|| Adam Sorgi
General: A key player that made a successful return to the field in 2007 after missing the 2006 campaign due to an injury to his right shoulder that required surgery at the beginning of the 2006 season Moved to second base in 2007 after spending most of his previous season on the field in 2005 as a third baseman A smooth fielder with soft hands who is among the Pac-10's top defensive players One of the club's offensive leaders as well as a lead for the team Skills can be appreciated more when he is seen on an everyday basis Has lightning quick reactions and great hands Improved offensively each season Hits the ball to all fields but also has home run power and can turn on the ball A tough out who can hurt you and is going to hit the ball where it's pitched Has improved his speed Plays hard and smart A knowledgeable player Handles the bat well with the ability to bunt, as well as execute the hit and run One of very few Stanford Baseball players to ever be officially given a redshirt season when he missed the 2006 campaign due to his injury and still has one year of eligibility remaining.
Cardinal Career: Career Stats
Has a .324 (152-469) career batting average with five homers, 73 RBI and three stolen bases in 130 games played and 117 starts Has added 87 runs, 29 doubles, four triples, 57 walks, eight hit by pitches, eight sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts to go with a .435 slugging percentage and a .400 on-base mark Has 45 multiple-hit games, including 15 three-hit contests and a pair of four-hit games Has 20 multiple-RBI contests, picking up three on five occasions and four once Fielding at a .940 clip with 28 errors in 261 defensive chances.
As A Junior In 2007: Earned All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career, while leading Stanford and ranking sixth in the Pac-10 in both batting average (.375) and on-base percentage (.451) Returned to action after missing the entire 2006 campaign with a right shoulder injury Hovered just under the .400 mark for the most of the 2007 campaign and ended up third on the club with 60 hits despite playing in just 42 of the team's 56 games and making only 40 starts mostly due to his continued recovery from his shoulder injury Was able to start each of the team's final 37 games at second base after Stanford returned from its annual break for finals in March The 37 consecutive starts allowed him to just exactly reach the minimum number of games he needed to play (75% of the team's 56 contests) to officially qualify for the Pac-10 and NCAA stat leaders Hottest stretch of the campaign came with a season-high 10-game hit streak from April 21 - May 6 Had an incredible .564 (22-39) batting average during the red-hot streak with multiple hits in eight of the 10 contests to raise his overall batting average at the end of the run to a season-high .407.
2007 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
As A Junior In 2006: Did not play and received a redshirt season due to injury.
As A Sophomore In 2005: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors, leading the team in batting average (.322), hits (77) and triples (3), while stroking five homers, driving in 41 runs and stealing three bases Picked up the team's Jack Shepard Award with the squad's highest batting average and was also selected by his peers as its Co-Most Improved Player Started all 59 games at third base Also co-led the club in runs scored (52) and ranked second in sacrifice flies (8, #2 Pac-10), as well as tied for second in multiple-hit games (22), and third in both walks (31) and multiple-RBI contests (12) Added 17 doubles, a .481 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base mark Hit in five different spots in the order, including leadoff a team-high 26 times Scored at least one run in nine consecutive games (April 1-15) Had a career-high 11-game hit streak from April 17 - May 9, going 21-for-45 (.467) and driving in 13 runs during the stretch Had a .924 fielding percentage with 14 errors in 184 defensive chances Hit .317 with a team co-leading three homers, 14 RBI and two stolen bases in 24 Pac-10 starts, while leading the club with 25 runs scored and 33 hits in Pac-10 action Named to the NCAA Waco Regional All-Tournament Team, hitting .353 (6-17) with two doubles and a team-high-tying five RBI at the event.
