21 Reese Wade
21 Reese Wade
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Episcopal School
Position: DH/1B
Bats/Throws: L/L

Furman: Outstanding hitter and All-Southern Conference performer who should again figure prominently into the lineup at designated hitter...may also see spot duty at first base...hits well to all fields...possesses a strong command of the strike zone. 2009 -- Followed up a strong freshman campaign with a productive second season...hit .315 and drove in 34 runs...played in 54 of Furman's 55 games and logged 50 starts, including 41 as desingated hitter and nine in left field...opened the season with a 3-for-5 performance against Ball State (4-3 win)...went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Appalachian State (5-3 win)...recorded a couple of four-hit games: 4-for-5, 3-RBI vs. Wofford (8-6 loss) and 4-for-4 against Western Carolina (7-6 win) in SoCon Tournament action...in all went 8-for-16 (.500) with six RBI in SoCon Tournament play...delivered a two-run single in an 11-7 win over Georgia Southern... played summer ball with the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League along with Furman teammate Jay Friedman...hit .348 (24x69) with only three strikeouts and team high nine sacrifices...squad went 24-24. 2008 -- Earned consensus second team All-SoCon honors as a designated hitter in addition to SoCon Freshman of the Year accolades in voting by league head coaches...also named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team... played a key role in Furman posting a school record 33 wins (33-24), third place (17-10) SoCon regular season finish, and school record 13 straight SoCon victories...hit .401 to become the first Paladin .400 hitter since Eddy Halleman (.430) in 1986...average ranked third in the SoCon and 43rd nationally...earned action in 49 games and registered 42 starts, including 41 at designated hitter....461 on base percentage led team...tallied 15 multi-hit games...struck out only 18 times in 142 at bats...started the season going 16-for-31 (.516)...went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in 9-5 victory over High Point...banged out a season high four hits (4x5) in a 4-2 win over 10th-ranked South Carolina...fashioned a 3-for-4 performance in 9-5 triumph over College of Charleston, helping Furman to three-game series sweep over the Cougars...reeled off a season long 10-game hitting streak from April 11-26, raising his average from .439 to .482...cracked his only home run of the season and drove in three runs in a 6-5 series finale victory over Georgia Southern...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2007 graduate of Episcopal School...coach was David Tollison...pitched and played outfield...batted .493 for his career (136x276) with 42 doubles, eight triples, and 11 home runs...three-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference...two-time team MVP.

Personal: Full name is Reese Emerson Wade...son of Bart and Mary Sue Wade...born June 18, 1988, in Dallas, Texas...has a brother, Roby...father played basketball at Stanford...carries a 3.17 GPA...politcial science major.