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Eric Gutierrez
Eric  Gutierrez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mission, Texas

High School:
Sharyland

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L


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Career Stats
Game-by-Game Stats - 2014 | Photo Gallery - 2014
Game-by-Game Stats - 2013 | Photo Gallery - 2013

CAREER HIGHS (entering 2015 season)
Games Played (Season): 66 (2014)
Games Started (Season): 66 (2014)
At-Bats: 6 2x, vs. Texas (3/30/14)*
Runs: 4, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)
Hits: 3 2x, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)*
RBI: 6, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)
Doubles: 2 3x, vs. College of Charleston (6/8/14)*
Triples: 1 4x, vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/18/14)*
Home Runs: 2 2x, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)*
Walks: 3 6x, vs. Sam Houston State (3/1/14)*
Strikeouts: 2 9x, vs. TCU (6/15/14)*
Stolen Bases: 1, at Texas (3/16/13)
Hit Streak: 13 games (3/25-4/13/14)
* Indicates most recent high

CAREER
Played in 122 games (122 starts) - without missing a start during two-year career - while batting .280 (122-for-436) with 81 runs, 28 doubles, four triples, 19 home runs, 87 RBI, 215 total bases, 47 walks, 36 hit-by-pitch, 13 sacrifices (5 sac bunts), .493 slugging percentage, .389 on-base percentage and fielded .994 (1,169 putouts, 90 assists, 7 errors)... recorded 34 multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances... notched 21 multiple RBI games, including five three-RBI games, four four-RBI games and one six-RBI game... has nine game-winning RBI, including one walk-off RBI base hit (vs. Columbia - 5/30/14)... TEXAS TECH RECORDS: sixth in fielding percentage (.992) in Big 12 play... CAREER MILESTONES: became the fifth player in school history to lead the team in home runs during first two years in the program (Mike Bewley, Wes Shook, Dion Ruecker, Barrett Barnes)... recorded 100th career base hit in 99th career game (vs. Prairie View A&M - 4/19)... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... played in 48 games (48 starts) batting .288 (51-for-177) with 27 runs, 14 doubles, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 86 total bases, 18 walks, 14 hit-by-pitch, .486 slugging percentage, .393 on-base percentage and fielded .992 (462 putouts, 32 assists, 4 errors).

2014 COLLEGE HOME RUN DERBY (Omaha, Neb. - TD Ameritrade Park) - Highlights
Broke the all-time College Home Run Derby record with 52 home runs while finishing runner-up in the event on July 3, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, in front of 22,352 fans and a national television audience on ESPN... hit 15 home runs in the opening round and hit 19 home runs in the second round (34 total) before crushing 18 home runs in the final round... previous record for homers in the derby was 20 by Rice's Michael Aquino in 2013... all 52 home runs were hit to either left field (18), left-center field (16) or down the left-field line (2)... 29 homers traveled at least 400 feet while nine of his 18 home runs in the final round went at least 400 feet... all five of his final homers were at least 410 feet... furthest home run hit went 446 feet landing on the concourse over the left field wall for his 25th home run of the contest (10th HR of the semifinal round)... 50th home run hit went 411 feet into the seats beyond the left-field fence with nine outs in the championship round... his father, Rigo Gutierrez, threw pitches to him in the contest... was runner-up to Texas catcher, and high school (Sharyland HS) teammate, Tres Barrera.

