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2005 Baseball Roster


Josh Archer

Class: SR-3L
Position: 1B
Height: 6-3
Weight: 236 pounds
Previous School: Henry County HS
Hometown: Paris, Tenn.

2004 (Junior): First baseman who started 24 games, playing in 35 contests overall ... Struggled early at the plate and in the field and lost starting job to Derek Phillips ... Collected 12 two-out RBIs ... Doubled and scored twice against IP-Fort Wayne in season opener ... Went 3-for-4 in finale versus IPFW, his 16th career three-hit contest ... Had two hits and drove in a run in final game at Jacksonville State ... Doubled and drove in two runs in second game of doubleheader at Southeastern Louisiana ... Homered and tied career-high with four RBIs in win at Lipscomb ... Hit a solo homer on Saturday versus Southwest Missouri State ... Went 2-for-5 with a run and one RBI at Samford ... Had two hits versus Troy State and in first game at New Mexico State ... Had just two hits in 24 at-bats in next 12 games ... Drew first start in more than a month on Sunday at New Orleans, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the designated hitter ... Had second straight three-hit game, scoring once and driving in a run versus Memphis ... Went 2-for-2 off the bench in Sun Belt Tournament championship game versus Western Kentucky ... Went 8-for-17 (.471) in final six games played with three RBIs and four runs scored.

2003 (Sophomore): First baseman who struggled early but found a groove in the second half of the season, belting nine home runs in the month of April and 12 of his 15 for the season after April 1 ... Started 55 of 59 contests played, scoring 40 runs and driving in another 52, tying Brett Carroll for the team lead in RBIs ... Also had 18 doubles and 15 round-trippers, tying Carroll for team lead in two-baggers ... Set single-season Blue Raider record with 67 strikeouts ... Finished season 62nd in nation in home runs per game at 0.25 ... Collected team-leading 23 two-out RBIs ... Named Second Team All-Sun Belt at first base ... Went 20-for-43 (.465) as the leadoff hitter in an inning ... Finished fifth in the SBC in home runs and tied for fifth in doubles ... Batted .384 in conference games only, second best on the squad and eighth in the league ... Also tied for fifth in home runs (6) and total bases (61) ... Had nine hits in 12 at-bats with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Had just one hit in first four games of season before belting two home runs versus Rutgers ... Went 1-for-3 with a career-high three runs scored, two RBIs and a homer the next day against Kent State ... Had two hits, three RBIs, two runs scored and a pair of doubles in first game at Southwest Missouri State ... Collected just three hits in next nine games, including a benching in conference opener versus New Mexico State ... Batting average sank to season-low .180 on March 16 after Purdue contest ... Went 2-for-5 with a run and a double in second game versus NMSU ... Went 3-for-4 with a run and a double in final game at Louisiana-Lafayette, starting a string of four straight multi-hit contests ... Had two hits, three runs, a double and a home run at Lipscomb, his first home run in 20 games ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs, a double and a home run at Austin Peay ... Homered twice and had three hits in series-opener versus Florida International ... Also had three hits in final game versus Memphis ... Belted a three-run homer in first inning to provide all of the offense needed in series-opening win at Arkansas State ... Scored twice, drove in two runs and had third straight two-hit game in win over Vanderbilt ... Six-game hitting streak came to an end with 0-for-4 day against Southeast Missouri, though he did score a run ... Hit his 10th home run of the season in series-opening win over South Alabama ... Injured in Saturday contest against USA and did not play on Sunday ... Returned to the lineup as the designated hitter against Belmont, blasting his 11th round-tripper of the year ... Homered and scored twice in Saturday loss at Western Kentucky ... Singled and drove in a run with a sac fly in victory at WKU ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer in Sunday win over New Orleans ... Picked up the 15th three-hit game of his career in first game of twinbill versus Lipscomb, belting 14th homer of the season and driving in three runs while scoring twice ... Also homered in second game of doubleheader ... Extended hitting streak to six games with an RBI double in win at Vanderbilt ... Went 7-for-10 with four doubles, three runs scored and five RBIs in two games at Arkansas-Little Rock, earning SBC Player of the Week ... Had a career-high five hits and also three runs scored and three RBIs in victory at UALR ... Doubled twice in both games against the Trojans ... Singled twice and drove in pair of runs in opening-round win over Louisiana-Lafayette at SBC Tournament ... His bases-clearing triple in the first got the Blue Raiders going in an 8-5 victory over Western Kentucky in the tourney final ... Doubled and drove in a run versus Mississippi State in Starkville Regional ... Ended season on 2-for-20 skid with one run scored and four RBIs in final five games.

2002 (Freshman): Honorable Mention Freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball after batting .345 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs ... Named First Team All-Sun Belt as utility player ... Also added eight doubles and .540 slugging percentage ... Started 52 contests, 25 at first base, 20 at DH and the remaining seven at catcher ... Batted team-leading .472 as a leadoff hitter, and at .583 clip with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Went hitless in consecutive games only twice all season, February 24-28 and May 17-18 ... Homered in first two games at Troy State, including a towering blast to centerfield in the second game ... Singled three times, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs in victory over Southwest Missouri State ... Doubled, homered, scored twice and drove in two runs in win at New Mexico State ... Had three hits, including solo homer, and scored twice versus Western Kentucky ... Went 5-for-9 with three runs scored and six RBIs in three-game series at South Alabama ... Went 3-for-3 with homer, two runs and four RBIs in finale at USA ... Had eight hits in 15 at-bats, including a double, triple and homer in series versus Arkansas-Little Rock ... Played for Florence Redwolves in Coastal Plain League over summer, batting .288 with 11 doubles, four homers and 27 RBIs in 47 contests ... Named the No. 4 prospect in CPL by Baseball America.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Paul Putnam at Henry County HS ... Batted .620 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs and voted First Team All-State as senior ... Three-time All-Region and All-District selection ... Voted District MVP and Team MVP as senior in leading squad in regional championship game ... Drafted in 40th round by San Diego Padres ... Four-year letterwinner in football, earning Team Defensive Lineman of the Year as senior ... Also earned one letter in basketball.

Personal: Joshua Luke Archer ... Born November 8, 1982 ... Son of Wes Archer and Vicky Qualls ... Majoring in Organizational Communication.



2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats
2004 Game-by-Game Stats
2005 Game-by-Game Stats