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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
PERSONAL
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.

WASHINGTON
2014:  Selected in the 25th round (761st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates ... was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ... honorable mention All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Academic ... one of four Huskies to play in all 59 games, 55 starts all at shortstop ... led all Pac-12 players with 204 assists and was tied for second fielding 42 double plays ... had 9 errors in 303 chances (.970) ... hit .371 (23-for-62, 21 RBI) with runners in scoring position ... 9 multi-hit games ... was 2-for-11 at Oxford Regional ... was 1-for-3 with a run and RBI in game 1 win over Georgia Tech ... made lone appearance at second base, coming in as a defensive replacement on May 10 ... 4-for-13 in Utah series ... was 2-for-10 in Cal series ... drove in go-ahead run and scored insurance run in 6-2 win Saturday vs. Cal, going 2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI, double, walk, 2 doubles ... had 2 hits in each of the first two games of Stanford series ... was 3-for-3 with a walk in series opener vs. Oregon ... was 4-for-14 in USC series, including 3-for-6, RBI, and a double 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 2-for-3 with 3 RBI's overall ... went 1-for-3 with run scored in first-ever game at Husky Ballpark ... 1-for-8, triple, 2 runs at ASU ... team-high 5 RBI at Jack Gifford Memorial Tourney going 3-for-11 (.273), 2 doubles, 2 runs ... 1-for-4 with 2-run double March 6 vs. Santa Clara ... 2-for-3, 3 RBI, double, run on March 9 vs. Santa Clara ... hit lead-off March 1 vs. UC Davis and was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI ... 1-for-2 with run vs. Indiana ... hit 2-for-10, 2 doubles, 3 runs, RBI at Texas State Tourney ... 1-for-3, double, run in season-opener vs. Air Force ... 1-for-3, RBI double, 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.


GETTING TO KNOW ERIK FORGIONE

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.

 

Forgione Career Stats
Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2012.... .173 46-27 75 10 13 3 1 0 8 18 .240 4 4 21 1 .253 0 4 2-5 33 81 6 .950
2013.... .279 49-21 86 13 24 2 0 0 8 26 .302 6 2 18 0 .340 0 4 6-8 43 74 3 .975
2014.... .228 59-55 171 28 39 8 1 0 22 49 .287 16 10 25 0 .330 0 14 5-10 89 205 9 .970
TOTAL... .229 154-103 332 51 76 13 2 0 38 93 .280 26 16 64 1 .316 0 22 13-23 165 360 18 .967
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