1 - Derek Hooper
Derek Hooper
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sharpsburg, GA
High School: Northgate HS
College: LaGrange College
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R

DOB: 06/01/91
Parents:
 Steve and Karen Hooper
Major: Business Management

2012 (Junior): Played in 52 games for the Saints in 2012, posting a .314 batting average with 20 runs batted in and 40 runs scored ... Had 10 games with at least three hits, including a season-high four-hit performance on Feb. 11, in a 17-2 victory over Davis & Elkins ... His lone home run of the year came against Montevallo on April 15, a solo shot as part of yet another three-hit outing to lead the Saints to a series victory over the Falcons ... Named to the Peach Belt All-Academic team and earned PBC Silver Scholar honors from the league office.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in 53 of the 54 games during the 2011 season ... In 203 plate appearances, he batted .320 with 65 hits, 13 doubles, and one home run ... Hooper boasted the second-best on-base percentage on the team (.407) while driving in 27 runs ... Had 16 multi-hit games including nine games of posting three or more hits ... Led the team in sacrifice bunts with 13 and stolen bases with 11 in 12 attempts ... Posted a .961 fielding percentage while turning 38 double plays to earn his way to being named to the Southeast All-Region second team by Daktronics.

LaGrange College: Played freshman season at LaGrange College under head coach Kevin Howard ... Hooper played made 40 stars for the Vikings ... In 150 at-bats, batted .340 with 51 hits, eight doubles, two home runs  and 27 RBIs ... He had an on-base percentage of .437 while tallying 67 total bases and going 20 for 23 in stolen bases ... Was named to GSAC All-Freshman team.

Northgate High School: Played baseball for head coach Greg Hamilton and was named his team's Most Valuable Player during the 2009 season ... Was named the Georgia High School Association Region 4-AAAA Player-of-the-Year and County Player-of-the-Year in 2009.