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Derek Birginske
Player Profile:
Derek Birginske 946718
Position: Outfielder/Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Russellville, Ark.
High School: Russellville HS
Major: Health Promotions
Experience: 3 Letters

REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2017): Played in 31 games with 21 starts, including 13 starts in the last 14 games of the season ... hit .210 over 81 at-bats with two doubles, one home run, 10 RBI, nine runs scored, and a stolen base ... made four appearances on the mound and pitched to a 7.36 ERA with four strikeouts against six walks in 3.2 innings ... hit first career home run on May 12 at Georgia Southern and tied career high with three RBI in the game ... set career high with five total bases in May 12 game versus the Eagles ... picked up season-high two strikeouts on the mound May 19 versus Little Rock ... scored season-high two runs May 12 (at Georgia Southern) and May 25 against Georgia State in the first round of the SBC Tournament.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Injured in fall practice and redshirted.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Appeared in 12 games on the mound with six starts and also made five appearances as a position player ... as a pitcher went 1-2 with a 6.69 ERA ... walked 22 and struck out 22 in a career-high 35 innings ... earned first career save against Illinois State in the first game of a doubleheader Feb. 14 by pitching the final four innings of the 13-4 victory and only giving up one run (earned) on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... picked up only win of the season against Murray State April 21 after throwing four innings and allowing one run (earned) on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts (tied season-high) ... had two appearances of seven innings against Tennessee (April 1) and UCA (May 5) ... had one quality start against Central Arkansas May 5 after tossing seven innings and allowing five runs, but only three earned, on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts ... only had three plate appearances with one run scored, one walk, and no hits in two at-bats.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in 44 games while making 39 starts in the outfield … had a .242 batting average with 11 RBIs … hit the second triple of his career April 12 at South Alabama … had seven doubles during the season … drove in a career-high three runs against Louisiana-Monroe on April 19 … stole two bases during the year … served as the team's representative in the Sun Belt Conference Home Run Derby and finished second with six home runs in the event … made one start on the mound Feb. 18 against Arkansas-Monticello and gave up two runs on three hits and struck out two … made his only relief appearance against Ole Miss on May 13 and went 1.1 innings and did not give up a hit or run and recorded one strikeout.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Made 10 pitching appearances and made three starts ... had a 1-2 record ... finished with a 5.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts ... help opponents to a .242 batting average ... also made eight starts in the field and appeared in 15 games either a designated hitter, pinch hitter or outfielder ... started all four games in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in left field ... had a double, triple and three RBIs during the tournament ... served as the team's representative in the SBC Home Run Derby ... drove in two RBIs against Western Kentucky in the SBC Tournament ... made his first career start on the mound against Missouri State on March 12 ... also struck out a season high six batters against the Bears. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Hit 38 home runs during high school career at Russellville High School ... Went 5-3 with a 1.95 ERA and 85 strikeouts during junior campaign ... During senior season went 7-1 on the mound with eight complete games with a 0.51 ERA and 74 strikeouts ... Won All-Conference and All-State honors from 2010 to 2012.

PERSONAL: Born November 5, 1993 ... son of Todd and Lisa Birginske ... has a brother Patrick, and two sisters named Kayla and Carlee ... played in Orlando, Fla. as part of the Central Arkansas Express at the Elite 24 tournament.

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