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Updated: July 16, 2014
Career Highlights: Ran his personal starting streak to 170 straight games - every one since stepping foot on campus - and actually passed Trey McCoy (168) for the most consecutive starts to begin a career at the school ... He and McCoy are the only Hokies to start and play every game at Tech through their junior season (since 1980) … One of five Hokies to start at least 170 games through a junior season - George Canale (1984-86, 180), Kevin Barker (1994-96, 174), Spencer Harris (2000-02, 173) and John West (1999-01, 171) … At the end of the 2014 regular season, was one of seven juniors in the country to start every game the past three years and had the second most starts … Set or tied four school records during the 2012 season, with one at the plate – two triples in one game versus Boston College on April 6, which also tied an ACC record … Set three fielding records including assists by a second baseman in a single game and assists by an infielder in a single game, when he had 10 assists at High Point on February 28 … Also set the assists by a second baseman in a single season record with 174 … Has two career walk-off RBIs – drew a bases-loaded walk against No. 6 Miami on April 14, 2012 and a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning against UMass Lowell on March 1, 2014 … Has 11 career game-winning RBIs and 16 career game-winning runs scored … Enters senior year 101 assists shy of tying the school record for most assists in a career (Spencer Harris, 647) and 180 shy of assists by a second baseman (Marc Tugwell, 572).
2014: at the plate – One of four Hokies to start all 53 games – 50 at second, one at shortstop and two on the mound … Had 13 multi-hit games, including one with three and one with four, three multi-RBI games and five multi-run scoring games … Registered an eight-game hitting streak and had a 16-game reached base streak, second longest on the team … Batted .249 with 52 hits, including six doubles and three triples, for 64 total bases and a .306 slugging percentage … Scored 29 runs and knocked in 24 … Drew 30 walks and was hit by a pitch three times for a .347 on-base percentage … Was 2-for-3 on stolen base attempts.
on the mound – Appeared in four games making two starts … Posted a 1-2 record … Had a 7.94 ERA in a total of 5.2 innings and struck out three batters … First college action on the mound was April 1 against James Madison, retiring the only batter he faced … Earned first start and win against Longwood, April 9 … Pitched a total of three scoreless innings, including a season-high 3.0 consecutive … Also, threw two perfect frames and, at one point, retired a career-high six straight batters.
2013: Was one of three Hokies to start all 62 games – 45 at shortstop and 17 at second … Had 11 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits, two multi-RBI games and seven multi-run scoring games … Third on the team with a 14-game reached base streak, and ended the year with 10 straight … Batted .225 with 52 hits, including eight doubles, one triple and one home run, for 65 total bases and a .281 slugging percentage … Scored 37 runs and knocked in 24 … Drew a team-high 42 walks and had a .344 on-base percentage … Was 3-for-6 on stolen base attempts … In the NCAA, was 36th in base on balls and 82nd in base on balls per game … In the ACC, was tied for eighth in walks.
2012: The only player to start all 55 games – 52 at second and three at shortstop … Posted 10 multi-hit games, including one game with three hits … Also had four multi-run games and five multi-RBI games … Had a streak of reaching base in 10 straight games … Batted .246 with 46 hits, including nine doubles and three triples (second on the team) for 61 total bases and a .326 slugging percentage … Scored 28 runs and drove in 27 … Drew a team-high 32 walks and was hit by a pitch four times for a .361 on-base percentage … Was 4-for-6 on stolen base attempts … Led the team with 12 sacrifice hits, which was 74th in the nation … Was also tied for second in triples (3) in ACC-only games.
High School: Was a four-year letter winner for Coach Oscar Benitez at Immaculata-LaSalle … Was named the school’s athlete of the year as a senior and also garnered Miami Herald pitcher of the year, first-team all-county and first-team Miami-Dade recognition … As a senior, batted .440 with two home runs, 12 doubles, 35 runs scored, 35 RBIs in 29 games … On the mound, posted an 8-1 record with a 2.33 ERA and 102 strikeouts … Was a second-team all-county in 2010.
Personal: Alexander Perez … Born October 24, 1992 in Miami, Florida … Son of Ernesto and Maria Perez … Majoring in communications.