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#48 Sam Russell
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grandville, Mich.
High School: Grandville HS
Major: (3.56 GPA)
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Sam Russell
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/04/2012

Finished career tied for 10th in program history with 39 career doubles.

2012: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Started in all 63 games ... finished second on the team with 14 doubles ... tied for team lead during conference play with 23 RBI ... had 15 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI contests ... blasted a three-run home run at Troy (2/18) ... hit three doubles and scored four times versus Buffalo (3/24) ... named MAC West Player of the Week on March 24 ... hit a triple at Bowling Green (3/24) ... given team's Captain Award.

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Starter in all 58 games ... led the team in doubles (18) and home runs (seven) ... posted eight multi-RBI games ... blasted first home run against UNLV (2/26) ... recorded triples against Notre Dame (3/29) and Kent State (4/15) ... drove in three runs against FGCU (2/19) and Ohio (4/3) ... knocked a season-high three hits, including two doubles in 3-for-3 day against Ohio (4/2) ... intentionally walked against Northern Illinois (4/29) ... had a 15-game on-base streak (4/10-5/8) ... hit fourth homer of the season against Western Michigan (5/14) in 2-for-4 day ... drove in two runs on two hits at Eastern Michigan (5/20) ... smashed fifth home run of the season in 2-for-5 day against Toledo (5/26) in the MAC Tournament ... nailed two homers against WMU (5/27) in 3-for-5 day, including 2 RBI.

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Had three hits in a game twice and four multi-RBI contests ... started seven games in left field and four in right field.

2009: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Had four multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests … drove in six with a three-hit game against Milwaukee (3/18) … drove in seven runs over two games against Ohio State and Stetson … also went 3-for-6 with three RBI against Florida Gulf Coast (2/20) … made 17 starts in left field and 11 at first base.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Played baseball for Jim Leonardo … hit .341 with 17 doubles and 17 steals as a senior … earned all-conference, all-district, all-region, and all-state accolades … played summer ball for the Diamonds Baseball Club.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2009....  .207  41-28   111   17   23   3   0   3   23   35  .315  13   0  29   2  .286   2   0   1-2    112   2   5  .958
2010....  .281  32-12    57   15   16   4   1   2   12   28  .491   8   1  19   1  .373   1   1   2-2     17   1   0 1.000
2011....  .259  58-58   220   34   57  18   2   7   35  100  .455  18   5  52   0  .324   4   2   0-1    129   2   4  .970
2012....  .249  63-63   249   33   62  14   1   1   41   81  .325  25   5  53   3  .326   3   2   3-4    129   2   2  .985
TOTAL...  .248 194-161  637   99  158  39   4  13  111  244  .383  64  11 153   6  .323  10   5   6-9    387   7  11  .973