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5 Caleb Knight
Caleb  Knight

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Checotah, Okla.

High School:
Checotah

Last College:
Connors State

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
C


05/26/2017

UVA Uses Big First Inning to Cruise Past Clemson, 10-2

Cavaliers score eight runs in first inning and get seven strong innings from Daniel Lynch

05/19/2017

No. 9 Virginia Rolls to 16-3 Win at Georgia Tech

Cavaliers reach 40-win plateau for 11th time in last 14 seasons

05/13/2017

Virginia Splits Doubleheader With Miami

Hurricanes take opener, 5-1, but UVA rebounds for 13-6 win in nightcap

05/02/2017

No. 10 Virginia Walks Off With 8-7 Win Over Liberty

Novak hits game-winning single in bottom of ninth inning

04/30/2017

No. 10 Virginia Downs Florida State, 7-5, to Win Series

Cavaliers earn fourth straight ACC series win

2017
• Appeared in 42 games, including 33 starts (30 straight to end season)
• Was hit by team-high 11 pitches and posted .474 on-base percentage (second on team)
• Started 33 games since Duke series in late March (UVA was 25-8 in his starts)
• His four home runs came in ACC games (Louisville, Notre Dame, two against Pitt)
• Was inserted into lineup as defensive replacement in the first game against Duke and earned his first start of the season in Duke series
• Was 3-for-6 in ACC tournament and reached base safely in five of eight plate appearances
• Had four hits, including a triple, in Florida State series
• Went 4-for-9 with three runs in Notre Dame series
• Was 5-for-12 in Virginia Tech series
• Homered twice and drove in four runs in Pitt series
• Was 5-for-10 with three runs and three RBI in Duke series

CONNORS STATE COLLEGE
• Named 2016 Spaulding NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
• Earned 2016 ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove at catcher
• Member of 2016 All-Region Team
• Hit .404 with 12 homers and 67 RBI in 2016
• Threw out 17 of 23 baserunners attempting to steal and had a .997 fielding percentage in 2016

CHECOTAH HS
• Three-time All-Big 8 Conference honoree
• Named conference's defensive player of the year in 2013 and player of the year in 2014
• Four-year letterwinner in football (quarterback/linebacker)
• In his senior year in 2013, he passed for 2,100 yards and rushed for 1,000 yards
• Was conference player of the year in football in 2013
• Named an All-Star by Class at QB by Oklahoma Coaches Association
• Earned McIntosh Country Athlete of the Year honors in 2014
• Was valedictorian of his graduating class

PERSONAL
• Parents are Tommy and Ginger Knight
• Has a brother, Seth, and sister, Natalie

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