Marc Tugwell 7
Class: Junior
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Hometown: Springfield, Va.
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Position: Infielder
photo       His knowledge of the game and outstanding baseball savvy make him a coach on the field ... Knows what to do with the baseball ... A real asset to the infield ... Is capable of playing second, third or shortstop ... Enjoyed a good year in the field and at the plate in 2001 ... Has great hands, good feet and an outstanding arm ... Turns the double-play ... Helped Tech register a school-record 66 double plays as a freshman in 2000 ... His .980 fielding average last season was the best for a Tech second baseman in Coach Chuck Hartman's 23 seasons ... Finished the year with the second-highest season putout total for a Tech second baseman and the third-highest assist total ... His 307 total chances were the second most for a Tech player at that position ... Handles the bat well and is a good situational hitter ... Coaches hope he will continue to build on his offensive numbers from '01 ... Has started 100 of the 108 games in which he has played for the Hokies ...

2000-01: Played in 57 games with 51 starts at second base and two at third base ... Posted a .301 batting average with 27 runs scored and 24 runs batted in ... Contributed 10 doubles and four home runs ... Committed just six errors and posted a .980 fielding mark ... Helped the Hokies turn 63 double plays ... Opened the season with a 3-for-5 performance at Campbell that included two doubles and two runs batted in ... Collected three hits and scored two runs in a loss to Central Michigan ... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors in late March after batting .571 (8-14) during a four-game span ... During that stretch, he was instrumental in a double-header sweep of then No. 8 Notre Dame ... Drove in the game-winning run with a single in the final inning of the first game ... Belted two doubles and a single in the second game ... Was 5-for-8 in those two games ... Also went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored in a win over St John's that week ... Added a home run and three runs batted in during a home game with Wake Forest ... Had a home run among his three hits against High Point ... Finished with three RBIs in that game ... Turned in nine assists during a win over Old Dominion, just one short of the Tech record for a second baseman ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the first of three games at West Virginia ... Was 4-for-7 with three runs batted in and two runs scored during Tech's two wins over Notre Dame in the BIG EAST tournament ... Saw action at third base in six games ... Played in the Alaska League during the summer ...

1999-00: Hit .283 with 32 runs batted in and 23 runs scored ... Tied for second on the team in multiple-RBI games with 12 and was third in doubles with 13 ... Batted .349 with runners on base and .700 with the bases loaded ... Committed just two errors in the Hokies' last 15 games and fielded .954 at second base and .946 overall ... Turned in three hits and two RBIs against West Virginia in his second college game ... Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs batted in at George Mason ... Also had a pair of doubles against Liberty ... Belted a two-run homer in a win over Radford ... Contributed six hits and seven RBIs during a three-game sweep of Rhode Island ... Was 6-for-12 in the UMass series ... Collected three hits and three RBIs in a game at James Madison ... Homered to start Tech's comeback-win in the A-10 title game ... Posted 41 starts at second base and six at shortstop ...

High School: Helped West Springfield to a 56-18 record during his three varsity seasons ... Lettered three years as a shortstop for his dad, Ron ... Batted .432 in 1999 with eight home runs, 26 runs batted in and 26 runs scored ... Named the Patriot District Player of the Year ... Earned first-team all-district and all-region honors ... Also selected second- team all-state ... Carried a .407 batting average as a junior when the team won the Virginia Group AAA championship ... Collected 33 hits and scored 25 runs that season ... Picked first-team all-district and all-region ... Played in the state high school all-star game last summer ... A member of the National Honor Society ...

Personal: Marc Steven Tugwell ... Born 4/16/81 in Falls Church, VA ... Son of Ron and Peggy Tugwell ... Studying family financial management.