2014 (Sophomore)
ABCA All-Midwest Regional Second Team... Big 12 Player of the Year (Waco Tribune-Herald)... All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches)... All-Big 12 First Team (Waco Tribune-Herald)... NCAA Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team... Big 12 Player of the Week (4/28)... Big 12 Player of the Week (4/14)... became first Red Raider since 2011 (Stephen Hagen) to earn Big 12 Player of the Week twice during a season... became the sixth Red Raider to earn Big 12 POW honors twice in a season... played in all 66 games (66 starts) starting 65 games at first base and one in right field... batted cleanup 62 times and batted three-hole and seven-hole twice each... batted .302 (74-for-245) with 46 runs, 18 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 58 RBI, 132 total bases, 26 walks, 16 hit-by-pitch, 539 slugging percentage, .399 on-base percentage and fielded .997 (669 putouts, 61 assists, 2 errors)... led team in games, starts, at-bats, runs, hits, home runs, RBI, total bases, hit-by-pitch and fielding percentage... most base hits by a Red Raider since 2010 (Barrett Barnes/Scott LeJeune - 74)... most RBI by a Red Raider since 2010 (Scott LeJeune - 58)... most home runs by a Red Raider since 2010 (Barrett Barnes - 14)... reached base safely in 55-of-66 starts... NCAA RANKINGS: 16th in RBI (58) - most RBI by any underclassmen (freshman or sophomore - in the nation... 19th in home runs (12) - most home runs by any underclassmen (freshman or sophomore - in the nation... 30th in total bases (132)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: led league in home runs (12)... led league in RBI (58)... led league in total bases (132)... third in slugging percentage (.539)... third in doubles (18)... eighth in runs (46)... 21st in batting average (.302)... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: broke school record for games played (66)... broke school record for games started (66)... tied school record for doubles in an NCAA Tournament game (2, vs. No. 16 College of Charleston)... third in at-bats (245) by a Red Raider first baseman... fourth in hit-by-pitch (16)... tied for fifth in hit-by-pitch (6) in Big 12 play... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... in 24 games (24 starts) batted .256 (22-for-86) with 10 runs, six doubles, one home run, eight RBI, 12 walks, .363 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... in 24 games (24 starts) batted .289 (28-for-97) with 10 runs, eight doubles, four home runs, 21 RBI, .495 slugging percentage and .360 on-base percentage... led the league in RBI (21) during Big 12 play... led the league in putouts in a single game (16, vs. Texas on 3/29 and 3/30)... ranked third in home runs (4) during Big 12 play... third in doubles (8) during Big 12 play... third in total bases (48) during Big 12 play... sixth in slugging percentage (.495) during Big 12 play... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... in two games (2 starts) batted .100 (1-for-10) with a double and RBI... NCAA TOURNAMENT... in eight games (8 starts) batted .214 (6-for-28) with three doubles, two RBI and a walk... NCAA CORAL GABLES REGIONAL... in four games (4 starts) batted .286 (4-for-14) with a double, two RBI and .357 slugging percentage while hitting a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning in Tech's regional opener against Columbia... NCAA LUBBOCK SUPER REGIONAL... in two games (2 starts) batted .333 (2-for-6) with two doubles, a walk, .667 slugging percentage and .429 on-base percentage... HOME GAMES... in 37 games (37 starts) batted .383 (51-for-133) with 33 runs, 12 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 37 RBI, 91 total bases, 15 walks, 11 hit-by-pitch, .684 slugging percentage and .472 on-base percentage... led team in 10 statistical categories in home games... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... in 29 games (29 starts) batted .205 (23-for-112) with 13 runs, six doubles, four home runs, 21 RBI and 11 walks... SITUATIONAL: batted .326 (43-for-132) with runners on base... batted .444 (4-for-9) with the bases loaded... batted .354 (29-for-82) with runners in scoring position... led team with 23 two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: led team with eight go-ahead RBI... led team with five game-tying RBI... five infield base hits... one bunt base hit... led team with eight game-winning RBI, including two game-winning RBI in the ninth inning and one walk-off game-winning RBI base hit (2B to LC vs. Columbia)... led team with 22 multi-hit games, including two three-hit games... most multi-hit games by a Red Raider since 2012 (Jamodrick McGruder - 22)... led team with 14 multiple RBI games, including three three-RBI games, four four-RBI games and one six-RBI game... most multiple RBI games by a Red Raider since 2010 (Scott LeJeune - 17)... HIT STREAK: season-long 13-game hit streak (3/25-4/13) batted .404 (21-for-52) with nine runs, five doubles, three home runs, 16 RBI, three walks, .673 slugging percentage and .467 on-base percentage... REACHING BASE SAFELY STREAK: reached base safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made season debut going 2-for-4 with a double on Opening Day against No. 3 Indiana (2/14)... hit first home run of the season going 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and two walks against New Mexico State (3/8)... finished New Mexico State series with three straight multi-hit games while hitting homers in back-to-back games going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in the series finale (3/9)... went 2-for-5 with three runs, a triple and four RBI in midweek series opener against Stephen F. Austin (3/18)... hit third homer of the season going 1-for-4 with three RBI against New Mexico (4/1) in a neutral site game in Midland, Texas at the Oakland Athletics Double-A stadium, Security Bank Ballpark... OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES: batted .417 (5-for-12) with two runs, a home run, five RBI, two walks, .667 slugging percentage and .533 on-base percentage... went 2-for-4 with four RBI in middle game of series at No. 20 Oklahoma State (4/5)... went 3-for-4 with a career-high four runs, a home run and four RBI against Abilene Christian (4/8)... KANSAS STATE SERIES: batted .455 (5-for-11) with a run, three doubles, three RBI, .727 slugging percentage and .462 on-base percentage... OKLAHOMA SERIES: batted .500 (6-for-12) with five runs, three home runs, 10 RBI, 1.250 slugging percentage and .533 on-base percentage... posted three consecutive multi-hit games against the Sooners, including going 2-for-4 with three RBI in the series opener (4/25)... went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in game two (4/26)... completed Oklahoma series going 2-for-3 with three runs, two home runs and four RBI (4/27)... earned second Big 12 Player of the Week honor following OU series... had a career game going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and first career grand slam while becoming the second Red Raider on the season (Adam Kirsch) to tally six RBI in a game (career high) at Dallas Baptist (5/6)... became the first Red Raider to hit a grand slam in a midweek road game since 2000 (Chaz Eiguren at New Mexico)... became first Red Raider to hit a grand slam in a road game since 2009 (Garrett Totten at Baylor)... marked second two-homer game of the season... tallied five home runs in a seven-game/10-day span (4/26-5/6)... led Tech to its first NCAA Tournament win in a decade with a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning in the Red Raiders NCAA Coral Gables Regional opener against Columbia (5/30) for a 3-2 victory... went 2-for-4 and matched a career-high two doubles in game two of the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional against No. 16 College of Charleston (6/8).

