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Neil Giesler
Neil Giesler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jasper, Ind.

High School:
Okaloosa Walton CC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
11/06/1983

Bats/Throws:
L-R

Neil Giesler Career Stats

2006 - Played 63 games and hit .352 (88-for-250) with nine doubles, four homers and 39 RBI ... 2006 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team (Charlottesville) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 5-1 win over Evansville at NCAA Regional (6/5) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-7 loss at Vanderbilt (5/19) ... 2-for-4 with two run scored, a double and three RBI in 15-12 win over Furman (5/16) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI and run scored in 9-2 win vs. Tennessee (5/14) ... 1-for-4 with two runs in 12-3 win at The Citadel (5/9) ... 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI in 12-9 loss at Kentucky (4/23) ... Went 2-for-4 against Clemson (4/5) ... Had 20-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday, April 2 at LSU ... Went 1-for-4 with a HR and four RBI in 12-2 win at LSU (3/31) ... 3-for-5 performance with two runs scored in 21-4 win over Florida (3/26) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in 4-1 win over Florida (3/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in 11-3 win vs. Furman (3/22) ... Hit 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI in 8-2 win over Yale (3/15) ... Went 3-for-5 with a RBI in 9-2 win over Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Was 2-for-4 with three runs scored in 10-4 win over Quinnipiac (3/10) ... Tied career-high in hits with a 4-for-5 performance including two doubles in 8-1 win over William & Mary (3/7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in 6-4 loss at Clemson (3/5) ... Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored in 15-0 win over Duquesne (2/24) ... Hit solo HR in 2-0 win over Radford (2/19) ... Went 1-for-4 with two RBI in 7-0 win over Radford (2/17) ... Hit safely in all three games of the Elon series batting 6-for-13 (.462) with a home run; had two hits in each contest

2005 - Hit .254 (35-for-138) in 45 games with 21 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, six homers and 24 RBI ... Coming off a strong second half to the 2005 season in which he held the team's longest hitting streak of the year in 14 games ... Named to both the 2005 NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team and the 2005 SEC All-Tournament team ... Batted .254 (35-138) with six home runs, five doubles, one triple and 24 RBI ... Five of his six home runs came in the final third of the season in which he hit .294 ... Collected a career-high four hits as well as two runs scored and two doubles in 12-2 win over Tennessee at SEC Tournament (5/2805) ... Hit pinch hit grand slam to help USC come back from four-run eighth inning deficit in 12-9 win over Kentucky (5/21/05) ... Hit solo HR and collected two hits in 8-7 win over Auburn (5/1/05) ... Hit first homer as a Gamecock in 8-3 win over Niagara (2/25/05) ... Above 3.0 GPA in fall of 2004 ... Named to 2005 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR COLLEGE - Batted .417, six homers, 43 RBI as a freshman and .432-8-32 as a sophomore at Okaloosa-Walton Community College under Coach Ken Griffin ... Twice drafted by the Chicago White Sox, 29th round in 2002 and 37th round in 2003 ... Two-time NJCAA All-District and two-time FCCAA All-State selection ... His .432 batting average his sophomore season was a single-season record at Okaloosa-Walton.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played four years at Jasper High School under Coach Terry Gobert with .400 average, six home runs ... Also played basketball and tennis.

PERSONAL - Born Neil Martin Giesler 11/6/83 ... Parents are Stan and Nancy Giesler... Father attended Murray State University where he played baseball ... Mother attended Indiana State University ... Has an older sister, Erin, who played tennis at the University of Indianapolis ... Chose Carolina because of Coach Tanner and baseball tradition ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston ... Favorite actor is Edward Norton ... Pronounces name (GEESE-ler).

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