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Took over the regular starting role in center field in the ninth game of the season vs. Central Michigan (3-6) before senior Travis Laird got most of the starts in center during the final three weekends of the season....Started 32 games on the year and appeared in 40....Had six multiple-hit games, including three three-hit games....Collected a four-hit game vs. Bethune-Cookman (3-10), one of just five four-hit games for Nittany Lion players in 2006....Second on the team in stolen bases with 11 and was caught just three times in 14 attempts....Hit in the ninth spot in the batting order and played center field in each of his starts....Also entered the game as a pinch hitter seven times and as a pinch runner once....Hit in a season-long five straight games during the Florida spring break trip....Did not commit an error in his first 23 games, spanning his first 50 chances....Recorded two outfield assists on the year out of 13 for the entire team.
Singled in his first career at-bat in a pinch-hitting appearance in the first game of the year at Tulane (2-17)....Pinch hit and then entered the game defensively vs. Sacred Heart (3-5) and later hit his first career home run, going 1-for-2 with three RBI and a stolen base against the Pioneers....Collected single hits in the next three games before going 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in a win over Bethune-Cookman (3-10)....Hit .409 (9-for-22) with a .591 slugging percentage and a .435 on-base percentage over the spring break trip....Recorded a career-high seven putouts vs. Jacksonville (3-8)....Scored a run in four straight games from April 9-April 15....Collected multiple hits in three straight games from April 23-April 28....Went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a double, a run, a stolen base, and also recorded an outfield assist in the series-opening win over Michigan State (4-14)....Went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and runs and a stolen base in the series finale vs. Michigan State (4-16)....Also had a 3-for-5 performance with two RBI and two runs in a win at Northwestern (4-23)....Went 3-for-4 with a run, an RBI, and a stolen base in the win over Bucknell (4-25)....Went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Indiana (4-28)....Stole a base and scored a run as a pinch runner at Purdue (5-8).
Helped lead his team to a pair of state semi-finals ('04, '05); Team went 38-7 as a junior and 37-11 as a senior; Hit .440 with nine triples and 22 stolen bases as a junior and .375 with seven triples and 29 stolen bases as a senior; Was the team MVP as a junior and the Stillwater Invitational MVP his senior year; Also MVP of the Choctaw Invitational (`05) and the Brad Holt Memorial (`05); All-State honorable mention (`04, `05); Earned five varsity letters, three in baseball, two for football; National Honor Society member; Valedictorian and graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.
Garrett Lee Field was born on April 2, 1987 in Stillwater, Okla.; Parents are Mike and Melanie, younger brother Grant (17); Garrett is majoring in kinesiology.
Robbie Wine on Garrett Field
- "Garrett is a very talented athlete. He is the fastest player on the team. He spent a lot of time working at his bunting game this fall. He also has some power but we don't like to talk too much about it. He can run some balls down in center field if needed. Garrett is also a very good student and excels in the classroom. Garrett is an exciting player to watch."
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