8  James Lavinskas
James Lavinskas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Canada

High School:
Kent School

Last College:
Seminole State College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
INF/OF

B/T:
L/R

Career Notes: Started at 3B, LF and DH in his first year with the Herd...transferred from Seminole State JUCO...first player under Waggoner from Canada...expected to see time at 2B and 3B in 2011...strong contact and high average hitter.

2010: Played in 40 games, making 28 starts...registered a .342 (39-for-114) batting average and .408 on-base percentage...scored 18 runs, knocked in 17 and laced six extra-base hits, including two homers...walked 12 times compared to 11 strikeouts...collected 13 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games...went 3-for-4 with the bases loaded...recorded three hit games against Memphis (4/3) and Radford (5/18)...knocked in a trio of runs at East Carolina (5/2)...went 6-for-10 with five runs and two RBI in a three-game series vs. Memphis (4/2-4/3...slapped five hits in 11 at bats in the Conference USA playoffs.

Personal: Born June 18, 1987...son of Henry Lavinskas and Barbara Minogue...has two siblings: Stephanie and Daniel...majoring in marketing with a minor in finance.

Prior to Marshall: Played two seasons at Seminole State College...played in 47 games, seeing a majority of the time at 3B in 2009...led the team with a .386 batting average...tallied 10 homers, 13 doubles and 37 RBI...team captured the Bi-State Region II Championship and South Central District Championship...named to Region II all-tournament team...advanced to the 2009 JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo...went 6-for-8 with a double and triple in two tournament games...named to the All-Canadian college team...saw action in 44 games in 2008...tallied a .336 batting average with seven homers, nine doubles and 29 RBI.

High School: Played baseball, football and hockey at Kent Prep HS in Kent, Conn....two-time all-conference selection...in two seasons totaled a .375 batting average with 10 homers and 25 RBI...two-time National Finalist at Canadian Championships...2004 National Championship third base all-star team honoree...also lettered in hockey.