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#19 P.J. Torres
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 209
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Coral Park Senior HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Awards and Honors
2013 Second-Team All-OVC… 2013 Johnny Bench Award Watch List… APSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: S12

Career Recap: Austin Peay
As a junior in 2013 – Started 53 games behind the plate and finished season with 60 games played… Was behind the plate for 459.2 of 554.2 innings pitched during season, an 82.9 percent usage rate… Batted .273 with seven home runs in 35 RBI… In OVC action, batted .289 with five home runs and 19 RBI and was a second-team All-OVC selection… Caught an OVC-best 20 runners attempting to steal, also faced 80 stolen base attempts, third most in OVC… Did not record a passed ball in season’s first 29 games, a streak that ended against Tennessee Tech, April 5… Opened season with 3-for-3 outing that included a double and a triple against Iowa, Feb. 15… Had career-best four-hit outing against Morehead State, May 3, which included a walk-off solo home run in 10th inning… Reached base safely in then-team best 19 games, March 22-April 26, equaling mark set by Jordan Hankins…. Lone OVC tournament hit was game-clinching RBI single in fifth inning against Eastern Kentucky, May 23… Supplied a first-inning bases-loaded walk and two sacrifice bunts against Tennessee Tech, May 24… Had five hits in NCAA Bloomington Regional, including two-hit outings against Florida, May 31, and Valparaiso, June 2.

As a sophomore in 2012 – Torres appeared in 46 games, starting 38 contests… Compiled a .254 batting average with four home runs and 19 RBI… Began season with .346 batting average in season’s first nine games… Led Govs with five hits and five RBI in Southeast Missouri series, March 23-25, including two-run home run in Game 1 that provided eventual game-winning RBI… Next day, was 2-for-4 with two RBI in Game 2 with RBI single in sixth providing game-winning RBI… Twice tied Eastern Illinois opener, April 6, with a RBI single in the third and a two-run double in the ninth – and finished game 2-for-8 with three RBI… Belted two-run home run in Game 2 against Murray State, April 15, that was his only hit of the series… Missed seven games due to lower-body injury suffered in Lipscomb contest, May 8… Returned to starting lineup in regular-season finale at Tennessee Tech, May 19… Batted .333 with four hits and two RBI in OVC Tournament… Had ninth-inning pinch-hit RBI single in Govs’ OVC Tournament-opening loss to Southeast Missouri, May 24… Appeared in three games of the NCAA Eugene Regional… Pinch hit in eighth inning of Oregon tourney opener, June 1, and successfully sacrificed the go-ahead run to second base… Started behind plate against both Indiana State, June 2, and Cal State Fullerton, June 3 – backstopping the Govs’ two shutout performances in NCAA Tournament.

As a freshman in 2011 – Torres was the Govs starting catcher in 31 games… Was Govs No.1 catcher until third weekend of OVC play… Batted .175 with three home runs and 18 RBI… Hit first collegiate home run at Illinois State, March 18, his only hit of the series… Was 1-for-2 with two walks against Middle Tennessee, March 30… Snapped a streak of 14 at-bats without a hit in style, smashing a three-run home run against Belmont, April 13, and followed that with a two-run single as part of 2-for-5, five-RBI performance… Was 1-for-3 with a walk in Govs OVC Championship-clinching victory against Jacksonville State, May 28… Played in Georgia Tech contest, June 5, in lone appearance at NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Career Recap: Miami Coral Park HS
Under head coach Tony Casa played catcher… Batted .500 with five home runs and 30 RBI as a senior… Caught every game as a junior and senior… Was a second-team All-Dade selection by the Miami Herald as a senior… Voted team captain in both junior and senior years.

Personal
Peter Torres is the son of Peter Torres and Janet Milan… Born Feb. 18… Has an older sister, Jennifer… Majoring in health and human performance with an emphasis in applied exercise science.

Career Statistics

Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2011.... .175 41-31 103 14 18 3 0 3 18 30 .291 16 1 39 1 .292 0 5 0-2 247 45 3 .990
2012.... .254 46-38 138 21 35 9 0 4 19 56 .406 20 6 36 2 .363 4 5 0-1 252 29 5 .983
2013.... .273 60-54 183 28 50 11 1 7 35 84 .459 25 5 40 3 .374 1 6 1-4 375 57 1 .998
TOTAL... .243 147-123 424 63 103 23 1 14 72 170 .401 61 12 115 6 .351 5 16 1-7 874 131 9 .991
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, Morehead State, May 03, 2013
Doubles: 2, at Eastern Illinois, Apr 06, 2012 ; UT Martin, Mar 30, 2012
Triples: 1, Iowa, Feb 15, 2013
Home runs: 2, Morehead State, May 03, 2013
Total bases: 10, Morehead State, May 03, 2013
RBI: 5, Belmont, Apr 13, 2011
Runs scored: 3, Morehead State, May 03, 2013
Walks: 3, Belmont, Apr 20, 2013 ; at Lipscomb, Mar 20, 2012 ; at UT Martin, May 20, 2011
Hit by pitch: 1, 12 times
Struck out: 3, 5 times
Sac flies: 1, 5 times
Sac bunts: 2, vs Tennessee Tech, May 24, 2013
At bats: 8, at Eastern Illinois, Apr 06, 2012
Stolen bases: 1, UALR, Mar 10, 2013
Caught stealing: 1, 6 times
Field chances: 17, at UT Martin, May 11, 2013
Putouts: 15, Illinois State, Feb 24, 2013
Assists: 6, Tennessee, Mar 16, 2011
Runners CS: 2, 10 times
 
ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most putouts: 4th (874)
Highest fielding pct.: 5th (.991)
Most sacrifice hits: t-6th (16)
Most runners picked off: t-13th (4)
Most times struck out: 23rd (115)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Highest fielding pct.: 5th (.998 in 2013)
Most chances: 14th (433 in 2013)
Most putouts: 19th (375 in 2013)
Most sacrifice hits: t-19th (6 in 2013)
Most runners picked off: t-24th (2 in 2011)
Most runners picked off: t-24th (2 in 2012)
Most sacrifice flies: t-25th (4 in 2012)

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