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Garris Gonce
Garris  Gonce


Orange Park, Florida

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 211


Sociology Major

Garris Gonce Career Stats

2002 - Captain ... Played 73 games with 71 starts ... Hit .305 (85-for-279) with 14 doubles, a triple, 16 homers and 55 RBI.

2001 - All-SEC ... Came to South Carolina as a catcher in the Fall of 2000 from Florida Community College at Jacksonville but played exclusively in left field last year ... Will be an outfield regular again this season but could see some duty behind the plate ... Batted .338, second highest average on the team, last year with nine homers and 35 RBI ... One of his home runs was inside the park against Mississippi State in the SEC tournament ... Was hit by a pitch 20 times last year, one shy of the school record ... His on base percentage of .456 was best on the team.

2000 -- Came to South Carolina in the Fall of 2000 from Florida Community College at Jacksonville where he played two seasons under Coach Howard Roey ... Batted .457 with 15 HR, 75 RBI as a freshman ... Missed 40 games with an injury during sophomore season and batted .310 with five HR, 30 RBI in limited action ... Twice drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998 and 1999, in 30th and 47th rounds.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played three seasons at Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, FL under Coach Robbie Thompson ... Batted .495 with eight HR, 40 RBI as a sophomore; .442, 10 HR, 38 RBI as a junior, and .520, 10 HR, 35 RBI as a senior.

PERSONAL -- Born Garris Ancil Gonce 9/8/79 in Houston, TX ... Parents are Debbie and Jim Gonce ... Hobby is weightlifting ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite actor is Robin Williams.

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