Ole Miss Downs No. 1 Ragin' Cajuns In NCAA Super Regional Play
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 ...
MISCELLANEOUS: 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.
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@CoachHughFreeze reveals the helmets to the @olemissfb team at team meeting. pic.twitter.com/8jpVCvny4p— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September 29, 2014 2.
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@OleMissFB practice hidden indoors so that team practice in helmets for safety reasons. pic.twitter.com/vA0Oo6Ps7S— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September... read more
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