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#7 Caden Bailey
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
High School: Lambert
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Final Bio and Career Statistics Final Bio and Career Statistics

HONORS:
* All-Colonial Athletic Association (second team), 2013
* CAA All-Rookie, 2012

AT GEORGIA STATE: Four-year starter and two-time all-conference selection on the infield who started at second base or third base his last three years after playing shortstop as a freshman ... Left-handed hitter with a career batting average of .300.

 Finished fourth in Georgia State history with 246 career hits .... Also ranks second in career at-bats (819), fourth in games played (215) and 10th in runs scored (123) ... One of just 10 players in Panther annals to record at least 200 hits, 100 RBI and 100 runs scored.

 Was hit by pitch 25 times, tied for third in GSU history ... Also contributed 13 sacrifice flies (tied for third) and 15 sacrifice hits (tied for 10th) in his career ... Had two walk-off hits in his career.

2015: Starter at third base or second base ... Hit .258 with three homers and 33 RBI, along with 10 doubles and 27 runs scored ... Third on the team in RBI ... Was 6-for-8 on stolen bases.

Went 5-for-5 with three RBI in win at Mercer (2-17-15) ... Had four hits in five at-bats plus three runs scored in win over Eastern Michigan (3-6-15) ... Drove in the winning run in the 12th inning at Arkansas State (3-15-15) with a bloop double down the left field line ... Had five RBI in GSU’s sweep of UT Arlington ... Drove in a career-high four runs in the Panthers’ come-from-behind win over UALR (4-4-15), highlighted by a bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning that turned a 4-3 deficit into a 6-4 lead. ... Hit a solo homer in the top of the 11th inning for a 1-0 lead at South Alabama (4-25-15) but GSU fell 2-1 ... Hit his third homer vs. Texas State (5-1-15) ... Had two doubles vs. South Alabama in the Sun Belt Championship (5-21-15).

Tied the school record with 10 assists while playing second base vs. Georgia Southern (3-16-15) ... Helped the Panthers lead the Sun Belt with 57 double plays on the season.

2014: Began the season at second base but moved to third when Matt Rose was injured ... Hit .283 with one homer and 26 RBI ... Collected 14 doubles ... Scored 28 runs ... Six-for-nine on stolen bases.

Had his second career walk-off hit with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth for 8-7 win over Mercer (4-9-14). With winning run at second and one out, he fouled off several two-strike pitches before singling up the middle for the game-winner. Tied his career high with four hits in the game.

Drove the game-tying run with a one-out single in the eighth inning of GSU’s 7-4 win over South Alabama (5-3-14) ... Added another RBI in a seven-run fourth inning of the Panthers’ 15-10 win over USA the following day (5-4-14).

Tied his career best with three RBI vs. Savannah State, including a two-run double.
    
Went 5-for-12 in the opening series against Illinois, homering in the first inning of the middle game. In Sunday’s series-clinching win, he drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning single ... 5-for-9 with six RBI in two games vs. Alabama A&M (March 25-26), tying his career high with three RBI in each contest ... Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference at second base by the conference coaches.

2013: Earned second-team All-CAA honors at third base ... Versatile infielder who started games at shortstop, second base and third base ... Batted .353 with one homer and 33 RBI ... Had a 19-game hitting streak (three shy of school record) that covered the final three games of 2012 and his first 16 games of 2013 ... Hit by pitch 11 times (second on team), sixth most in school history ... More walks/hit by pitch (28) than strikeouts (21) ... Hit .354 in conference games ... Had 21 multi-hit games and seven games with two or more RBI.
 
His first career homer was a memorable one as he led off the bottom of the ninth inning against George Mason (3-10-13) with a walk-off homer for a series-clinching, 8-7 victory. Also had a two-run single in the game for a career-high three RBI to help the Panthers rally from a 6-0 deficit ... Went 7-for-15 with five RBI in the Mason series ... Drove in two runs with a pinch-hit double and an RBI single in 7-4 win over Old Dominion (3-17-13) ... Had a career-high four hits in five at-bats at Delaware (3-30-13) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, tying his career best, in 12-5 win over Kennesaw State (4-9-13).
 
Belted two doubles in the season opener against Butler ... Drove in a career-high three runs in win over UNC Asheville (3-6-13) ... Had two hits and an RBI at Georgia Tech ... Played for the Ocean State Waves of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2013.

2012: Named to All-CAA Rookie squad after strong freshman season ... Played in 53 of team’s 55 games, making 48 starts at shortstop ... Led regular Panther starters with a .315 batting average and .376 on-base percentage... Scored 28 runs, fourth-most on the club, while driving in 16... Batted in seven different spots in lineup, leading off 16 times ... Had 17 multiple-hit games on the year, third on the team ... Had three hits in a game six different times, including opening weekend against Western Illinois ... Scored two runs five times, doing it twice in final series at Old Dominion ... Had two RBI at VCU May 6 and at ODU May 19 ... Hit first career triple and had five total bases against Northeastern March 17... Doubled in two of season’s final three games at ODU ... Racked up a team-high 120 assists in the infield and turned 28 double plays... Started at short in 30 of GSU’s final 31 games on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered two seasons each at South Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. and Lambert High, Suwanee, Ga. ... Racked up all-region 7-AAAAA and all-county honors his junior and senior seasons ... Led Lambert to region titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped South Forsyth to state runner-up finish in 2009 ... Played at the club level for the Titans and Astros of the East Cobb, Ga. league.

PERSONAL: Caden Douglas Bailey was born April 13, 1993 to Doug and Ellen Bailey in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has one older brother, Ross, and one younger brother, Davis ... Aunt, Carol, is Director of Student Advisement Center at GSU ... Uncle, broadcaster Dave Cohen, is GSU’s “Voice of the Panthers" ... Majoring in journalism.

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