Team... Earned All-SoCon Tournament honors...Hit .320/.404/.533 with a team-best 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in 55 games... Became the first Georgia Southern freshman to hit 10 home runs in a season since Steve Walson hit 12 in 1996... Started 50 games on the year with 47 coming behind the plate... Led the team in conference play with a .343 batting average, four home runs and 19 RBIs... Slugged .533 and posted a .404 on-base percentage during his freshman campaign... Went four-for-five with a double, two home runs, four runs scored and five RBIs against Jacksonville (3/20)... Also tallied four hits, scored two runs and drove in two runs in a SoCon Tournament win over Elon (5/23)... Posted three hits and four RBIs against UNCG (3/17)... Tallied five hits in 12 at-bats (.417) with a double and a home run in the Furman series... Slugged .818 with a double and a home run in the Appalachian State series... Collected eight hits, a double, a triple and seven RBIs in the Southern Conference Tournament.
PREP: Lettered three times at Lee County High School... Played for head coach Rob Williams... Served as team captain his junior and senior seasons... Played third base, center field and left field as a sophomore... Earned All-Area team honors as a junior after hitting .444 with four home runs and 36 RBIs... Named MVP and received the “Big Stick Award” by his teammates.
PERSONAL: Born Matthew Chase Griffin on November 1, 1992 in Albany, Ga... Son of Todd and Michele Griffin... Has one brother, Devin, and one sister, Amber... Enjoys deer hunting and riding four-wheelers in his off time... Most admires his father.