Josh  Liles

33Josh Liles


Jackson, Tenn.

High School:
University School of Jackson (USJ)

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205



2011 53-52 186 24 49 5 -- 1 23 .358 .306 .664 .263
2010 49-48 191 48 57 9 -- 3 29 .367 .393 .760 .298
2009 35-35 147 28 46 6 -- 8 25 .368 .517 .885 .313
2008 51-47 176 18 47 9 1 7 36 .343 .449 .792 .267
Totals 188-182 700 118 199 29 1 19 113 .359 .410 .769 .284

2011 53-52 57 26 3 31 7 3 2 11-17 286 28 6 .981
2010 49-48 75 23 -- 23 3 4 1 19-21 111 2 -- 1.000
2009 35-35 76 14 -- 16 2 2 1 8-10 62 3 1 .985
2008 51-47 79 20 1 35 4 1 1 8-11 83 6 3 .967
Totals 188-182 287 83 4 105 16 10 5 46-59 542 39 10 .983
2010 - JUNIOR
UT's primary centerfielder...Hit .298 for the season with three home runs, 29 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 49 games...Hit .357 (20-for-56) with runners in scoring position...Opened the 2010 campaign with back-to-back three-hit games verus Xavier Feb. 19 and 20...On Opening Day, he blasted a double and a home run while knocking in three runs...Added two more RBIs the next day and another in the final game of the series...Returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore quad against Eastern Kentucky on March 3...Was the team's leadoff hitter for the first time in 2010, going 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double, one walk and two stolen bases...Continued his torrid pace offensively against Binghamton on March 5, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, a stolen base, a sac fly and a run scored....Missed the last two games of the series at South Carolina March 19-21 with a quad injury...Returned to the lineup against USC Upstate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI...Had a pair of RBIs and two stolen bases in a 9-3 win over Tennessee Tech...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk the next day as the Vols defeated Presbyterian College 25-6....Was 2-for-4 with an RBI double in UT's first SEC win of the season as it took out Ole Miss, 5-2, on April 3....Followed that up with another two-hit performance in a 10-6 victory the next day...Hit his second home run of the year, doubled and scored two runs...Posted his third consecutive multi-hit game with a 3-for-5, two-run, one-RBI effort against Western Carolina...Extended his hitting streak to seven games with a hit in the series finale against Florida and another versus Lipscomb on April 13...Tied his career high with four hits in the series opener at Mississippi State on April 16....Matched his career-best with three runs at Western Carolina....Tied it again against Belmont, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks...Broke a 6-6 tie with Kentucky in the eighth inning on May 1 with a two-RBI single to give UT an eventual 8-6 victory....Was 1-for-5 with two stolen bases in a 4-1 win at Georgia on May 7....Followed that up with a 3-for-6 performance in a 25-5, series-clinching victory the next day...Scored four runs and knocked in another in that contest..Crossed the plate four more times and had four hits, incluidng a two-RBI single in the ninth, as UT completed the sweep of the Bulldogs...Hit his third home run of the season against UNC Asheville, finishing the game 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a stolen base.

Started 35 games for the Vols, made 33 of those starts in right field, one as DH and one in left field...Drove in game-winning run with an RBI single in bottom of ninth to give Vols a 5-4 victory over Oregon State Feb. 20...Hit first home run of season in 3-for-4 performance against Radford on March 3...Went 2-for-4 with four RBIs against Ohio on March 7...Led off back-to-back games with home runs (March 10 vs. Western Kentucky and March 11 vs. Louisville)...Stole three bases against Ohio on March 7, including a straight steal of home plate...Went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the Vols' 7-1 victory over Auburn on March 15...Recorded four hits during the Florida series March 20-22, three of which were doubles...Finished 2-for-4 with a double against Western Carolina on March 24...Went 2-for-3 against UNC Asheville on March 25, including an RBI hit and a run scored...In series finale against Georgia on March 29 he drove in one run on two hits with two runs scored...Went 2-for-5 with three RBIs against Charleston Southern on April 1...Led off that game with a solo home run for the third time...Collected two hits and an RBI in series finale against Alabama on April 5...Hit seventh home run in a 2-for-5 performance against Lipscomb...Collected two hits, scored three runs and drove in two more with a 2-for-4 performance against Mississippi State on April 10...Hit eighth home run of the year in the sixth inning to put Vols ahead 5-1...Injured left wrist diving for a fly ball in outfield on April 11 vs. the Bulldogs...Missed the final 20 games of the season...Spent his summer playing with the Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plains League...Hit .347 in 34 games with a pair of home runs, 24 RBIs and six stolen bases.

