Reece HamptonHitting/Fielding Instructor

Academic:

University North Carolina-Charlotte

Career: 

*Drafted by Detroit in 12th round (#345) during 2018 MLB Draft*

2018 GCL TIGERS (ROK), CONNECTICUT TIGERS (SHORT A)

WEST MICHIGAN WHIITECAPS (A)

2019 WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS (A), LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS (A+)

 

2018: Conference USA Second Team … NCCSIA All-State Second Team … C-USA Hitter of the Week, 4/16 … started all 58 games in CF in 2018 hitting .302 with five home runs and 37 runs driven in (both career highs) … made multiple highlight reel catches in CF highlighted on @NCAACWS on Twitter … came up with the game-tying, three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against Wofford on April 25th as Charlotte went on to win 10-9 in 14 innings … collected a career high four hits in the win over Wofford … opened his junior year with a 10-game hit streak … hit .308 in C-USA’s opening weekend series win over FIU (3/16-3/18) … blasted his first of five home runs and tallied the winning run in the ninth vs. Charleston Southern on April 10th … continued his rampant tear in the month of April hitting for the weekend cycle, going 6-for-14 (.429) with a pair of bombs as the Niners took 2-of-3 on the road at #25 Louisiana Tech … earned his hitter of the week honors after the Charleston Southern and Louisiana Tech week on April 16th … came up with .385 weekend at the plate in a series victory at Rice in late April before finishing off the home schedule and sweep of Marshall with a RBI double in the 11th on May 13th … tied for the top spot with 18 two-out RBI on the year hitting .351 in those situations to go along with a .412 clip with runners aboard … led the team in both multi-hit games (22) and multi-RBI games (11) … as a switch-hitter, hit .333 vs. LHP and .288 vs. RHP … swiped a career-high 16 bases on the year.

2017: Started 57 of 58 games, all in center field, hitting .264 with 58 hits and 26 runs driven in … led the team with 14 sacrifices, seven bunt, seven sacrifice flies … sported a .265 average playing in all 30 C-USA contests with 31 of those hits and a dozen RBI … put together a .300 average over the last five games, four of which came in the C-USA Tournament, with a double, triple and three RBI … contributed with 17 multi-hit games and had six contests driving in at-least two runs … tied a career-high with a pair of double at #8 East Carolina on March 11th while doing the same with a pair of stolen bases earlier in the year vs. Rider on February 25th and with three walks vs. UNC Asheville four days after the East Carolina contest … posted a season-high three hits, coming up one shy of a career mark vs. Middle Tennessee on April 22nd.

2016: Conference USA All-Freshman Team … started his career by setting a school-record for a freshman hitting safely in his first 17 games … hit safely in 48 of his 55 games in 2016 … posted a .335 average in all 55 starts in center field hitting a pair of home runs with 21 RBI … picked up a career-high four hits against Kent State on March 5th and hit his first career HR, a two-run shot, at Wake Forest on March 22nd … set his career-high of three RBI in the 15-inning, record-breaking win for the 49ers on April 10th at #12 Florida Atlantic and tied the mark against The Citadel and at UTSA … scored a record-setting four runs at Kennesaw State on March 2nd … tied for the team lead with 26 multi-hit games and will carry a five-game hit streak into 2017 … added four multi-RBI games … highest stretch of reaching base safely was 18-straight with a seven-game also carrying over … hit his .335 with 80 hits, 12 doubles and 41 runs scored … also led the team with 12 stolen bases.

Summer Collegiate Teams:

2015 SBA Bones-Southern Collegiate Baseball League

2016 Florence Red Wolves-Coastal Plains League

2017 Hyannis Harbor Hawks- Cape Code League

Prep: Comes to the Niners from Charlotte Christian under Greg Simmons … Hampton led the Knights to a 90-13 record over three seasons capturing three state championships … named a first team All-American as a three-time All-State and All-Conference performer.

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