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  Rocky Laguna
Rocky Laguna

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Yuma, Ariz.

High School:
Kofa

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
OF/1B

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

ASU: Was named team captain by head coach Pat Murphy prior to the 2007 season, becoming the first captain in the Murphy Era (1995-Present).

2007 (Junior): Team captain who appeared in 59 games, starting 15...hit .274 with one home run and 10 RBI...was used primarily as a defensive replacement late in games...garnered only 61 at-bats...will enter 2008 as the most experienced Devil, having played in 156 games.

2006 (Sophomore): Played in 44 games, making eight starts in the outfield...batted .222 (10-45) with ten runs and seven RBI...hit .462 (6-13) against lefthanders, knocking in four runs...played summer ball for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League.

2005 (RS-Freshman): Played in 53 games and made 29 starts... selected as the Development MVP at the annual team awards banquet... was a sparkplug at the top of the lineup leading ASU to victory in 14 of 17 games in which he batted leadoff... finished the season hitting .283 (34-for-120) with 10 doubles, two triples, one home run and 26 RBI... recorded 10 stolen bases, including tying ASU single-game record with four against New Mexico State (2/7)... hit first career home run against Wright State (4/3), going 3-for-4 with four RBI in that game... had a nine-game hitting streak (3/24-4/10) in which he went 16-for-36 (.444)... hit .310 as a starter (31/100).... played summer baseball for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League... hit .266 (17-for-64) with two doubles and five RBI in 19 games.

2004 (Redshirt): Sat out the season as a redshirt... played for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaskan Summer League... hit .260 (33-for-127) with five doubles, 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases for the Oilers.

The Kofa Connection: Laguna continues the Sun Devil pipeline of standout players who hail from Kofa High School in Yuma, Ariz... Richy Leon (1995-98), Jeff Phelps (1998-2001), Angel Ramirez (2000-01) and current Sun Devil infielder Frank Mesa (2003-P) also prepped at Kofa. All of the players were coached by Rocky's father, Billy Laguna.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Kofa High School (Kings) in Yuma, Ariz... played three years of varsity baseball, two years on the varsity football squad and lettered one year in swimming... captain of the varsity baseball team his junior and senior seasons... coached in baseball by Billy Laguna (father), in football by Steve Casey and in swimming by Renee Kryger... as a senior earned first-team All-Fiesta Region, first-team Arizona Republic All-State, first-team Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AzBCA) and was selected to the 5A AzBCA State All-Star baseball team... selected to the "Super 50" All-Arizona baseball All-Star game... picked as the Yuma Rotary/Yuma Sun Baseball Player of the Year... hit .457 (43-for-94) with eight doubles, three triples, five home runs and 32 RBI... also had a .554 on-base percentage and was named team MVP... helped lead Kofa to the Fiesta Region title his sophomore and senior seasons... was second-team All-Fiesta Region as a sophomore, hitting .370 (37-for-100) with six doubles, three triples and three home runs... named varsity rookie of the year... missed most of his junior season with an injury, but still earned post-season honors in the Fiesta Region... hit .383 during his prep baseball career (92-for-240) with 10 home runs and 57 RBI... as a swimmer he was the 100 meter Yuma City freestyle champion and a state qualifier in the 5x100 freestyle relay... played shortstop and outfield for Team Legacy out of Phoenix in the summer of 2003.

Personal: Majoring in BIS with concentrations in education and family studies... parents are Billy and Diane Laguna of Yuma, Ariz... has one brother, Greg (23)... father played baseball at Arizona Western and Northern Arizona... Billy was the longtime coach at Kofa High School... Greg also played baseball at Arizona Western... lists his best individual performance as going 5-for-5 with two home runs and three doubles in a doubleheader against Gilbert High School... favorite team is the San Diego Padres and favorite player is Ken Griffey, Jr... enjoys hanging out with friends and relaxing... full name is William Rocky Laguna... nickname is Rock or Rockfish... born Nov. 20, 1984 in Yuma, Ariz.

Career Stats at Arizona State:

Year Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OBP SB SBA PO A E F%
2005 .283 53 29 120 24 34 10 2 1 26 51 .425 20 6 34 2 .408 10 11 37 4 2 .953
2006 .222 44 8 45 10 10 0 0 1 7 13 .289 6 2 13 0 .333 2 2 24 1 0 1.00
2007 .295 59 15 61 20 18 3 0 1 10 24 .393 14 2 15 1 .449 2 3 46 1 0 1.00
Totals .274 156 52 226 54 62 13 2 3 43 88 .389 40 11 62 3 .405 14 16 107 6 2 .983
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