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Pierce Rankin
Pierce Rankin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lake Forest Park, Wash.

High School:
Shorecrest

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
C/OF

Experience:
2V

B/T:
R/R

PERSONAL
Born in Seattle ... son of Kim and Bob Rankin ... has an older brother, Connor, a younger sister, Jessica, and a younger brother, Noah ... Connor plays baseball at Northwest Nazarene (Nampa, Idaho) ... both parents were collegiate athletes ... grandfather, Bob Schloredt, played quarterback on two Rose Bowl teams (and was the 1960 and 1961 Rose Bowl MVP) at Washington and is a member of the Husky Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame ... sociology major.


WASHINGTON
2009: Saw action at a number of positions in 2009 ... played in and started 41 games: 23 at second base, 12 at catcher, three at third base, two at designated hitter and one in left field ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... had the Huskies' longest hitting streak of the year at 17 games, the first 17 of the season ... 4-for-12 in season-opening series at Fresno State ... 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI in win over Wisconsin-Whitewater ... solo homer vs. Hawai'i in the Metrodome ... 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBI in March 3 win over Oregon ... 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI the next day vs. the Ducks ... homered March 6 at Nevada and went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple March 8 vs. the Wolfpack ... 2-for-6 with a double and a homer vs. Hawai'i March 21 in Portland ... broke a 2-2 tie in with an eighth-inning homer to lead UW past Portland later that same day ... saw hitting streak snapped the following day vs. Oregon ... in May 1 win over USC, hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning to provide the tying an go-ahead runs in a 9-8 Husky victory ... went 3-for-5 in that game ... solo homer two days later vs. the Trojans ... 3-for-4 vs. BYU on May 12 ... 5-for-10 in first two games of Arizona series ... played summer baseball for the New Bedford (Mass.) Bay Sox ... played in the infield and pitched a little for the Bay Sox.

2008: Played in 31 games, making 11 starts, during true freshman season at UW ... all 11 starts came at shortstop ... first hit came in season's second game, Feb. 23 at UC Riverside ... 2-for-4 with a double and first college homer and three RBI Feb. 29 at Pacific ... 2-for-2 of the bench April 14 at Gonzaga ... had RBI vs. Portland (March 22) and Hawai'i-Hilo (March 26) ... played summer ball for the Bellingham (Wash.) Bells in the WCCBL.

SHORECREST HIGH SCHOOL
Played four seasons of varsity baseball under coach Alan Bruns, a former pitcher at the UW ... spent three seasons as team captain ... helped team to a second-place finish in the district and a trip to the state tournament as a senior ... team's MVP as a junior and senior ... first-team All-WesCo and second-team all-state as a senior ... played on Seattle Stars summer team that won three national championships ... also picked up two letters in football as a quarterback ... graduated with a 3.9 grade point average.

PIERCE RANKIN'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2008.... .180 31-11 50 2 9 1 0 1 5 13 .260 2 0 18 1 .212 0 1 0-1 32 36 3 .958
2009.... .299 41-41 164 32 49 14 3 6 26 87 .530 15 5 43 0 .369 3 4 3-4 148 75 10 .957
TOTAL... .271 72-52 214 34 58 15 3 7 31 100 .467 17 5 61 1 .335 3 5 3-5 180 111 13 .957

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