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Eric Rivera
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Eric  Rivera

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Park, Fla.

High School:
Flanagan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/19/1997

Major:
Criminal Justice

08/22/2017

Baseball Summer League Wrap-up

From All-Stars to League Champions, Owls Share Success Across USA

07/06/2017

Over a Dozen Baseball Owls Plying their Craft in Summer Ball

16 Current Owls are Playing in Seven Different Leagues

2017 (Freshman)

  • Fantastic debut season culminated with a Conference USA All-Freshman nod
  • Batted .256 with six home runs and 31 RBI
  • Ranked second on the team with 13 doubles, fourth with 43 runs scored and fifth with 51 hits
  • Led the team and was fourth in C-USA with nine successful sacrifices
  • Had the Owls' second-longest hitting streak of the year, 11 games, from March 10-March 25
  • Hit safely in 19 of 20 games, beginning on Feb. 25 through that end date
  • Had three three-hit games: vs. Illinois (March 5), vs. Toledo (March 10) and at Charlotte (April 8)
  • Committed just two errors over his final 41 games, including an errorless stretch of 27 straight (March 14-April 30)
  • Led the Owls with five outfield assists

High School

  • Was named Hitter of the Year at Flanagan, for coach Ray Evans
  • Was First Team All-Miami Herald and All-Sun Sentinel
  • Also First Team Preseason Louisville Slugger All-American
  • For Elite Squad and coach Adam Kunkel, played in the Area Code Games in California
  • Five times, was named Perfect Game All-Tournament

Personal

  • Son of Ramon Rivera and Tina Rivera
  • Major is criminal justice
  • Born September 19, 1997 in Pembroke Pines
  • Goal is to be an MLB player
  • Loves baseball: Favorite movie is Moneyball and enjoys watching the MLB Network
  • Last read Mind Gym
  • Favorite food is fettucine alfredo
  • Something most people don't know about him? He can play almost every sport

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