35  Patrick Hope
Patrick Hope

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn.

High School:
Germantown

Last College:
Meridian CC

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160

Position:
Infield

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R



Outlook for 2006: Should make valuable contributions in 2006 after being the everyday second baseman in 2005...Has improved strength and speed.

2005 (Junior): Hit .251...Started in all 55 games, 54 at second base, 1 at shortstop...Collected 51 hits, 20 RBI and scored 28 runs...Knocked a pair of home runs...Was 5-of-8 in stolen bases...Struck out a team-high 63 times and made a team-high 25 errors in the field...Hit .309 with runners on...Drove in 11 two-out runs...Had 13 multi-hit performances and four multi-RBI outings...Hit .400 in a season-opening 12-game hitting streak...Went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and three runs scored vs. Nicholls State (3/5/05)...Posted three hits on four occasions...Struggled near the end of the season, finishing 3-for-30 with nine strikeouts...Hit .309 (42-for-136) in day games and just .134 (9-for-67, 24 strikeouts) in night competitions.

2004 (Sophomore): Saw action in 25, primarily as a reserve...Started in 19 contests...Hit .254 on the year...Inserted into the starting lineup after Brent Dlugach suffered an ankle injury...Earned his first start against Arizona State...Had a career-long five game hitting streak...Finished the season on a three-game hitting streak...Posted his first hit as a Tiger in his first at-bat against Cal State-Northridge...Had a career-high three hits to lead Memphis to a 7-4 win over UT-Martin...Put up four multi-hit games and one multi-RBI performance...Hit first collegiate home run vs. Saint Louis...Recorded seven assists versus East Carolina.

Meridian Community College: Batted .240 during his redshirt freshman season for head coach Mike Federico.

Prep: Earned two letters playing at Germantown High under former U of M alum Phil Clark...Earned All-District and All-Region honors after hitting .350 as a senior...Red Devils won two district and region championships and one state championship during his two years on varsity.

Personal: Full name is Patrick Lawrence Hope...Son of Dennis and Barbara Hope...Brother Darrin, played at Mississippi State...Majoring in business administration.

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