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#6 Alex Foltz
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Mathias, W.Va.
High School: East Hardy
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Career Highlights:

  • ABCA First Team All-East Region as a senior
  • VaSID Second Team All-State as a senior
  • Three times Third Team All-CAA (2008, 2009, 2011) 
  • 2011 NCAA All-Regional Team at Chapel Hill
  • CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore in 2008
  • Ping!Baseball Freshman All-Ping! (similar Freshman All-American)

As a redshirt senior:

  • Signed a free agent professional contract with the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League
  • First Team All-East Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association
  • Third Team All-CAA Outfielder
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • Finished among the JMU career top 10 in several categories, including fifth for at bats (752), eighth hits (259), 11th runs (180), fifth steals (69), eighth walks (113) and sixth hit by pitch (27)
  • Placed 72nd in the nation for on-base percentage (.463)
  • Within the CAA, ranked ninth for average (.359), 12th slugging percentage (.538), fifth on-base percentage (.463), 15th hits (70), 13th RBIs (44), eighth walks (34), seventh sacrifice flies (5) and first fielding percentage (1.000)
  • During 30 league games, ranked 13th for steals (8) and first for fielding percentage (1.000)
  • Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA
  • Ranked eighth in nation among active players in career steals (53) at season start
  • Returned to man center field after missing entire 2010 season
  • 3-for-4 with four runs and five RBIs and two home run in third game vs. Bucknell
  • 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two homers in second game vs. Le Moyne
  • Pinch-hit two-run homer in middle game vs. Mason to clinch win in late innings
  • 2-for-4 with two hits, two walks and three runs scored in first full game starting in center in three weeks at Liberty
  • Drew three walks then drove in the walk-off, game winning run with a double to score David Herbek in the 12th inning against Maryland
  • 3-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in JMU's 6-1 win at Maryland
  • Seventh homer of the season with solo shot in UNCW finale, fourth RBI of series
  • Doubled each game vs. Virginia Tech along with a triple, three RBIs and two walks
  • First triple of the season, two hits, two runs, three RBIs and a walk Towson finale
  • Two hits, a steal and RBI in JMU's CAA Tournament opener vs. Georgia State
  • Named to Chapel Hill NCAA All-Regional Team after sharing team best with a .438 batting average and reaching base in nine of 18 plate appearances

As a senior:

  • Preseason Second Team All-CAA by SEBaseball
  • Listed as an All-CAA candidate by Easton's CollegeBaseballToday.com
  • Named CAA's best defensive outfielder by CollegeBaseballInsider.com
  • Preseason All-CAA by Yahoo! Sports
  • Academically ineligible for 2010 season.
  • Played summer 2010 with Holyoke Blue Sox in the North East Collegiate Baseball League
  • Finished the season hitting .268 and was fifth on his team in average as well as third in both slugging (.451) and on-base percentage (.398)
  • Was named Co-Player of the Week July 12-18 after hitting .583 (7-for-12) with two doubles, a triple, home run and six RBIs

As a junior:

  • Third Team All-CAA
  • Led JMU in conference games with .412 average
  • Preseason All-CAA Team
  • Listed as a top player to watch in the CAA by Collegiate Baseball
  • Named preseason all-CAA by Baseball America and SEBaseball.com
  • Combined with Matt Browning to form third-ranked hitting combination in the CAA as ranked in preseason by SEBaseball.com
  • Rated as best defensive outfielder in CAA by CollegeBaseballInsider.com
  • Identified as a preseason all-conference candidate by CollegeBaseballToday.com
  • Scored a run and had one hit against Southern Illinois
  • Recorded a hit and a run versus Kentucky
  • Scored two runs and walked twice in a win over Coastal Carolina
  • Walked three times, scored twice, and stole a base against Liberty
  • Reached base three times against Maryland with one hit and two walks leading to a run scored and three stolen bases
  • Walked three times, stole a base, and scored two runs against Lafayette
  • In the series finale versus Lafayette, finished 3-6 with three runs, a RBI, a double, and a triple
  • Had six hits during a four game series at Stetson
  • Went 6-for-12 in a weekend series against Northeastern.. had two hits and two runs scored in the series opener versus Towson
  • Hit a home run and drove in two RBI's in game two against Towson
  • Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a run batted in against Towson in the series finale
  • 2-for-4, double, run in ODU opener
  • Recorded two hits, scored a run, and drove in a run in the series opener at Delaware
  • Scored twice and had two hits in the series finale at Delaware
  • Recorded four runs batted in during a weekend series against Georgia State
  • Had two doubles, two runs scored, and a run batted in against Maryland
  • Three hits, three RBIs, and two runs scored against Virginia Military Institute
  • 3-for-3, all singles, in win at George Washington
  • 3-for-5 with third homer vs. Mason
  • 3-for-5 again in final game with two RBIs and a triple on the final play ever at Long Field/Mauck Stadium before rain ended the game in the eighth
  • Hit .478 (11-for-23) in May for a career .465 (53-for-114) mark in the month
  • Received a temporary invitation to the Cape Cod League, but he appeared in just five games with the Harwich Mariners
  • Later signed with the Luray Wranglers in the Valley League, based in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where he competed in the 2008 summer season
  • Foltz hit .271 with six doubles and one homer in 20 games while aiding the Wranglers to a 27-20 record and the third seed in the playoffs.

As a sophomore: 

  • Third Team All-CAA
  • CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Preseason first team All-CAA by SEBaseball.com
  • Ranked 15th in CAA in batting average (.355),10th in on base percentage (.460), tied for 10th in runs scored (57), tied for 15th in hits (76), tied for third in triples (4), fifth in walks (38), tied for fourth in stolen bases (19), eighth in fielding percentage (.992)
  • Went 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored, and three walks against Binghamton in game one of a doubleheader
  • Homered and walked three times against William and Mary
  • Drove in a run and scored twice against GSU in game one of the series
  • Homered against GSU in game two while going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and runs
  • Went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored against Virginia Tech
  • Doubled, scored twice, and drove in a run against Towson in game three
  • Went 3-for-6 with a home run, and double, three runs scored, and a stolen base in the extra inning win against ODU
  • Went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored against VMI
  • Went 9-for-12 in the series against Hofstra, compiling two four-hit games to set a career high, scoring three times, driving in three runs, stealing two bases, and doubling twice in the series
  • Hit his fifth home run against Radford with a shot to deep center
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBIs, and two runs scored against Longwood in game one
  • Walked four times, stole two bases, and scored twice against Delaware in game one
  • Had three hits and three runs scored against Delaware in the series finale
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against George Washington
  • Singled and tripled with two RBIs at RAdford in game one
  • Hit a lead-off home run at Radford in game two while adding another hit and scoring twice
  • Went 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored
  • Went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI against UNC Wilmington in game three
  • 3-for-4 with a walk, RBI, and three runs scored at Marist
  • Pair of hits including a double in Northeastern opener
  • Two hits and two walks with a run scored in finale against Huskies
  • Singled, walked, and scored in JMU's CAA tournament win over ODU
  • Matched career high with four hits while scoring twice, stealing twice, and hitting a sac fly against GMU
  • Oosted second straight four-hit game with a career-high five RBIs, including a three-run home run, and scored three times in win over Mason to reach finale
  • 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in championship ame to cap Most Outstanding Player performance
  • Doubled, walked, drove in three, and scored twice in Regional win over Charlotte
  • Hit .414 in seven postseason games with 10 RBIs

As a freshman:

  • Ping!Baseball Freshman All-Ping!
  • CAA Rookie of the Week for final week of season
  • Led CAA in stolen bases
  • Hit .458 over season's final two weeks
  • Eight-game hitting streak to close season
  • Double, triple, two runs in season finale
  • 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a homer against George Washington
  • Two doubles, two RBIs in Towson game three
  • Had back-to-back two hit games against #3 Virginia and Georgia State
  • This extended his career-long hit-streak to six games
  • Had at least one run scored in six straight games from 4/14/07 versus George Mason until 4/24/07 against Virginia Tech
  • Scored twice against Virginia Tech
  • Matched a season and career-high with three runs scored in the first Hofstra game
  • Scored twice in the second George Mason game
  • Set career highs for hits (3) and runs (3) in game versus George Washington
  • Also walked twice, stole two bases and drove in a run in that game
  • Went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI against Longwood
  • Had two hits in second Radford game
  • Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base un second UNCW game
  • Matched a career-high with two stolen bases in second game of William & Mary series
  • Scored twice in first VCU game
  • Hit first career home run and had a career-high four RBIs against Liberty
  • Had three consecutive two-hit games
  • Two came against Old Dominion and the third was versus Maryland
  • Also scored twice in second game versus Old Dominion
  • Had two hits and an RBI in second Charlotte game
  • Had first career RBI in first Charlotte game
  • Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in second Seton Hall game
  • Had first career hit in the second game of the season versus Seton Hall
  • Also had first two stolen bases of his career in that game
  • Spent summer 2007 with Tennessee Tornadoes in Southern Collegiate Baseball League
  • Third on team with .303 average and added six doubles, two triples, 11 RBIs
  • Led team with .436 on-base percentage and 18 steals
  • Named to SCBL All-Star game and had a hit and stolen base in 11-1 North win.

Before JMU:

  • First team all-state in baseball, football, and basketball as a junior
  • First team all-state football as a senior
  • Second team all-state in baseball, football, and basketball as a sophomore
  • Second team all-state baseball as a freshman.

Personal:

  • Son of Alvin and Barbara Foltz
  • Kinesiology major with a concentration in sports management

Year avggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2007 .309 52-50 175 33 54 9 2 2 15 73 .417 19 8 17 2 .399 1 6 20-28 121 6 2 .984
2008 .355 55-53 214 57 76 13 4 7 38 118 .551 38 6 30 5 .460 3 2 19-25 120 3 1 .992
2009 .351 43-43 168 46 59 13 2 3 23 85 .506 22 5 15 2 .434 3 3 14-16 101 2 2 .981
2011 .359 53-52 195 44 70 12 1 7 44 105 .538 34 8 29 0 .463 5 3 16-22 119 4 0 1.000
TOTAL .344 203-198 752 180 259 47 9 19 120 381 .507 113 27 91 9 .441 12 14 69-91 461 15 5 .990
 

Career Highs

Runs: 4, Bucknell, 2/20/11
Hits: 4, 5 times, most recently Le Moyne 2/26/11
RBIs: 5, 3 times, most recently Le Moyne 2/26/11
Steals: 3, 3 times, most recently Stetson 3/7/09
Hitting Streak: 11, 3 times, most recently 5/14/09 to 2/27/11

Getting to Know Alex

Why did you choose JMU?
Close to home, also has a great history of baseball.

What is your major, and why did you choose it?
Sport Management.

What are your hobbies outside of baseball?
Hunting, Fishing, Golf, and working out.

Do you have a nickname on the team?
How did it come about? Foltzy and AC-LD-RS, no idea.

What are your goals for the season and what motivates you to reach them?
Win games, stay healthy as a team.

Do you have any unique talents or skills?
Turkey Skills.

If you could hang out with one MLB player for a day who would it be and why?
Any guy that likes to hunt!

If you could be on one reality or game show what would it be?
American Idol.

What is your favorite memory of JMU baseball thus far?
2008 CAA Champs.

What team do you want to beat more than any other?
UVA.

Where is your favorite place to play other then at JMU?
UNC Wilmington.

What is your favorite memory at JMU outside of baseball?
Friends.

Who on the team is the most fashionable who is the least?
Least - Coach Middleton.

Pick One.

Fresh Prince of Bell Air or Saved by the Bell? Saved by the Bell.
Dell or Apple? Apple.
Subway or Quiznos? Subway.
Video Games or Golf?  Golf.
NFL or NBA? NFL.
World Cup or Olympcis?  Olympics.  

Favorite

Athlete? Jay Bruce.
MLB Team? Reds.
Movie? Couples Retreat.
Quote? Philippians 4:13.
Restaurant? Outback.
Song? All Country and Bruno Mars- Lazy Song.
Place to eat on campus? E-Hall.