|27 Chris Gosik|
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Corner positional player (INF/OF) that runs extremely well for his size ... Physical player that can hit for average and power ... Strong and accurate arm ... 2012: Appeared in 15 games making three starts (1/LF, 1/RF, 1/DH) ... Batted .190 (4-for-21) with three RBI and four runs ... Posted lone multi-hit and multi-RBI game against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) in game one of a doubleheader ... After entering the game in the sixth inning, drew a walk and later scored on Philip Clark's single against Milwaukee ... Singled through the right side in the seventh inning against Milwaukee scoring Jonathan Holt ... Followed with another base hit (left field) in the eighth pushing across Nick Thompson ... Drove in a run on an infield ground out against Purdue (Feb. 25) in the sixth inning of the LeClair Classic ... Also collected hits against Stony Brook (Mar. 4) and Houston (Apr. 5) ... To go along with his two runs versus Milwaukee (Feb. 18), also crossed home against William & Mary (Apr. 18) and Tulane (Apr. 29) ... Drew one walk on the season and was hit twice ... Did not commit an error in eight outfield chances posting a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Was 1-for-6 as a pinch hitter (Houston) ... Did not participate in Conference USA or post-season play ... Batted .167 (1-for-6) with a run scored in league play.
2011: Started 25 of 43 games (21/LF, 2/RF, 2/DH) ... Batted .283 (26-for-92) with a home run, 12 RBI, seven runs and three doubles ... Collected three multi-hit and two multi-RBI games ... Posted season-high four-game hit streak from Mar. 1-5 where he batted .294 (5-for-17) ... Also had a trio of three game hit streaks ... Belted lone home run against Pepperdine (Mar. 4) going 2-for-3 at the plate ... Against Rutgers (Mar. 18) singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th in a 3-2 victory ... Drove in a pair of runs against Elon (Apr. 6) ... Also had a two-RBI game at UNCW (Mar. 19) ... Collected a career-best three hits against Rutgers (Mar. 18) ... Reached base safely in eight straight games (Mar. 26 Apr. 6) ... As a starter the Pirates posted a 24-10 record ... Hit in the bottom half of the order (fifth through eighth) ... Swiped bases against Rutgers (Mar. 14) and Memphis (Mar. 23) ... Committed a pair of errors in 32 chances with 30 putouts for a .938 fielding percentage ... Six of 12 RBI came with two outs and runners in scoring position ... Batted .500 or better in the first (.500), seventh (.545) an 10th or later (1.000) innings ... Played in four post-season games in a reserve role ... In league play batted .259 (7-for-27) with an RBI and two runs ... Started 6 of 9 games against nationally ranked opponents batting .200 (4-for-20) ... 2011 Summer: Played for the Strasburg Express of the Valley League ... Started 27 games where he batted .272 (31-for-114) with a pair of home runs, five doubles, 16 RBI and 20 runs ... Stole 6 of 7 bases.
2010: Started 19 of 39 games (3/3B, 12/LF, 4/RF) ... Batted .246 (17-for-69) with two home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs and five doubles ... Collected a pair of multi-hit and multi-RBI games ... Made collegiate debut against No. 2 Virginia (Feb. 21) as a pinch hitter where he drove in his first career run on a sac fly ... First career start was against Cal State Northridge (Mar. 10) in left field ... Registered first career hit against Gardner-Webb (Mar. 16) where he smacked his first career home run, a solo shot to left field ... Second career home run was a grand slam against N.C. Central (Mar. 26) in ECU's 30-4 win ... Recorded second-career multi-RBI game two days later (Mar. 28) with two RBI ... Scored a career-best two runs four times (High Point, NCCU, UNCW and Elon) ... Had multi-hit games against Elon (May 11) and UCF (May 15) ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 on the base paths (High Point/2, Houston and Rice) ... Roped doubles against NCCU, UNCW, Southern Miss, Elon and Houston ... Career-best five game hit streak (May 8-15) with a pair of multi hit contests ... Started 6 of 16 C-USA games going 8-for-30 (.267 avg.) with three RBI, three runs and two doubles ... Committed six errors in 46 chances with eight assists, 32 putouts for a .870 fielding percentage ... Turned one double play ... Hit primarily in the bottom third of the lineup (7th/1, 8th/8 and 9th/10) ... Recorded a pair of outfield assists ... Had one sacrifice hit ... Batted .318 with runners in scoring position ... Notched starts in all three post-season games where he batted .200 (2 for-10) ... Played in five games (one start) against nationally-ranked opponents batting .167 (1-for-6) with a RBI and one run scored ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside teammates Bryan Bass and Tyler Joyner for the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) ... Batted .196 (10-for-51) with four RBI.
Malvern Prep High School: Drafted in the 49th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies (pick 1,487) ... Eight-time letterwinner (baseball-4, hockey-4) for head coach Michael Hickey ... Senior captain that helped the Friars to the 2009 State Championship ... Second-team All Inter-Academic selection as a senior ... In three years on the varsity squad, helped the Friars to a 97-18 overall record and a pair of Inter-Academic League titles (2008-09) ... During sophomore season, batted .479 with three HRs, 33 RBI, 20 doubles, seven triples and swiped 20 bases on the way to the Inter Academic League Championship with a 33-9 record ... Repeated as league champions (42-3) as a junior after smacking 11 home runs, with 53 RBI, 17 doubles, nine triples, 35 stolen bases and batted .508 on his way to team MVP honors ... Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Pennsylvania by Perfect Game heading into senior season ... 2008 All-Star team finished 3rd in World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Fla. ... Named 2008 Main Line Life Player-of-the-Year, 2008 Daily Local News Spring All-Area Team, 2008 First-team All-Southeastern PA, 2008 and All-Main Line Daily News, 2008 First-team All-City Baseball and was a member of the N.Y. Yankees Area Code Team ... 2008 East Coast Showcase Participant... Played travel baseball for coach Mike Manning and the All Star Baseball Academy (West Chester, Pa.) ... Four time honor roll student ... Earned Malvern Prep School Father's Club Academic Award in social studies ... Two-time recipient of Perfect Attendance Award.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Mark Gosik, but prefers to go by Chris ... Born March 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Mark and Donna Gosik ... Has two siblings (Kathryn and Matthew) ... Majoring in finance ... Father played baseball (three years) and football (one year) at West Chester University ... Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12) ... Six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll (Fall `09 to Spring `12).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 vs. NCCU (3/28/10); hits: 3 vs. Rutgers (3/18/11); RBI: 4 vs. NCCU (3/26/10); home runs: 1 (three times, last vs. Pepperdine 3/4/11); stolen bases: 2 vs. High Point (3/17/10).