|15 Jake Dean|
Pirates fall 5-1 to the Tar Heels in front of a crowd of 5,076 - the second-largest home attendance in program history.
2006: Enters senior campaign with an eight-game hitting streak which started against UAB (5/14) ... During that span, he is hitting .440 (11-for-25) ... Corner infielder that recorded 36-of-38 starts at third base ... Other two starts came as designated hitter ... Batted .311 (14-for-132) with 17 RBI, 11 extra-base hits, 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in 47 games ... Committed three errors in 84 chances for a .964 fielding percentage ... Picked up 11 multi-hit and two multi-RBI games ... Career-best three-RBI performance came against No. 20 Tulane (4/29) in a 13-3 win at Clark LeClair Stadium ... Hit home runs against Marist 3/19 (solo) and Tulane 4/29 (three-run) ... Swiped 3-of-5 bases with two coming against Albany on 4/16 ... In the Conference USA Tournament, notched a team-best five hits in 11 at-bats, batting .455 ... Hit safely in all three C-USA Tournament games ... Collected a team-best 10 hits when batting in the second inning ... Recorded a six-game hitting streak from March 8 to March 17 ... Posted a .357 or higher average when batting sixth (.357/5-for-14), seventh (.385/10-for-26) and ninth (.375/6-for-16) ... As a starter, batted .293 with 36 hits, two home runs and 17 RBI ... Had better success batting against right-handed pitchers (.330/39-for-115) than left-handers (.118/2-for-17) ... When leading off an inning batted .300 (6-for-20) ... In pinch-hitting duties went 4-for-8 (.500) ... At home, posted a higher batting average (.303/23-for-76) than on the road (.289/13-for-45) ... Batted just .265 in C-USA games opposed to hitting a team second-best .337 out of conference ... Ranked among the team leaders in on base percentage (fourth) and batting average (fifth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.300, 0 HR, 5 RBI), March (.265, 1 HR, 4 RBI), April (.250, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and May (.417, 0 HR, 3 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Topeka Golden Giants of the Mink League ... Junior College: Finished two-year stint at Kansas City Kansas Community College with a .321 average, while hitting 23 homeruns and collecting 128 RBI ... Started 108 consecutive games at third base while being named an all-conference performer twice ... As a sophomore, was named NJCAA honorable mention All-America, first-team ABCA and Rawlings NJCAA I All-Region and all district team ... Awarded KCKCC Male Athlete-of-the-Year honors in 2005 ... Led the Blue Devils in homeruns (13), RBI (78), doubles (21) and slugging percentage (.704) while hitting .391 ... As a junior, led the team in homeruns (10) and RBI (50) ... Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society ... High School: Earned 10 letters in three sports (4-baseball, 3-football and 3-wrestling) for the Irish ... Three-time all-conference, all-district and all-city performer ... Named all-state as a junior and senior at Lafayette High School ... As a senior, he batted .574 and was named the Missouri Wendy's Heisman Award winner ... Earned all-conference honors as a punter and linebacker ... Was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling, placing second and fifth ... Four-year Academic Pin Winner ... Named to the Honor Roll all four years ... Member of the Lampions Honors Society ... Graduated 8th out of 198 students in his senior class ... Personal: Full name is Jacob Dean ... Nickname: "Deano" ... Born October 24, 1984 in St. Joseph, Mo. ... Son of Art and Brenda Dean ... Has an older brother (Thad) ... Intended major is physical education ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Spring of 2005 ... 2005-06 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient.
CAREER HIGHS (ECU Only) - at-bats: 5 (four times, last vs. USM 5/5/06); runs: 2 (four times, last vs. Memphis, 5/19/06); hits: 2 (eleven times, last vs. Tulane 5/26/06); RBI: 3 vs. Tulane (4/29/06); home runs: 1 (twice, last vs. Tulane 4/29/06); stolen bases: 2 vs. Albany (4/16/06).