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27   Stuart Tapley
Stuart Tapley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, FL

High School:
Boone HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 204

Position:
INF

Experience:
3 VL

B/T:
R/R


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2011: A three-year starter, Tapley brings a wealth of experience and success in big-game settings to the table and is undoubtedly the Seminoles' team leader.

2010: Appeared in 63 games and made 58 starts, 54 of which came as the Seminoles' DH...batted .272 with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 38 RBI...boasted a .416 on-base percentage...established career-best 15-game hit streak dating back to 2009...recorded a hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly against Florida in the College World Series to move into the top 10 all-time at FSU in both categories with 26 each...belted the first home run of the season in the final game of the season-opening series against Georgia State...hit .823 in three game sweep of Hofstra, reaching base on 12 of 13 plate appearances, including 10 consecutive trips to close out the series...had a staggering .923 OBP...drove in a season high three runs in season finale against Georgia...batted .500 in the Maryland series, including a homer and three RBI in game 1...collected three hits in the middle game of the Virginia Tech series...hit .300 against Miami (3 for 10), with three extra-base hits...doubled twice, including the walk-off, game-winner with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth of game 2...set a season high with four RBI...started as the DH in the first two games of the Super Regional...drew three walks in the series and scored a run in game 2.

2009: Named to the NCAA Tallahassee All-Region Team...named to the All-ACC second team by SEBaseball.com...appeared in all 63 games for the Seminoles starting 62, all at third base...hit .316 on the year and was second on the team in home runs (13) and third in RBI (60)...led the team with 13 total sacrifices, tied for the seventh most in a single season at FSU, including seven sacflies which tied for 28th nationally...tied for sixth in the ACC (47th nationally) in walks with 44...consecutive errorless streak at third base came to an end at 39 straight games dating back to last season...finished with 18 multi-hit games and 20 multi-RBI games...registered a season-high three hits in the win over Ohio State... surpassed 2008 freshman home run total by five...connected on a grand slam against NC State - the second of his career...finished the weekend series sweep over NC State hitting .455 with the only Seminole homers...tallied two, three-RBI games on opening weekend against Hofstra...collected five hits and four RBI in the three-game series against Auburn... belted home runs in back-to-back games on the road at Maryland...hit .400 at Miami as all four hits went for extra bases - three doubles and a home run...totaled four RBI for the series, two each in the first two games...finished the ACC Tournament hitting .300...posted a .455 (10-for-22) batting average in the NCAA Tournament...recorded a hit in all fi ve games including multiple hits in four games...hit .538 in FSU's three game sweep of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional...collected seven hits in 13 at-bats with three doubles, four runs and four RBI...fourth on the team with 24 two-out hits...knocked in 19 runs while hitting .303 with two outs...Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List candidate...Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA third team preseason All-American.

2008: First team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com and second team Freshman All-American by Ping! Baseball and the NCBWA...finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC in hitting with a .383 average; the 10th highest batting average in a single season in school history among players with 101 to 199 at-bats...ranked seventh in the league in on-base percentage at .472...started 57 games in his first season with the Seminoles - 54 at third base and three as the designated hitter...came into his own defensively at third ending the season on a 34-game errorless streak...started the season with hits in five straight games...put together a career-high 12-game hit streak at one point during the year...recorded 21 multi-hit games including a career-high four hits twice against Georgia and Savannah State...notched his first collegiate home run in game two against Georgia, a two-run shot to left in the eighth inning...had a streak of seven straight games scoring at least one run...went 5-for-9 (.556) in FSU's three-game sweep at Clemson... reached base in eight of his first nine plate appearances, scoring four runs and driving in three against the Tigers...hit his fourth home run of the season in game two...hit .727 in a four-game sweep of Savannah State...in the process became the first Seminole in nearly two years to register a hit in six straight at-bats...went a perfect 4-for-4 in the second game of the series and then recorded hits in his first two plate appearances before drawing a walk on his third time at-bat...in the third game against the Tigers, hit a two-run home run in the first inning and followed in his next plate appearance with his first career grand slam...tied Mike McGee for the season-high in RBI with six in a game...started all three ACC Tournament games in Jacksonville...best game came against North Carolina collecting three hits in five at-bats with a double and two runs scored...earned Tallahassee All-Region honors after batting .417 (10-for-24) with three doubles and five RBI...finished the tournament with four straight multi-hit games after going hitless in the opening round...tied a tournament high with three hits against Florida and Bucknell, while registering a career-high four runs scored against the Bison...hit .385 in the Super Regional against Wichita State...connected on his eighth home run of the season in the middle game of the series...was the starting third baseman for the Seminoles in both games of the College World Series.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played both baseball and football at Boone High School in Orlando... named all-metro as a sophomore, junior and senior... played fall baseball for the Orlando Scorpions, a traveling team competing in many of the nation's top amateur baseball tournaments...member of the National Honor Society for two years.

PERSONAL: Son of Ken and Pam Tapley...mom is the principal at St. Cloud High School... was the winning pitcher in the U.S. Championship Game in the 2001 Little League World Series against Rolando Paulino's team from the Bronx, N.Y. ...2010 and 2008 All-ACC Academic Team...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2007-08)...member of the 3.0 GPA Club (Spring 2008, Fall 2009) at Florida State...played summer ball in 2009 with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League...major is finance with the hopes of one day becoming a financial manager...born on September 7, 1988.

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