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Ricky Mendez
Ricky  Mendez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Andover, MA

High School:
Cushing Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
Outfield/First Base

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Powerful hitter who looks to increase his playing time this season after two years in a reserve role ... could make an impact at either first base or in the outfield ...

In 1999: Veteran outfielder who was a constant in the mix of Wake Forest's left field platoon ... appeared in 22 games last spring, making 13 starts ... saw most of his playing time early in the season, he had just 18 at bats after the first of April ... homered against West Virginia and Evansville ...

In 1998: Saw action in 26 games, making 12 starts ... opened the season as the starter in left field but took on a reserve role by midseason ... began the year on a high note, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the second game of the year vs. Radford ... homered and drove in three runs against New York Tech and East Tennessee State and had a three-run double against Florida State ... went 2-for-4 against UNC Charlotte ... delivered a pinch-hit single vs. ECU ...

In 1997: Played in 20 games, while starting seven ... finished the 1997 campaign with a .227 average ... played both first base and left field for the Deacons ... three of his 10 hits on the season were home runs ... best performance of the season came at Maryland as he went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI ... in that contest he had a double and a home run ... his first career hit was a solo home run against Md. Eastern Shore (2/23) and his second hit was a two-run homer vs. Duke (3/9) ...

In High School: Led Cushing in home runs, RBI, stolen bases, hits, average, and runs as a senior ... a three-year starter who was named all-state and all-New England each year, and led his team to the state championship game in 1995 and 1996 ... a two-time all-state selection in basketball and a three-time selection in football ... a product of the same high school of Sean DePaula, who played for the Deacs (1994-96) and was drafted by the Indians in the 9th round in 1996 ... born Jan. 27, 1978.

CAREER STATISTICS

YR AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB K OB% SB-A
1997 .227 20-7 44 15 10 1 0 3 9 .455 4 8 .320 1-1
1998 .182 26-12 55 9 10 1 0 3 12 .364 9 21 .297 2-2
1999 .235 22-13 51 11 12 2 1 2 7 .431 2 12 .259 0-0
Totals .213 68-32 150 35 32 4 1 8 28 .413 15 41 .292 3-3
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