Gabe Ortiz - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#32 Gabe Ortiz Season 2007-08


Class Freshman
Height 6'3"
Weight 186 LBS
Hometown Panama, Panama
High School Notre Dame Academy (Va.)

Coach Corbin Quote: Gabe is ready to challenge for some playing time after redshirting last year. He is very versatile; can play SS, 3B or 2B. He[apos]s improved as a hitter and in his ability to drive the ball. Defensively, he has good actions with a solid throwing arm.

2008: Redshirted his first year on campus … Hit .317 with 12 RBI in 63 at-bats for Stark County in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

High School: Listed as the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by Baseball America entering the June 2007 draft … Played his high school baseball at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Va. … Helped guide team to back-to-back state championships in 2006-07. Earned state champ MVP honors both years … MVP of the Southeastern Baseball Classic in 2007 … Captured all-state and all-conference honors in 2006-07 … Named team MVP in 2006 … Two-year letterwinner … Hit .460 with 11 homers and 53 RBI as a senior and .490 with seven homers and 52 RBI as a junior.

Personal: Gabriel Ernesto Ortiz … Born 8/30/88 …. Son of Genaro and Dinorah Ortiz … Has a sister, Nicole … An economics major… Favorites include Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Rafael Nadal and Lost… Late night snack is cookies … Favorite vacation spot is Cancun… Chose Vanderbilt because it has the best two things in the world, great academics and baseball.