14 - Patrick Puentes
Patrick Puentes
Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
Year: Sr.
Hometown: East Greenbush, N.Y.
High School: Columbia
Position: OF

2012: Named first team All-Patriot League … Also selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team … Played in 43 games with 37 starts in the outfield … Led the team with a .343 batting average … Totaled 46 hits, 28 runs scored, six doubles, three home runs and 22 RBIs on the year … Stole six bases on nine attempts … Had 17 multi-hit games … Went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs against Lehigh (4/21) … Also had three-hit games against Lafayette (4/8), Navy (4/14) and Lehigh (4/20) … Hit home runs against Dartmouth (4/11) and Siena (4/25) … Had a .981 fielding percentage, with only one error in 54 chances … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Appeared in 32 games, making 24 starts … Ranked fifth on the team with 22 RBIs … Registered a slugging percentage of .458 … Batted .281 on the season in 96 at-bats … Hit safely 27 times, while totaling nine doubles, one triple and two home runs … Went 2-for-5 against St. Joseph’s, knocking in four runs with a double and a triple (3/7) … Had four RBIs against Lafayette, while going 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run in the second game of a doubleheader (4/18) … Did not make any errors in 28 chances … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Made 17 starts in 32 appearances as an outfielder … Finished the season with a .260 batting average, recording 20 hits, five home runs and 17 RBIs in 77 at-bats … Also finished with 15 runs scored and 41 total bases … Hit safely in 14 contests, including four multi-hit outings … Also had six multi-RBI contests … Earned his first collegiate start at Georgia Southern (2/27) … Tallied his first collegiate hit against Georgia Southern (2/28), going 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs … Collected a season-high three hits in back-to-back contests, versus Brown (4/21) and Connecticut (4/22), going 3-for-5 in both games ... Hit his first collegiate home run against Charleston Southern (3/6) … Also had two doubles and two triples … Finished the season with just one error in 32 chances … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity baseball under head coach Chris Dedrick  at Columbia H.S. ... Captained team as a senior … Named team’s defensive MVP in 2007 and earned offensive MVP honors as a junior and senior … First team All-League All-Star for three consecutive seasons (2007-2009) … Times Union first team All-Star (2009) … Two-time Troy Record first team All- Star (2008-2009) … Set school single-season record forfielding percentage in 2007 … Helped team win the 2009 NYS AA Section 2 championship and regional championship … Recorded a .450 batting average in his high school career.

PERSONAL: Son of Carlos and Erica Puentes … Mother was three-sport athlete at RPI, while father played baseball for Brockport State … Has one brother (Ryan) and one sister (Deanna) … Majoring in Psychology and Economics.

Puentes' Career Statistics

Year GP-S AB R H AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
2010 32-17 77 15 20 .260 2 2 5 17 6 15 1
2011 32-24 96 16 27 .281 9 1 2 22 14 13 2
2012 43-47 134 28 46 .343 6 0 3 22 27 33 6
TOTAL 107-88 307 59 93 .303 17 3 10 61 47 61 9