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Josh Prince

Hometown:
Sulphur, La.

High School:
Barbe HS

Last College:
Univ. of Texas

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
01/26/1988

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Josh Prince

2008: Played in 57 games as a sophomore, including 40 starts at shortstop...underwent successful elbow surgery in the fall, but came back to hit .236 (35-for-148) with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBI...ranks second on the team in stolen bases (19)...in C-USA play, hitting at a respectable .302 clip...stellar defender ranks third on the club in assists (107) while helping turn 23 double plays...has eight multiple-hit games, including going 3-for-3 with a double and a home run at East Carolina (May 10)...two multiple-RBI contests during the year, with a big one that included his two-RBI single that was game's only runs in a 2-0 win over UC Irvine...had a five-game hitting streak from April 25-May 3 when he hit .350 (7-for-20) with an RBI.

Prior to Tulane: Spent the 2007 season at the University of Texas for coach Augie Garrido...played in 35 games as a true freshman for the Longhorns, including 26 starts, while helping the team post a 46-17 record, the Big XII regular-season championship and the No. 4 national seed in the NCAA Regionals...earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors after hitting .371 with seven doubles and 16 RBI while fielding at a .963 clip with 30 putouts and 48 assists to go with just three errors...in Big XII play, tallied a .340 batting average (17-for-50) with four doubles, seven RBI and six sacrifice bunts.

High School: Four-year letterman at Barbe High for coach Glen Cecchini where he saw time at shortstop and on the mound...helped guide the Bucs to four District 3-5A titles, four playoff appearances and the state title as a senior when Barbe went 37-7 and ranked seventh in the nation by Baseball America...twice named all-state and claimed a spot on the National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District 6 Team as a senior...set Barbe records for career saves (14) and saves in a season (five in 2006)...hit .425 with 35 RBI, 51 runs scored and 55 stolen bases offensively while posting a 1.21 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13.0 innings from the mound as a senior...as a junior, hit .455 with 50 stolen bases in 36 games as a position player while going 2-1 with five saves, a 1.73 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26 innings toeing the rubber...as a sophomore, hit .285 with four doubles, 12 RBI and 20 stolen bases while going 5-1 with four saves, a 2.80 ERA and 30 strikeouts...selected to represent the East in the 2006 Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Game and was a member of the Texas Rangers Area Code Games in 2005...played for Louisiana All-Stars in 2006, helping the team to a second-place finish at the Best Baseball Championships...also lettered four times in football...off the field, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.98 grade point average.

Personal: Born Joshua Cole Prince on Jan. 26, 1988 in Lake Charles, La...son of B.B. and Kathy Prince...has two brothers, Ran - who played baseball at LSU and McNeese State - and Dooley - who played baseball and student coached at Texas...grandfather, R.E Prince, Jr., played baseball at Texas A&M and was played in the St. Louis Cardinal organization...majoring in physical therapy.

Prince's Stats:

Year Avg GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB/AT PO A E FLD%
2008 .236 57/40 148 22 35 4 0 1 10 42 .284 14 3 24 .315 0 7 19/25 55 107 7 .959

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