Rahiem Cooper

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  • Rahiem
  • Cooper

  • Position
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 0
  • Weight
    180 lbs.
  • Bat/Throw
  • High School/Other
    Orange County
  • Hometown
    Gordonsville, Va.
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Updated: June 29, 2017

Career Honors
  • Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week (February 27, 2017)

Career Highlights: Started the first Tech triple play, as a member of the ACC, against ETSU on March 25 as his diving catch in right began the rare feat ... Registered a walk-off RBI with his 12th-inning, bases-loaded, fielder's choice against Clemson on March 22, 2015 ... Became first Hokie in recorded history to hit two grand slams in the same game, at Nevada (Feb. 26, 2017) and the 17th Hokie to hit one as a member of the ACC ... Only Ronnie Shaban (2009-12) has hit more in an ACC career (3) ... Also was just the fifth player in same time period to hit three home runs in one game, as he hit a solo shot in the same game - part of his only multi-home run game of his career ... His nine RBI in the game was the most ever for a Tech player since Brad Bauder set the school record with 14 at Georgetown (April 21, 2002) ... Lastly, tied a school record with his two outfield assists at Miami (May 20).

2017: One of four Hokies to play in all 55 games, making 52 starts in centerfield … Had 12 multi-hit games, including three games with three and one game with a career-high four – versus Florida State (March 19) … Added nine multi-RBI games, including two games with three and a career-high nine at Nevada (Feb. 26) … Added nine multi-run scoring games, including three games with three … Had a season-best five game hitting streak and a reached base streak of 10 straight games … Batted .242 with 47 hits, including seven doubles, one triple and 12 home runs (second most on the team) for 92 total bases and a .474 slugging percentage … Scored 38 runs and added 40 RBI (third) … Drew 12 walks and was hit by six pitches for a .300 on-base percentage … Also added five sacrifice flies and three sacrifice bunts … Scored four game-winning runs and added two game-winning RBI … In the NCAA, at the end of the regular season, was tied for 79th in sacrifice flies and tied for 96th in home runs … Also led the team with six outfield assists during the season.

2016: Started 20 games – 15 in right and five in center – and played in 28 total games … Had three multi-hit games and one multi-run scoring contest … Had a season-best six-game hitting and reached base streak … Batted .203 with 15 hits, including four doubles, for 19 total bases and a .280 slugging percentage … Scored nine runs and added 14 RBIs … Drew four walks and was hit by three pitches for a .283 on-base percentage … Also added two sacrifice flies and two sacrifice bunts … Was 2-for-3 on stolen base attempts … Notched one outfield assist.

2015: Started 27 games – 26 in right field and one as DH – while playing in 33 games total … Had seven multi-hit games, including one with three, one multi-RBI game (three vs. Radford on March 18) and six multi-run scoring games, including two games with three … Had a season long six-game hitting streak and a 12-game reached base streak … Batted .223 with 23 hits, including three doubles, a triple and a home run, for 31 total bases and a .301 slugging percentage ... Scored 25 runs (fifth most on the team) and had eight RBIs … Drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches for a .299 on-base percentage and was 1-for-3 on stolen base attempts … Had three outfield assists.

2014: Played in two games, earning one start versus Appalachian State as the DH … Notched his first collegiate hit against Duke as he went 1-for-5 on the season.

High School: Earned varsity letters all four years while playing for Coach Joe Morabito at Orange County … As a junior was named a first team all-league as a utility player and second team at shortstop … Also named 2012 All-Commonwealth honorable mention at both positions as a senior … Earned three varsity letters playing shooting guard for the Fighting Hornets and Coach Keyode Rogers.

Personal: Rahiem Rashawn Cooper … Born March 26, 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia … Son of Ronald Johnson and Tonya Cooper … Has an older sister, Kira … Majoring in multimedia journalism.