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Colby Gratton
Colby Gratton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Southridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
12/08/1988

B/T:
R/R


Junior (2010): Veteran outfielder with a knack for the big hit...appeared in 58 games (47 starts) and batted .286 with five home runs and 27 RBI...led FAU with 12 stolen bases...went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the series-clinching victory over Cincinnati (2/21)...had a season-high four hits with a triple and three RBI in the victory over MTSU (4/2)...went 5-for-11 with three home runs and three RBI in the series against FIU...also hit a game-winning walk-off home run in game two of that series against the Panthers...went 6-for-15 (.400) with four runs and one RBI during the Gainesville Regional...played summer ball for the Winchester Royals of the Valley League...went 37-for-143 (.259) with one home run and 20 RBI for Winchester.

Sophomore (2009):
Key part of the FAU lineup in 2009... played in 48 of FAU's 56 games... made 38 starts, 17 in right field, 17 in left field and one start as the DH ... hit .333, scored 21 runs and was second on the club in stolen bases (10)... spot starter for the first month of the season before emerging as an everyday player by late-March... went 2-for-4 in his first start in an early-season game against Stony Brook (2/28)... had three hits and scored three runs in FAU's Sun Belt Conference-opening series against UALR (Mar. 6-8)...enjoyed a career-high four-hit night against Rutgers (3/17), going 4-for-6 with homer, double, and three RBI... awarded an everyday spot in the lineup March 27 vs. ULM after hitting .390 through his first 14 games played... homered and stole a base going 2-for-3 at No. 7 Miami (4/7)... went 5-for-10 and stole two bags during a three-game series at Troy (Apr. 10-12)... had four hits in FAU's first two games at Western Kentucky (Apr. 24-25)... essential in helping FAU knock off rival FIU in the final weekend of the regular season and earn a spot in the league tournament, going 2-for-5 in the series' clinching win on May 15.

Freshman (2008): Started in center field against then-No. 5 North Carolina (2/22) in his first collegiate game during FAU's season-opening weekend series with the Tar Heels...went on to make 13 starts on the season--all in center field...first collegiate hit was a home run against New Jersey IT (3/20)...went 8-for-23 (.347 BA) in 11 games against Sun Belt Conference pitching...had five RBI in a two-game span, first hitting a three-run homer against Florida Gulf Coast (5/7) and later doubling home two runs in the first inning of FAU's 20-3 win over Arkansas State (5/10)...was 7-for-23 (.304 BA) with runners on base and 5-for-10 (.500 BA) when hitting with two outs.

High School: Played at Southridge HS in Miami for head coach Eddie Doskow.

Personal: Son of Jay and Kimberly Gratton...his cousin, Daniel Cook, plays in the San Francisco Giants organization.

CAREER BATTING STATS

Season

AVG

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

GDP

OBP

SF

SH

SB-ATT

E

FLD%

2008

.224

28-13

49

12

11

3

1

2

10

22

.449

7

1

11

3

.328

1

1

0-0

0

1.000

2009

.333

48-38

141

21

47

5

0

2

19

58

.411

12

3

15

2

.395

1

3

10-12

2

.966

2010

.286

58-47

192

32

55

5

4

5

27

83

.427

16

3

33

7

.347

2

2

12-14

2

.978

TOTAL

.296

134-98

382

65

113

13

5

9

56

163

.427

35

7

59

12

.362

4

6

22-26

4

.978

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