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24 - John Roberts
John Roberts
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rincon, Ga.
High School: South Effingham HS
Position: C

2011: Started 50 games for the Pirates as a junior ... Earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors as well as ABCA All-Southeast Region second team honors ... Hit a team-best .355 with five home runs, 18 doubles and 51 RBIs ... Ranked second in the PBC in doubles, fourth in the PBC in RBIs, fourth in total bases (116), sixth in hits (77) and 12th in batting average and slugging percentage (.535) ... PBC Player of the Week on March 21 ... Led off the 10th inning with a walk-off solo home run to defeat Salem International, 2-1, on Feb. 19.

2010: Started all 50 games for the Pirates as a sophomore ... Earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors ... Also earned honorable mention NCBWA All-Southeast Region honors ... PBC Player of the Week on March 29 ... Hit .387 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs ... Ranked sixth in the PBC in batting average, 12th in slugging percentage (.618), 10th in hits (77) and home runs and 11th in total bases ... 22 multi-hit games and 14 games with two or more RBIs ... Went 5-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs in the Pirates' 15-12 win at No. 5 Mount Olive on March 24 ... Launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pirates an 8-7 win over Montevallo on March 27 ... Went 4-for-6 with five RBIs against West Liberty State on March 8 ... Went 7-for-14 in the three-game PBC series with Columbus State on April 9-10.

2009: Played in 51 games, starting 46, for the Pirates as a freshman ... Hit .315 with six home runs and 41 RBI ... Began his college career 3-for-38 at the plate, but hit .379 (53-for-140) over the last two months of the season ... Named PBC Freshman of the Week on May 4 ... Collected 14 multi-hit games ... Had two doubles, a home run and five RBIs against Hillsdale on March 17 ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBIs against Flagler on April 15 ... Hit a three-run tiebreaking home run to give AASU a 10-6 win over UNC Pembroke on March 30 ... Hit a pinch-hit two-run home run to give the Pirates a 5-4 win over Lander on May 3.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for South Effingham HS ... Named Savannah Morning News Greater Savannah Baseball Player of the Year as a senior in 2008 for the Mustangs ... Hit .460 with 16 home runs and 66 RBI ... The RBI total is the third-highest single-season total in GHSAA history ... HS teammate of fellow Pirate freshman Jesse Osborne.

PERSONAL: Born John Timothy Roberts, Jr., on January 31, 1990, in Savannah, Ga. ... Hometown is Rincon, Ga. ... Son of John and Sheila Roberts ... Majoring in general studies ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and riding dirt bikes ... Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is a favorite sports personality.

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