1 - Derek Hooper
Derek Hooper
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sharpsburg, GA
College: LaGrange College
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

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

Previous School – Played freshman season at LaGrange College under head coach Kevin Howard…played in 41 games, starting in 40 for the Vikings…in 150 at-bats, hit .340 with 51 hits, eight doubles, two homeruns,  and 27 RBIs…had an on-base percentage of .437 while tallying 67 total bases and going 20 for 23 in stolen bases…named to GSAC All-Freshman team.

High School – Played baseball for head coach Greg Hamilton at Northgate High School...named Most Valuable Player during the 2009 season...awarded Georgia High School Association 4-AAAA Player of the Year and County Player of the Year in 2009.

Personal – Born on June 1, 1991, in Atlanta, Ga...son of Steve and Karen Hooper...has one sister, Amanda...majoring in Business Management.