Baseball

Joe Loftus - 7

Hometown:
Savage, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Joe Loftus

Career Highs
Hits: 3, most recently at Mississippi State (5/16/10)
Runs: 3, most recently at LSU (5/7/10)
RBI: 5, at LSU (5/7/10)
Walks: 2, most recently vs. Illinois State (6/4/10)
HRs: 1, most recently vs. Florida (4/3/10)
Strikeouts: 3, most recently vs. Louisville (6/7/10)
Stolen Bases: 1, most recently vs. Louisville (6/6/10)

Coach Corbin Quote: Joe has one speed. There isn't a ball that he doesn't think he can catch and there isn't a runner that he doesn't think he can throw out. He continues to make good strides with the bat and will be a key ingredient to our offense. He has played right field the last two years and will continue to do so.

2011: Scored a run and went 0-for-1 at Auburn 4/3... Went 0-for-3 at Auburn 4/2... Started in right field and went 0-for-2 agianst UT-Martin 3/29... Went 0-for-1 at Arkansas after entering game as defensive replacement... Drew a bases loaded walk to knock in a run against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Started at DH and went 0-for-2 against Mississippi State 3/20... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Mississippi State 3/18... Doubled in a run as a pinch hitter against Purdue 3/15... Went 1-for-3 for the second straight day against UIC 3/13... Started in right field for the second time this year going 1-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI against UIC 3/12... As a pinch hitter against UIC 3/11 he struck out... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Wofford 3/8... Drew a bases loaded walk to knock in a run in win over Brown 3/6... Knocked in a run in his first start of the year in right field against Western Kentucky 3/1... Collected his first hit of the year as a pinch hitter against Stanford 2/27... Drew a walk as a pinch hitter against Stanford 2/25... Went 0-for-4 in his first start of the year in the second game of a doubleheader against USD 2/20... In the first game of a doubeheader at USD 2/20 went 0-for-1... At SDUS 2/19 went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter... Struck out in his first at-bat of 2011 as a pinch hitter at USD 2/18.

2010: Hit .277 with 8 home runs, 15 doubles and 39 RBI in 64 games on the year... Went 2-for-4 with a home run in game one of NCAA Super Regional against Florida State (6/11)... Named to the NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .316 (6-for-19) with three RBI, two doubles, a home run and five runs scored in five games at the Regional (6/4-6/7)... Hit .333 (3-for-9) with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in three games at the SEC Tournament (5/26-5/28)... Hit .462 (6-for-13) with three doubles, two RBI and five runs scored in three game series sweep against Mississippi St. (5/14-5/16)... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after going 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, a triple, homer, seven RBI and four runs scored in series at LSU (5/7-5/9)... Recorded a double, triple and home run and five RBI in his first three at-bats in Friday night with LSU (5/7) and was a single away from hitting for the cycle... Went 2-for-4 with a double, RB and three runs scored against Middle Tennessee (4/21)... Batted a team-best .444 (4-for-9), including a home run, double, two RBI and three runs scored in three-games with Auburn (4/16-4/18)... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in 8-2 win over South Carolina (4/10)... Scored twice and walked twice in 12-5 win over Belmont (4/6)... Went 3-for-12 with a home run (4), double and two RBI in three game series against Florida (4/2-4/4)... Drove in a pair of runs and scored two runs in 1-for-5 effort against Western Kentucky (3/17)... Hit a home run in his third straight game against Ohio on March 12... Went a combined 4-for-12 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in three game series with Ohio (3/12-3/14)... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, driving in a pair of runs against UT-Martin (3/10)... Went 2-for-4 with three RBI, a double and run scored in season opener against Niagara (3/19).

2009: Hit .263 with 33 runs scored and 28 RBI on the season... Hit seven doubles and four home runs in 59 games, including 55 starts... Went 1-for-3 with a solo home run against Louisville (6/1)... Went 2-for-3 against MTSU in the first game of the Louisville Regional (5/29)... Recorded a ninth-inning pinch-hit single against South Carolina (5/21) at the SEC Tournament... Went 2-for-4 with a RBI-double and two runs scored in Friday game against Tennessee (5/14)... Went 4-for-10 with two runs scored and a walk in three games against Georgia (5/8-5/10)... Went a combined 2-for-6 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored in doubleheader against Belmont (5/5)... Combined for two hits, one run, and RBI in Mississippi State series (4/24-4/26)... Had one hit and RBI in extra innings win against Louisville on 4/22... Contributed two hits and RBI in the second game of the doubleheader against Alabama... Went 3-for-4 with three hits and two RBI against Alabama on 4/17... Contributed one hit and RBI vs. Morehead State on 4/15... Went 3-for-5 with three hits and two RBI against Middle Tennessee on 4/14... Had two hits and two RBI in five at-bats against Arkansas on 4/11... Had two hits against Arkansas on 4/10... Two-out, two-run single in sixth started Commodores comeback from 9-2 deficit to Florida (4/5) in eventual 16-9 win ... Hit two-run homer, his third HR of season, against Auburn (3/29) ... Was 3-for-5 with a run scored against Auburn (3/27) ... Went 1-for-4 with a home run, walk and two runs scored against Austin Peay (3/24)... Drove in the only run of the game with fourth-inning single against Kentucky (3/20)... Drove in two runs with RBI double in sixth inning against South Alabama (3/17)... Went 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs scored vs. Ole Miss (3/15)... Drove in career-high three RBI with three-run double in the top of the sixth inning against Lipscomb (3/10)... Went 2-for-4 with first career stolen base in third game of the UIC series (3/7)... Connected on first homerun of collegiate career with a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning against UIC (3/6)... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Sunday game against Vermont (3/1)... Reached base three out of four trips with one hit, one run and two walks against Vermont (2/28)... Notched first collegiate hit with a single to right field in the bottom of the second inning against Western Kentucky ... Hit .162 with three doubles, four RBI and nine runs scored in 28 games for Harwich in the Cape Cod League. Finished third on the team in walks with 19 and fourth in on-base percentage (.374). Spent time playing in the outfield and at first base.

High School:
Was named to four All-Conference teams and also two-time first-team All-Metro, two-time first-team All-State and was named team MVP three times... Selected in the 29th round by the Minnesota Twins out of high school... Holds Academy of Holy Angels record with nine homers in a season... Hit 25 career home runs, breaking current Minnesota Twins' catcher Joe Mauer's state record... Helped his H.S. to three conference championships... Ranked as the 153rd best draft prospect by Perfect Game... Also excelled in football being named to two All-Conference teams, one team MVP and twice to All-Metro, All-State teams ... Named to first Regional Rawlings Team and second Team Rawlings All-American...Was a four-year letterwinner and starter in baseball and a four-year letter winner and three-year starter in football... Was the baseball captain for 2 years and the football captain for 1 year... Helped lead Bergen Beach to the 2007 World Series championship and the MN Starz to the 2006 ECTB championship... Also played for the MN Blizzard and Savage Outlaws... Was a four-year honors student.

Personal:
Joseph Robert Loftus... Born 8/7/89... Son of Ray and Julie Loftus... Has two siblings Andrew and Rachel... Rachel was a four-year starter for College of Saint Benedict soccer team... A sociology major... Nickname is "Lofty"... Favorites include Joe Mauer, Ray Lewis, the movie Gladiator, the TV shows Entourage and Smallville, actors Christian Bale and Jessica Alba, macaroni and cheese, and playing video games... His advice to youngsters is to follow your dreams... Chose Vanderbilt for the "high graduation rate, great baseball program and great coaches."

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