5 Bobby Hubbard
5 Bobby Hubbard
Height: 5-11
Weight: 188
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fletcher, N.C.
High School: T.C. Roberson H.S.
Previous College: North Carolina State
Position: OF/3B
Bats/Throws: L/R
Furman: Proven performer who returns for his second and final season...could contend for All-Southern Conference and Academic All-America honors...highly respected team leader...possesses a productive left-handed bat and good glove...figures to again be a solid run producer in the middle of Furman's lineup...also sports a good command of the strike zone...slated to play either third base or in the Paladin outfield depending on status of freshman Brian Harrison, who was initially projected to take over at third base before being slowed in the fall due to injury...looms as a big key to the Paladins' season...transferred to Furman in the fall of 2007 following two seasons at North Carolina State... saw action at first, second, and third base, as well as the outfield during two seasons with the Wolfpack. 2007 -- Registered 54 starts in his first season as a Paladin, with the most (41) coming at third base...also started a couple of games in left field, where he displayed excellent range...batted .290 with six home runs and 42 RBI, which tied him for the team lead with catcher Tony Maccani...also paced the team in hits (60), doubles (15), triples (4), slugging percentage (.488), sacrifice flies (5), and hit by pitch (7)...went 2-for-4 with a double and home run in a 9-7 win over Charleston Southern...went 4-for-4 in a 7-3 victory over UNC Greensboro...homered twice in an 11-3 loss to UNC Greensboro...went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored, and four RBI versus Gardner-Webb (14-9 win)...delivered a two-run triple to help key Furman to a 6-3 win over 16th-ranked Clemson...enjoyed a second consecutive impressive summer campaign with the Madison (Wisc.) Mallards of the Northwest League, helping his squad to a 38-29 record by hitting a solid .315 with 64 hits and a franchise record 46 RBI and five triples....named to the TIAA-CREF Spring Academic All-Conference Team and SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2006 -- Saw action in 20 games at N.C. State and earned five starts...team went 40-23 and made NCAA Tournament appearance... played with the Madison (Wisc.) Mallards of the Northwoods Summer League..batted .242 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 64 games, helping his squad to a 36-32 record and into the playoffs...named to the Northwoods League All-Star team. 2005 -- Redshirted..did not see any action. 2004 -- Played in 21 games and registered five starts...batted .161...team went 36-24 and earned NCAA Tournament appearance. High School: 2003 graduate of T.C. (3A) Roberson High School...baseball coach was Tom Smith...played second base and shortstop...batted .496 with six home runs and was named team MVP, all-conference and all-state his senior year...member of two state championship teams his freshman a junior seasons....participated in the State Games of North Carolina his junior year, helping Western North Carolina Region 8 team to a bronze medal finish. Personal: Full name is Robert Clayton Hubbard...son of Jim and Jeannie Hubbard...born March 29, 1985, in Asheville, North Carolina...has a brother, Jay...owns a 3.64 grade point average... political science major.