SUMMER 2013
Played for Keene Swamp Bats in the New England Collegiate League... helped team win the league title with a 27-17 overall record... batted .226 (30-for-133) with 19 runs, nine doubles, a home run, 15 RBI, a team-leading eight hit-by-pitch and 6-for-7 stolen bases... hit a home run with five RBI and four walks in eight playoff games... had six multi-hit games during the season.

2013 (Freshman)
Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America... became the ninth player in school history to earn Freshman All-America honors... joined teammate Jarrard Poteete as just the third duo in school history to earn Freshman All-America in the same season... Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic All-Tournament Team (DH)... was the only Red Raider to play in and start all 56 games... started 52 games at first base, three games in right field and one at designated hitter... batted cleanup 42 times, five-hole 10 times, six-hole twice and three-hole and seven-hole each once... batted .251 (48-for-191) with 35 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 29 RBI, 83 total bases, 21 walks, 20 hit-by-pitch, six sacrifices, 1-for-1 stolen bases, .435 slugging percentage and .377 on-base percentage while fielding .991 (500 putouts, 29 assists, 5 errors)... led the team in games started, home runs, total bases, slugging percentage, hit-by-pitch, putouts and fielding percentage... most starts by a Red Raider since 2011 (three players - 58)... most starts by a Red Raider freshman since 2011 (David Paiz - 56)... most home runs by a Red Raider freshman since 2010 (Barrett Barnes - 14)... became the third freshman in school history to lead the team in home runs (1974 - Mike Bewley, 3... 2010 - Barrett Barnes, 14)... most hit-by-pitch by a Red Raider since 2011 (Jamodrick McGruder - 25)... set a new record for hit-by-pitch by a Red Raider freshman... most putouts by a Red Raider since 2011 (Stephen Hagen - 625)... most putouts by a Red Raider freshman in over 13 years... NCAA RANKINGS: 21st in hit-by-pitch (20)... 27th in hit-by-pitch per game (0.36)... second most hit-by-pitch by any freshman in the nation (Charles Galiano, Fordham - 21)... BIG 12 CONFERENCE RANKINGS: third in putouts (500)... fourth in home runs (7)... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: third in hit-by-pitch (20)... set a school record for hit-by-pitch by a freshman (20)... third in hit-by-pitch in Big 12 games (8)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... played in 14 games (14 starts) batted .216 (11-for-51) with nine runs, a double, two home runs, six RBI, 18 total bases, three walks, five hit-by-pitch, .353 slugging percentage, .322 on-base percentage and fielded a perfect 1.000 (135 putouts, 9 assists, 0 errors)... led the team in runs, home runs, total bases, slugging percentage and hit-by-pitch against nationally-ranked opponents... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... played in 24 games (24 starts) batted .288 (23-for-80) with 17 runs, six doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI, 12 walks, eight hit-by-pitch, .475 slugging percentage, .430 on-base percentage and fielded .987 (220 putouts, 10 assists, 3 errors)... one of four Red Raiders to start all 24 conference games (Jake Barrios, Bryant Burleson, Tim Proudfoot)... led team in runs, home runs, hit-by-pitch, on-base percentage, putouts and fielding percentage in league games... fourth in the league in home runs (3) during Big 12 games... led all Big 12 freshman in home runs (3) during league play... led all Big 12 freshman in home runs... seventh in the league in runs (17) during Big 12 games... eighth in the league in on-base percentage (.430) during Big 12 games... led all Big 12 freshman in on-base percentage during league games... ninth in the league in slugging percentage (.475) during Big 12 games... led all Big 12 freshman in slugging percentage during league games... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... played in three games (3 starts) batted .111 (1-for-9) with two runs, a home run and two RBI with three hit-by-pitch... HOME GAMES... played in 29 games (29 starts) batted .267 (27-for-101) with 22 runs, seven doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 RBI, 50 total bases, 11 walks, 11 hit-by-pitch, .495 slugging percentage, .392 on-base percentage and fielded .991 (297 putouts, 17 assists, 3 errors)... lead team in games started, doubles, home runs, total bases, hit-by-pitch and putouts during home games... