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#6 Eric Danforth
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Watertown, S.D.
High School: Watertown H.S.
Major: Consumer Affairs
Experience: 3 Letters
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Eric has shared starting duties the past two seasons and will contend for a regular role at a corner outfield position in 2015 ... enters senior season tied for fifth on SDSU career charts with 20 sacrifice bunts ... honored academically as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and as a member of the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

2014
Earned third varsity letter after playing in 51 of 57 games, including 29 starts ... opened season by hitting safely in first four games ... was 2-for-2 with a bases-clearing three-run triple and run scored in season opener against Texas Southern (2/14) ... also tallied two hits in win over Jackson State (2/15) ... drove in pair of runs in victory against Maine (3/8), followed by two-hit game the next day ... notched season-high three hits in four at-bats, adding a run scored, RBI and stolen base in second game of doubleheader versus Fort Wayne (4/6) ... hit pinch-hit double in win at Fort Wayne (4/18) ... put together another four-game hitting streak in Summit League play, registering hits in final two games of series versus Western Illinois and first two games of four-game series at North Dakota State (5/10-16) ... closed series at NDSU by going 2-for-3 with run scored (5/17) ... played in all three Summit League tournament games

2013
Played in 45 games with 36 starts ... led team with 11 sacrifice bunts ... recorded 11 multi-hit games, starting with 2-for-2 effort with RBI and stolen base in second game of season-opening doubleheader against Waldorf (Iowa) (2/18) ... went 5-for-9 with a double, two runs batted in and foru runs scored in two-game sweep of St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) (2/23-24) ... was 4-for-5 with double, triple, three RBI and two runs scored in second game of twinbill at Fort Wayne (4/12) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in series finale at Oakland (4/14) to start string of three consecutive two-hit games ... hit first collegiate home run to help lead Jackrabbits to victory over Oakland (4/28) ... tallied two hits in both games of doubleheader at North Dakota State, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases in nitecap ... started last four Summit League Baseball Tournament games and recorded hits in each of the championship series games versus North Dakota State (5/26) ... was 1-for-4 in NCAA Tournament opener at Oregon ... recipient of team’s Mr. Hustle Award

2012
Lettered after playing in 31 games with 14 starts ... singled in first career game, at Murray State (Ky.) (2/26) ... delivered pinch-hit run-scoring single in Jackrabbit win at Northern Colorado (3/23) ... posted first career two-hit game, stole a base and scored a run in home win over Mount Mary (4/10) ... went 2-for-5 with stolen base and run scored in non-conference game versus North Dakota State (4/17) ... hit safely in final four games of season ... scored twice in win over 
Western Illinois (5/17) and was 2-for-4 in first game of doubleheader against the Leathernecks a day later (5/18)

BEFORE SDSU
Compiled impressive credentials on the diamond during both the high school and American Legion seasons ... earned all-region and all-state honors after batting .636 as a junior and .437 
during his senior season ... also recorded five home runs, 46 runs batted in and .711 slugging percentage during senior campaign ... lettered four times in high school and three times in American Legion ball ... academic all-state selection and honor roll student