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      Eli Iorg
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville

High School:
Karns

Last College:
Samford University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
OF

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R

2004 - SOPHOMORE
SEC All-Tournament team ... Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round ... Finished as UT's second-leading hitter with a .324 average while leading the team in hits (77), triples (6) and stolen bases (26) ... He tied for second with 47 runs scored and was fourth with 36 RBI ... His six triples tied for fourth on UT's single-season list ... Ranked second in the SEC in steals and triples ... Also led the Vols with 24 multi-hit games and tied for second with 10 multi-RBI contests ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from April 11-30, batting .333 ... Collected three four-hit and five three-hit games ... Had top contest at South Carolina May 16, going 4-for-6 with a double, a grand slam and four RBI ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI vs. Vanderbilt May 7 ... Used a 4-for-6, two RBI game against Arkansas May 26 to gain SEC All-Tournament team honors ... Swiped at least two bases seven times ... Once had eight multi-hit games in a nine-game span from Feb. 28-March 12, batting .436 ... Hit his first career home run at Mississippi State March 20, going 3-for-5 ... Also had a home-run-saving catch at the fence in that game ... Had a solid game against Auburn March 27, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI ... Collected two doubles as part of a three-hit game vs. Niagara G2 March 10 ... One of two Vols to bat over .300 in SEC play, as he posted a .309 average with three home runs and 19 RBI ... Hit .462 in the SEC tournament and had two hits with four runs scored in the NCAA tournament ... Batted .402 against left-handers, .274 versus right-handers and .298 with runners in scoring position ... Played shortstop with the Torrington Twisters in the New England Collegiate League ... Named to the NECBL Southern Division All-Star team ... Led team with a .304 average while lacing eight doubles with five triples, three home runs and 15 RBI ... Also swiped 11 bases and scored 25 runs.

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
2002 - FRESHMAN
Transferred to Tennessee after playing one season at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. ... Sat out the 2003 season while fulfilling a Mormon mission to Argentina ... Played shortstop in 2002 making the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team, while also earning honorable mention freshman All-America honors ... Hit .296 with 12 doubles, one triple and 26 RBI in 50 games, as the Bulldogs fashioned a 27-31 record ... Also made three appearances on the mound, going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Karns High School in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Was All-State and All-Region honorable mention as well as an All-District honoree ... Batted .462 with 23 RBI and posted a 5-1 record on the mound with four saves and a 2.00 ERA as a senior ... Coached by Danny Sharp.

PERSONAL
Full name is Eli James Iorg ... Last name pronounced: OAR-j ... Born March 14, 1983, in Arcata, Calif. ... Parents are Garth and Patty Iorg ... Has three brothers, Isaac, Jeff and Cale, and a sister, Jessica and sister in-law, Rachel ... Father played nine seasons with Toronto from 1978-87, helping the Blue Jays reach the 1985 American League Championship Series ... His brother, Isaac, played at Brigham Young University and is currently playing the Atlanta Braves organization ... Other brother, Cale, is an infielder at Alabama ... Enjoys hitting the links when not playing baseball ... Academic major: Political science.

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD
2002 SAM
.296
50
48
162
27
48
12
1
0
26
62
.383
4
4
35
3
.326
2
5
7
12
55
120
31
.850
2004 UT
.324
58
58
238
47
77
10
6
4
36
111
.466
16
2
34
5
.370
1
0
26
34
121
4
3
.977
Totals
.313
108
106
400
74
125
22
7
4
62
173
.433
20
6
69
8
.352
3
5
33
46
175
124
34
.898
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