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... played in 27 games (27 starts) batting .233 (21-for-90) with 13 runs, three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, 10 walks, nine hit-by-pitch, .367 slugging percentage, .360 on-base percentage and fielded .991 (203 putouts, 12 assists, 2 errors)... led team in games started, home runs, hit-by-pitch, on-base percentage, sacrifice bunts, putouts and fielding percentage in road/neutral site games... SITUATIONAL: recorded 15 two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: five go-ahead RBI... two game-tying RBI... five infield hits... one game-winning RBI (home run to left field scoring two runs in first inning helping Tech to an 8-2 win over Baylor on May 17)... posted 12 multi-hit games... notched seven multiple RBI games, including two three-RBI games... HIT STREAK: had a pair of season-long seven-game hit streaks, the most recent coming from May 5-23 while batting .333 (8-for-24) with eight runs, a double, four home runs, nine RBI, three walks, three hit-by-pitch, .875 slugging percentage and .452 on-base percentage... REACHING BASE SAFELY... reached base safely in a season-high 12 consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... became the first Red Raider in over 12 years to homer in four consecutive games (May 16 -18, Baylor, May 23, No. 15 Kansas State)... made career debut starting at first base on Opening Day going 1-for-3 with an run scored, two hit-by-pitch and an RBI against Northern Illinois (2/15)... posted first career multi-hit game in the second game of the season going 2-for-3 with two runs, first career triple and an RBI against Northern Colorado (2/16)... hit first career home run going 2-for-5 with three RBI at UCF (2/23) in the UCF Tournament in Orlando, Fla... had a season-high six at-bats going 2-for-6 with a run and double against La Salle (3/1)... went 2-for-4 with a run scored and hit second triple of the season against UT Arlington (3/9)... went 1-for-3 with a walk and posted first career stolen base at Texas (3/16)... tallied a seven-game hit streak (3/23-4/2) batting .476 (10-for-21) with six runs, two doubles, three RBI, six walks and two hit-by-pitch in games against West Virginia, New Mexico State, TCU and New Mexico... hit second home run of the season going 2-for-5 with two RBI at Dallas Baptist (4/9)... KANSAS SERIES: batted .400 (4-for-10) with three runs, three doubles, an RBI, walk, .700 slugging percentage and .538 on-base percentage... went 2-for-4 with a season-high two doubles and an RBI in series opener against Kansas (4/19)... hit third homer of the season going 2-for-5 with two RBI against No. 17 New Mexico (4/30)... AGAINST BAYLOR (4 Games): batted .308 (4-for-13) with six runs, a double, three home runs, six RBI, three walks, two hit-by-pitch, 1.077 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage... started a stretch of four consecutive games with a home run going 2-for-5 with two runs, a double, home run and three RBI against Baylor (5/16) in the series opener... also homered in game two of the series (1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI) and in the series finale (5/18) going 1-for-1 with a season-high three runs and a season-high three walks against the Bears... went 1-for-2 with two runs, a home run and two RBI in first career Big 12 Championship game in opener against No. 15 Kansas State (5/23) at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City... member of the 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Sharyland High School for head coach Barton Bickerton... as a senior earned first team all-state, first team all-district and Valley Most Valuable Player... batted .591 with 13 doubles, six triples, eight home runs, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases... on the mound tallied a 1.07 ERA in 59 innings pitched... was also named 30-5A District MVP, team MVP and ESPNU National Player of the Week... helped lead team to a district championship, bi-district title, area championship and to the region quarterfinals championship... as a junior batted .566 with eight home runs and 58 RBI... named a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2011... helped lead high school to a No. 1 national ranking during his junior season... as a sophomore batted .470 with two home runs and 31 RBI... as a freshman batted .347 with four home runs and 20 RBI.

PERSONAL
Eric Rigoberto Gutierrez... born December 28, 1993, in McAllen, Texas... son of Rigo and Olga Gutierrez... has two younger brothers, Alexis and Jonathan... a university studies major at Texas Tech.


Gutierrez led the Big 12 and also every underclassmen (freshmen/sophomores) in the country in home runs (12) and RBI (58).

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