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8 Jacob Midkiff

2016: Batted .299 on the year, starting all 57 games between third and first base…totaled 18 doubles, two triples, a home run, 29 runs and 31 RBIs, all career-bests…finished tied for third on the team in total bases, 91, and fourth in slugging percentage, .412…recorded 22 multi-hit games, third-most on the team, and 10 multi-RBI games, second-most on the team…season-high four hits against NC Central on March 15, going 4-for-5 with a run and two RBIs…went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI against Fordham on February 20…hit safely in six straight games from March 25 to April 3, going 9-for-24 (.375) with five doubles, four runs and three RBIs…finished the season and his career on a five-game hitting streak, going 8-for-21 (.381) with three doubles, a home run, three runs and three RBIs…homered in his final at-bat of the season against Radford in the Big South Championship

2015: Played in all 55 games, starting 52 at first base … Assembled a 13-game hitting streak that ended on the last game of the season, tied for longest on the team in 2015 … Went on a 21-game reached base streak, second-longest on the team … Posted 14 multiple-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games … Hit .281 on the season and .282 in Big South Conference play … Enjoyed four-RBI games against Delaware State (2/14) and Wofford (3/4) … Went 4-for-5 in PC’s win at South Carolina (4/14) …  Hit a home run against Wofford (3/4) … Registered a season-high 14 putouts against Campbell (4/4) and Charleston Southern (5/14). 

2014: Played in 50 games, started 43 (26 at third base, seven at second base and seven at first)… Led the team with a .321 batting average and ranked second with a .371 on-base percentage… His 21 RBI, 14 walks and 56 total bases ranked fourth on the team… Went on a seven-game hitting streak, tied for the third longest on the team, and his nine-game reached-base streak ranked third as well… His .299 batting average in Big South Conference play ranked second on the team… Went 5-for-5 against Auburn (2/28) with three RBI… Went 4-for-4 against Longwood (4/27)… Posted three hits in games against Northeastern (3/5), Pitt (3/12) and UNC Asheville (3/15)… Stole a base against Auburn (2/28) and Coastal Carolina (4/17).

2013: Played in 13 games in the infield, starting 10… Made his collegiate debut and first collegiate start against Campbell (4/5)… Registered his first hit and RBI in his second game against Campbell (4/6)… Hit safely in his final five games… Picked up three hits and drove in a season-high three RBI against Gardner-Webb (5/17)… Racked up 23 assists from second and third base... Also drove in a run against South Carolina (4/14).

High School: Played shortstop and pitcher at South Pointe (S.C.) High School, earning all-region honors and a junior and senior… Captured all-state honors as a senior… Named Battle of the Border MVP… Helped the team to a district runner-up finish… Compiled a .411 batting average, 10 stolen bases and 21 RBI with a 7-3 pitching record and a 2.1 ERA… Played for the On Deck O’s club team… Received the Academic Achievement award freshman through junior year.

Personal: Jacob Dale Midkiff was born on October 21, 1993, in Charlotte, N.C…. Son of Mark and Tiernee Midkiff… Worked at a homeless shelter… Enjoys baseball, Xbox and movies… Cites Bo Robinson and the Hill family as his biggest influence...Major is Business Administration. 

Position: Infielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rock Hill, S.C.
High School: South Pointe