Andrew Giobbi - 5
Coach Corbin Quote: We are fortunate to get Andrew back for another year. He has been a mainstay in the middle of our lineup the last two years and will again this year. Most of all, he has distinguished himself as a very strong and reliable catcher - he has improved tremendously in every area behind the plate. I respect his toughness and how he has grown into a leader for our program.
2010: Hit .284 with seven home runs, 16 doubles and 57 RBI... Named one of 16 semifinalists for the Coleman-Company Johnny Bench award... Finished career at VU with 57 doubles, ranking third in school history... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in win against Louisville in elimination game at NCAA Regional (6/6)... Went 3-for-7 with a double, RBI and run scored in 13-inning game against Illinois State at NCAA Regional (6/4)... Hit seventh home run of the season to get VU within a run in the bottom of the ninth in Saturday game against Arkansas (5/21)... Hit .375 (6-for-16) with two home runs and two doubles to go along with team-high eight RBI in three-game series at Mississippi St. (5/14-5/16)... Went 4-for-13 (.308) with four RBI, a double and two runs scored in LSU series (5/7-5/9)... Drove in two runs in 1-for-5 effort vs. Georgia (4/30)... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run (4th of the year) against Austin Peay (4/27)... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI-double and run scored against Middle Tennessee (4/21)... Scored three runs and drove in a run in 2-for-4 effort against Belmont (4/6)... Went a team-best 6-for-12 with three doubles and four runs scored in three-game series against Florida (4/2-4/4)... Went 4-for-4 with four RBI, two doubles and two runs scored against Wofford (3/30)... Was 6-for-13 with four RBI and three runs scored in series with Kentucky (3/26-3/27)... Wemt 3-for-5 with two RBI, a double and two runs scored against Wright State (3/24)... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored in series finale with Ohio (3/14)... Was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a home run vs. UT-Martin... Named MVP of Music City Classic All-Tournament team after going 6-for-14 with two RBI, two stolen bases a home run, and four runs scored in three games (3/5-3/7)... Drove in five runs during Niagara series (2/19-2/21)... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two walks and three runs scored in series finale against Niagara (2/21).
2009: Hit .289 with 31 runs scored and 41 RBI on the season... Finished the season with a career-high six home runs... Named to the Louisville All-Regional team... Went 1-for-3 with two RBI against Louisville (5/31)... Went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI against MTSU (5/29)... Named to the SEC All-Tournament team after hitting .533 during the tournament... Went a combined 8-for-15 with two home runs, four RBI, a double and three runs scored in four games during the SEC Tournament... Tied a career-high with 4-for-4 effort including a home run, double, two RBI and run scored against South Carolina (5/21)... Went 3-for-4 with a home run, walk and run scored against LSU in first game of SEC Tournament (5/20)... Drove in two runs with a double, sac fly, walk and a run scored in Saturday game against Tennessee (5/15)... Went 4-for-12 with a home run and four RBI in Georgia series (5/8-5/10)... Went a combined 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in doubleheader against Belmont (5/5)... Drove in a pair of runs with 1-for-4 effort in Sunday game against South Carolina (5/3)... Contributed a home run against Mississippi State on 4/25... Had one hit and one run against Mississippi State on 4/24... Had one hit and three RBI against Austin Peay on 4/21... Contributed two hits, two RBI, and a run in the first game against Alabama on 4/18... Had two hits against Alabama on 4/17... Contributed one run en route to shutting out Morehead State 8-0 on 4/15... Led the team to a win against Middle Tennessee going 3-for-5 with three hits, four RBI, and two runs on 4/14... Had two RBI against Arkansas on 4/10... Seven game hit streak snapped with 0-for-3 night at Middle Tennessee (4/7) ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and career-high three runs scored against Florida (4/5) ... Had a three-run triple against Florida (4/3) ... Missed 16 games with broken left hand ... Started in rightfield against Auburn (3/27-3/29) while hand still healed. Went 6-for-14 in the series, his first SEC action of year ... Hit first homer (solo) of season in 2-for-5 showing against Auburn (3/29) ... Was 2-for-4 against Auburn (3/28) ... Went 2-for-5 with RBI against Auburn (3/27) ... Went 0-for-1 against Wright State (3/25) in first at-bat since fracturing catching hand against Vermont on Feb. 27... Started the first six games of the season behind the plate at catcher before fracturing his hand in Feb. 27 game against Vermont... Walked a season-high two times with stolen base against Western Kentucky (2/25)... Went 1-for-4 with a double and run scored against Cal (2/23).
