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 Chase Gerdes 29
Chase Gerdes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Uvalde, Texas

High School:
Uvalde HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L

CAREER HONORS
•2006 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (3/21)
•2006 Spring Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll
•2005 NCAA Waco Regional All-Tournament

BAYLOR CAREER RECORDS BOOK
•t-7th in Big 12 stolen bases (12)

SUMMER 2006
•Did not play competitively

2006 (JUNIOR)
•Appeared in 62 games with 50 starts, all in center field
•Played in all 27 Big 12 games with 20 starts
•Had two triples in Big 12 games, tied for fourth in league action
•Tied for 10th in Big 12 with 15 stolen bases
•Became first Baylor player since 1999 to record at least 10 stolen bases in three consecutive seasons
•Became first Baylor player since 1998 to record at least 10 stolen bases in each of first three seasons
•Fourth on team with 16 multiple-hit games, including a trio of three-hit games
•Fourth on team with nine multiple-RBI games, including three games with three RBI and a career-high tying four RBI against Prairie View A&M (5/10)
•Tallied six multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games in Big 12 play
•Hit .478 (11-for-23) during career-long tying eight-game hitting streak (4/30-5/16)
•Went 20-for-56 (.357) with three triples, 13 runs, 12 RBI and seven runs during season's final 18 games, hitting safely in all but three games
•Hit .337 (28-for-83) with runners on base, including a .371 (13-for-35) mark in Big 12 play
•Was 4-for-6 (.667) with bases loaded
•Led team with a .357 average (20-for-56) with runners in scoring position
•Hit .350 (7-for-20) with runners in scoring position in conference games
•Scored runner from third with less than two outs in 12 of 19 opportunities (63.2 percent)
•Produced eight two-out RBI, five of which came in Big 12 play
•Was 2-for-6 (.333) as a pinch hitter
•Drew at least one walk in each of season's first seven games
•2-for-3 with two walks, three runs and an RBI against UT-Arlington (2/14)
•2-for-5 with an RBI triple and a run at Long Beach State (3/4)
•2-for-3 with a run and a double against Louisiana Tech (3/12)
•Named Big 12 Player of the Week following Kansas series (3/17-19)
•Hit .636 (7-for-11) with three runs, four RBI, two doubles, a home run and three stolen bases against the Jayhawks
•Started a streak of four consecutive multiple-hit games in the Kansas series opener, going 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base (3/17)
•3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and a stolen base against Kansas (3/18)
•2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Kansas series finale (3/19)
•2-for-4 with two runs, a double, a walk and a stolen base against TCU (3/21)
•2-for-3 with three runs and two hit-by-pitch at Oklahoma (3/26)
•2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base at Texas Tech (3/31)
•3-for-5 with two runs and three RBI against Oklahoma State (4/7)
•2-for-4 with two runs, two walks, a triple, four RBI and a stolen base against Prairie View A&M (5/10)
•Hit safely in all three games of Nebraska series (5/12-14)
•1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Nebraska series opener (5/12)
•Solo home run against Nebraska (5/13) was the second of Baylor's three left-on-left home runs of the season
•3-for-4 with two walks, a run, three RBI and three stolen bases against Dallas Baptist (5/16)
•Hit .556 (5-for-9) with four runs, a double and three walks at the Big 12 Tournament (5/24-27)
•2-for-4 with a run against Nebraska (5/24)
•2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two walks against Texas (5/25)

SUMMER 2005
•Patrolled center for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League
•Appeared in 35 games with 32 starts
•Hit .221 with 13 RBI, eight doubles and 13 stolen bases in 16 attempts

