9 Derek Hamblen
9 Derek Hamblen
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Position: INF/OF
Last School: Plano West HS
Experience: 3L
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010: One of only three Bruins to start all 54 games ... Led the team with 24 doubles and 17 stolen bases ... 24 doubles were also tied for fourth best in Atlantic Sun ... Second on the team in batting with an average of .366 ... Also tallied 61 runs scored, three triples, seven home runs, and 42 RBI ... Recorded 29 multi-hit games, including four hit outtings against Eastern Michigan (3/6) and North Florida (5/3) ... Had a 22 game hitting streak during the middle of the season, hitting .340 with 34 hits, 13 doubles, four home runs and a .610 slugging percentage during the run ... Recorded nine multi-RBI contests, including four runs batted in against Stetson (4/17) and North Florida (5/3) ... Selected to SEBaseball.com's Atlantic Sun Honor Roll.

2009: One of four Bruins to start all 58 games; 45 in the outfield and 13 in the middle-infield ... His 231 at-bats are eighth-most in a single-season at Belmont ... Paced the squad in doubles with 16 ... Registered 14 stolen bases on 17 attempts ... Season-high of two steals came against Jacksonville (4/4) ... Set a career-high of four hits against Vanderbilt (4/1), adding a double and a stolen base ... Totaled seven homeruns; fourth-most on the team ... Hit homeruns in back-to-back (doubleheader) games at Campbell (4/9), totaling five RBI on the day ... Tied a career-high of three RBI three times, the last coming in his 2-for-5 performance at Campbell (4/9) ... Hit .400 (4-for-10) with the bases loaded ... 43 runs scored was fifth-most on the team.

2008: Started in 55 out of 56 games played ... Finished in top-five on team for runs (38), hits (59), doubles (14), total bases (82) and slugging percentage (.402) ... Led the team in sacrifice hits (4) and was second in sacrifice flies (5) ... Seven stolen bases ... 17 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Finished season on a nine-game hitting streak, the longest among Bruins ... Career-high three hits on three occasions, the last taking place against ETSU (4/20) Eight total bases against MTSU (4/9) ... Hit .351 (34 for 97) with runners on base and .322 (19 for 59 ) with runners in scoring position ... Drove home runners at third base in 12-of-15 chances with less than two outs.

Prior to Belmont: Played baseball at Plano West in Plano, Texas ... Also a stand-out football player, lists scoring a touchdown in the Texas 5A high school playoffs in Texas Stadium as his greatest sports thrill.

Personal: Born Derek Kyle Hamblen on Jan. 6, 1989 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Parents are Dan and Regina Hamblen ... Business administration major, aiming to pursue his MBA after graduation ... Has two siblings, A.J. and Coby.