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22   Bill Rankin
Bill Rankin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Willington, Conn.

High School:
E.O. Smith H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
OF

B/T:
Left/Left


AS A SENIOR IN 2007:

  • Has played in all 40 games, starting 39, tied for most games on the season.
  • Was only a double shy of hitting for the cycle as he went 3-4 with three runs scored and four RBI against Northeastern (5/9). Singled in the third, walked in the fourth, homered in the sixth and tripled in the eighth.
  • Hit safely three times in five plate appearances against Siena (5/1) with a double and a run scored.
  • In two consecutive games against Dayton (4/27 and 4/28), totaled seven hits in eight at bats with five runs scored
  • Knocked in two runs vs. George Washington (4/14).
  • Leads all Minuteman outfielders in assists with five.
  • Had six putouts in centerfield in win over Boston College (4/9).
  • Collected a hit, run and RBI in extra innings loss to Rhode Island (4/7).
  • In the first game of the doubleheader against Rhode Island (4/7), Rankin homered to deep right field.
  • Gunned down a runner from center field to double him up and record an assist against Holy Cross (4/3).
  • Knocked in a run with his only hit on the day against Charlotte (4/1).
  • Recorded an outfield assist in the first inning while going 0-3 at the plate against Charlotte (3/30).
  • Against Hartford (3/28), went 1-4 with a single.
  • Had two doubles and drove in a run at Temple (3/23).
  • Batted 2-3 with double, three runs, and a RBI vs. Jacksonville State (3/19).
  • Went 1-3 at the plate with a double, two RBI, and a run vs. Northwestern (3/18).

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Played in 26 games, starting in 17 ... Batted .284 (19-67) with three doubles, two triples, 11 RBI, nine runs, two walks, 26 total bases, a .351 on-base percentage, and a .388 slugging percentage ... In a doubleheader vs. Duquesne (4/8), went 1-2 with two RBI and a run in game one and 2-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run in game two ... Batted 3-6 with a double, two RBI, and a run at Boston College (4/26).

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Played in and started 35 games for the Minutemen at first base and the outfield ... Finished the year with a .248 batting average (.284 against right handers) with two doubles, a triple, 19 runs scored and 11 RBI ... The ultimate team player, he lead the team and Atlantic 10 in sacrifice bunts with 14 ... Opened up the 2005 season with a hit against New Orleans (2/25) ... Went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 5-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky (3/12) ... Went 1-1 with a RBI on a sacrifice fly against Bucknell (3/16) ... Knocked in the Minutemen's lone run in a 2-1 loss to Illinois State (3/18) ... Was 3-4 with a double in game two of a double header against Xavier (3/26) ... Filled up the box score with a hit, a run, a RBI and a sacrifice against Hartford (4/6) ... Went 3-4 with a walk and a run scored in a 6-5 victory over the Huskies of Connecticut (4/12) ... Stroked three hits and scored two runs to aid the Minutemen to a 12-9 victory over Saint Joseph's (4/17) ... Was 2-4 with a run and a RBI against Harvard in the Beanpot tournament (4/20) ... Had two hits and scored three runs in a 13-1 rout of Fordham (4/23) ... Went 2-5 with a double, three RBI, and one run scored in an 11-8 victory against Sacred Heart (4/28) ... Stroked three hits, stole a base, and scored the winning run in a 1-0 victory over St. Bonavenure (5/1) ... Drove in two runs and scored another in a 15-10 win over Siena (5/3)

    AS A FRESHMAN 2004: Appeared in 26 games for the Minutemen starting 17... Hit .225 with three doubles, six RBI and 20 runs scored ... Scored two runs in an 8-5 loss to South Florida (3/12) ... Went 2-6 with a RBI and a run scored to help the Minutemen defeat Wright State 15-3 (3/18) ... Had two hits and scored a run in a 9-4 loss to George Washington (3/30) ... Went 2-4 with one run scored in a 13-5 win over Central Connecticut State (5/12).

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Played in four games early in the year, before missing the remainder of the season due to injury ... Went 1-for-4 at the plate ... Had his first career hit and stolen base against Columbia.

    BEFORE UMASS: Played center field for Coach Jason Donahue at E.O. Smith H.S. ... Hit .380 with 18 RBI, six triples, seven doubles and 12 steals as a senior ... Batted .539 as a junior with 23 RBI and 17 stolen bases ... Earned all-conference honors during junior and senior years ... AAU All-American in 2000, and Baseball Factory All-American in 2002 ... Team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... Also played both football and basketball at E.O. Smith ... A member of National Honor Society.

    PERSONAL: Born September 15, 1984, in Farmington, Conn. ... Son of Ann and Bill Rankin ... Majoring in sport management.

    Bill Rankin's 2007 Statistics at UMass

    YEAR
    AVG.
    GP-GS
    AB
    R
    H
    2B
    3B
    HR
    RBI
    TB
    SLG.
    BB
    SF-SH
    SB-A
    2007
    .271
    40-39
    140
    31
    38
    9
    1
    2
    20
    55
    .393
    11
    0-6
    9-11
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