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Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg
Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coral Springs, FL

High School:
Coral Glades

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
Inf/P

Birthdate:
02/08/1988


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As a sophomore (2008): Played more positions than any other FAU player... Made starts at first base, third base, as the designated hitter and appeared twice as a pitcher late in the season... Started as the DH vs. then-No. 5 North Carolina (2/24) in FAU's season-opening series... Went 2-for-7 later that week, playing in all four games against Eastern Michigan (Feb. 28-March 2)... Homered in back-to-back starts in late March, going 5-for-7 with six RBI in a three-game span to raise his average to .348... Hit a solo homer in a Sunday start at first base at Louisiana-Monroe (3/30)... Hit another solo homer the next weekend as the DH in the series-opener at South Alabama (4/4)... Hit four homers in 50 official at-bats... Used twice in late May as a relief pitcher... Gave up two hits and two runs in his collegiate pitching debut vs. Arkansas State (5/9)... Got an important out vs. Florida International (5/17) in FAU's regular-season finale.

As a freshman (2007): Appeared in 25 games, with 11 starts... Hit a grand slam in his first collegiate at-bat... Had first multi-hit game going 2-for-5 against Troy... Hit .500 with runners in scoring position for the year.

High School: Played for Joe Giummule at Coral Glades High School... As a junior he earned all-county honors, team's hitter of the year and was the Florida Home Run Derby Champion... As a senior he was named the team's pitcher of the year and male scholar-athlete... Two-sport athlete: baseball and football.

Personal: Son of Paul and Nessie Spanjer-Furstenburg... Born Feb. 8, 1988, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2007....  .271  25-11    48    6   13   4   1   1   10   22  .458   5   1   8   3  .352   0   0   0-0     44   4   2  .960
2008....  .260  27-14    50   11   13   1   0   4   12   26  .520   9   1  11   0  .377   1   0   0-0     39   5   2  .957
TOTAL...  .265  52-25    98   17   26   5   1   5   22   48  .490  14   2  19   3  .365   1   0   0-0     83   9   4  .958

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2008.... 13.50   0-0     2   0   0   0/0     0    1.1    2    2    2    0    0   1   0   0     6   .400   0   0   1   0  0
TOTAL... 13.50   0-0     2   0   0   0/0     0    1.1    2    2    2    0    0   1   0   0     6   .400   0   0   1   0  0
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