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Colby Bortles

Colby  Bortles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oviedo, Fla.

High School:
Oviedo HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225

Position:
IF

Experience:
3L

04/05/2018

Rivalry Week Continues as No. 3 Baseball Heads to Starkville

Rebels Ride Best 30-Game Start in School History into Weekend Set at Mississippi State

03/23/2018

Baseball's Rally Falls Short in 7-6 Loss at A&M

Fitzsimmons' Pinch-Hit Grand Slam in 8th Not Quite Enough

01/26/2018

Rebel Baseball Opens Spring Practice

#RebsBSB Back on Field for First Team Practice of 2018

10/04/2017

Baseball #ProRebs Update – October 4

Eight Rebels Currently on MLB Rosters

09/22/2017

Rebel Baseball Looking for Offensive Spark this Fall

Ole Miss Looks to Rely on Seven Returning Offensive Starters, and Crop of New Talent

Career: Finished his career ranked 10th in school history with 153 RBI … Earned four letters, playing in 213 games (184 starts) … Hit .271 with 184 hits, 108 runs, 43 doubles, 27 home runs and two triples … Drafted in the 22nd round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers.  

2017: Second Team All-SEC third baseman … Played in 55 games, all starts (52 at third base, three at first base) … Led the Rebels with 10 home runs, 42 RBI and multi-RBI games (12) … Paced the SEC in sacrifice flies (7), which ranked 22nd in the country … Hit .269 with 33 runs, nine doubles and one triple as well … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … In his final career at-bat at Swayze Field, hit a two-run homer (his 10th of the season) in the top of the eighth versus No. 19 Texas A&M (5/14) ... Recorded his second career triple at Florida (5/7) ... Hit a two-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the sixth versus ULM (5/3) ... Produced his second multi-homer game of his career at Arkansas, hitting two home runs for a season-high four RBI (4/27) ... Belted a three-run homer, his sixth of the season, in the series finale win over Missouri (4/23) ... Hit his fifth home run of the season at No. 8 LSU (4/14) ... Hit the game-tying double in the ninth to record another multi-hit game at Memphis (3/21) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, including the game-tying home run in the bottom of the eighth of a comeback win over No. 15 Vanderbilt (3/19) ... Reached base all four times he stepped up to the plate in the 1-0 win over No. 15 Vanderbilt (3/17) ... Hit his third home run of the season against No. 1 TCU (3/5) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI and two doubles in a victory over No. 23 UNCW ... Knocked in two of the Rebels’ three runs, belting his 18th career home run in a win versus No. 6 East Carolina (2/18).

2016:
Played and started in all 62 games, one of four Rebels to play in every game … Made 61 starts at third base and one start at first base … Hit a team-high 21 doubles, second in the SEC and fifth-most in a single season in school history … Ranked 15th in the conference with 50 RBI and produced 14 multi-RBI games … Belted eight home runs, boasted a .475 slugging percentage and walked 31 times, second on the team in each category … Hit by a pitch 10 times throughout the season, a team high … Selected to the SEC All-Tournament team after producing four doubles for a team-high eight RBI throughout the week ... Went 3-for-4 with a two RBI and a homer versus No. 8 LSU (4/30) .... Blasted his fifth home run of the season to help shift the momentum in the Sunday sweep against Auburn (4/24) ... Hit three doubles in the weekend series against Arkansas (4/8-4/10) ... Added a multi-hit game in the series finale against No. 5 Mississippi State, with three RBI on the day (4/3) ... Had two multi-hit games against Grambling, going 6-for-10 with three doubles, one home run, four runs and six RBI (3/13) ... Tallied at least one hit in each of the three games of the Chanticleer Classic (3/6) ... Ripped his first homer of the season against Ball State (3/4) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Named to the NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team ... Started both games at third base … Went 2-for-4 with a home run against Tulane (6/4) ... COLLEGE HOME RUN DERBY: One of eight players invited to compete in the 2016 College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska ... Hit 10 home runs in one round of the event.

2015: Played in 56 games, making 53 starts … Started 49 games at third base, three at DH and one at first … Second on the team in slugging percentage (.442), RBI (47), doubles (11) and home runs (7) … Had 14 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … Batted .281 with 56 hits, while also scoring 28 runs … Knocked in the two runs to complete the five-run ninth-inning comeback versus Mississippi State (5/9) ...Had a team-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored (5/8) ... Reached base for the 24th time in the past 25 games, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored (5/1) ... Tied a career high with five RBI on three hits, blasting his seventh home run of the season (4/25) ... Had another big night at the dish, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run against Memphis (4/22) ... Added another multi-hit game and increased his hitting streak to eight games, while also reaching base for the 17th-straight contest (4/18) ... Hit two home runs, including a grand slam and recorded his second five-RBI game of the season (4/15) ... Hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth versus No. 1 Vanderbilt, the second grand slam of his career, to tie the game (4/10) ... Added a pair of hits and two RBI against Southern Miss (4/7) ... Recorded three hits to tie his career high of hits in a single night and also added three RBI in the victory over Memphis (3/31) ... Tallied his third home run of the season in the game two win against Arkansas (3/27) ... Crossed the plate in two of three games during the Stetson series and hit his first double of the season … Helped drive Ole Miss to a win against No. 15 UCF with one RBI and a home run, his second home run of the season (3/1) ... Totaled five assists against Arkansas State (2/24) ... Hit his first HR of the season in game three of opening weekend (2/14) … Drove in a career-high five RBI against W&M (2/14) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (LOS ANGELES REGIONAL): Recorded one hit and one RBI during the two-game stretch, hitting third in the lineup and starting at third base.

2014: Played in 40 games, starting in 14 on the season ... Made nine starts at DH and five starts at 1B ... Hit .250 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs ... Tallied 14 RBI and 10 runs scored ... Posted three multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... Hit his first home run of the season with a grand slam against Arkansas State (5/13) as a pinch hitter and went 1-for-2 on the night ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Appeared in eight games, starting four in the postseason ... Hit his second home run of the season against No. 14 Washington (6/2) in the NCAA Oxford Regional championship ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a double in the game to put the Rebels in the NCAA Super Regional ... COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Appeared in three games, starting the opener against No. 1 Virginia (6/15) ... Drew walks in the game against the Cavaliers and as a pinch hitter in an elimination game against Texas Tech (6/17) ... His pinch-hit walk against the Red Raiders provided the game-winning run in the walk-off win.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Oviedo High School under head coach Harold Hitt ... Twice named a first team All-County selection and once named an All-State selection ... Hit .400 for his career with 15 home runs ... As a senior, hit .395 with five home runs ... Also lettered four years in basketball, helping lead Oviedo to the final four in the state playoffs.

PERSONAL: Son of Rob and Suzy Bortles ... Born May 28, 1995 ... Older brother, Blake, plays football and is a quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL ... His cousin, Alexa, is a member of the Ole Miss women's tennis team ... Criminal Justice major.

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