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2002 Baseball Roster


Justin Sims

Class: Jr.
Position: OF
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190 pounds
Previous School: Karns HS
Hometown: Knoxville, TN

General: Was a tremendous force in the three hole last year ... Is a definite draft prospect ... Has good speed ... Hits for power and average ... Enters the year as an All-America candidate.

2001: Was second on the team with a .377 average ... Led the team in RBI with 66 and homers with 10 ... Tallied a team-leading six triples ... First Team All-Sun Belt selection ... Knocked in seven runs in three games against South Alabama while hitting .385 ... Went 2-for-4 against Tennessee with and RBI ... Batted .500 against New Mexico State ... Hit .526 for week of April 16 with nine RBIs ... Went 4-for-5 with two RBIs against Belmont ... Was 2-for-5 with a homer against Cumberland ... Went 3-for-5 against Vanderbilt with two RBIs ... Batted .583 (7-for-12) in UL series with two doubles, two homers, and 6 RBIs ... Hit sixth homer of the year against New Orleans ... Drove in all three runs against UAB ... Batted .400 in the Arkansas State series ... Ripped homers in back-to-back games against Lipscomb and drove in nine runs in the series ... Blasted second homer against Tennessee Tech ... Hit first career homer against Memphis ... went 4-for-4 against SE Louisiana.

2000: Played in 30 games with six starts ... Was perfect in 16 defensive chances ... Two of his three hits were for extra bases ... Drove in four runs and scored six.

High School: Played for coach Danny Sharp at Karns ... Hit .469 with 27 homers during his career ... Four-time All-District, three-time All-Region, and two-time All-State player ... Twice named District Player of the Year ... Honorable mention All-American ... Drafted by the Chicago Cubs ... Also lettered in football and basketball.

Personal: Michael Justin Sims was born December 18, 1980 ... The son of Mike and Faye Sims ... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee.



2002 Game-by-Game Stats