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#6 Derrick Armstrong
Position: OF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, TN
High School: Columbia Central HS
Other College: Columbia State [TN] CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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2014: Hit .267 in 55 games with 28 runs, 21 walks, a team-high 14 stolen bases and 13 RBIs • Started 37 total games, with 19 in left field, 16 in center and two at DH • Recorded 11 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games • Stole a SEC season-high four stolen bases March 1 against Michigan State • Owned a team-best .543 average when hitting leadoff (19-for-35) and was 10-for-19 (.526) with a runner on third and less than two outs • Recorded a .342 clip at the plate in 30 home games • Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run May 20 against No. 6 South Carolina in the SEC Tournament • Earned a career-high tying three walks May 4 in the 12-1 win at Auburn • Notched a career-long eight-game hitting streak April 5-18 and reached base safely in a career-long 13-straight games from March 25-April 18 • Collected two runs, two walks, an RBI, stolen base and a base hit in the win against Alcorn State April 15 • Went 6-for-12 (.500) in the series against No. 13 Ole Miss, scoring twice and throwing out the potential game-winning run at the plate in the ninth inning in an eventual 6-5 10th-inning win April 12 • Tied a career high with three runs April 8 in the extra-inning win vs. Southern Miss, collecting two stolen bases, two walks and a pair of hits • Tallied seven hits in 11 ABs (.636) in the series win vs. Arkansas March 29-30, driving in two, stealing a base and scoring once • Knocked out a career high three hits in game one of the doubleheader vs. Arkansas March 29, before matching his feat in game two • Recorded four RBIs, two hits, a run and a walk in two televised wins against No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21-22 • In a six games in six days stretch Feb. 25 to March 2, tallied seven stolen bases, seven runs, five hits, four walks, two RBIs and a double, hitting .417 as the team went 6-0 • Went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, a double and a run scored March 2 vs. Eastern Illinois • Tied a 34-year school record with a career-high four stolen bases March 1 vs. Michigan State, scoring a career-best three runs on two hits and a walk •  Down 2-1 in the eighth, scored the tying run in an eventual 4-2 victory Feb. 28 vs. Michigan State • Tallied career highs with two runs, two hits and two stolen bases in his first career start in center field in the Feb. 26 win vs. Mount St. Mary’s • Batted leadoff for the first time in his career Feb. 19 vs. Memphis, going 1-for-3 • Member of the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Hit .266 in 39 games (16 starts), scoring 14 runs and tallying eight RBIs in 64 at-bats • Recorded a single in the season-opening win vs. Portland • Earned a career-high three walks and drove in two in the Samford home victory • Tallied a career-best three RBIs in six at-bats against Rhode Island • Collected his first career double April 28 at Vanderbilt • Registered multiple hits at Texas A&M April 14, vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament May 21 and at Virginia in game two of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional • Was the starting DH in game two of the 2013 NCAA College World Series vs. Indiana • Member of the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll • Played for the Albany Dutchmen of the Perfect Game League in summer ball.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Star outfielder and offensive standout for two years at Columbia (Tenn.) State Community College • Helped lead coach Mike Corn’s CSCC Chargers to a 38-10 finish in 2012 • Hit a team-best .404 and paced the club with 63 hits, 48 runs scored, 56 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 17 attempts • Collected 20 extra-base hits with five triples and four home runs • Posted a .482 on-base percentage and delivered six sacrifice flies • Solid defender with eight outfield assists in 114 error-free defensive chances • Hit .391 with three home runs, nine doubles and 22 RBIs  as a freshman, pacing Columbia State with 23 stolen bases and 41 runs scored.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time all-district outfielder at Columbia Central High School • Coached by Mark Pickle • Earned all-state and district MVP honors as a senior in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born Derrick Jamal Armstrong on April 21, 1992 in Columbia, Tenn. • Son of Felecia and Michael Armstrong of Columbia, Tenn. • Majoring in kinesiology.

DERRICK ARMSTRONG’S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2013        .266           39-16       64         14    17      1         0         0        8         8        1       20        0       2          4-5     .281       .356      0      1.000
2014        .267           55-37    135         28    36      1         0         0     13       21        1       31        3       1       14-16   .274       .363      1        .983
Career     .266           94-53    199         42    53      2         0         0     21       29        2       51        3       3       18-21   .276       .361      1        .992                                                                                                                           

DERRICK ARMSTRONG’S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS
YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2013        .227            15-5        22          5        5      1         0         0        1         3        0       10        0       0          0-1     .273       .320      0      1.000
2014        .256           28-23       82         10    21      0         0         0        6       11        0       19        3       0          2-3     .256       .333      0      1.000
Career     .250            15-5      104         15    26      1         0         0        7       14        0       29        3       0          2-4     .260       .331      0      1.000 

Career Highs
AB:                                                     6 vs. Rhode Island, 2/27/13
R:                                         3, 2x, last vs. Southern Miss, 4/8/14
H:                                  3, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (DH-2), 3/29/14
RBI:                                                     3 vs. Rhode Island, 2/27/13
2B:                                       1, 2x, last vs. Eastern Illinois, 3/2/14
3B:                                                                                                  N/A
HR:                                                                                                 N/A
BB:                                                     3, 2x, last at Auburn, 5/4/14
SB:                                                      4 vs. Michigan State, 3/1/14

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