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20 Wes Hobson
Wes Hobson 185001

2009: Second-team all-Southern Conference selection by both the league's coaches and media (the only of ASU's four all-conference honorees that returns in 2010) ... started all 54 games at second base to stretch string of consecutive starts at 2B to 129 ... finished behind only all-American Isaac Harrow for team lead in batting average (.380), hits (89), triples (4), RBI (60), total bases (147) and slugging percentage (.628) ... also finished second on the club with 67 runs and tied for team lead with 23 doubles ... his runs, hits, doubles, RBI and total bases all ranked among ASU's all-time single-season top five ... led squad with 28 multi-hit games ... hit .457 (58-for-127) with runners on base, .407 (35-for-86) with runners in scoring position and .500 (5-for-10) with the bases loaded ... opened the season with a 12-game hitting streak, ASU's fourth-longest streak of the season ... highlighted early-season success with a 3-for-3 showing in the series opener at Western Carolina (March 6) ... hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs overall the next day versus WCU (March 7) ... went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in series opener versus Georgia Southern (March 20) ... put together a string of four-straight multi-hit and multi-RBI games from March 24-29, going 2-for-6 with three RBI vs. N.C. A&T (March 24), 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI at Davidson (March 28), 2-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored at Davidson (March 29) and 4-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored at UNC Asheville (March 31) ... continued torrid stretch at the plate through early April, finishing with multiple hits in 9-of-10 games from March 24-April 11 ... drove in a season-best and career high-tying five runs by going 3-for-5 with a home run in ASU's 24-4 rout at Furman (April 4) ... closed out impressive stretch by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in win over Samford (April 11) ... went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs versus Gardner-Webb (April 15) ... hit safely in 11-of-12 games to close the season, beginning with 4-for-4, three-run, two-RBI effort in series finale vs. Wofford (April 26) ... homered in 4-of-6 games from April 30-May 14 ... hit a three-run homer in heart-breaking loss at NC State (May 12) ... went 3-for-5 with a double, homer, three runs scored and four RBI versus Longwood (May 14) ... went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs in season finale versus The Citadel (May 22) ... in addition to prowess at the plate, made just three errors in 270 chances at second base, good for a .989 fielding percentage.

2008 : Started every game of the season at second base ... led squad and tied for third in SoCon with 21 doubles (tied for third in school history) ... also led team and ranked third in SoCon with 253 official at-bats (school record) ... ranked second on team in multi-hit (25) and multi-RBI (12 — tie) games ... led team with 21 two-out RBI ... hit .538 with the bases loaded (7-for-13) ... got off to a slow start at the plate, hitting .265 over the season’s first 25 games ... despite the relatively slow start, managed to drive in four runs versus North Carolina A&T (Feb. 26), three vs. Canisius (March 1) and a career-high five versus Yale (March 9) ... had 17 multi-hit efforts over the final 34 games of the season and hit safely in 27-of-34 overall to raise season average to .308 ... kick-started late-season run by going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored versus UNC Asheville (April 1) ... went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, RBI and runs scored versus Gardner-Webb (April 23) ... reached base six times (four singles and two walks) and scored five runs to help lead team to school records for runs and hits in a 26-10 win over Elon (May 1) ... had a critical, eighth-inning two-run triple in 5-0 win over first-place Furman (May 9) ... notched two doubles to help ASU complete series sweep over Furman two days later ... went 4-for-5 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored in regular-season finale versus Wofford (May 17).

2007 : Had a potential SoCon Freshman-of-the-Year campaign derailed by a wrist injury midway through the season ... despite missing 25 games due to the injury, finished third on the team with a .357 batting average ... drove in 32 runs, scored 36 and racked up 12 doubles in just 36 games — all starts at 2B ... finished fourth on team with nine multi-RBI games, including a team-best five outings with four or more runs driven in ... torched right-handed pitching to the tune of a team-best .416 average (42-for-101) ... had coming out party in third game of the season versus Coppin State, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, two walks, four RBI and four runs scored ... put together a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 20-March 10 ... had multiple hits in six of the 10 games during the streak, including three with three hits ... drove in four runs in 3-for-7 effort at East Tennessee State (March 7) ... injured wrist when hit by a pitch versus Elon (March 17) ... missed 25 games before returning to the lineup May 2 against UNC Asheville ... recorded seven multi-hit performances and hit .386 in 16 games after return from injury ... earned SoCon Hitter of the Week recognition for sizzling final week of the regular season ... in four games against Radford (1) and UNC Greensboro (3), went 13-for-21 with four doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored ... went 4-for-5 in win over Radford and 4-for-6 and 5-for-6, respectively, in triumphs at UNCG ... drove in four runs in each game ... scored season-best five runs in regular-season finale at UNCG ... closed season with 3-for-4, two-RBI effort in SoCon Tournament loss to Elon.

High School : Named 2006 Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine ... hit .477 with nine home runs and 33 RBI from leadoff spot as a senior ... hit .329 as a junior ... three-time all-conference honoree ... coached by Jamie Lowe.

Personal : Full name is Wesley Daniel Hobson ... born Nov. 12, 1987 (22 years old) ... son of Brenda and Gil Hobson ... brother, Gib, was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Entry Draft and is currently in the Giants’ minor-league system ... as the staff ace at NC State, Gib tossed a no-hitter versus Maryland in 2006 ... Wes enjoys fishing and riding four-wheelers ... majoring in criminal justice.

Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School: North Forsyth
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