#44 Zeke Dodson
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Tifton, Georgia (Tift HS)|
- NCBWA Freshman All-American (2016)
- ASUN All-Freshman Team (2016)
- ASUN Player of the Week (4/11/16)
- Played in 54 games all of which were starts
- Collected 55 hits in 197 at-bats, both were team highs
- His .279 batting average was the third highest on the team
- Recorded 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs, drove in 33 RBI and scored 30 runs
- Drew 31 walks leading to an on-base percentage of .370
- Stole five bases in six attempts
- In league play he batted .215 collecting 17 hits, two doubles, one home run, 11 RBI and scored 10 runs
- Collected 81 total bases which was second on the team
- Had 12 two-hit games which led the team
2016: The freshman saw action in 56 games while making 51 starts at third base...Finished second on the team with a .314 batting average after collecting 60 hits in 191 at-bats...Recorded seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 35 runs scored...Drove in 44 runs and drew 33 walks, both the third most on the team...His .422 on-base percentage was second best among the Bisons...Added five stolen bases in 10 attempts...Third on the squad with 16 multiple-hit and 13 multiple-RBI games...Tied for the team lead with a 10-game hitting streak...Upped his play against conference opponents, registering a .337 average with 30 hits in 89 at-bats...Also added four doubles, one triple, 17 RBI, 11 runs and 11 walks...Was named the ASUN Player of the Week after delivering walk-off knocks in back-to-back games against USC Upstate (4/9-10)...He also added another game-winning hit with an RBI-triple in the 13th inning at Kennesaw State (4/24)...He continued his clutch play by then ripping a game-tying 2-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against NJIT (4/29) a week later, solidifying his career night by going 5-for-5 with four RBI...Collected hits in nine straight at-bats over three games against the Highlanders...Launched his first career grand slam in a win over Miami-Ohio (2/26), his fourth career game...Posted a .918 fielding percentage after committing 12 errors in 147 total chances...
High School: Played for Tift County High School for coach Kyle Kirk in Tifton, Georgia…Underclass Third Team All-America (2014)…All-Region 1-AAAAAA (2014)…Ranked 437th best player overall by Perfect Game (2014)…Ranked 25th best third baseman in the nation (2014)…Ranked second best third baseman in Georgia by Perfect Game…Ranked 46th best player in Georgia by Perfect Game…Lettered in baseball four seasons…Math III Award as a sophomore…Four-year Superior Honor Student…Senior Superlative.
Personal: Carol and Mike Dodson…Two older sisters, Megan and Ashley…Also recruited by St. John’s, Oregon, Notre Dame, Navy, Air Force, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Charleston Southern, UC Santa Barbara, Ohio, Dartmouth, Cornell…His hidden talent is he is a singer…Plans to major in Business.