2005 (SOPHOMORE)
•Led team and tied for second in Big 12 with five triples
•2-for-5 with a triple, two runs vs. Long Beach State (3/5)
•2-for-5 with a triple, run vs. Long Beach State (3/6)
•Drove in tying run with a triple and then scored winning run in 4-3, 10-inning victory over TCU (3/15)
•3-for-4 with a run vs. Kansas State (4/8)
•2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI at Nebraska (4/22)
•2-for-4 with two RBI at Texas A&M (5/14)
•3-for-4 with a triple and a run vs. Texas State (5/17)
•3-for-4 with a run and four RBI in a win over TCU (6/5)
•Fourth on team with .281 average (9-for-32) in postseason play
•Tied for team lead with seven RBI in NCAA Tournament
•Scored runner from third with less than two outs in eight of 11 opportunities (72.7 percent)
•Hit .302 (16-for-53) with two outs, .474 (9-for-19) in Big 12 play
•Recorded 11 two-out RBI
Summer 2004
•Appeared in four games for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League before returning to Baylor for rehabilitation
•Posted a .471 on base percentage with three runs and two stolen bases in limited action

2004 (FRESHMAN)
•Missed first six weeks of season due to a bone fracture in left foot
•Saw first collegiate action at Oklahoma, going 4-for-5 (3/27)
•Hit safely in each of first four collegiate starts
•Hit .302 (16-for-53) with three doubles and seven RBI in 19 Big 12 games
•Hit more than 200 points better (.475, 19-for-40) with runners on base
•Hit .483 (14-for-29) with runners in scoring position and .700 (7-for-10) with runner at third and less than two outs
•Hit .333 (8-for-24) with two outs
•Posted a .415 average (17-for-41) in 15 games at Baylor Ballpark
•Most productive at night, going 19-for-39 (.487) under the lights
•Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored at Missouri (4/2)
•Tallied two hits in four trips with a run and two RBI against UT-Arlington (4/7)
•Went 1-for-3 with a walk against Oklahoma State (4/9)
•Picked up three hits, including a triple, in five at bats with two runs and an RBI against Sam Houston State (4/13)
•Plated two runs and scored another with three hits, including a double in the series opener against Texas (4/16)
•Recorded seventh infield hit and later scored against Kansas (4/25)
•Came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases against Texas Southern (4/28)
•Went 2-for-4 with a walk against Nebraska (5/15)
•Went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, and two runs against Texas Southern (5/19)
•Hit a game-tying two-run double in the top of the eighth at Texas Tech (5/21)
•Went 6-for-15 (.400) at Big 12 Tournament and led Bears with six RBI
•Was 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Texas Tech (5/26)
•Went 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI, a double and a triple against Oklahoma (5/28)
•Hit safely in 18 of 23 games when getting at least two at bats
•Ended season on a four-game hitting streak

SUMMER 2003
•Finished second in the Northwoods League in batting with a .335 average, trailing only Baylor teammate Mike Pankratz
•Had five doubles and five home runs, driving in 20 runs and scoring 31 times
•Also stole 12 bases in 17 tries
•Helped lead the Wausau Woodchucks to the second-half South Division title
•Named to the postseason all-star team

2003 (REDSHIRT)
•Sat out season as a non-medical redshirt

HIGH SCHOOL
•Four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Goldman at Uvalde High School in Uvalde, Texas
•Earned all-district honors each of his final three seasons
•Named 2002 district defensive most valuable player
•Also lettered in football
•Named all-district on the gridiron his junior and senior seasons, and an all-state defensive back in 2002
•Member of the National Honor Society

PERSONAL
•Full name is Chase Stanley Gerdes
•Born Aug. 6, 1983, in San Antonio, Texas
•Son of Randy and Becky Gerdes
•Father played football at Texas
•Sister Sami (Gerdes) Harris graduated from Baylor and is married to former Baylor baseball director of operations Blake Harris
•Chose Baylor over UT-Pan American and St. Mary's
•Majoring in business
•Would like to switch places with Lebron James for a day

CAREER BESTS
Hits: 4 at Oklahoma (3/27/04)
Runs: 3, twice
Doubles: 2 vs. Kansas (3/18/06)
Triples: 1, 12 times
Home Runs: 1, three times
RBI: 4, three times
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Dallas Baptist (5/16/06)
Walks: 2, 11 times
Hitting Streak: 8 games (5/14/05 through 6/5/05)
8 games (4/30/06 through 5/16/06)

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