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Michael

Rothenberg

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#38

Catcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
High School: Pine Crest

Bio

2019: Saw action in every contest of the 2019 season, making 60 starts … led the team in home runs with 11 while recording a team-high 52 runs batted in … ranked second on the team in both on-base percentage (.390) and slugging percentage (.481) while placing first in walks with 33 … selected to the ACC Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team … recorded five hits and eight RBI across the three-game series against Northwestern, including home runs in the bookend games of the series … posted a four RBI performance in the series opener with Wake Forest (3/22), finishing the contest 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three runs scored … provided the Blue Devils with the game-winning hit in the series opener at Clemson (4/19) as part of his 3-for-5 effort with one double and four RBI … recorded a three-hit outing in the series finale with Georgia Tech (5/12), adding one home run, three RBI and two runs scored … notched a career-high five RBI in the opening game of the ACC Baseball Championship against Notre Dame (5/21), including his first career grand slam, marking the 23rd grand slam in ACC Baseball Championship history.

2018: Named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 34 games, starting 27 ... Started 11 games behind the plate and 16 as designated hitter ... Hit .253 with four doubles, a triple and two home runs ... Knocked in 17 RBI and scored 18 runs ... Stole two bases in two attempts ... Walked 10 times and was hit by a pitch nine times ... Made his collegiate debut February 18 at Vanderbilt ... Singled in his first career at bat ... Belted his first career home run February 23 against Bucknell ... Also homered versus Bucknell February 25. 

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Pine Crest School ... Set the school record for career home runs, breaking current Blue Devil teammate Zack Kone's previous program record (19) ... 2017 Miami Herald All-Broward Boys' Scholar-Athlete ... Earned 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America and first team Florida All-Region recognition ... All-district selection ... All-Broward County pick ... 2016 Perfect Game Underclass 2nd Team honoree as a junior, hitting .308 with three home runs and 12 RBI ... Tabbed 2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention distinction ... Member of the National English Honor Society and the Beta Club ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born Michael Richard Rothenberg Oct. 5, 1998 in Miami Beach, Fla. ... Son of Mark and Susannah Rothenberg ... Has one older brother (Matt) and a younger sister (Arielle) ... Brother Matt is a member of the Harvard baseball team.

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BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/9/19
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