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23 Chandler Middlebrook

2016 (Florida Gulf Coast): Made 46 appearances and 36 starts at third base and as a designated player … Hit the first of five doubles this season against Kent State (Feb. 14) … Hit a home run against Saint Louis (Feb. 19), driving in two runs … Went 3-for-4 against Stony Brook (Mar. 4) … Hit a home run against FIU (Apr. 23) and at Jacksonville (May 6) … Scored two runs twice late in the year, against UNF (May 2) and at Jacksonville (May 6) …Tallied five doubles while hitting .255 with three home runs … Drove in 17 RBIs and scored 10 runs. 

2015 (Florida Gulf Coast): Appeared in 50 games making 33 starts ... Hit .183 with five home runs and 20 RBIs ... Slugged .385 during her freshman season ... Hit a home run in her first collegiate game against McNeese State (Feb. 6) ... Followed that with a 2-for-4 game against Houston Baptist (Feb. 6) with another home run and three RBIs ... Went 2-for-3 against SIU-Edwardsville (March 10) with two RBIs and a home run ... Hit her first career triple against North Florida (March 14).

High School:  Four year Varsity Letterwinner for the Bloodhounds… led team to the 2012 FL Class 5A Final Four ranking among the district's best with a .419 average, 53 RBI's and 6 HR's… announced as the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year for Polk County as well as Polk County Hitter of the Year… twice named to the First Team Class 5A All-State team… named All-Polk County as a Sophomore… Finisher her career with 21 homeruns and 137 RBIs… inducted into the Auburndale HS Hall of Fame… played for Wagner's Gold team under Coach Reese Kiple and placed 9th at Gold Nationals in 2013… also a member of the Wagner's Gold team that won the 2014 ASA Gold National Championship… graduated 6th in her class… named the BrightHouse Networks Scholarship Winner… received Graduation Chords in Art, Math, Social Studies, and Highest Honors… awarded Graduation Pins for Community Service and Highest Honors.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Shelby Vargas… has a younger brother, Tristan Middlebrook, and a younger sister, Erica Vargas… MLB Hall of Famer Ty Cobb is a relative on her mother's side of the family… majoring in Communications.

Career Stats

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%
2017 .338 18-18 65 8 22 1 0 6 18 41 .631 5 0 5 1 .380 1 0 0-0 12 20 4 .889
Position: Infield
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Auburndale, Fla.
High School: Auburndale Senior HS
Other College: Florida Gulf Coast University