Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Made 20 starts – 12 at first, seven in right and on as DH – and played in 29 games total … Posted four multi-hit games, including two games with three … Also had five multi-run and two multi-RBI games … Batted .239 with 17 hits, including five doubles for 22 total bases and a .310 slugging percentage … Scored 19 runs and drove in six … Drew six walks, was hit by 11 pitches (second most on the team) and had a .386 on-base percentage … Was 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts … Had a double and two runs scored in Tech’s season opener against Bradley (2/17) ... Was hit by a pair of pitches and scored a run versus the Braves (2/18) ... Scored a run versus Iowa (2/26) ... In two-game with Yale (3/3-4), had three hits, four runs scored and one RBI ... Scored a run and stole a base at Virginia (3/10) ... Hit a double and scored a run versus Wagner (3/14) ... Knocked in two with a pinch-hit single against Cornell (3/20) and also had a single the next day against the Big Red ... Had two RBI and scored a run at James Madison (3/27) ... Scored two runs at Florida State (4/1) and versus Wofford (4/3) ... Had three hits, including two doubles, one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base at Radford (4/10) ... Tied a career high with three hits against Miami (4/13), while also scoring a run ... In Sunday’s game versus Miami (4/15), was hit by a pitch in the ninth and came all the way around to score the game-winning run in 3-2 victory ... Had two hits against Coastal Carolina (4/17).
2011: Made 22 starts – 17 in right, two in center and left, and one as designated hitter – and played in 39 games total … Posted six multi-hit games, including two games with three hits … Also had four multi-run games and three multi-RBI games, two with three … Batted .276 with 24 hits, including eight doubles, three triples and three home runs for 47 total bases and a .540 slugging percentage … Scored 16 runs and drove in 13 … Was 3-for-4 on stolen base attempts and also had a .327 on-base percentage… Had a double, two runs scored and an RBI versus Tennessee Tech (2/19) ... Hit another double, scored a run, and drove in three at USC Upstate (2/22) ... Had a pair of hits, including a double, and an RBI versus Niagara (2/25) ... Also scored two runs, hit a two-run home run and stole two bases against the Purple Eagles (2/26-G1) ... Hit a triple and scored a run at Florida Atlantic (3/8) ... Hit a solo home run against North Carolina (3/19) ... Had a pair of hits at Liberty (3/22) ... Had six hits, including three doubles, four runs scored and an RBI in weekend series at Wake Forest (4/8-10) ... Hit an RBI double at Radford (4/13) and later scored a run ... Had three hits in the first two Florida State games (4/15-16), which included a triple on Friday and a double on Saturday with a run scored ... Had a hit and scored a run at ETSU (4/19) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, three RBI, a triple and a home run versus NC A&T (4/26).
2010 (at Daytona State College): Limited to just eight games in 2010 before suffering a season-ending injury.
2008 – 2009 (at Vanderbilt): Was on the Commodores’ roster ... Played in five games and collected three hits in four at-bats … In first collegiate game, hit a pinch-hit RBI single and later scored a run versus Vermont (2/28/09)… Had first multi-hit day with a 2-for-2 afternoon at Lipscomb (3/10/09).
High School: Listed as the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by Baseball America entering the June 2007 draft ... Played for Coach Mike Lockhart at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Va., and earned a pair of varsity letters ... Helped guide the Dragons to back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007, while earning state champ MVP honors both years ... Was also named all-state and all-conference after both seasons … Named the MVP of the Southeastern Baseball Classic in 2007 and was team MVP in 2006 ... Batted .460 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI as a senior and .490 with seven home runs and 52 RBI as a junior.
Personal: Gabriel Ernesto Ortiz … Born 8/30/88 in Panama City, Panama … Son of Genaro and Dinorah Ortiz … Enrolled in sociology.