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Joe Serrano
Joe Serrano

#10 Joe Serrano

Outfield | Senior | 6-0 | 195 | Tucson, Ariz. / Salpointe Catholic HS

2014 (Senior)

>>> NCAA Stillwater Regional Most Valuable Player
>>> SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Was the only senior position player in the lineup and finished his four-year career with 206 games played and two College World Series appearances … Played left field with a .992 fielding percentage and hit .278 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 35 runs batted in … Named the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Stillwater Regional, going 6-for-12 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI … Recorded 18 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI contests … Tallied a 10-game hitting streak during the year and had a stretch of 25 consecutive games reaching base safely … Had a career day in game one of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional against Missouri State (June 5), going 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, double and four RBI … Finished his four-year career with a .291 batting average in 717 at-bats, including 82 RBI and 37 doubles … Graduated from the University of Arkansas in the spring of 2015 with a degree in recreation and sports management.

2014 (Junior)

Appeared in 61 games and made 60 starts in the outfield and at designated hitter during the 2014 season … Finished second on the team with a .289 batting average … Recorded 66 hits, including 14 doubles and 22 runs batted in … Scored 35 runs and had a .366 on base percentage … Led the team with 21 multi-hit games … Tallied three-hit performances in SEC action against Mississippi State (March 29), Auburn (April 26), Ole Miss (May 4) and Missouri (May 16) … Had a season-best four-RBI against South Alabama (Feb. 28), including three doubles and two runs scored … Scored a season-high three runs against Ole Miss (May 23) in the third round of the SEC Tournament … Tallied seven sacrifice hits and recorded two assists from the outfield.

2013 (Sophomore)

Played in 52 games, including 50 starts, and hit .295 with a home run and 18 RBI … Set an Arkansas single-season record with 15 sacrifice bunts and his 21 career sacrifice bunts are the fourth most in school history … Ranked second on the team with nine doubles … Had 20 multi-hit games, which was the second-highest total on the team … Finished second on the team with a .312 batting average in conference play and drove in five runs … Started the final two games in the series against Western Illinois (Feb. 15-17) and went 4-for-7 with two RBI and two runs scored … Tied a career high with three hits in the series finale against the Leathernecks … Had one hit and scored two runs in the first game of the doubleheader against New Orleans (Feb. 19) … Reached base four times in the series finale against Evansville (Feb. 24), going 2-for-3 at the plate and drawing two walks with one RBI and two runs scored … Hit the first home run of his collegiate career in game two against San Diego State (March 8), a walk-off solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Razorbacks a 4-3 victory … Had a pair of hits, scored two runs and drove in one run in the series finale against Alabama A&M (March 13) … Went 5-for-10 with three RBI and two runs scored in the series against Ole Miss (March 15-17) … Had three hits with one RBI and one run scored in the second game against the Rebels … Had two hits and scored one run in the first and third games of the series at No. 6 South Carolina (March 22-24) … Hit .462 (6-for-13) with a pair of doubles and three runs scored in series victory at Alabama (April 4-6) … Had a pair of hits in each game against the Crimson Tide … Went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a walk in game two of the doubleheader at Nebraska (April 16) … Batted .444 (4-for-9) with two runs scored and a stolen base in the series win over Texas A&M (April 19-21) … Drove in the eventual game-winning run with an eighth-inning RBI single in game two of the series at Georgia (April 27) … Went 4-for-12 in the SEC Tournament (May 22-25) with a pair of RBI, one run scored and a stolen base … Hit .412 (7-for-17) with four runs scored in the NCAA Manhattan Regional (May 31-June 2) … Had multiple hits in the final three games of the regional, including a three-hit game in the Razorbacks’ victory over Bryant.

2012 (Freshman)

Played in 33 games, including 17 starts, and hit .333 with seven RBI … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Made his collegiate debut against Villanova (Feb. 17-19), playing in all three games of the series and scoring one run in the series finale … Recorded his first collegiate hit and stolen base in the series finale against Northwestern State (Feb. 22) … Entered as a pinch hitter against Texas (March 4) at the Houston College Classic and reached base in all three plate appearances, recording a pair of hits, his first collegiate RBI and a walk … Had a pair of hits and drove in one run in series finale against Binghamton (March 10) … Came off the bench as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning of the series finale at Mississippi State (March 25) and had one RBI with one run scored and a stolen base … Started the final two games of the Georgia series (April 6-8) and had one hit in each game with one RBI in the series finale … Got the start in the second game of the series against Kentucky (April 14) and went 1-for-2 with one run scored and a stolen base … Went 2-for-2 in the second game of the doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (April 17), scoring the game-tying run and driving in the game-winning run with a walk-off single … Started the second game of the series at Florida (April 28) and went 1-for-2 with one run scored … Was Arkansas’ top performer in the NCAA Tournament, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with a pair of RBI … Earned a start in a pair of games in the Houston Regional (June 1-3) and went 4-for-7 with one RBI and one run scored … Set a new season high with three hits and drove in one run in the regional final against Sam Houston State … Named to the Houston Regional All-Tournament Team … Hit .429 (3-for-7) with his first collegiate triple and a pair of runs scored in the Waco Super Regional at No. 4 Baylor (June 9-11) … Started all four games in the College World Series and hit .385 (5-for-13) with one RBI … Had at least one hit in three of the Razorbacks’ four CWS games, including a three-hit performance in Arkansas’ win over Kent State (June 16).

Summer Baseball

2012: Played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League … Finished the summer with a .302 batting average, a home run and 12 RBI … Also added six stolen bases.

Salpointe Catholic High School

Ranked 331st nationally in the class of 2011 by Perfect Game … Named a 2011 first-team Louisville Slugger High School All-American … Earned Southern Region Player of the Year and Chris Moon 4A-5A Player of the Year honors in 2011 … Finished his senior season with a .541 batting average with 11 home runs, 69 RBI and 13 stolen bases … Played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 Area Code Games.

In the Draft

2011 – Cincinnati Reds, 12th round (375th overall)

Personal

Son of Nathan and Chris Serrano … Has a sister, Audrey … Majoring in recreation and sport management.