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Michael Ambort
Michael Ambort

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

High School:
Southside HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
2L

B/T:
S/R

Named to the Wallace Award Watch List ... Preseason All-Southland Conference Second-Team

2006: Medical Redshirt ... Played in only six games before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery ... Hit .391 (9-of-23) with four runs scored, two doubles and five RBI ... Drafted in the 18th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by Oakland.

National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America First Team ... Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team and RosenblattReport.com Preseason All-America Second Team ... Preseason All-Southland Conference First Team

2005: First Team All-Southland Conference ... SLC Hitter of the Year ... SLC All-Tournament Team ... American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Second Team ... Baseball America Third Team All-America ... Named Academic All-SLC ... Played in 57 games, starting 55 ... Led the team with a .338 batting average ... Set a new school single-season record with 18 home runs, including four grand slam home runs ... Led the team in runs scored (57), runs batted in (65) and hit by pitches (10) ... Second on the team in hits (73) and doubles (15) ... Led the team and the SLC in slugging percentage (.654) and was second on the team in on-base percentage (.414) ... Posted a sparkling .987 fielding percentage with just five errors ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and two RBI in first game of season vs. Jackson State (2/5) ... Was 4-for-13 with six runs scored, a double, a grand slam home run and five RBI in three-game series at Texas-Pan American (2/11-13) ... Went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, a grand slam home run and four RBI vs. Southwest Missouri State (2/19) ... Was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and four RBI vs. Central Connecticut State (3/11) ... Named SLC Hitter of the Week on April 4 after hitting .611 (11-for-18) with seven runs scored, a double, two home runs and five RBI in four games ... Went 4-for-5 with a run scored, double and RBI at No. 16-Texas A&M (3/29) ... In three-game series vs. Nicholls State (4/1-3), went 7-for-13 with six runs scored, two home runs and four RBI ... Was 2-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI in 10-8 win vs. Northwestern State (4/22), including hitting a game-tying grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and a game-winning 2-run home run in the 10th inning ... Went 1-for-4 with a grand slam vs. Northwestern State (4/24) ... Named SLC Hitter of the Week a second time on May 16 after hitting .500 (6-12) with four runs, a home run and five RBI in three-game series at Texas-San Antonio (5/13-15) ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a home run and three RBI vs. Texas-Arlington (5/27) in the SLC Tournament ... Hit .318 (7-22) with five runs scored, a double, two home runs and six RBI to earn SLC All-Tournament honors ... Led the team with 26 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games, and 15 multi-RBI games, including four four-RBI games ... Posted a season-best seven-game hitting streak.

2004: 2004 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team ... Played and started 54 games this season ... Posted a .270 batting average with 33 runs scored, 54 hits, 12 doubles, nine home runs and 40 RBI ... Tied for the team lead in home runs (9) and hit by pitches (7) and was third in RBI (40) ... Had a sparkling .989 fielding percentage, committing just five errors ... Went 2-for-4 with a double in his first collegiate game vs. Kansas (2/6) ... Went 4-for-8 with three runs scored, four doubles and six RBI in doubleheader vs. Texas-Pan American (2/15) ... Went 1-for-3 with his first career home run vs. St. John's (2/28) ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI at Louisiana Tech (3/9) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI vs. Texas-San Antonio (4/2) ... Went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a season-high four RBI, including his first career grand slam home run, at Southeastern Louisiana (4/23) ... Hit .438 (7/16) with five runs scored, a double, four home runs and nine RBI at 2004 SLC Tournament ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a solo home run in 11-2 win over Texas-San Antonio (5/26) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in 8-1 win over Texas State (5/27) ... Went 1-for-4 with a 3-run HR in 9-3 win over UL-Monroe (5/29) in tournament championship game ... Had 14 multi-hit games and was second on the team with 10 multi-RBI games ... Posted a season-high eight-game hitting streak ... Listed among Baseball America's top 50 impact freshman prior to the start of the season.

High School: Played for Steve Smaldone at South Side HS ... Batted .453 with 8 home runs and 23 RBI as a senior ... Hit .452 with six doubles, four triples, four home runs and 10 stolen bases as a junior ... Named all-state, all-county and conference MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Honor roll student ... Played for the Long Island Titans summer league team ... Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 41st round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Personal: Michael Robert Ambort was born 4/23/85 in Rockville Centre, NY ... Parents are Michael and Catherine Ambort ... Major is Kinesiology ... Hobbies are golf and fishing.

06/05/2014

Bumpers named Louisville Slugger All-American

Senior is the first Cardinal to earn the designation since 2005

06/13/2013

Gilligan among those honored on SLC 2000s All-Decade Team

Lamar places 11 on the squad

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