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No. 8 - Wooten Claims Triple Crown - Homers In Final At-Bat (June 3)

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John Wooten etched his name in the Pirate record books following a stellar junior campaign in which he became the 15th player in school history - first since Darryl Lawhorn in 2003 - to claim the Triple Crown.

Wooten led the team in average (.338), home runs (nine), slugging percentage (.502), runs (50) and total bases (119), while sharing the team lead in RBI (40) with Corey Thompson.

 

The Goldsboro, N.C. native also became the first Pirate in school history to belt homers in his first and last collegiate at-bats. Wooten started his career homering against No. 2 Virginia on Feb. 20, 2010 (solo shot) and then blasted round trippers in his next two games closing out the season with nine on his way to Conference USA All-Freshman team honors.

 

Despite a subpar sophomore season where he batted .298 (73-for-245) with a home run, 16 doubles and 28 RBI, Wooten caught lightening in a bottle in the 2011 Charlottesville Regional. He sported a .500 (8-for-16) average leading the regional with eight hits, while ranking fourth with nine total bases on his way to Charlottesville All-Regional Team honors as a unanimous selection.

 

Wooten capped off his career earning First-Team All-Conference USA honors and in his final collegiate at-bat in the Chapel Hill Regional, he sent a solo shot over the left field wall against No. 4 North Carolina capping his career total at 19 home runs. The solo blast also pushed his RBI total to 40, clinching the team's Triple Crown in 2012.

 

Top 10 Moments of the 2012 Baseball Season
8. Wooten Claims Triple Crown - Homers In Final At-Bat (June 3)
9. Timothy Younger vs. Houston (Apr. 5-7)
10. Chase McDonald's play during the 2012 Chapel Hill Regional (June 1-3)

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