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St. Johns River State College: Two-year starter for coach Ross Jones ... Teammate of current Pirate Reid Love ... Helped the Vikings to a combined 61 wins from 2012-13 and the Mid-Florida Conference title in 2013 ... During freshman campaign played in 46 games where he batted .257 (37-for-144) with three home runs and 19 RBI ... Laced 11 doubles and two triples to go with 33 walks ... Scored 28 runs and swiped 7 of 8 stolen base attempts ... Posted a .977 fielding percentage committing a pair of errors and one assist in 83 chances ... As a sophomore appeared in 52 games batting .280 (47-for-168) with nine home runs and 33 RBI ... Recorded 10 doubles, one triple and walked 34 times ... Scored 39 runs and stole 6 of 8 bases attempts ... Named Mid-Florida Conference Honorable Mention ... Ranked among the nations Top 50 in home runs (21st) and walks (43rd).
High School: Four-time all-county selection over a five year prep career ... Combined for a .405 average, 32 doubles, 10 triples, 14 home runs, 102 RBI and 148 runs over his 129 high school games ... Earned 11 combined varsity letters (baseball 5, basketball 1, football 4).
Hernando High School (2010-11): Two-year starter and team captain that helped the Leopards to a pair of District Championships and the 2011 Regional Crown ... Sported a .398 (72-for-181) two-year average at Hernando HS ... Added 10 home runs, 22 doubles and four triples to go along with his 56 RBI and 77 runs scored ... As junior batted .473 (44-for-93) with a home run, 10 doubles26 RBI and 35 runs on his way to SunCoast Conference Player-of-the-Year honors ... During senior campaign batted .318 (28-for-88) with nine homers, 12 doubles, 30 RBI and 42 runs earning his fourth all-county selection ... Graduated with honors.
Hernando Christian Academy (2007-09): During three seasons with the Panthers batted .415 (83-for-200) with four home runs, 10 doubles, 46 RBI and scored 71 runs in 68 career games ... Earned all-county honors as a freshman and sophomore ... Played on the varsity squad as an eighth grader batting .270 (10-for-37) with three RBI and nine runs ... As a freshman batted .449 (31-for-69) with two home runs, four doubles and five triples ... Drove in 19 runs while scoring 21 ... Drew 19 walks and swiped 11 of 12 bases ... Followed that with another solid offensive season where he batted .447 (42-for-94) with two round trippers and six doubles ... Scored 41 runs and drove in 24 ... Added 17 walks and stole a team-best 20 bases.
Personal: Full name is Ian Alexander Townsend ... Born May 14, 1993 ... Son of Phil and Deborah Townsend ... Has two siblings (Andrew and Laura) ... Majoring in economics ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2013.