27 - Chris Stanton Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Hometown: Centerville, Va.
Bat/Throw: R/R
Position: Infield/Outfield photo         A valuable player who has the versatility to play several positions ... Is the leading candidate for Tech's starting third base duties in 2003 ... Made the team last year as a walk-on and ended up starting 43 games in the outfield ... Played shortstop over the summer and gained some valuable experience ... Was selected the most valuable player for the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League season ... Moved to third base during the fall and showed a good glove and excellent range ... Has an outstanding arm ... Looking to improve his offensive production this spring ... Needs to hit the ball on the ground more to utilize his speed ... Could be a leadoff guy ... Will be counted on to steal more bases ... Will play an important role for the Hokies offensively and defensively ...

2001-02: Worked at third base during the fall, but was pressed into action in the outfield when spring rolled around ... Ended up starting 42 games in left field and one in center ... Contributed two hits, two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base against The Citadel in his first collegiate game ... Tripled and drove in two runs in a win over Western Michigan ... Put together a five-game hitting streak in late March, but saw his batting average hover around the .200 mark until mid-April ... Collected 23 hits in 68 at bats (.338) during an 18-game stretch to pull his final season average to .248 ... Singled in the game-winning run in the final inning of a 2-1 victory over Rutgers ... Hit his lone home run of the season in a game at Georgetown and added two RBIs and three runs scored ... Went 3-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in against East Tennessee State ... Had a four-hit game at home against High Point, scoring three times and driving in a run ... Shared the team lead in stolen bases with 12 in 18 attempts ... Finished the season with 38 runs scored and 24 runs batted in ... Registered three doubles, two triples and a homer ... Tied for the team lead in outfield assists with four ... Had two of those assists in a home game against High Point ... Hit .356 with runners in scoring position and was 3-for-4 with the bases loaded ... Was hit by pitches 15 times ...

High School: Lettered two seasons as a shortstop for Coach Don Warren at Centreville ... Batted .333 with a pair of triples as a senior ... Earned all-district and all-region honors ... Helped the team to a 21-9 record and the semifinals of the state AAA tournament ... Hit three home runs and a pair of triples as a junior ... Finished with a .380 batting average on the way to all-district and all-region recognition ... Lettered two seasons as a receiver in football ... Played on Centreville's state championship football team as a senior ...

Personal: Christopher Blair Stanton ... Born 4/4/83 in Los Angeles, CA ... Son of Lou and Adrienne Stanton ... Studying aerospace engineering.