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John Hardy
John Hardy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boise, Idaho

High School:
Centennial

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
09/28/1982

Draft
Taken in the 11th round of the 2001 draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

Honors
2002 -- Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American

Summer 2003
Played for Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod League ...Hit .268 with 19 runs scored, 10 doubles, 12 RBIs, two home runs and 12 stolen bases ... Was named to the mid-season all-star team.

Arizona 2003
at #4 Arizona State (May 23-25): Led Arizona with a .364 average (4 for 11) in three starts ... Oregon State (May17-19): Continued his late season resurgence with a 6 for 13-weekend at the plate ... Finished with six RBIs and three runs scored in three starts ... Went 2 for 5 with a season-high four RBIs in Saturday's 20-6 win ... Cal (May 2-4): Hit .333 (3 for 9) with a double, a triple, two stolen bases and three runs scored ... Forced Sunday's 12-7 loss into extra innings with a two-out RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth ... at #4 Stanford (April 25-27): Finished 6 for 12 (.500) with a double, a home run, a RBI and three runs scored ... Went 4 for 4 with a solo home run, his second HR of the season, and three runs scored in Sunday's series clinching 11-6 win ... at Washington State (April 17-19): Hit .417 (5 for 12) with two doubles, a team-high-tying four RBIs and two runs scored in three starts ... Washington (April 11-13): Went 1 for 7 (.143) with a run scored in two starts ... Miami (OH) (April 4-6): Went 3 for 11 (.273) with a pair of RBIs and three runs scored in three games ... Scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning of Friday's 11-10 victory ... at UCLA (Mar 28-30): Went 3 for 12 (.250) with three runs scored in three starts ... USC (Mar. 21-23): Finished 3 for 12 (.250) with two runs scored and a RBI in three starts ... New Mexico (Mar. 18-19): Went 1 for 6 with a RBI and a run scored ... Wagner (Mar. 13-15): Hit .500 (6 for 12) with five RBIs and five runs scored ... Portland (Mar. 11-12): Went 3 for 7 (.429) with two runs scored in two starts ... Finished 2 for 5 with a run scored in Arizona's 15-12 win on Wednesday ... #24 Texas A&M (Feb. 28- Mar. 2): Hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's 11-8 loss ... Finished the series 3 for 12 (.250) with three RBIs and four runs scored ... Oklahoma State (Feb. 24): Went 1 for 3 with a RBI and a team-high two runs scored ... Minnesota (Feb. 21-23): Finished the series 4 for 12 (.333) with two RBIs and two runs scored ... Went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Arizona's 11-5 win on Saturday ... at UC Irvine (Feb. 14-16): Picked up a pair of RBIs and a run scored in three starts ... #10 Baylor (Feb. 7-9): Collected his first two hits of the season, both doubles, against the Bears ... BYU (Jan. 30-Feb. 1): Scored a run in two starts.

Summer 2002
Played shortstop for the Harrisonburg Turks in the Shenandoah Valley League with teammate Richard Mercado ... Batted .255 with two home runs and 14 RBIs ... Finished 7 for 8 in stolen bases ... Named to the mid-season All-Star team.

Arizona 2002
Arizona's utility infielder, started 42 of UA's 55 games at the hot corner and six at second ... Led Arizona overall with a .328 batting average and a .426 on-base percentage ... at Washington (May 24-26): Finished the season by hitting .583 (7 for 12) with a home run ... Washington St. (May 17-19): Hit .308 (4 for 13) in three games, including the game-winning single in UA's ninth-inning victory on Saturday ... at #23 USC (April 26-28): Went 5 for 11 (.455) with four RBIs ... UC Riverside (April 19-21): Hit his fourth home run of the season ... Finished the series with 4 for 11 (.364) with three RBIs and two runs scored ... at Cal (April 12-14): Was 3 for 9 in three games with a home run, four RBIs, five runs and five walks ... Stanford (April 5-7): Hit .308 (4 for 13) with two runs scored and four RBI's ... Drove in the go-ahead runs in UA's nine-run, come-from-behind victory over the second-ranked Cardinal (4/7) ... at Oregon State (Mar. 28-30): Went 4 for 11 (.364) with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in three games ... Arizona State (Mar. 22-24): Hit .286 (2 for 7) with four RBIs and four walks in three games against... UNC Wilmington (Mar. 15-17): Was 4 for 11 (.364) in three games against ... Tallied a double, an RBI and six runs scored in the series with the Seahwaks ... Dominguez Hills (Mar. 2-3): Hit .429 (3 for 7) with an RBI and two runs scored ... UC Irvine (Feb. 22-24): Snapped an 0 for 18 slump with a 2 for 4, two-run game ... San Diego State (Feb. 7-9): Went 3 for 11 (.273) in three games with two RBIs ... Southern Utah (Feb. 4-5): Finished the two-game series 4 for 8 (.500) with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored ... In one game vs. Utah (2/2) he went 3 for 5 (.600) with a grand slam, seven RBIs and two runs scored ... Collected his first collegiate hit against New Mexico (1/26).

High School
Graduated from Centennial High School where he played for Coach Roger Wolf ... Earned three letters as a member of the varsity team ... 2001 Gatorade Player of the Year in Idaho ... 2001 and 2000 SIC Player-of-the-Year ... Holds Centennial school records in hits, runs, RBIs, home runs, walks and average ... Also played soccer and basketball in high school ... National Honor Society member.

Personal
Full Name: John Craig Hardy ... Born: 9/28/82 in Tucson, Ariz. ... Majoring in retail and consumer science ... Son of Craig and Sue Hardy ... Both parents are graduates of the University of Arizona ... His father and his uncle, Mark, played tennis for Arizona and in the professional ranks ... Has two sisters, Hollan and Crissie ... His cousin, J.J. Hardy, signed a letter of intent to play at Arizona, but opted to play professionally in the Milwaukee Brewers organization ... Lists playing guitar and fishing as his hobbies.

Career Stats

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2002....  .328   52-48    174   36   57    8    1    5   38   24   44    5-9
2003....  .274   57-55    208   38   57   11    2    2   30   14   37    9-14
TOTAL...  .298  109-103   382   74  114   19    3    7   68   38   81   14-23


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