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32 Alex Hassan

2008

  • Appeared on the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team 
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Used as a two-way player, starting 55 games in the outfield and making 17 appearances as a reliever
  • Named to the Rawlings Gold Glove team after holding a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage through 148 opportunities
  • Named All-ACC Second Team as a utility player
  • Batted .353 with 33 RBI and led Duke with 77 hits and 62 runs
  • Tied Quinton McCracken for the fifth-most runs scored in a season in Duke history
  • Led the team with 17 doubles and 106 total bases on the way to a .486 slugging percentage
  • Added four home runs
  • Led Duke with 31 walks, compared to 19 strikeouts, to contribute to a .438 on base percentage
  • Batted leadoff in 28 games, second in 11 and third in 16 outings
  • Stole 14 bases in 21 opportunities
  • Filled in as Duke’s closer, logging five saves and a 5-0 record
  • Had a 1.30 ERA through 27.2 innings and gave up just four runs
  • Held hitters to a team-low .184 average after surrendering just 16 hits, only one of which left the park
  • Struck out 22 batters and walked nine
  • Had a hit in every one of Duke’s non-conference games to bat .442 against non-ACC opponents
  • Had a 1.96 ERA , a 2-0 record and three saves in 10 appearances against ACC opponents
  • Held ACC hitters to a .203 average
  • Named ACC Player of the Week on March 17 after batting .579 for the week with three saves in relief
  • Led the team with 24 multiple-hit games
  • Opened the season with a 12-game hitting streak and nearly matched it with an 11-game tear later on
  • Played with the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod League and was used as an outfielder and closer
  • Logged a 3.00 ERA with five saves and 13 strikeouts in nine innings out of the bullpen
  • Held Cape Cod hitters to a .194 average
  • Batted .208 with five doubles, 18 runs, four stolen bases and a .23 walks with the Cardinals

2007

  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Started 52 games, including 41 in the outfield and 11 on the mound
  • Batted .262 with 37 RBI and 39 runs scored
  • Knocked 50 hits, including 12 doubles, three triples and a pair of home runs
  • Put together a team-high 20-game hitting streak from March 6 through March 31
  • Racked up 22 walks for the second most on the team
  • Led all freshmen in hits, RBI, runs, walks and fielding percentage
  • Had 14 multiple-hit games and eight outings with two or more RBI
  • Had at least one extra base hit in 16 games
  • Had a two home run game against Farleigh Dickinson (3/14)
  • Hit .385 with runners in scoring position
  • Batted .347 and knocked in 12 runs with two outs on the board
  • Mde 13 appearances on the mound, including 11 starts, and tossed 54.1 innings
  • Went 2-6 with a 5.80 ERA and fanned 34 batters while walking 24
  • Played with the Pittsfield Dukes and earned a spot on the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Team
  • Started 38 of 41 games for the Pittsfield Dukes and batted .303 with 18 steals in 19 attempts
  • Led the team in runs, doubles, RBI, stolen bases and on base percentage

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Boston College High School
  • Hit .500 with five home runs and 23 RBI and went 6-3 with a 1.58 ERA as a senior to earn Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors in the state of Massachusetts
  • Also named conference Player of the Year following his senior campaign
  • Earned all-conference accolades as a junior after batting .400 with two homers and 20 RBI
  • Hit .368 with 18 RBI and went 6-3 on the mound as a sophomore to garner all-conference honors
  • His South Shore Spartans AAU team captured back-to-back-to-back state titles while his legion team also won a state championship during his prep career
  • National Honor Society member

Personal

  • Born Alexander Edward Hassan on April 1, 1988, in Quincy, Mass.
  • Son of David and Kathleen Hassan
  • Has a brother, Dan
Position: Outfield / Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
City/State: Boston, Mass.
High School: Boston College HS
Experience: High School
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