Joey Lewis
Student Manager - SM
Previous Affiliations
   Starr's Mill
Previous Experience
  
Fayetteville, Ga.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 01/05/2007
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2009 (Junior):
*Played in 62 games with 60 starts (35-C, 25-DH), batting .282 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI; 19 home runs tied for sixth on Georgia’s single season chart
*Drafted in the 41st round with the 1232nd overall pick by the Kansas City Royals
*Went 4-for-6 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Georgia’s 24-8 win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional opener on May 29
*Drove in winning run in bottom of the 10th in 2-1 win over No. 20 Arkansas on May 21 in SEC Tournament
*Drew a career-high three walks at South Carolina on May 15
*Went 2-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored vs. #17 Florida on May 1
*Hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh to lift Georgia to a 6-3 win at #11 Ole Miss on April 24
*Hit go-ahead home run in the ninth inning at Kentucky on April 12
*Went 3-for-5 with his first career multi-home run game including a grand slam vs. Winthrop on April 8
*Went 3-for-5 with two doubles vs. #5 LSU on April 4
*Hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of the 4-0 win over #25 Mississippi State on March 21; finished the series with a team-best .455 (5-for-11) average
*Went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and scored three runs vs. Quinnipiac on Mar. 7; finished the series 4-for-11 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and four runs
*Went 2-for-5 with three RBI vs. Wofford on March 4
*Tied career high with five hits at Arizona on Feb. 28, including a home run and two doubles; scored a career-high four runs and had a career-high 10 total bases; hit .500 (7-for-14) with three doubles and three RBI in the series
*Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a career-high two doubles vs. Youngstown State on Feb. 21

2008 (Sophomore):
*Appeared in 70 games with 56 starts (33-C, 23-DH) for the SEC Champions that advanced to the College World Series Finals and posted a number two final national ranking
*Batted .264-6-38 and fielded .979 and threw out 38% of runners (13-of-34)
*Hit .500 (3-for-6) with 4 RBI and 3 BB in series against #1 Arizona and .500 (6-for-12) against Memphis
*Went 3-for-4, 2 2R, HR, career-high 5 RBI in win over Alabama A&M on March 19
*Registered three-hit games versus Memphis, Alabama A&M and Florida
*Batted .163-1-6 in SEC action
*Appeared in 4 games with 2 starts in NCAA Athens Regional, went 2-for-6, 2 RBI
*Appeared all 3 games with 1 start in Super Regional, hit .439 (3-for-7) with five RBI including two, pinch-hit, two-run home runs
*Started all six games at the College World Series and batted .450 (9-for-20) with two doubles, a triple and 7 RBI (6 with two outs), his .450 average ranked second overall on the club behind only Gordon Beckham (.522)

2007 (Freshman):

*Appeared in 53 games with 49 starts (40-C, 9-DH)
*Batted .250-5-24 with a .993 FLDG% in 289 total chances (2 errors)
*Threw out 37% of would-be base stealers (21-of-57)
*Only made two errors all year, one in season opener on Feb. 9 against #15 Oregon State and then one against Western Carolina on April 25
*Hit .252-4-15 in SEC action (29 games, 27 starts)
*Hit first home run to tie game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against Gardner-Webb on March 10, GWU eventually won in a school-record 17 innings that took 4:03
*Hit game-tying two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against #9 Arkansas on April 21 but Razorbacks posted 7-6 win in 10 innings
*Hit .533 (8-for-15) with two runs and two RBI in Kentucky series in April
*Posted a 5-for-5 performance in 9-3 road win over Kentucky on April 28

High School:
*A graduate of Starr’s Mill where he played for coach Brent Moseley
*Named Louisville Slugger High School All-American
*Led team to 28-2 mark and No. 14 final ranking in Baseball America HS Top 50
*Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fayette/Coweta Hitter of the Year
*Batted .506 with 14 home runs, 45 RBI and 46 runs scored and 30 walks as a senior
*Baseball America/Prospect Plus Top 300 Class of 2006
*Named Most Valuable Player and Region Player of the Year
*Only struck out seven times in 81 at bats
*Hit .341-8-19 as a junior and led the Panthers to the state quarterfinals
*Batted .342-8-27 as a sophomore as squad reached the state
*quarterfinals
*Member of Junior Team Georgia and Home Plate Chillidogs

Personal:
*Born Oct. 13, 1987
*Son of Julie and George Sumrow and Rick Lewis
*Major: Physical Education