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#6 Casey Goss
Position: Shortstop/Second Base
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, Mo.
High School: Glendale
Other College: Jefferson College
Major: Physical and health education
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As a senior:

  • CollegeSportsMadness.com Second Team All-CAA
  • Finished with fifth-most season assists in JMU history with 170
  • Led JMU with seven sacrifice bunts and 13 multiple-RBI games
  • Hits in five straight games to open the season
  • 3-for-5 with two RBIs in Coastal Carolina finale
  • Went 6-for-12 with six runs and three multiple-hit games in Hartford series
  • Career-high hits by going 5-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs against VMI
  • Posted a three-hit game with two RBIs in Northeastern opener
  • Went a seven-game stretch with three two-hit games and a trio of three-hit games, started with consecutive three-hit games to open the William and Mary series
  • Tallied two hits in William and Mary finale followed by two at Radford
  • 3-for-5 with an RBI in Georgia State opener
  • Entered GSU finale in the fifth as a pinch hitter with key two-run double
  • 2-for-2 with an inside-the-park grand slam in final Liberty home game, five RBIs
  • Finished the regular season going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double at Delaware
  • 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a walk and a hit by pitch in 20-19 loss to William and Mary in CAA Tournament

As a junior:

  • Ranked fifth in the CAA with 21 stolen bases
  • During the 30-game CAA league slate, ranked second with 13 steals, fourth with 148 plate appearances and first with 134 at bats
  • Recorded the ninth-longest hitting streak in JMU history at 21 games
  • Ranked 64th in NCAA Division I in steals per game (0.4) and 75th in total steals (21)
  • Made JMU debut with back-to-back two-hit games vs. Coastal and Boston College
  • Three hits with a double, two runs and an RBI in Bucknell opener
  • Two hits with a steal and a run scored vs. Lafayette
  • Single, triple, steal, run and an RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's
  • Season-best game to open GSU series going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI's and three steals, all season highs
  • Added two hits and a steal each in Saturday's and Sunday's games against Georgia State to make it four straight games with multiple hits
  • Fifth straight multiple-hit game giong 2-for-3 with a walk and steal vs. Virginia Tech
  • Went 7-for-13 in Delaware series with four runs and two RBI's to extend hitting streak to 10 games and multiple hits to eight games
  • Ninth straight multiple-hit game with singles in the first and ninth inning at Virginia
  • Ran multiple-hit streak to 10 games in NU opener while running his overall hitting streak to 14 games through the weekend series
  • Hit safely once in each game of the ODU series to run streak to 18 games
  • Went 1 for 2 against Maryland, extending his hitting streak to 19 games
  • Extended hit streak to 21 games before going 0-for-3 with a walk, hit by pitch and sac bunt in Hofstra finale
  • Delivered the game-winning single to score Cole McInturff in top of the 13th inning at VMI
  • Game-winning three-run home run, first at JMU, to give Dukes a walk-off win over VCU in series opener, capping a five-run ninth inning
  • Closed the season with three hits and a hit by pitch in a loss at Towson
  • Named to the Coastal Plains League All-Star Team after playing for Wilmington Sharks in summer 2012.  Started 50 games and ranked second on team with .263 average, including team highs of 32 runs, 36 walks (second in the league) and a .397 on-base percentage to go along with 19 steals.

Before JMU:

  • Began collegiate career playing for head coach Sam Carel and Jefferson College (Hillsboro, Missouri)
  • Vikings went 43-20 while winning the Region XVI championship, the South Central district championship and advancing to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series for the first time in nine years
  • Made a team-best 61 starts for Jefferson as a sophomore while hitting .360 (73-203) with 52 runs, 14 doubles, five triples, 43 RBIs and 19 walks
  • MCCAC First Team All-Conference and NJCAA District 16 Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore
  • Hit .374 (61-163) as a freshman with six doubles, three triples, 38 runs scored, 32 RBIs and 13 steals.
  • Had a strong finish to his first season, hitting .581 (18-31) down the stretch to climb from sixth to second in the batting order
  • Vikings went 40-16 overall and 21-1 in the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) in 2010
  • Earned honorable mention All-Conference in the MCCAC as a freshman
  • Also played four years of basketball in high school
  • Senior year Glendale lost to Word of God Christian Academy out of North Carolina by three points. Goss matched up with current NBA player John Wall in the game with each scoring 24 points.
  • Honored as a A+ Scholarship Recipient at Jefferson
  • Played for Howard Bell and Glendale High School for his scholastic career
  • Two-time All-Conference selection in high school and named to the All-Ozarks Team
  • Goss played the 2011 summer with the Harrisonburg Turks in the Valley League. He hit .286 with three doubles, two triples and 13 stolen bases.

Personal:

  • Son of Kim Lamb and Wendell Goss
  • Physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) major

 

Career Statistics

Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2012.... .288 53-52 222 33 64 8 2 1 26 79 .356 17 5 22 6 .351 1 6 21-29 116 146 15 .946
2013.... .340 49-47 188 36 64 9 1 2 43 81 .431 23 5 17 4 .422 2 7 4-7 88 170 11 .959
TOTAL... .312 102-99 410 69 128 17 3 3 69 160 .390 40 10 39 10 .384 3 13 25-36 204 316 26 .952

Career Highs

Runs: 3, 4x, VMI 3/12/13
Hits: 5, VMI 3/12/13
RBIs: 5, Liberty 5/14/13
Steals: 3, Georgia State 3/23/12
Hitting Streak: 21, 3/17/12-4/21/12


Getting to know Casey...

Why did you choose JMU
For baseball, and they have a good kinesiology program

What's your current major:
Physical and health education teacher education (PHETE)

If you didn't play baseball what other sport would you want to play
Basketball

Describe yourself in three words
Never give up

Biggest inspiration
Mike Trout

Favorite personal baseball memory
My walk-off home run against rival VCU who also recruited me

Best advice you were ever given
Never give up

Favorite part of being on a team
Being part of a family

Personal saying or motto you try to live by
YOLO

"People would be surprised to know that I..."
Scored 24 points against John Wall's team in high school

Biggest pet peeve
Other driver's driving slow

Any weird pre-game rituals
Lsten to Tyga

Your Go-To outfit
Jeans and polo

Favorite place to eat on campus
Top Dog

Biggest fear
Being buried alive

What do you enjoy doing other than playing baseball
Playing golf

Last movie you watched
Despicable Me

"After college I see myself..."
Coaching


Pick One:
Baseball in the hot or cold weather:
hot

Early bird or night owl:
night owl
Pepsi or Coke:
Coke
Vanilla or Chocolate:
chocolate
Gray, White, Gold, or Purple uniform:
gray



Team Tell-All:                                                                                  
Most/Least Swag:
Most-Chris Hanson  Least-Pat Arnold
Funniest:
Cole McInturff
Hardest Worker:
Brad Shaban
Most Serious: Brad Shaban, "All Business"

Most likely to fall asleep on the bus:
Aaron Hoover
Most likely to be eating:
Tyler Duke
Best nickname on the team:
Brad Shaban-Breaking Brad