Hunter Cole
6 Hunter Cole
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Moore, S.C.

High School:
Dorman

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 186

Position:
OF/3B

Birthdate:
10/03/1992

Experience:
2L

2013 (Sophomore): One of only two Bulldogs to start all 53 games as team went 21-32

*Made starts around the outfield (30-LF,14-CF,9-RF) and batted .303 with four home runs and 33 RBI

*Registered 19 multiple-hit games including six three-hit contests and one four-hit game

*Went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI in 17-0 rout of #20 Georgia Tech at Turner Field in Atlanta on April 23

*Batted .533 (8-15) with six runs scored, a home run and 4 RBI in helping win the Georgia Tech series

*Hit .556 (5-9) with a home run and two RBI in Clemson series in March

*Collected 5 RBI and hit .250 (3-12) with a triple in the series sweep of UAB in March

*Hit .600 (6-10) with a triple, four walks and four RBI in Liberty series in March

*Batted .333 (3-9) with a double, three walks and an RBI in series versus #2 Vanderbilt in April

*Hit .385 (5-13), three runs scored, one double, one RBI in Auburn series in April

*Named to 2013 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

*Inducted into UGA Student-Athlete Leadership Academy in October of 2013 for academic and athletic success, leadership, campus and community service involvement and recommendations by coaches and counselors

2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 51 games with 50 starts around the outfield (32-LF, 4-CF, 14-RF) and led the team in home runs with seven as team went 31-26

*Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper

*Named to All-Freshmen SEC team by league coaches

*Batted .276 with team-high seven home runs and 28 walks overall and .278-3-8 in SEC action

*Posted a .978 fielding percentage in 93 total chances (84 putouts, 7 assists, 2 errors, and both errors came in the same game, facing Clemson on March 27 but had an assist that night too)

*Registered team-best 19-game stretch of reaching base and tied for longest hitting streak at 14 games

*Notched four-hit games versus Winthrop on Feb. 24 (4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI) and Alcorn State on March 14 (4-for-5, HR, 4 RBI) and two four RBI games, Alcorn State and at Georgia Tech on May 9 (2-5, 2B, HR)

*Batted .556 (5-9) with a home run, two RBI and three walks in the Tennessee series and .417 (5-12) with four runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and 3 RBI in the Kentucky series

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Rolland SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School: A 49th round pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2011 MLB draft

*A graduate of Dorman where he played for Benjamin Waddle

*Batted .525 with eight home runs and 28 RBI with a .697 on-base percentage as a senior

*Top-ranked prep player in South Carolina and 28th in the country according to Perfect Game's national rankings

*Named to the All-Region, All-State and South Carolina Select All-Star baseball teams as a senior

*Named a 2011 Rawlings 1st Team All-American and first team Atlantic All-Region

*Made Sports Illustrated's "Faces In the Crowd," in August 23, 2010 after being named MVP of the World Wood Bat Association 17U National Championship, hit three home runs, scored 11 runs and had 10 RBI to lead the Diamond Devils Blue team to an 11-0 record and the title

*Batted .458 with nine home runs and 31 RBI as a junior for the Cavaliers to earn All-Region and All-State honors

Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1992

*Son of Jack and Cheryl Cole

*Major: Exercise & Sport Science

*Older brother Dylan played his first two collegiate seasons at Furman, transferred to UGA in 2012 and was one of the top relief pitchers for the Bulldogs in 2013.

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