25  Nate Lape
Nate Lape
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, N.Y.

High School:
Friends Academy

Last College:
North Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

05/21/2013

Ballou, Blair Named First Team All-Conference USA

Pair receives honor for first time

2008: Started 58 of 59 games...registered a team-high .388 batting average...selected in the 20th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies (picked 617 overall)...First-Team All-C-USA selection...named First-Team All-Mideast Region...2008 C-USA All-Tournament selection...earned baseballnews.com Louisville Slugger's National Player of the Week honors in addition to Conference USA Hitter of the Week for his performance against Valparaiso and VMI...ranks third all-time for single-season games played at Marshall (59)...listed second for single-season hits (83)...ranks third for single-season runs scored (62)...ranks fifth for single-season home runs with 17...placed tied for third with 63 single-season RBIs...ranks third in single-season total base category with 151...listed fifth all-time for single-season stolen bases (20)...career slugging percentage of .610 (team-best .706 slugging clip in 2007) ranks eighth all-time...drilled 17 doubles...earned 31 free-passes (including four intentional walks)...recorded 22 multi-hit games...blasted three home runs and seven RBIs against Dayton (4/1)...had four multi-homer games...totaled 13 multi-RBI games...drove in four runs in a game three times against Valparaiso (3/11,3/12) and against Southern Miss during C-USA tournament play (5/24)...had four-hit games at VMI (3/16)...at Dayton (4/1) and at Houston (5/16)...stole three bases against Memphis (3/30) and against Tulane during tournament play (5/24)...tallied nine hits including three home runs during tournament action...earned four walks at Western Carolina (2/22) and three walks versus Southern Miss in tournament competition (5/25)...hit safely in 12 consecutive games (2/22-3/14)...tallied a .979 fielding percentage...played summer ball in Cape Cod Baseball League (Brewster Whitecaps).

2007: Made a start in 29 of 32 games played in first season with Herd...registered a team-best .513 slugging percentage...notched 20 RBI...blasted four homers...recorded 10 doubles...tallied multiple RBI in six games...registered three hits against Houston (4/29) and against UAB (5/11) and two hits in eight games...notched two doubles against Houston (4/29)...scored three runs at Memphis (4/21).

Prior To Marshall: Played in nine games for North Carolina, with two hits in six at bats on team that advanced to championship series of College World Series ... had singles in Coastal Carolina and Elon games. Four-year standout at Friends Academy ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... earned fourth-team all-state honors as sophomore ... led team to Class C New York state title as junior (first state title in school history) and was named state MVP ... two-time team MVP ... chosen to play in Vystra Challenge as senior ... also played basketball four years.

Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1986 ... son of Herb and Irene Lape ... has brother, Erin and sister, Jen... brother played basketball at Hamilton and father rowed at Princeton ... enjoys playing the piano and watching movies...majoring in History.