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Robert Orton
Robert Orton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wellington, FL

High School:
Wellinton HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
05/24/1982

Degree:
Exercise Science


As a Junior ('03): Started 42 games at catcher...listed second all-time in putouts at FAU... holds the record for career sacrifice flies with 15...recorded a career-high six RBI against Florida International...finished the season with seven multiple hit games and four multiple RBI games...hit .362 with runners on base and .667 with the bases loaded...threw out 24% of potential base stealers (11-45).

As a Sophomore ('02): Raised his batting average .100 points to .306 over his freshman season...in conference play he held a .337 average...had 13 multiple hit and seven multiple RBI games...named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team after going 11-for-20 for a .550 average over five games...had a season-high four hits in a 4-for-5 performance against Stetson in the A-Sun Tournament (5/24)...recorded a season-high three RBI against Jacksonville.

As a Freshman ('01): Got his first collegiate start at catcher against Bethune-Cookman on February 2 and became the number one catcher...great defensive player who only had two errors on the season...his season-high four RBI came against Jacksonville...he produced his one home run against no. 19 Oklahoma State.

High School: Played for Scott Benedict, a former FAU assistant coach, at Wellington High School...earned First-Team All-Conference, All-County and All-State honors...played with first rounders Sean Burnette (Pittsburgh) and Bobby Bradley (Devil Rays).

Personal: Exercise Science major...son of Ray and Carol Orton...born May 24, 1982 in West Palm Beach, FL.

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