LeBlanc allows just three hits and two runs - both unearned - in fastest contest in school history
|Hope's Career Honors|
|2014||Conference USA All-FreshmanTeam|
2014 (Freshman): A Conference USA All-Freshman Team member...appeared in 52 games, starting all 52 (all at third base)...the only player on the team in 2014 to start every game on the season at one position...batted .269 with 13 runs, 53 hits, 10 doubles, three home runs, 25 RBI, 15 walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice hits and two stolen bases...led the Green Wave in hitting (.269) and hits (53)...second on the team in home runs (three) and RBI (25)...third on the team in slugging percentage (.365) and ranked fourth on the team in on base percentage (.322)...second on the team in multi-hit games (14) and multi-RBI games (six)...posted the season's longest hitting-streak at 11 games, from Feb. 15 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to March 7 at California...went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/15) for his first hits and RBI of his career...went 4-for-6 with a double, a home run, two runs and four RBI at Louisiana Tech (2/22)...posted a two-RBI game against Sacred Heart (3/2) while going 2-for-5 at the dish...went 2-for-5 with two runs, a double and a home run at California (3/7)...had a single, a double and two RBI against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/12)...went 2-for-4 in back-to-back games at East Carolina (3/15) and against Southeastern Louisiana (3/18)...collected two hits against Middle Tennessee (3/22) and at Marshall (3/29)...posted a walk-off RBI-single during a 3-for-5 performance against McNeese State (4/15)...blasted a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 12th for his lone hit against Wichita State (4/25)...notched a double in a 2-for-4 day at the plate against Nicholls State (4/29), adding two runs...collected four hits across three games in the series against Southern Miss (5/2-4)...notched a 2-for-3 performance at UAB (5/11)...ended the season with a walk-off RBI-single during a 2-for-4 day against FIU (5/17).
About Hunter Hope
Prep: Was a three-year letterwinner at Dwyer High School in Jupiter, Fla....played shortstop...helped lead his team to a 14-13 record during his senior season...batted .393 with ten home runs, 25 RBI, 25 walks and five steals during his senior year...earned First Team All-State honors, while also being named to the Southeast Florida All-Region Team, the 8A All-District First Team and the Coaches All-City and All-League teams...also named to the Southeast Florida All-Region Second Team, the 8A All-District First Team, the Coaches All-City First Team and the Coaches All-League First Team during his junior year...owns the career record at Dwyer High School in intentional walks with 18...named to the All-State and All-County All-Star Games in 2013...was a Perfect Game USA All-Region Team Member... played travel ball for the prestigious South Florida Bandits, and led the team in home runs with five.
Personal:Born Hunter Andrew Hope on January 7, 1995...son of Katie and Andrew Hope...has two younger sisters, Summer and Piper, and one younger brother, Eli...plans to major in public health at Tulane.