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#10 Hunter Ridge
Position: Infield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 216
Year: Junior
City/State: Asheboro, N.C.
High School: South Western Randolph
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2012 (Junior): Second team All-CAA selection at first base for second straight season ... After a slow start, he finished second on the team with .340 batting average, including .374 mark in CAA ... Finished season ranked fourth on UNCW's all-time hit list with 242 ... Tied for third on club with 16 doubles .... Knocked in 41 runs and scored 40 ... Second on team with 25 multiple-hit games ... Also chalked up nine multi-RBI games ... Tied for team-lead with .374 batting average in conference play ... Tied for second on UNCW with 26 runs knocked in against CAA opponents ... Seventh in league with 81 hits and 10th in total bases (111) ... Walked 37 times, fourth most in CAA ... Ranks among UNCW's all-time leaders in OBA (6th, .426), RBI (6th, 150), batting avg (7th, .348) and doubles (7th, 50).

2011 (Sophomore): Second Team All-CAA selection at first base ... CAA Player-of-the-Week (4/18) ... Second on club with .354 batting average and .433 on-base average ... Led Seahawks with 60 RBI and 53 runs scored ... Also held team-lead with 17 doubles ... Set school record for hits by a sophomore (84) ... Hit .489 (22-45) over a season-high 11-game hitting streak ... Also scored 16 runs during that stretch ... Led lineup with 30 multiple hit games and 18 multiple RBI outings ... Ended season with seven-game hitting streak intact (.414).

2010 (Freshman): Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America ... Also earned Ping! Baseball Freshman All-America honors ... First-team ABCA/Rawlings All-East selection ... Third-team All-CAA and All-Rookie ... Led Seahawks with .348 batting average ... Set UNCW freshman record with 77 hits ... Second on team with 49 RBI ... Connected on game-winning 3-run homer in the ninth against Georgia State in an elimination game of the CAA Tournament (5/28) ... Finished season with 14-game hitting streak at carries over to 2011 season.

At Southwestern Randolph: Earned 3A All-State honors his junior and senior seasons ... Three-time All-County selection ... Twice earned All-Mid Piedmont Conference honors ... Named County and Conference Player-of-the-Year his senior season ... Played in NC-SC Select All-Star game twice ... As a junior, hit .442 with 10 doubles at 26 RBI ... Hit .400 and 14 homers for Randolph County Legion in 2008 ... Posted .511 average with 14 home runs, scored 46 runs and drove in 64 in 2009 for Randolph County .

Personal: Full name: William Hunter Ridge ... Born Feb. 3, 1992, in Asheboro, N.C. ... Son of Lorraine and Tim Ridge.


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