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RJ Santigate
28  RJ Santigate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Bishop Gorman

Last College:
Central Arizona College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
05/21/1991

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/R

01/22/2014

17 Baseball Student-Athletes Make Honor Roll

Four achieve 4.0 GPAs during Fall 2013 semester

04/12/2013

K-State Falls at Iowa, 6-1

Hawkeyes score six runs over fourth and fifth innings

04/09/2013

Ninth-Inning Passed Ball Completes K-State Comeback

Wildcats score five runs in eighth inning to tie game, win on a two-out passed ball in the ninth

04/07/2013

K-State's Run-Rule Victory Completes Sweep of Tech

Wildcats score six runs in fifth inning en route to 10-run win

04/05/2013

Wildcat Walk-Off: K-State Scores Two in Ninth for Win

Fisher went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI

Honors
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013)
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team (2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)

Game-Highs
At-Bats: 6 (3/29/13 at Baylor)
Hits: 4 (2/16/13 at The Citadel)
RBI: 4 (3/3/13 vs. Oakland)
Runs Scored: 2, 5x (Last: 4/30/13 at Creighton)
Home Runs: 1 (4/28/12 vs. Oklahoma State)
Walks: 3 (3/20/13 vs. Minnesota)
Stolen Bases: 2 (4/30/13 at Creighton)
Strikeouts: 2, 9x (Last: 6/9/13 vs. Oregon State)

Junior (2013)

  • Batted .324 (72-for-222) with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 29 RBI in 60 games
  • Walked 29 times and struck out 33 times
  • Stole 11 bases in 16 attempts ... 4th on the team in stolen bases
  • Hit .314 (22-for-70) with a .415 OBP and 7 RBI in 20 Big 12 games
  • Fourth on the team with 72 hits, including 17 infield hits
  • Collected a career-high 4 hits on February 16 vs. The Citadel ... Went 4-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI and run scored
  • Drove in a career-high 4 runs in game two of a doubleheader against Oakland on March 3 ... Was 3-for-4 with a triple, 4 RBI, 2 runs and a walk
  • Season-high 10-game hitting streak from March 22-April 5 ... Batted .395 (17-for-43) with 7 RBI over the stretch
  • 16-game on-base streak from March 15-April 7 ... Reached base safely two or more times in 10 games during the 16-game stretch
  • Stole 2 bases - a career-high - on April 30 at Creighton ... Was 2-for-4 with a walk and 2 runs


2013 Summer League
Played for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League ... Went 0-for-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored

Sophomore (2012)

  • Played in 50 games with 30 starts, including the final 15 as the starting third baseman
  • Hit .204 with six doubles, one homer and 17 RBI, including a .324 mark with five doubles and seven RBI over the final 12 games
  • Registered a season-high three hits against Nebraska Omaha on May 4
  • Also had two-hit games on five occasions, including three in the final three weeks of the regular season
  • Drove in a season-best three runs against Hartford on March 11, while he had two-RBI games at Minnesota on march 14, against Oklahoma State on April 28, Nebraska Omaha on May 4 and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship on May 24
  • His two-RBI game against the Cowboys on April 28 featured his first-career home run


Central Arizona College (2011)

  • Played one season for the Vaqueros under head John Wente
  • Helped lead team to a 54-13 record and a runner-up finish at the National Junior College National Championship
  • Earned all-region and all-conference honors
  • Hit .323 with six doubles, one triple and 36 RBI in 52 games
  • Also stole 11 bases and scored 41 runs


Long Beach State (2010)
Redshirted the 2010 season for the Dirtbags under head coach Troy Buckley.

MLB Draft
Selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 44th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign

Bishop Gorman HS:
A four-year letterwinner for the Gales under head coach Chris Sheff... Led team to three state titles... Had nine RBI in one game, recorded 15 straight hits and reached safely in 17 consecutive plate appearances, each of which were Las Vegas records.

Personal:
Richard Joseph Santigate was born May 25, 1991, in Staten Island, N.Y... Son of Rich and Ann Santigate... Has three sisters, Erica, Lyndsey and Brittany... Majoring in social science.