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James Darnell
James  Darnell


Danville, Calif.

High School:
San Ramon Valley

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




James Darnell Career Stats

2008 - 2008 MLB Draft Selection (2nd round/San Diego Padres) ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors at third base for second straight year ... Competed in all 63 games in 2008 and hit .306 (184-for-607) with 19 homers, 81 RBI along with 13 doubles and 52 runs scored ... - ALL-SEC (second team) honors for the second straight season at third base ... 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBI in 11-9 win over Tennessee (5-17) ... 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in 6-5 win over Florida (5-3) ... Hit grand slam home run and finished with five RBI in 6-2 win over Ole Miss (4-18) ... 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in 6-0 win at Clemson (4-16) ... 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI in 7-6 win over Auburn (4-13) ... 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in 7-1 win over Clemson (4-9) ... Hit a three-run homer in 9-2 win vs. Davidson (4-2) ... 4-for-5 performance with two doubles and three RBI in 7-4 win at The Citadel (4-1) ... For second time in 11 days, tied SC single-game record with three home runs, had a career-high six RBI in 13-7 win vs. Kentucky (3-29) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 5-3 win over College of Charleston (3-26) ... 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in 10-3 win over Mississippi State (3-23) ... Tied SC single-game record with three home runs, career-high five hits and five RBI in 13-1 win at College of Charleston (3-18) ... Tallied three hits in 10-4 loss at Vanderbilt (3-16) ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs, a homer and three RBI in 16-7 win at Vanderbilt (3-15) ... 2-for-4 with grand slam home run and career-high five RBI in 11-5 win over Yale (3-12) ... 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI in 12-0 win over UNC Asheville (2-27) ... Key hit in 11th inning rally vs. East Carolina, a 7-6 win, scored three times in the game (2-24) ... 2-for-6 in season opener vs. East Carolina, a 22-5 win, scored twice and drove in two runs (2-23).

2007 - Earned second-team All-SEC honors at third base ... Competed in 64 games with 64 starts ... The team's leading hitter with a .331 (79-for-239) batting average ... Collected 19 HR and 63 RBI along with 61 runs scored ... Went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in NCAA Super Regional game vs. North Carolina (6/8) ... 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in 13-3 win over Georgia (5/17) ... Homered and went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in 13-6 win over Kentucky (5/6) ... Hit solo home run in 4-1 win at Alabama (4/28) ... Homered for four consecutive games in the middle of April, all four Gamecock victories over Clemson (4/18), Wofford (4/17), Auburn (4/15, 4/14) ... Hit a three-run homer and tied a career-high with four RBI in 18-4 win over Auburn (4/15) ... Homered and tallied two hits in 8-6 win at Florida (4/8) ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, two runs and three RBI in 8-2 win over Vanderbilt (4/1) ... 3-for-7 with a home run, three runs and four RBI in 20-3 win at Mississippi State (3/24) ... Was 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in 12-0 win at Clemson (3/4) ... Homered in three consecutive games at the Crab House Shootout in Charleston, S.C. (vs. The Citadel, Richmond, Liberty, 2/16-18) ... Played in the summer and earned All-Star honors for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.

2006 - Competed in 51 games with 29 starts, finishing with a .239 batting average, three home runs and 18 RBI ... Played several positions including second base, shortstop, third base and the outfield ... Started in right field for the Gamecocks in the postseason ... Went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-2 win over Virginia at NCAA Regional (6/3) ... 2-for-4 performance with a bases loaded double and two RBI in 15-12 win over Furman (5/16) ... Had a 3-for-4 game with two runs in 6-3 victory over Ole Miss (4/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in first career start of an 8-3 win over Elon (2/12) ... Played in the summer with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played four years at Upland High School, Arrowhead Christian and San Ramon Valley High School ... Four-year varsity starter, compiled a career batting average of .475 with 20 HR and 50 stolen bases ... Four-year All-League high school selection ... Played in U.S.-China Friendship Series his freshman season ... Played summer baseball with the NORCAL Baseball Club and coach Rob Bruno.

PERSONAL - Born James T. Darnell 1/19/87 ... Parents are James and Cynthia Darnell ... Is an avid trumpet player ... Played for his County Honor Jazz Band and had studied under the guidance of Cal State Long Beach professor David Evans ... Enjoys playing golf in his spare time as well ... Favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... Favorite actress is Denise Richards ... Favorite food is ribs.

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