UNC Baseball Bio
5 Michael Russell
Sophomore (2013)
Started 70 games primarily at shortstop, missing just one game all season • Hit .298 (79-265) with 39 RBIs and 56 runs scored • Racked up 10 doubles and three triples • Second on the team in stolen bases with 18 and first on the team in stolen base percentage, stealing successfully 90% of the time • Tallied 136 assists on the season, second most on the team • Tied for fewest strikeouts among regulars with just 22 on the year • Had 22 multi-hit games on year, including a 4-for-4 performance against Virginia (5/17) • Drove in three runs against NC State in the College World Series, including a two-run single that broke the game open late (6/20) • Made the NCAA Chapel Hill All-Regional Team after going 6 for 14 with five RBIs in six runs over four games (5/31-6/3) • Drove in a career-high five runs against The Citadel (5/1) • Went 6 for 11 with three doubles and three RBIs in the Miami series (3/15-17) • Made the Astros Foundation College Classic All-Tournament Team after driving in four runs in three games (3/1-3) • Summer 2013: Appeared in 26 games with the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League • Hit .216 with 12 runs, two doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs • Tied for the team lead in stolen bases with 11.

Freshman (2012)
Appeared in 62 games with 62 starts, 32 in the outfield, 10 at third base and 20 at shortstop • Posted a .269 average (60-223), the fifth highest among consistent starters • Scored 40 runs and drove in 24 runs • Tallied 14 doubles and one triple • Stole 14 bases in 17 attempts, tying him at second on the team • Drew the third highest number of walks on the team with 36 • Notched a hit and RBI in his collegiate debut against Xavier (2/17) • Tallied two hits, both of which were doubles, and two RBIs in back-to-back games against Xavier (2/18) and Wright State (2/24) • Drew two walks on five different occasions over the season • Notched a season-high four hits against Virginia (4/13) • Scored three runs against Wright State (2/24) • Drove in three runs off two hits while scoring a run against Wake Forest (3/31) • Stole two bases and tallied one hit and one RBI against Princeton (3/20).

Hopewell High School
Coached by Chuck Greeson and David Brown at Hopewell High School • Ranked the No. 16 player in North Carolina by Impact Baseball • Rated a top-1000 prospect by Perfect Game • Earned all-conference honors as a sophomore • Missed his junior season due to injury.

Personal
Michael Joseph Russell is the son of John and Suzanne Russell • Born in Roswell, Ga. • Birthday is January 30 • Father is a member of the Massachusetts High School Basketball Hall of Fame • Majoring in management and society at Carolina.

Position: Infield/Outfield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.
High School: Hopewell
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