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      Chad LeGate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Longwood, Fla.

High School:
Lake Mary

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

2003: Saw significant playing time in the outfield and designated hitter role ... Made 37 starts in his 47 games played ... Had 16 starts in right field, 11 in left and 10 as DH ... Batted mainly in the seventh and eighth spots in the lineup ... Hit .282 with two home runs and 19 RBI ... Played in 27 conference games, making 21 starts and posting a .217 average with one home run and eight RBI ... Slugged a two-run home run against Miami 3/9 to give UT a 3-1 lead ... His other was a solo shot versus Florida 3/28 that also gave the Vols a 3-1 lead ... Batted .318 versus left-handers, .258 against right-handers and .314 with runners in scoring position ... Had 12 two-out RBI ... Collected nine multi-hit and five multi-RBI games ... Recorded a career-high three hits twice against Morehead State 2/8 and West Virginia 3/2 ... Also drove in a career-high three runs versus James Madison 2/15 and Ole Miss 4/6 ... Went 4-for-9 off the bench, including 1-for-3 as a pinch hitter.

2002: A true freshman who played 35 games, making 20 starts as a reserve outfielder and designated hitter ... Made eight starts in right, seven in left and five as the DH ... Hit .203 with four doubles and 14 RBI ... Had two multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... Reeled off a four-game hit streak from 3/6-10, batting .455 ... Recorded back-to-back two RBI games in the UNC Asheville series ... Had two hits against UNC Asheville 3/10 and Florida 4/12 ... Batted .171 with four RBI in SEC action ... Hit .130 against left-handers, .235 versus right-handers, .258 with runners in scoring position and five two-out RBI ? Gained experience as a catcher for North Ohio in the Great Lakes Summer League ... Team won league title with 34-10 mark.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lake Mary High School where he was coached by Allen Tuttle ... Senior captain whose team won conference and regional championships going to Florida 6A final four state championship ... Named to Florida State All-Star team ... Chosen by Florida Coahes Association to represent Team Florida ... Hit .347 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 2001 as AAU team posted a third-place national finish ... A two-time All-County and All-Conference selection ... Attended the 2000 Area Code Games and the TeamOne National Showcase ... Played Chet Lemon?s Juice all-star team that won five Florida AAU State Championship team from 1995-99 ... The 1995 team finished 54-0 ... Hit .362 with five home runs and 27 RBI as a junior and .395 with two home runs and 14 RBI during sophomore season ... Lake Mary finished District runner-up in 1999 ... Has played on teams that have won over 20 tournament championships ... Lists Lemon as the biggest influence in sports because of he attention to detail ... Admires New York Knicks guard Charlie Ward because he is a Christian and his ability to excel in two sports.

PERSONAL: Born: Sept. 30, 1982 in Dayton, Ohio ... Full name: Christopher Chad LeGate ... Parents: Gary and Jayne LeGate ... Has two sisters, Brittney and Morgan ... Enjoys showing Tennessee Walking Horses.

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