Played in 51 games with all 47 of his starts coming in right field...Had starts at the 1-8 spots in the batting order, including 12 starts in the seven hole...Had 11 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games...Led the Vols with 19 two-out RBIs and ranked second on the team with eight stolen bases...Hit .351 vs. left-handers while batting .227 against right-handers...Hit .330 with runners on base and .352 with runners in scoring position...Hit .290 in SEC play with 27 hits and 20 RBIs...Six of his seven total home runs came during SEC play...Started in right field in UT's season-opener against Morehead State on Feb. 22 and went 2-for-3 with a triple and a game-high three RBIs...Had two stolen bases vs. Morehead State on Feb. 23...Hit .333 with four hits and three RBIs in the Morehead State series...Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in the win over Middle Tennessee State on March 11...Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a walk as UT beat Auburn in extra innings on March 29...Set a school record with four doubles in the win over 18th-ranked and eventual Atlantic 10 champion Charlotte April 2...His four-double effort was part of a 4-for-5 day in which he scored twice and drove in three runs...The four doubles tied an SEC single-game record, making him one of just eight players in league history to accomplish the feat...Went 2-for-4 with his first career home run and a pair of RBIs in UT's comeback win over No. 13 Florida in the second game of doubleheader on April 5...Drove in two runs, drew a career-high three walks and hit his second homer of the season in game one of a doubleheader against Alabama on April 12...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI on April 18 at Arkansas...Hit a solo homer at Arkansas on April 19 as part of a two-hit effort...Tied a season-high with four hits in the win at Arkansas April 20...Led the Vols with a .533 average in the Arkansas series...His fourth homer of the season was a solo shot as part of a three-RBI outing vs. Appalachian State on April 22...His sixth home run was a two-run shot against Vanderbilt on May 2...Authored a 10-game hit streak from April 18-May 2...Drove in a season-high four runs in a 3-for-4 effort at South Carolina on May 16 that included a three-run homer.

Graduated from University School of Jackson (USJ) in Jackson, Tenn., where he was coached by Brad Dyer...Was featured in Baseball America as 2007 Louisville Slugger/BCA High School Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee...Senior honors also included being named the District 14-AA MVP, Jackson Sun Player of the Year and earning All-District and All-State recognition...Also named to the 2007 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class AA All-State Team...As a senior, he hit .525 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs, 85 hits (36 for extra bases) and only eight strikeouts...He also broke the single-season state record with 84 runs scored in 2007 (breaking his own record of 76 runs in 2004) and finished as the state's all-time leader in runs scored with 313...Named to the Jackson Sun's 2006 All-West Tennessee Team as a junior...Starred on USJ's 2005 Class A state championship team and also played on state runner-up teams as an eighth grader, junior and senior...Played five seasons of varsity baseball, with the Bruins claiming district and region crowns all five years...USJ went 188-43 during Liles' career...Was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 40th round of the 2007 MLB draft (1,202nd overall).

Full name is Joshua Andrew Liles...Born Dec. 30, 1987, in Murfreesboro, Tenn....Son of Greg Liles and Dawn Oman...Has three siblings, Greg, Jr., Aaron and Jennifer...Recipient of the Betty Lawson Copeland Baseball Scholarship Fund and the Ron Lawson Baseball Scholarship...Academic major: Agriculture leadership education and communication.



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