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Willy Fox
Willy  Fox

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Mountain

Last College:
Arizona State University

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 196

Position:
IF/OF

Bats / Throws:
R / R

About Fox... Transferred from Arizona State prior to the 2007 season and made an immediate impact with the Deacs... proved to be the team's most consistent hitter and a clutch performer... hit fourth in the lineup last season, providing protection for slugger Allan Dykstra... will hit either in front or behind Dykstra this season... brings both power and speed to the lineup... can play the infield or outfield... played part of last summer with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League... majoring in communication... born Sept. 9, 1986, in Laguna Beach, Calif... son of Steve & Nancy Fox.

In 2007... Led the team with a .332 batting average... hit five home runs and knocked in 42 RBIs... ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.518), on-base percentage (.433), RBIs, doubles (15), triples (3) and stolen bases (9)... limited to 48 games after suffering a leg injury midway through the year... ranked second in the ACC in conference games with a .430 average and third with a .624 slugging percentage... named ACC Player of the Week on March 12... reached base safely in 45 of his 48 games...had a team-long 16-game hitting streak from March 6-30... turned in 20 multi-hit games... saw action at third base, second base, left field and designated hitter.

In 2006 at Arizona State... Batted .312 with two home runs and 32 RBIs as a sophomore... started in 45 of the 55 games in which he played, mostly at first base... played some at third and left field as well... had 13 multi-hit games... owned a .979 fielding percentage... second on the team with 11 stolen bases... had an on-base percentage of .455, the highest on the team.

In 2005 at Arizona State... Saw action in 45 games and made 23 starts (all at DH) in his first year as a Sun Devil... was seventh on the team, hitting .295 with four doubles, one triple, four home runs and 27 RBIs... in his 23 starts he combined to hit .342 with 21 runs scored, four home runs and 24 RBIs... hit .323 in Pac-10 play... hit his first career home run against No. 1 Tulane... also hit a three-run home run in the first inning off Baylor All-American Mark McCormick... went 3-for-5 with five runs scored and fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle against Western Illinois... batted .250 (2-for-8) with three RBIs in the NCAA Regional... had a string of five hits in a six-game span heading into the Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton... was 7-for-10 on the season stealing bases... played summer baseball with the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League... hit .321 in 37 games with six doubles, four triples, one home run and 18 RBIs for the Honkers.

Background... A 2004 graduate of Desert Mountain HS in Scottsdale, Ariz... earned three varsity letters under head coach Bryan Rice... also played two years of varsity football under head coach Craig Cobley... named first-team all-Region and second-team All-East Valley Tribune as a sophomore... hit .448 with 35 runs, 12 stolen bases and 26 RBIs... named first-team All-State 5A by the Arizona Republic and first-team All-Tribune as a junior... hit .458 with 40 runs, 15 doubles, two home runs and 35 RBIs... repeated as All-State selection as a senior and was named the Desert Mountain Senior Athlete of the Year... concluded his stellar prep career by hitting .458 with 52 runs, 16 doubles, nine home runs, 11 stolen bases and 32 RBIs... set seven of Desert Mountain's nine career batting records, including batting average (.455), hits (145), doubles (36), runs (127), RBIs (93), stolen bases (35) and walks (58)... rated by Perfect Game/Baseball America as the No. 11 prospect in the state of Arizona in 2004

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