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Nick Fortes

Nick  Fortes

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Deland, Fla.

High School:
Deland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
C

Experience:
1L

08/21/2017

Baseball #RebsOfSummer Recap

Summer Ball in the Books for 15 Rebels

07/07/2017

Baseball #RebsOfSummer Update – July 7

14 Rebels Playing in Collegiate Leagues This Summer

2017: Played in 44 games, including 38 starts (19 at catcher, 19 at first base) … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Started 33 of the Rebels’ final 35 games, making 19 starts at first base and 14 starts at catcher (turned into the team’s starting first baseman towards the end of the year) … Led the team with a .319 batting average, including .337 in conference play (11th in SEC) … Recorded 32 RBI to go along with 18 runs, eight doubles and five home runs … Ranked second on the team with five three-hit games … Threw out five baserunners from behind the plate … Matched his career-high in hits with three at No. 23 Auburn (5/20) ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double at No. 5 Florida (5/7) ... Belted his third homer in two days, a solo shot versus ULM (5/3) ... Against ULM, hit two home runs in the same inning (the first Rebel to accomplish the feat since 2008) while tallying six RBI and scoring four runs, both career highs (5/2) ... Hit a two-RBI double in the first inning, helping the Rebels to a win over No. 10 Arkansas (4/28) ... Hit his second home run of the season at No. 8 LSU (4/14) ... Recorded his first career home run against Alabama (4/7) ... Tallied a career-high three hits against Mississippi State (3/31) ... Gave the Rebels an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth of a comeback victory over No. 15 Vanderbilt (3/19).

2016:
Played in 17 games, making 11 starts behind the plate … Went 7 of 36 on the season for a .194 average with seven runs … Caught seven runners stealing, second-most on the team … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Scored a career-high three runs against UAPB (5/4) ... Recorded his first career multi-hit game in a midweek win over Murray State (4/20) ... Made his first career start behind the plate and collected his first hit as a Rebel against Memphis (3/2) ... Made his debut Ole Miss debut against FIU and knocked in a run (2/21).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Deland High School where he lettered four years and was coached by Micah Robinson … Named the No. 95 overall prospect by Scout.com … Posted a .385 batting average with two homers and 32 RBI as a senior, collecting 2015 Second Team All-American and First Team All-Region honors by Perfect Game … Two-time Bright House Networks Player of the Year and Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) All-Star … Hit an incredible .512 as a junior with six home runs and 40 RBI, earning Perfect Game Underclass First Team All-American accolades … Named The Daytona Beach News-Journal Player of the Year and the FACA Player of the Year in 2014 … Earned a spot on the honor roll all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Son of Alfredo and Dawn Fortes … Born: Nov. 11, 1996 … Has two brothers, Anthony and Chris ... Managerial Finance major.

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