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3/23/8: Brian had a big day against the Twins on Sunday with a double, two singles, a walk and two RBIs. At long last, Toronto is developing several homegrown catching prospects, with Jeroloman already regarded as the top defensive catcher in the system. Over two pro seasons, he has hit .253, but scouts expect his bat to improve. Baseball America says he has the “best strike-zone discipline” of any player in the Jays’ organization.
10/3/7: Jeroloman fuels romp "The 22-year-old catcher shattered his previous career best of three RBIs, accomplished twice during the regular season with Class A Advanced Dunedin. Selected by the Blue Jays in the sixth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Jeroloman batted .259 with three homers and 39 RBIs in 100 games in the Florida State League."
JULY 17, 2004 - "But with McGinnis making the turn for home, Panners leftfielder Mike Lissman picked up the ball and fired in a perfect one-hop strike to catcher Brian Jeroloman, who put the tag on McGinnis to end the inning and preserve the Panners one-run lead. "Coach Ed (Cheff) has really helped us working on balls coming off the turf, and at UF it's the same thing," said Jeroloman, the Florida freshman. "I've worked on that a lot and trying to block the plate."
JULY 13, 2004 - "I try to get mad at the pitcher," said Jeroloman, explaining the attitude he brings to the plate when he's hitting . The opposing pitcher may be determined to beat him but Jeroloman is more determined not to let it happen. "When you're mad, you're more aggressive at the plate," said Jeroloman. "I'm constantly trying to take any advantage of the pitcher I can get. If I get ahead in the count I can be more aggressive, but if I'm behind in the count, I'm more patient."
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Member of the 2005 USA Baseball National Team…Named second-team All-SEC and was chosen to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List…Caught all 71 games for the Gators, sporting a .298 average with 49 RBI and eight round-trippers…Threw out an SEC-leading 37 (out of 78) runners attempting to steal against him for a .474 clip...Rated second on the team in NCAA Tournament games, batting .333 (13-for-39) with nine RBI and a couple of homers...Drove in four runs during the College World Series and matched Matt LaPorta for the highest average...Joined Justin Tordi as the lone Gators to contribute a hit in both games against Texas…Had a career-high eight-game hitting streak snapped by Arizona State on June 22...Connected on a two-run double in the fifth inning against Nebraska...Drove in two runs in the 6-4 edging of Tennessee to begin the CWS...Had launched a solo homer in the sixth inning to give UF a 6-1 cushion...Hit .500 (3-for-6) in NCAA Super Regional Action and scored a team-high three runs...Went 2-for-4 in the finale versus Florida State...Triggered the start of three consecutive home runs by Gator batters in the fifth frame of game one, an 8-1 Gator victory...Named All-Tournament at the Gainesville Regional after hitting .385 (5-for-13) with three RBI and three runs...Went 2-for-5 and notched two RBI against Notre Dame…Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run versus North Carolina, connecting on a bases-loaded RBI single in the sixth inning to tie the game...Hit .333 (4-for-12) at the SEC Tournament and tallied three RBI...Erased four of the seven runners attempting to steal...Was 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs in 10-7 victory over Ole Miss...Came through with a two-run single at Vanderbilt in the third game that opened the scoring...Keyed the Gators' 2-1 series win over Mississippi State by going 5-for-11 (.455) with seven RBI...Matched season best with three RBI by jacking a three-run HR on Friday the 13th versus the Bulldogs...Snapped a 3-3 tie with a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to defeat Auburn on April 24...Was third on the Gators with a .444 (4-for-9) performance at Georgia...Pounded out three hits in four at bats in the series finale...Turned in a .300 (3-for-10) effort against Kentucky...Was 2-for-2 in the finale and scored three times...The Wildcats did not attempt a steal over the three games...Ended FSU sophomore Shane Robinson's consecutive stolen-base streak at 26 in a row on March 30...Was 2-for-9 (.222) in the series with South Carolina and walked three times...Increased his runners caught streak to nine in a row before Steven Tolleson stole second and third in the final game of the set...Hit .273 (3-for-11) at Ole Miss and totaled two RBI...Threw out two Rebel baserunners attempting to steal second base...Batted .333 (3-for-9) with five runs and four RBI in the sweep of Michigan State...Was hit twice in the opener by the Spartans and scored three runs...Paced Florida with a 5-for-7 (.714) performance in the series with UNC Asheville...Went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs in the opener and added two more hits in the finale...Drew five walks and scored three runs in the Miami (Fla.) series...Walked three times in the finale, including a free pass with the sacks full to earn an RBI...Threw out three 'Canes attempting to steal...Lofted pop fly to left field with the bases loaded in the 11th inning of the second game that was misplayed for an error, allowing the winning run to cross the plate...Went 2-for-2 and established a career-high with three runs against FAMU on Feb. 15...Began the season with a 2-for-10 (.200) performance against Charleston Southern...Swiped the second base of his career in game two with the Bucs...Belted a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the ninth on opening night and scored twice in UF's 5-4 defeat in 11 innings.
AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Chosen to the SEC All-Freshman team voted on by the coaches…Also joined classmates Adam Davis and Matt LaPorta on the league's All-Freshman list released by sebaseball.com…Played in 55 games and drew 48 starts at catcher…Batted .318 overall, second-best for a Gator rookie behind Adam Davis (.320)…Drove in 27 runs…His total of 35 walks ranked second on the squad behind All-American Ben Harrison (45)…Established a UF freshman record with 10 sacrifice bunts and tied for fourth in the conference…Jeroloman's .448 on-base percentage trailed only Harrison's team-best figure of .463…Had at least one hit in 33 of his 48 starts and drew a walk in 24 games…Delivered 13 multiple-hit efforts and eight multiple-RBI games…Registered a fielding percentage of .978, with six errors in 276 chances…Gunned down 30 percent (12-of-40) of runners attempting to steal…Final 18 hits of the campaign were singles…Grounded into just two double plays in 151 at bats…Hit .314 in SEC play, scored 14 runs and had nine RBI…Led the Orange and Blue with a .457 on-base clip in conference affairs and earned a team-best 19 free passes…Poked a pinch-hit RBI single in the 11th inning of the SEC Tournament meeting against Vanderbilt on May 29…Went 2-for-4 in 3-2 edging of Florida State on May 12…Helped Gators sweep his brother Chuck's Auburn club by going 5-for-9 (.556) with four walks and three RBI…Closed the weekend with a 2-for-3, two-run, two-RBI performance…Tied a season high with three hits in the second victory over Vanderbilt on April 24…Lofted a sacrifice fly in the opener of the set at No. 7 South Carolina…Had a hit in each game against SEC East rival Georgia and was 3-for-8 (.375) with four runs and three walks…Drove in two runs in 7-6 triumph over Florida State on March 31…Put together a six-game hitting streak between March 14-26, a stretch in which he batted .600 (9-for-15)…Collected two hits and knocked in a couple of runs during 11-6 win over Dartmouth…Drew a career-high four walks against Arkansas on March 21, two days after matching his season high with four RBI in an 11-1 thumping of the Razorbacks…Went 2-for-3 and tallied two runs batted in against Brown on March 14…Touched up Purdue's pitching for three hits, including a double, during 8-7 nail-biter…Clubbed walk-off grand slam to lift the Gators to a 5-3 decision over Northwestern on Feb. 29…Homer was Jeroloman's lone big fly of the season…Hit .444 (4-for-9) with three RBI during series against Miami (Ohio)…Helped UF topple No. 2 Miami (Fla.) on Feb. 13 with a 2-for-4 showing…Laced a two-run single in his initial collegiate at bat in the season opener versus Gardner-Webb.
SUMMER: Selected as the first-team catcher on the 2004 All-Alaska Baseball team…With a .314 (32-for-102) clip in 29 games, Jeroloman tied for the top spot on the Alaska Goldpanners in batting average…Also recorded 15 RBI, six doubles and two homers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year starting catcher for head coach Ed Bloom at Wellington High School…Ranks among the top-five hitters in school history with a .438 career batting average…Was an honorable-mention all-state selection for Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association…Three-time all-district choice…First-team pick by the Palm Beach Post in 2002 and 2003…Only surrendered four stolen bases in three years as a starter behind the plate…Threw out 17 of 18 would-be base stealers during his senior season…Voted as the Wolverines' Most Valuable Player in his final campaign, when he earned first-team all-county accolades…Batted .459 with 28 RBI and five homers in leading WHS to its third-straight district championship…Posted a .404 batting average as a junior with 22 RBI and two homers…Achieved all-district and second-team all-county accolades that season…Named as his team's top defensive player in 2002…Helped Wellington to a runner-up performance at the state tournament and a top-25 national finish during his sophomore season…Hit .394 and drove in 18 runs…Seized second-team all-district and garnered honorable-mention all-county recognition.
JEROLOMAN'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 6 vs. Vanderbilt (5/21/05)
Runs Scored: 3 (three times)
Hits: 3 (six times)
RBI: 4 vs. Arkansas (3/19/04) & Northwestern (2/28/04)
Doubles: 2 vs. Florida A&M (2/15/05)
Home Runs: 1 (nine times)
Walks: 4 vs. Arkansas (3/21/04)
Stolen Bases: 1 (three times)
Hit Streak: 8 games (5/28-6/22/05)
University of Florida
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