10 Nate Woods
10 Nate Woods
Height: 6-6
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Position: RHP/OF
Last School: Xavier HS
Experience: 3L
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010: One of only three Bruins to start all 54 games ... Led Belmont with 20 home runs and 78 runs batted in, both single-season records for the program ... Earned All-Atlantic Sun First Team honors ... Named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (4/19) ... Was fourth and third in the Atlantic Sun in homers and RBI, respectively ... Also fifth in the conference in slugging, and second amongst Bruins, with a mark of .667 ... Recorded an average of .319 with 68 hits, 57 runs scored, 14 doubles and a team-high 142 total bases ... Led BU in the field with 368 put outs and a fielding percentage of .980 ... Recorded 21 multi-hit games, including six three hit outtings ... Also had 21 games of two RBI or more, including seven contests with five runs batted in ... Had three multi-home run games, including four in a doubleheader against Kennesaw State (4/2) ... Started 13 games on the mound, finishing with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 6.65 ... Second on the team with 43 strikeouts and 69.0 innings pitched ... Only gave up 19 walks and held opponents to an average of .286 ... Tallied a season-best six strikeouts while allowing no earned runs in seven innings during an 8-5 victory over USC Upstate (3/26) ... Went three straight starts, allowing only one earned run, going 2-1 with 11 strikeouts and three walks during the stretch ... Named to SEBaseball.com's Atlantic Sun Honor Roll.

2009: Made six starts on the mound and eight in right field or designated hitter in a season shortened by injury ... Held a team-best 2.02 ERA ... Recorded 26 strikeouts, amounting to a team-high of 6.56 strikeouts per nine innings ... Longest outing was eight innings against eventual A-Sun Champion Jacksonville (4/3), allowing just one earned run and a career-high of seven strikeouts (no decision) ... Struck out six in 6 2/3 innings to defeat Illinois State in the season-opener (2/20) ... Only allowed nine walks for a team-high strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.9 (26/9) ... Held opponents to a team-best .269 batting average with runners on-base ... Recorded .407 batting average from the plate (11-for-27), adding four doubles and nine RBI ... 18 total bases yielded a team-high slugging percentage of .677 ... Season-high of four hits in five at-bats against MTSU (2/24), adding two RBI ... Set a career-high of three RBI, going 2-for-4, against Illinois State (2/21) ... Tied that 3-RBI career-high with a double and a homerun against Toledo (2/27).

2008: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team ... Made 11 starts on the mound and 35 starts in the outfield ... Finished season with 44 hits, 34 runs scored and 65 total bases ... 12 stolen bases was third-most on the team ... Drew 12 walks ... Eight multi-hit games .... Three games with at least two RBI ... Maintained a six-game hitting streak ... .317 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... ... Earned the second-most wins on the team (5) ... Lowest ERA for a Belmont starter (3.94), sixth-best in A-Sun ... Pitched 61 2/3 innings ... .246 opponent batting average was fifth in A-Sun ... 48 strikeouts as pitcher ... Held opponents to hit .200 with two outs and .211 with runners on base.

Prior to Belmont: Played for coach Dave Schemmel at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ... Currently the career leader in home runs at Xavier ... Had 12 home runs and an ERA of 1.53 in senior season ... Helped lead team to State Championship his junior year and runner-up his senior season ... Named to second team All-Metro and second team All-Conference in basketball ... Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 28th round of the 2007 MLB Draft.

Personal: Born Nathan Thomas Woods on Mar. 28, 1989 ... Parents are Curt and Karen Woods ... Has two younger siblings, Shelby and Corbin ... Related to 1983 ALCS MVP and World Series Champion Mike Boddicker ... Information systems management major.

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