Our #8 hitter, Old Dominion's Max Most, has a skill set based on speed. He was the best hitter in the Staunton Brave's lineup, holding down either leadoff (the first part of the year) or the #3 spot (finishing the year) in the lineup. He played in 46 games on the season, hitting 339/424/464 in 168 at-bats, with 34 runs, 57 hits, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 24 RBI, 27/29 BB/K ratio, and 20 stolen bases in 23 attempts. He finished with the 5th best average in the league, tied for 4th in runs, tied for 2nd in hits, tied for 3rd in doubles, tied for 5th in walks, and 4th in stolen bases (also 4th in steal attempts). For all of that, he was named a first team All-League outfielder.
Max, now a senior at Old Dominion, started playing college ball at Marist (with our #9 hitter, Ryan Gauck). In his freshman year, he hit 250/328/305 with a 16/22 BB/K ratio in 164 at-bats. The nest season, still at Marist, he had an excellent year, hitting 325/389/389 in 203 at-bats, with a 21/18 BB/K ratio and 7 stolen bases without getting caught.
He then transferred to ODU for his junior year, and hit 257/357/406 in 202 at-bats, with 46 runs, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 20 stolen bases (1 caught stealing), and a 31/30 BB/K ratio.
Congratulations to Max for an excellent year!