2008: Hit .332 with 42 RBI and 32 runs scored...Team leader in doubles with 22...Went 1-for-3 and scored a run against Arizona State (2/23)...Drove in two runs while going 3-for-4 against Evansville (2/27)...Tied a career high with two runs scored and went 3-for-4 from the plate against Kansas (2/29)...Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in Saturday game against Illinois-Chicago (3/7)...Hit two doubles in Sunday game against UIC (3/8)...Drove in four runs and went 3-for-6 in series against Western Carolina (3/11-12)...Hit a grand slam against South Carolina (3/16) for his first home run of the season...Had six hits in weekend series with the Gamecocks...Drove in two runs and had a hit against Austin Peay (4/9)...Had two hits as a reserve against Mississippi State (4/12)...Went 3-for-4 with two doubles against Auburn (4/18)...2-for-5 against Austin Peay (4/22)...Hit grand-slam homer against Belmont (4/23)...Was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Tennessee (5/3)...Went 2-for-4 with a double against Tennessee Tech (5/6)...2-for-4 with a two-run double against Florida (5/16)...Added three hits and scored a run in victory over Florida (5/21) in the first round of the SEC Tournament...Hit his third home run of the season and drove in two runs in 7-5 SEC Tournament win over South Carolina (5/23)...Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after hitting .381 with a home run and five RBI ... Continued his torrid run in the NCAA Tournament in Tempe, earning All-Tourney honors. Was 9-for-14 (.642) with five RBI and a triple in three games. Went 4-for-4 with three RBI in win over Stony Brook (5/31). Ended the season with a 3-for-5 day against Oklahoma (6/1) with a RBI and two runs scored ... Played for Harwich in the Cape Cod League over the summer. Was second on the team in home runs (4) and RBI (19). Finished the regular season with a.456 slugging percentage. Recipient of the Cape Cod Manny Robello 10th player award after a courageous comeback from a near-disastrous on-field injury when he was hit in the face with a pitch. Instead of going home to rehab, he stayed in the Cape and managed to come back late in the year. The annual award is given to the player who performs above and beyond expectations.
2007: Hit .312 with a homer and 25 RBI in 40 games (37 starts) ... Has nine multi-hit and multiple-RBI games ... Started all three games of Florida series at first base and was 6-for-12 with two doubles and three RBI at the plate. Had two hits in all three games ... Made first collegiate start at first base against Tennessee Tech (4/25) and went 1-for-3 with no errors in eight chances ... Had career best 4-for-4 night against Kentucky (4/13) ... Hit first -career homer against Xavier (3/4) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Xavier (3/3) ... Had two doubles and two RBI against Xavier (3/2) ... Was 1-for-3 with two RBI in first career start against Ball State (2/24) ... Recorded first collegiate hit in first at bat against Ohio (2/16) ... Played for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League over the summer.
2006: Redshirted. Played for the Haymarket Senators of the Valley League over the summer. Hit .222 with a double, homer and 12 RBI in 19 starts. Picked off two runners and threw out five basestealers.
High School: Was a three-time all-state selection at Deering High School ... Helped lead team to two state and three league championships ... Received the Umpires Award- Catcher of the Year ... Was a four-year letterwinner and started in baseball ... Was the team captain in his junior and senior years ... Teamed with former Vanderbilt teammate Ryan Flaherty ... Was an honor roll selection ... Named to the all-state tournament team while playing for Nova Seafood in American Legion.
Personal: Andrew Jesse Giobbi... Born 10/25/86 .... Son of Mike and Kathy Giobbi ... Major is human and organizational development with a minor in managerial studies ... Father was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1973 draft, but didn't sign ... Has a brother, Nick ... Nickname is "Gio"... Favorites include the The Departed, Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum), Matt Damon, and Family Guy... One thing he would change about baseball is to make it steroid free ... Considers Willie Mays to be the greatest baseball player.
Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, most recently vs. Wofford (3/30/10)Runs: 3, most recently vs. Belmont (4/6/10)RBI: 4, most recently at Mississippi State (5/16/10)Walks: 2, most recently vs. Niagara (2/21/10)HRs: 1, most recently vs. Arkansas (5/21/10)Strikeouts: 3, vs. UCLA (2/26/10)Stolen Bases: 2, vs. Ohio (3/14/10)