Wake Forest defeated Maryland 10-5 to begin ACC play on March 9, 2012.
Walter on Rhine
"Mark returns as a three-year starter and one of the best defenders in the league. This off-season he has worked incredibly hard to add the short game. We are expecting a good year from Mark."
Played in 53 games and was second on the team with 51 starts ... Started 49 games at third base and two at second base ... Was third on the team with a .293 batting average and fourth on the team with 53 hits ... Scored 38 runs while collecting eight doubles and three home runs ... Also, was hit by a team-high 15 pitches, drew 31 walks and had a .436 on-base percentage ... Drove in 25 runs ... Ended his career with 28 HBPs, which is tied for the eighth most of all time (as of the 2013 season) ... Was 6-for-7 on the base paths ... Made just nine errors at third base, giving him less than 10 errors in each of his four seasons at Wake Forest (just 23 for his career) ... Was third on the team with 15 multi-hit games and four three-hit games ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from March 8 - March 17 and ended his career by getting a hit in each of the last seven games ... Had eight multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI game at UNCG on April 16 ... Scored three runs vs. Rhode Island (Mar. 12) and at Elon (May 1) ... Hit his home runs at ULM (Feb. 17), vs. North Carolina (Mar. 9) and at UNCG (Apr. 16) ... His shot against the Spartans was a grand slam ... Had three hits vs. NC State (Mar. 16), vs. Boston College (Apr. 21), at Elon (May 1) and vs. Miami (May 12).
2012 (Junior) Played in 51 games and made 48 starts for the Demon Deacons ... Played primarily at third base, but also saw some time at second base ... Hit .281 on the year with 48 hits ... Also belted a home run, recorded eight doubles and drove in 17 runs ... Committed just four errors on the season in 152 attempts ... Had 12 multi-hit games on the year, including a pair of three-hit games at NC State (3/16) and at Miami (5/12) ... Had a season-long nine-game hitting streak from 3/2 - 3/13 ... Turned in three multi-RBI games on the season, with two vs. Eastern Michigan (3/2), two vs. Maryland (3/9) and two at Charlotte (4/11) ... Smacked his only home run of the year in the final game of the series vs. Maryland (3/11) ... Went 5-for-7 on the base paths ... Scored two runs in a game on five different occasions ... Was the hardest Demon Deacon starting position player to strike out on the year, as he only fanned 21 times in 171 at bats.
2011 (Sophomore) Played in 36 games and made 30 starts in the infield ... Began the year as the team's starting second baseman, but missed most of March with an arm injury ... His last 13 starts of the season came at third base ... Recorded one hit in all three games at LSU to begin the season, extending his career-best hitting streak to 12 games ... Had four multi-hit games on the year ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a double and two runs scored vs. Boston College on May 7 ... Also had two hits against Georgia Tech (April 16), Duke (May 15) and Miami (May 28) ... Wrapped up the season against Miami in the ACC Baseball Championship by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored ... Ended the season with a .170 batting average, seven RBIs and three doubles.
Hit .279 in freshman season with a homer and 25 RBIs ... Closed the season on a nine-game hitting streak ... Made first collegiate start against Army (2.20) and went 0-for-3 ... Recorded first collegiate hit against Dayton (2.21) and finished the game 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored ... Drove in the game-winning run with an RBI double in Wake's 8-7 win against Kent State (2.27) ... Notched first multi-hit game of collegiate career in second game of Georgia Tech series (3.13), going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored ... Went 3-for-7 in series at Virginia Tech with two hits and an RBI in series finale ... Hit .500 with four RBIs and a run scored in midweek games against Charlotte and Elon, including a 2-for-3 game with three RBIs, a run scored and two stolen bases against the 49ers ... Had a pair of hits with an RBI in second game of series against Florida State (4.11) ... Hit first home run of collegiate career and drove in two runs against Elon (4.14) ... Posted a .500 batting average in midweek games against Charlotte and UNC Greensboro, including a career-high four hits against UNCG ... Went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI in victory at UNC Greensboro (5.12) ... Hit .333 (4-for-12) in series against Clemson, including a 2-for-5 game with an RBI and three runs scored in the series finale ... Hit .636 (7-for-11) in series against Maryland with two RBIs.
Four-year starting shortstop at Penn Charter ... Hit .519 during junior year and .432 during senior season ... Went 5-0 with a 1.72 ERA and five saves as a pitcher during his junior year ... Named Inter-Ac MVP after his senior season ... Three-time All City selection by the Philadelphia Daily News and twice named an All-Conference selection ... Earned first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors his senior year ... Starting shortstop for the All Star Baseball Academy during the summer of 2007 and 2008 ... Also was a three-year starter for high school basketball team.
Born January 19, 1990 ... Son of Larry and Sandy Rhine.