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Joe Schrimpf
Player Profile:
Joe Schrimpf 1392440
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Christian Brothers College HS
Major: Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters

SENIOR SEASON (2017): Played and started in 51 games, all at first base ... led the team in a number of categories that included a .343 batting average, .474 on-base percentage, and .528 slugging percentage ... the .343 average ranked sixth in the league and 180th in the nation, while the .474 OBP was third in the SBC and 21st in the country ... .528 slugging percentage ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference ... led team with 61 hits with 11 doubles, two triples, and six home runs, which was second most on the team ... registered 44 RBI for third most on team and tied for 13th most in SBC ... led team with 94 total bases ... scored 42 runs, walked 34 times and was hit by a pitch 14 times to tie for fourth most in the conference ... only struck out 25 times all season and tied for team best with eight sacrifice bunts ... also had four sacrifice flies and was 1-for-1 in stolen bases ... had 343 putouts with 25 assists and three errors for a .992 fielding percentage ... broke jaw on a bad-hop single May 7 versus UTA and didn't play in four straight games to snap a string of 178 consecutive starts ... finished with the most RBI in a career in school history with 146 (passed Todd Baumgartner's 139 on May 6 against UTA) ... ended career with the most sacrifice bunts in school history with 40 ... finished with the fifth most at-bats in school history with 747 during his career ... scored the second most runs in school history in a career with 151 ... became eighth player in school history with 200+ hits and finished with sixth most all-time with 209 ... finished career with eight triples to tie for fourth most in school history ... ended career with the second most total bases with 311 ... walked 114 times in career for fourth most in A-State history ... was hit with 43 pitches in career to rank as third most at Arkansas State ... had only multiple-homer game of career April 11 at Memphis and set career high with eight total bases ... tied career high for runs scored with four at Texas State March 31 in game one of a doubleheader ... had career-high 13 putouts twice ... posted season-high three hits in three different contests and drove in three runs in four games ... had a team-best 19 multiple-hit games and was second with 13 multiple-RBI games ... had a season-high hit streak of nine games during the season ... recorded the longest on-base streak during the year with 19 and ended season on a 15-game on-base streak.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Played and started in all of A-State's 58 games, one of only two players to do so ... made 33 starts at second base, 18 at catcher, six at designated hitter, and one at third base ... named Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference as an utility player ... led the team with a .420 on-base percentage, which ranked sixth in the SBC, and had the third highest batting average at .299 ... second on the team with a .467 slugging percentage ... led the team with 38 walks, which was tied for fourth in the SBC, and was only player to walk more than he struck out (37) ... had the third-most hits on the team with 54 and was tied for second on the team in doubles (12) and triples (3) ... hit six home runs for third highest total on the team and had 100 total bases to also rank third on the team ... registered second-most RBI on the team with 43, a mark that also ranked in a tie for eighth in the league ... scored 39 runs to rank third on the team ... led the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... only made three errors on the year for a .989 fielding percentage ... threw out six runners attempting to steal in 18 attempts ... fourth on the team with 16 multi-hit games ... recorded a career-high four hits at Georgia State March 18 and tied career high with two doubles in same game ... tied career-high for runs scored with four at UAB Feb. 19 ... walked a career-best three times at South Alabama April 10 ... caught two runners stealing May 15 versus Texas State ... earned second SBC Student-Athlete of the Week honor of his career on April 25 after hitting .471 and scoring six runs with an .824 slugging percentage during the nomination period ... named to SBC Commissioner's List.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): One of only two players to play and start in all 57 games for A-State ... all starts and action in the field came at second base after playing mostly third base last season ... led the team with 38 RBIs, just outside the top 10 in the conference ... scored the second-highest total of runs on the team with 41 ... hit .249 with a .364 on-base percentage ... tied for team lead with two triples and was second on the team with five home runs, including two monster shots at Kansas State (May 1) and at Texas State (May 8) ... also hit eight doubles with 27 walks and 12 hit-by-pitches, while only striking out 28 times ... finished first in the league and fourth in the country with 18 sacrifice bunts ... played exceptional defense as he finished with the second-highest fielding percentage on the team at .984 and also had a team-best 155 assists, which also ranked in a tie for eighth in the SBC ... was 4-of-5 stealing bases ... had an eight-game on-base streak during the season and finished the season with a seven-game on-base streak he will carry into 2016 ... named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week May 12 after helping A-State defeat UCA in a midweek contest and sweeping Texas State the week before ... he hit .412 over that week with a .765 slugging percentage to lead the team and had 13 total bases with seven RBIs ... scored a season-high three runs against ULM (April 18) and Texas State (May 8) ... had two games with a season-high three hits against Appalachian State (April 25) and Central Arkansas (May 5) ... drove in a career-high five runs on two occasions against Houston Baptist Feb. 28 in first game of a doubleheader and against Texas State May 8 ... had a season-high 10 assists against UCA May 5.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 47 games with 44 starts all at third base … had a .220 batting average with 33 hits, 29 runs scored, 21 RBIs and four doubles … had a .320 on-base percentage and a .260 slugging percentage … was successful on four of five stolen base attempts … drove in two RBIs in a game five times during the year … had his only triple against Murray State on March 11 … scored a season-high four runs against Murray State on March 11 … made the first start of his career on Feb. 15 against Miami (Ohio) … had a six game on-base streak during the season and will bring a five game on-base streak into the 2015 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Mo., where hit .315 with a .421 on-base percentage and recorded eight doubles and one home run as a junior ... was a second-team All-Conference team selection as a junior ... as a freshman was named the Missouri State Freshman of the Year ... played both shortstop and catcher in high school.

PERSONAL: Born February 8, 1995 ... son of Bill and Tina Schrimpf ... majoring in Business/Sports Marketing.

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