2005 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
6/5 vs. TCU (Regional) - 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI 6/5 vs. Texas-San Antonio (Regional) - 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI 5/28 at USC - 3-5, 2B, RBI, 3 runs ... career-high-tying runs scored 5/22 vs. Arizona - 3-5, HR, RBI 5/17 vs. Saint Mary's - 3-5, 2B 5/15 vs. UCLA - 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI 5/9 at California - 3-5, 2B ... final game of career-high 11-game hit streak 5/7 at California - 2-5 5/6 at California - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI ... third straight multiple-RBI contest 5/3 at Nevada - 1-2, 4 RBI, 2 SF ... career-high RBI ... career-high sacrifice flies 5/2 at UC Davis - 2-5, 3B, 3 RBI 4/26 vs. Santa Clara - 3-4, RBI ... half of the team's six hits 4/23 vs. Washington - 2 RBI 4/17 at Arizona State - 4-5, 2B, RBI, 3 runs ... career-high-tying runs scored ... career-high-tying hits ... started career-high 11-game hit streak 4/12 vs. San Francisco - 3-3, RBI 4/10 vs. Oregon State - Scored game-winning run on Jed Lowrie's seventh inning RBI single 4/2 at Washington State - 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI 4/1 at Washington State - 3-7, 2B, HR, 2 RBI ... career-high at bats 3/26 at Sacramento State - 2-5, HR, 2 RBI 3/20 at Pacific - 3 BB ... career-high-tying walks 3/6 vs. California (Gm 2) - 2-4 3/6 vs. California (Gm 1) - First career triple 3/5 vs. California - 2-3, 2 2B, RBI ... second two-double game of season and career 2/20 at Texas - 2-4 2/19 at Texas - 3-5 2/13 vs. Kansas - 4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI ... game-winning RBI double in bottom of ninth ... career-high-tying hits ... first career two-double and four-hit game 2/12 vs. Kansas (Gm 2) - 2-4 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Gm 2) - HR, RBI ... first career HR 1/29 vs. Fresno State - 2B, 2 RBI
As A Freshman In 2004: Hit .214 (15-70) with five RBI in 29 games and 18 starts Added eight runs scored, one double, nine walks and one sacrifice bunt to go with a .229 slugging percentage and a .304 on-base mark Had a .909 fielding percentage with seven errors in 77 defensive chances Battled for the starting position at shortstop early in the year, making starts at the position 14 times in the first 22 games before Chris Minaker eventually won the job Posted a four-game hit streak during his first four collegiate appearances from January 31 - February 8 with an RBI in each of the first three contests during the run Had a pair of two-hit games Involved in 13 double plays Hit .176 with an RBI in eight Pac-10 contests and four starts.
2004 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
3/27 vs. Cal Poly - 7 AST ... career-high-tying assists (also a team season-high by an individual) 3/26 vs. Cal Poly - 2 runs ... season-high runs scored 3/23 at Saint Mary's - 2-4 ... season-high-tying hits 2/21 vs. Texas - 1-1, 3 BB, RBI ... reached base in all four plate appearances ... career-high-tying walks 2/8 at Fresno State - 2-5 ... hit streak reached a season-high four games ... first of a pair of season-high-tying two-hit games 2/1 vs. Cal State Fullerton - 1-3, 2B, RBI ... first collegiate start ... first collegiate double with tie-breaker in bottom of the fifth that gave Stanford the lead for good 1/31 vs. Cal State Fullerton - First collegiate hit, run scored and RBI in collegiate debut off the bench with the first of three straight hits in a four-run sixth inning that helped key an 8-6 comeback win
High School: A 2003 graduate of Capistrano Valley High School Named the 2003 All-South Coast League MVP Also selected First Team All-County, Second Team All-CIF Southern Section and Team MVP in 2003, as well as Third Team All-Southern California by Baseball Resource Named to the 2002 South State All-Star Team by the California Baseball Coaches' Association Hit .438 with 10 home runs as a senior Led his club to the 2003 South Coast League championship, as well as the 2000 and 2001 Southern CIF Section Division I titles Team captain during his junior and senior years Graduated with a 3.9 GPA Coached by Bob Zamora.
Other Amateur Baseball: Did not play baseball in either the summer of 2005 or 2006 Hit .162 with a pair of doubles, a homer and an RBI in 15 games and 12 starts for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2004 Played with the 2002 and 2003 Orange County Giants in the Connie Mack League Led the Orange County Renegades to the 2003 Palomino World Series title.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected twice by the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, going in the 21st round (653rd pick overall) in 2007 four years after being selected in 49th round (1445th pick overall) in 2003.
Getting To Know Adam Sorgi
Parents: Edward and Anne Sorgi
I would describe myself as a person as: One who tries to be optimistic at all times
The biggest thrill of my life to date is: Winning the 2001 Southern CIF Section title in baseball
The reason I chose Stanford is: It's the best in both baseball and academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To appreciate how much other people have to offer
Contemplated Profession: College baseball coach
Starting Early: Adam got a start on his potential next profession by serving as a baseball instructor during the summer of 2006
Did You Know? His sister, Erica, was one of the top youth divers in U.S. history and a former Stanford diver that worked as a student in both the Stanford Athletics Media Relations and Marketing offices
Favorite Pre-Game Ritual: Writes messages to himself on his wrist tape as part of his game preparation
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete: Kahlil Greene
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Hitting a home run to win the World Series
I would like to be remembered at Stanford for: Winning a College World Series
Advice To Youngsters: Stay positive and keep working hard
Charlie Hustle: Wishes he could have seen any of Pete Rose's games
Little League Moment: Adam played in the 1997 Little League World Series
My parents were right when they told me: If I keep working hard, the results will come
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing catch with his dad at six years of age
Last Updated: June 8, 2007