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#9 Erik Forgione
Position: Infield
Bats: S
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chehalis, Wash.
High School: W.F. West
Experience: 2 Letters
Born in Elgin, Illinois ... son of Dodi and Andy Forgione ... father played baseball at Saint Xavier University in Chicago ... has two younger brothers, Michael and Drew ... majoring in communications with a double minor in anthropology and marketing.

2014: Played in all 26 games, 24 starts all at shortstop ... tied for 4th on team with 15 RBI ... was 4x14 in USC series, including 3x6, RBI, 2B in 19-4 win ... was 3-for-9 in Arizona series .. drove in the first 3 runs in an 8-0 win over AZ, going 2x3 with 3 RBI's overall ... went 1x3 with run scored in first-ever game at Husky Ballpark ... 1x8, 3B, 2 runs at ASU ... team-high 5 RBI at Jack Gifford Memorial Tourney going 3x11 (.273), 2 doubles, 2 runs ... 1x4 with 2-run double March 6 vs. Santa Clara ... 2x3, 3 RBI, 2B, run on March 9 vs. Santa Clara ... hit lead-off March 1 vs. UC Davis and was 2x3 with 2 RBI ... 1x2 with run vs. Indiana ... hit 2x10, 2 2B, 3 R, RBI at Texas State Tourney ... 1x3, 2B, run in season-opener vs. Air Force ... 1x3, RBI 2B, run in tie vs. Michigan on Feb. 16.

2013: Played in 49 games, starting 21 ... 11 starts at second base and 10 at shortstop ... started two of four at UC Davis, one each at second and short ... started at shortstop in the third game of the Lamar series ... played second base as a defensive replacement in each of the first two Cal Poly games ... 1-for-3 in start March 3 vs. Cal Poly ... played in all three games vs. Poly, starting the third at shortstop ... 1-for-4 in a start vs. SeattleU on March 5 ... started two of three games at LSU at shortstop ... singled in lone at bat of the USC series and also stole a base, but played in all three ... started two of three games at Oregon at shortstop ... 1-for-1 with an RBI and an HBP off the bench at SeattleU on April 2 ... drove in the go-ahead run in a ninth-inning rally in the win April 5 at Pepperdine ... 1-for-1 with a run off the bench in the Huskies' win at Stanford on April 13 ... 2-for-3 April 16 vs. SeattleU ... appeared off the bench in all three Oregon State games, going 2-for-2 in the series ... had an RBI single off the bench April 20 (game two) vs. the Beavers ... started two of the three games at Arizona at second base, going 3-for-12 with a double and two RBI in the series ... 1-for-3 with an RBI in Huskies' 3-2 win over Utah on May 12 ... started all three games of UW's three-game sweep of Washington State at second base and in the leadoff spot ... 4-for-11 with a double in the WSU series ... closed out the season with a good weekend in the UW's series win over No. 19 Arizona State, starting all three at second base ... 5-for-13 with two steals and an HBP in the ASU series, including 3-for-5 on May 25 ... played summer ball for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League, where he batted .231 in 134 plate appearances and had a homerun and 19 RBI, plus 9 stolen bases.

2012: Played in 46 games, starting 27, as a true freshman ... started 13 of the Huskies' 30 Pac-12 games ... all 27 starts came at shortstop ... opened his career with a bang, hitting a two-run single to cap a four-run rally in the eighth inning opening day at San Diego State ... that single gave the Huskies a 5-4 lead in a game they won, 7-4 ... 3-for-4 with an RBI Feb. 24 at UC Irvine ... 1-for-2 with a double March 3 (game one) vs. Saint Joseph's ... 2-for-5 with two RBI in two games vs. CSU Bakersfield ... 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI April 9 vs. Gonzaga ... spent the summer playing for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod League.

W. F. WEST HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters playing for coach Tom Zuber ... classmate of fellow Husky baseball player Robert Pehl ... during his four seasons, Bearcats compiled a 91-9 overall record, won three league titles and a state championship (2010) ... also finished third in state two other times, his sophomore and senior years ... three-time first-team All-Evergreen Conference selection after earning second-team honors as a freshman ... also three-time first-team all-area and earned first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... second-team all-state as a sophomore ... also earned four letters in football and one in basketball ... two-time first-team all-league and all-area in football and also earned second-team all-state on the gridiron ... selected by the Angels in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB draft ... graduated with a 3.7 grade point average.


Possible career outside of baseball:
Baseball coach or personal instructor

Greatest baseball memory:
Getting drafted in 2011 out of high school.

Why do you love baseball?:
Baseball is a game that I can enjoy and gives me opportunities to influence others by the way I play. Allows me to learn about life, the ups and downs, success and failures.

Interesting fact:
I was in a car accident my freshman year of college. I was hit by a drunk driver and shouldn’t be alive today.


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