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Derek

Simmons

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First Baseman
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Duluth, GA
High School: Chattahoochee HS
Other College: Montevallo

Bio

Career

In two seasons played at State (also redshirted one year), batted .344 with 141 hits in 113 games played...His .344 batting average is tied for the fifth best career mark in Panther history...Belted 19 home runs, while scoring 103 runs and driving in 85...Finishes with a .556 slugging percentage, ninth best in school history, and .445 on base percentage after walking 62 times...Became the first player in school history to ever earn all-conference first team honors twice in a career.

 

2009

Earned All-CAA First Team honors for the second year in a row...Named to the All-CAA Coaches Preseason Team...Earned Rivals Preseason All-CAA Team honors, as well as SEBaseball All-Colonial First Team and Baseball America All-CAA Team honors...Earned a walk-off single against Northeastern in the first game of the CAA Championship to keep the Panthers in the winners’ bracket...Played in 59 games, tied for the second most in a single season in school history...Finished first on the team with 60 runs scored, tied for sixth best in the CAA...Second on the team with 32 walks, tied for seventh in the CAA...Drove in 53 runs, tied for the tenth best single season mark in school history...Finished second on the team with 125 total bases, tied for the ninth most in a single season...Led the team being hit by a pitch 10 times, which is tied for seventh most in school history...Finished just seven at bats shy of the school record with 228, the second most ever in a single season.

 

2008

Named to All-CAA First-Team after leading team in batting (.379) and finishing second with 22 multi-hit games ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI against Jackson State (2/22) ... Doubled twice while going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored against Jackson State (2/23) ... Drove in a pair of runs with a double against Tennessee Tech (3/4) ... Singled twice and drove in two runs against George Mason (3/16) ... Went 4-for-5 with two runs scored against Northeastern (3/30) ... Homered and doubled to bring in two runs against Samford (4/2) ... Went 3-for-5 with a double against No. 22 UNC Wilmington (4/11) ... Singled three times to go 3-for-4 against Hofstra (4/26) ... Had a perfect 2-for-2 day with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against Hofstra (4/27) ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBIs against Old Dominion ... Finished season on a nine-game hitting streak, hitting .485 with a double, two homers, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored during the stretch (5/6-5/17).

 

2007

Redshirted season at Georgia State.

 

2006

At University of Montevallo, was starting second baseman and hit .287 with 26 RBIs ... Helped Falcons to a 43-18 overall record and No. 3 final ranking in the nation ... Had a 15-game hitting streak ... Hit .296 in conference play ... Hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score winning run in Montevallo’s first-ever Division II College World Series win (5/27) ... Had a hit, an RBI, and a run scored in win over West Chester at College World Series (5/31).

 

2005

At University of Montevallo, appeared in 38 games, starting 19 as a freshman ... Hit .268 with 13 doubles ... Also notched a nine-game hitting streak ... Helped Falcons finish with a 36-22 mark.

 

Prep

At Chattahoochee High School, lettered three seasons for head coach Tim Lemons ... Set batting average of .444 that still stands as a record ... Won Most Outstanding Player award for the Cougars his senior year ... Named to First-Team All-Area by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 

Personal

Born on May 31, 1986, in Montgomery, Ala., to Eric and Cynthia Simmons ... Has a younger brother, Kevin, and a younger sister, Dominique ... His father played basketball at Auburn from 1975-76 ... Graduated with a degree in sociology.

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