Red Raider Profile - 2012
Game-by-Game Stats - 2011
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Games Played (Season): 48 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 36 (2011)
At-Bats: 6, at Baylor (3/19/11)
Runs: 2 6x, at Texas State (4/18/11)*
Hits: 4, at Baylor (3/19/11)
RBI: 4, vs. Oklahoma State (5/22/11)
Doubles: 1 7x, at Kansas State (4/22/11)*
Triples: 1, vs. UTSA (4/5/11)
Home Runs: 1, vs. Oklahoma State (5/22/11)
Walks: 3, vs. BYU (2/25/11)
Strikeouts: 2 2x, at Dallas Baptist (3/22/11)*
Stolen Bases: 1 4x, at Kansas State (4/23/11)*
Hit Streak: 8 games (5/13-5/26/11)
* Indicates most recent high
Played in 65 games (41 starts) while batting .316 (50-for-158) with 29 runs, eight doubles, one triple, one home run, 29 RBI, 20 walks, eight hit-by-pitch, 10 sacrifice bunts, 4-of-5 stolen bases, .399 slugging percentage, .413 on-base percentage and .974 fielding percentage (162 putouts, 28 assists, 5 errors)... recorded 14 multi-hit games, including one three-hit game and one four-hit performance... has eight multiple RBI games, including two three-RBI games and one four-RBI contest... tallied eight bunt base hits... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... played in 31 games (19 starts) batting .325 (26-for-80) with four doubles, one home run - a grand slam - 12 RBI, six walks, 3-of-4 stolen bases, .413 slugging percentage, .393 on-base percentage and fielded .958 (56 putouts, 12 assists, 3 errors) and thrown out 4-of-20 (20%) would-be base stealers.
Played for the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League... helped lead the Copperheads to a second-place finish in the regular season with a 37-27 overall record... in 15 games batted .327 (17-for-52) with five runs, two doubles, three RBI and seven walks... played with Texas Tech teammate Scott Erzinger.
All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... Johnny Bench Award Watch List... Brooks Wallace Classic All-Tournament Team (C)... Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team (C)... played in 48 games while starting 36 games at catcher (20 games), designated hitter (12 games) and left field (4 games)... batted two-hole 15 times, six-hole two times, seven-hole 13 times, eight-hole once and nine-hole five times... batted .333 (44-for-132) with 25 runs, seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 24 RBI, 17 walks, five hit-by-pitch, nine sacrifice bunts, 4-of-5 stolen bases, .424 slugging percentage, .420 on-base percentage and .994 fielding percentage (139 putouts, 23 assists, 1 error) and threw out 7-of-32 (22%) would-be base stealers... led team with 15 infield base hits... in 18 games (15 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents led team batting .339 (19-for-56) with eight runs, three doubles, one home run (grand slam), 11 RBI, four walks, 1-of-2 stolen bases, .446 slugging percentage and .393 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 25 games (18 starts) led the team batting .352 (25-for-71) with 10 runs, four doubles, one home run (grand slam), 12 RBI, six walks, two hit-by-pitch, 3-of-4 stolen bases, .451 slugging percentage and .418 on-base percentage... ranked fifth in the league batting .352 (25-for-71) during Big 12 games... in 27 home games batted .379 (25-for-66) with 16 runs, four doubles, one home run (grand slam), 14 RBI, 13 walks, 3-of-3 stolen bases, .485 slugging percentage and .476 on-base percentage... in 21 road/neutral site games batted .288 (19-for-66) with nine runs, three doubles, one triple, 10 RBI, four walks, 1-of-2 stolen bases, .364 slugging percentage and .356 on-base percentage... led team batting .447 (21-for-47) against left-handed pitching... best batting average against LHP by a Red Raider since 2009 (Chris Richburg, .510)... batted .271 (23-for-85) against right-handed pitching... batted .385 (25-for-65) with runners on base... batted .284 (19-for-67) with the bases empty... batted .571 (4-for-7) with the bases loaded... led team batting .500 (3-for-6) as a pinch hitter... batted .385 (15-for-39) with runners in scoring position... batted .297 (11-for-37) with two outs... recorded 10 two-out RBI... notched four go-ahead RBI and tied for team lead with five game-tying RBI... second on team with seven bunt hits... tallied two game-winning RBI, including a 10th inning bases loaded walk at No. 14 Baylor (3/20)... recorded 13 multi-hit games, including one three-hit game and one four-hit performance... posted six multiple RBI games, including two three-RBI games and one four-RBI contest... posted a season-high eight-game hit streak (5/13-5/26) batting .455 (10-for-22) with three runs, one home run (grand slam), six RBI, on sacrifice bunt, .591 slugging percentage and .520 on-base percentage... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made season debut off the bench on Opening Day receiving a walk against Western Michigan (2/18)... went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double and a stolen base against Northwestern (2/20)... notched first career four-hit game going 4-for-6 with a run, double and three RBI at No. 14 Baylor (3/19)... completed Baylor series going 2-for-5 with two runs, a double, walk and RBI (3/20)... hit first career triple going 2-for-4 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch against UTSA (4/5)... hit first career home run - a grand slam - going 2-for-3 with first-career four RBI game against No. 22 Oklahoma State (5/22)... grand slam provided Tech eventual game-winning run... became the first Red Raider to hit a grand slam for first career home run since 2009 (Garrett Totten - at No. 9 Baylor)... finished season on a season-high eight-game hitting streak... member of the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (Dean's List).
Played for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League... helped lead team to a league championship with a 31-17 overall record... Knights won the league's western division and had the best record among all nine-league teams... in 20 games batted .244 (10-for-41) with three runs, five RBI and two walks... tallied a pair of multi-hit games.
In 17 games (five starts) batted .231 (6-for-26) with four runs, one double, five RBI, .269 slugging percentage and .375 on-base percentage... in four games (one start) against nationally-ranked opponents batted .143 (1-for-7)... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in six games (one start) batted .111 (1-for-9) with two runs scored... in nine home games batted .385 (5-for-13) with two runs, one double and five RBI... in eight road/neutral site games batted .077 (1-for-13)... made appearance off the bench in the Big 12 Championships recording one walk and no official at-bat... batted .167 (2-for-12) against left-handed pitching... batted .286 (4-for-14) against right-handed pitching... batted .308 (4-for-13) with runners in scoring position... batted .500 (1-for-2) with the bases loaded... batted .273 (3-for-11) with runners in scoring position... tallied one multi-hit game... notched two multiple RBI games... season-high three game-hit streak (3/21-3/24)... batted .363 (4-for-11) with two runs and three RBI during hit streak... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut and picked up first career base hit with a double going 1-for-3 against Jacksonville State (2/21)... first career multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with two RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/24)... member of the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.
A 2009 graduate of Class 5A Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas... earned varsity letters in baseball and was coached by Rick Robertson... a three-time First Team All-District performer (2007, 2008 and 2009)... named the District 8-5A Most Valuable Player and team MVP... All-State selection in 2009... helped lead team to the District 8-5A Championship in 2009 and to the second round of the state playoffs... batted .500 with six home runs and drove in 28 runs as a senior.
James Eugene Altobelli, IV... born February 6, 1991, in Vista, Calif... son of Jim and Sherri Altobelli... has two older siblings, Nick and Megan... enjoys watching hockey and working out... an exercise and sport science major at Texas Tech.