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Lex Kaplan
Lex  Kaplan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Ladue

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/15/1994


04/18/2014

Despite LeBlanc's First-Career 8.0 Inning Complete Game, Baseball Falls to Charlotte

LeBlanc allows just three hits and two runs - both unearned - in fastest contest in school history

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 60 games, starting in right field in every game…batted .243 with 38 runs, 52 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 27 RBI, 31 walks, two sacrifice flies, six sacrifice hits and eight stolen bases…notched a slugging percentage of .416 with an on-base percentage of .349…posted 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games…led the team in home runs and walks while tying for the team lead in triples…opened the season with a 2-for3 day at the dish with a double and three runs at Pepperdine (2/13)…collected two hits and an RBI at Pepperdine (2/15)…hit the go-ahead RBI-double at Southeastern Louisiana (2/18)…was 3-for-4 with a run at New Orleans (2/24) before doubling twice the following day with three runs against the Privateers…hit his first-career home run against Creighton (2/27) to go along with two RBI…went 2-for-5 with a solo home run at UC Riverside (3/20)…also homered at UC Riverside (3/22) in the series finale with two RBI…scored twice while doubling in a 2-for-3 performance at UNC Wilmington (3/31)…was 2-for-4 with two runs and a triple against Nicholls (4/7)…collected singles in all three games at Houston (4/10 to 4/12)…was 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI, a triple and a home run at Cincinnati (4/25)…went 2-for-4 against Southeastern Louisiana (4/28) and against Houston (5/3)…became the first player in American Athletic Conference Championship history to homer twice in a game when he did so against UConn (5/20) during a 3-for-4 performance…notched an RBI-double against UNC Wilmington (5/29) during the opening game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional…hit by three pitches while singling, posting two RBI and scoring twice against Lehigh (5/30) during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional…singled against UNC Wilmington (5/31) to close the season at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 43 games, starting 37 (32 in centerfield, five in left field)...batted .178 with 12 runs, 21 hits, three doubles, eight RBI, 19 walks, one sacrifice fly, four sacrifice hits and two stolen bases...led the team in walks (19)...posted four multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game...tied for third for the season's longest reached-base streak with 11 games...collected his lone multi-RBI game on opening day against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/14) with two RBI and a sac fly...scored his first run against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/15)...posted an RBI and his first collegiate hit against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/16)...notched an RBI-single at Louisiana Tech (2/22)...walked three times at Southeastern Louisiana (4/9)...reached base in 11-straight games from April 13 against Rice to May 2 against Southern Miss...recorded a 1-for-3 day with two runs, an RBI, a double and two walks against Rice (4/13)...went 2-for-3 at Charlotte (4/17)...posted a 2-for-4 performance at LSU (4/22)...notched an RBI against Wichita State (4/26-27) on back-to-back days...scored twice while getting hit by a pitch and collecting a hit against Nicholls State (4/29)...had an RBI and scored a run while going 2-for-3 against Southern Miss (5/3)...walked, recorded a hit and notched a stolen base at UAB (5/10)...went 1-for-3 in three consecutive games against FIU (5/15-17).

About Lex Kaplan

Prep: Was a four-year letterman at Ladue High School in St. Louis, Mo...played in the outfield and pitched in high school...helped team go 19-4 during his senior year, including a perfect 5-0 district record...notched six saves on the mound in 2013, good for the single-season school record...earned Second-Team All-State honors after hitting .450 in 2013...named First-Team All-Conference as an outfielder and Second-Team as a pitcher for his senior year...earned First-Team All-State honors as a junior after hitting .490 with nine home runs...owns the career Ladue High baseball records for most hits (122), most runs scored (105), most doubles (32), most triples (12) and most saves (nine)...tied for the school single-season record in runs with 39 in 2012...also tied the single-season school record for triples with seven in 2012.

Personal: Born Alex Joseph Kaplan on July 15, 1994...son of Jody and Gary Kaplan...has two older brothers, Jason and Jonny, and one younger sister, Courtney...older brother Jonny played center field for the Green Wave from 2000-03.
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