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Darren Griffith

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edison, N.J.

High School:
John P. Stevens

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
05/26/1984

B/T:
R/R

On Griffith: Valuable backup outfielder who can play any of the three outfield positions ... Earned time as a starter late in the 2006 season ... Continues to develop in all aspects of the game ... Good defensive outfielder with outstanding speed.

Career: Played in 90 career games with 28 starts ... Batted .266 with 37 runs scored and 18 runs batted in ... Used often as a pinch hitter and had .467 batting average and .579 on-base percentage in those situations ... One of only nine players in school history to have two triples in a game (2005) ... Overall had 34 career hits in 128 at-bats ... Stole seven bases in nine attempts.

2006: Used in a variety of roles and earned additional playing time during the season ... Appeared in 36 games with 13 starts ... Batted .255 (13-for-51) for the season with 18 runs scored ... Had a double and five runs batted in, and was perfect on four stolen base attempts ... Hit .385 (5-for-13) in games when he came off the bench, including going 3-for-7 with two walks, two RBI and four runs scored as a pinch hitter ... Used as a pinch runner on 12 occasions ... Played in 16 Big East games and batted .174 with nine runs scored.

2005: Played in 23 games and had 13 starts ... Batted .269 (14-for-52) with 14 runs scored and 11 runs batted in ... Registered one double and team-high three triples ... Drew five walks and stole three bases ... Batted .455 with runners in scoring position ... Had two pinch-hit appearances and came through with a hit both times ... Had two hits, two runs batted in one and one run scored against Long Island on May 3 ... Both of his hits were triples, tying a school record for triples in a game ... Went 1-for-8 (.125) against Big East opponents.

2004: Valuable reserve who hit .357 in 19 games (5-for-14) ... Had one double, while scoring two runs and driving in one ... Walked once and struck out six times ... Made two starts, including an outing against Temple on April 28 in which he went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI.

2003: Played in 12 games and batted .182 (2-for-11) ... Scored three runs and had one RBI ... Registered first collegiate hit on February 23 at UNLV and his first RBI on April 15 versus Penn.

John P. Stevens High School: Earned two letters in baseball ... Team MVP as a senior ... All-League performer during junior season.

Personal: Sociology major ... One of two children of Jeff and Gloria Griffith ... Born 5/26/84 in Edison, N.J.

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