A powerful hitter at the plate with an equally powerful arm in the outfield... expected to become the team's everyday right fielder this spring... one of the team's five seniors and most experienced players... a veteran of two NCAA Tournaments and played on the 2001 ACC Championship team as a freshman... played in the Cape Cod League each of the last two summers, the first in Chatham with teammates Jamie D'Antona and Ryan Johnson... last summer, he played in Falmouth... has proven capability to hit for average... has light tower power at the plate... a local product out of West Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem... father, Jack, was a longtime broadcaster of the Pawtucket Red Sox and now the sports director at WSJS-AM in Winston-Salem... a business major... born December 9, 1981.
Played in 48 games and started in 31... batted .315 with three home runs and 29 RBI... saw some action in right field but typically platooned as the designed hitter with Brad Scioletti... walked 21 times and had a very solid .408 on-base percentage... finished the year on a five-game hitting streak to equal a season-best... went 3-for-5 against Virginia in the ACC Tournament with a towering home run, two doubles and three RBI... was 2-for-2 against NC State on April 12 with a double... hammered a three-run homer against Duke on March 28... had a five-game stretch in early-March when he went 10-for-18 against Albany, Le Moyne, Liberty and Wofford... went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI against James Madison on February 23... had 11 multi-hit games.
Swung a hot bat the first half of the season but tailed off toward the end of the year... had two multi-hit games in the North Carolina series... went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles against eighth-ranked Nebraska... went 2-for-3 vs. Cincinnati with a season-high three RBI on February 24... drilled a two-run homer at Duke... belted the go-ahead home run at High Point on February 26... had two assists from the outfield.
Ranked third on the team in slugging percentage as a freshman behind Cory Sullivan and Jamie D'Antona... cracked a two-run home run at home against Liberty on April 23... blasted a monster home run at Virginia Tech to right-center field... finished with a 3-for-5 day with a career-high four RBI... homered in three straight at-bats including two pinch-hit home runs over the course of the VCU and UNC games... was Wake's most frequent pinch hitter with 5-of-16 success and two home runs in those situations... came off the bench at VCU to double and hit a game-tying two-run shot to dead center field on March 14... went 3-for-5 against Purdue with an RBI... doubled and drove in a run in his first collegiate at-bat against Penn State on February 10.
At West Forsyth HS:
A two-time first team all-state selection... two-time conference player of the year... primarily a right fielder who batted .559 as a senior with an on-base percentage of .783... hit a home run once every 7.3 at bats... three-time All-Conference honoree... an outstanding student who had perfect attendance in his four years at West Forsyth.
LeFaivre's Career Statistics
YR AVG G-GS AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K SB-A 2001 .321 36-18 84 18 27 8 5 23 7 16 0-0 2002 .267 51-44 165 34 44 8 5 28 34 41 0-0 2003 .315 48-31 127 24 40 9 3 29 21 24 0-0 Career .295 135-93 376 76 111 25 13 80 62 81 0-0
Off the Field with LeFaivre...
Favorite Class: Social Dance
The Most Impressive Person I Know: Kathy LeFaivre
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: My Quick Math Skills
Most People Don't Know This About Me But: I'm Trying to Learn French
If I Have a Career Besides Baseball, It'll Be: Politics
Most Famous Person To Attend My High School: Chris Paul
Favorite Sportscaster: Jack LeFaivre
Person in History I'd Most Like to Meet: Robert Kennedy
My Favorite Coach Greer Quote: "What, the freshmen can't close doors? Even Chaucer closes doors!"
If I Could Only Keep One Possession, It'd Be: My Cat
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