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COACH HOLOWATY: "Tristan has had a very consistent three years. Hopefully, he can have his top year this year as a senior. His attitude and effort are outstanding, and he's improving defensively."

Entering 2008: Should open the season at first base and in the cleanup spot in the order… among ten juniors and six two-year letterwinners on the club… one of two juniors to receive as many as 100 at-bats in each of his first two years… one of three left-handed bats in the top half of the order… leads active players in career putouts (429), is second in fielding avg. (.987), and third in most every other category, including hits (90)… among players with at least 300 chances, fielding average ranks in a tie for 11th all-time...

 

 2007: At first base, named first-team ECAC All-New England, first-team All-New England Region and first-team All-Little East Conference… program’s first first-team CoSIDA College Division District I Academic All-District honoree… his total of 53 RBI equaled the 13th-most in a season in program history… rated second in the LEC in RBI… made 37 of his 45 starts at first base, primarily serving as the No. 6 hitter in the order… had at least two hits in 17 games and shared the team lead with Melvin Castillo with 14 multiple-RBI games… had three hits against Western Connecticut April 1 that lifted his average over .300, where it stayed the remainder of the season… hit safely in a season-high nine games that extended through the conference tournament that raised his average 29 points to .362… ended a five-game hitless streak with a first-inning grand slam in the regional title game that ignited an 18-3 win over Keene State College…

 2006: One of only three 'true' freshmen to earn a varsity letter, joining Shawn Gilblair and Mike Tingley… was among seven players with at least 100 at-bats to hit at least .300… made 24 of his starts in right field – the most by any player… also started games as DH and at first base… batted primarily in the lower third of the order… led all regulars with a .341 batting average in the regular season, committing only one error (.983 fielding pct.) in those games… appeared in 13 of 16 post-season tournament games with nine starts, batting .179 (5-for-28) and handling 12 defensive chances without an error… hit safely in 11 of his first 12 collegiate games, collecting two hits in five of those contests… beginning in mid-April put together a season-high eight-game hitting streak that hiked his batting average 32 points  to .365…  in his first appearance and start (at DH), reached safely three times with a single, double and walk in a 7-5 loss to Worcester State… 

 HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball, soccer and hockey… team captain in baseball in final year, when he led team to a 23-4 record and the state title …as a senior, was named first-team all-state, all-central New York, and all-valley and league Player-of-the-Year…tied school record for home runs (8) and held the school record for RBIs in a season (43)… also received award for excellence in history and French and was a member of the National Honor Society…  

OTHER: Played last summer for the Bennington (VT) Bombers of the New York Collegiate wood bat league...

PERSONAL: born Tristan N. Hobbes Sept. 25, 1986 (22)…major: Communication … minor: Sport & Leisure Management… career plans: sports broadcasting…hobbies: hockey, soccer, video games… parents: Mary-Joanne and Ed…residence: Utica, NY…

Career Statistics Thru 2009

TRISTAN....REVEALED

Your personal goal for the season: a ring

Favorite activity other than sports: family

Keep one thing about Eastern: community

Favorite movie: The Natural

Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: swimming

What should be the penalty for athletes who test positive for drugs?: suspension

If you had a key to the world, where is the first place you would go: a bank

Most difficult aspect of your sport: focus and preparation

Your choice as best athlete (any level) of all time: Wayne Gretzky

Your choice as greatest song or CD of all time: Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits

Favorite pro team: Detroit Tigers and New York Rangers

If anyone could be your life coach, who would you choose?: my dad

Hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life: go away to college

One thing you would like to do before you die: make a legacy

Greatest coach (any level) of all time: Mr. Baborwicz

Your favorite moment of all time (not necessarily sports-related): winning state title in high school

Something you would never be caught dead doing: smoking

Favorite smell: freshly baked cookies

Smartest animal: dog

Who were you or who do you hope you were in your first life? A famous singer

Closest brush with greatness: senior year in high school

Your greatest attribute: work ethic

What would you like to get paid to do for a living? broadcasting sports

job you consider the hardest or worst to do for a living: clean poop

Parent’s favorite entertainer: Jack Nicholson

Activity you would never be caught dead doing with your parents: drinking

The word you always misspell: recieve

What will be the price of gas a year from now? $2.73

Automobile you would buy tomorrow if you had the money: prius

Your contribution to the Green Movement: garbage clean up

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