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#5 Brock Niggebrugge
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bear, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Experience: 2 Letters

At Delaware: Will return to the Blue Hens as 2013 starting short stop.

2013 Season: One of three players who started in all 55 games for Delaware • tallied 51 hits in 180 at bats to register a .283 batting average • tallied a .500 average with bases loaded • owned a team-best 13 game hit streak between March 23 and April 13 • recorded 13 doubles and one triple • scored 39 runs and notched 31 RBIs, 10 of which came with two outs • registered a team second-best 177 assists with 70 putouts • tallied a team single game-high nine assists against Wilmington University on March 19 • totaled 14 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games • went 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs against CAA foe William and Mary on March 15 • registered another three-for-four performance against Bucknell on March 23 with three runs and two RBIs • Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Brooks Wallace Award Watch List Selection.

2012 Season: Joined senior D.J. Long as the only Delaware players to start all 58 games during his freshman season • UD Team Defensive Player of the Year Award after he produced 87 putouts, 161 assists and .947 fielding percentage at shortstop • second in the CAA and led the Hens with 16 sacrifice bunts • produced a season-high, four-run game on Apr. 10 vs. UMBC, where he collected a season-high four hits (4-for-5) and three doubles • tallied nine multi-hit games, four multi-run games and one multi-extra-base hit games during freshman campaign • produced a season-high six-game hitting streak from Mar. 6-16 where he hit .286 (8-for-28) with two RBI • in six games at the 2012 CAA Baseball Championships, hit .272 (6-for-22) with four runs scored • played for the Youse’s Orioles of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League during the summer baseball season • hit .219 (28-for-128) with 1 double, 1 triple, 9 RBI and 12 runs scored in 35 games • went 2-for-3 with one run scored in the one LCS game the Orioles played in • helped the Orioles to a third-place finish at the AAABA National Tournament. 

High School: Starred as a shortstop at Caravel Academy • member of the varsity squad since eighth grade • recognized as one of the top-100 baseball players in the nation by The Baseball Factory and Under Armour • earned second-team All-State accolades for his performance on the diamond • helped guide the team to a state championship in 2011 • also excelled on the soccer field, earning first-team All-State honors. 

Personal: Brock Niggebrugge ("nigga-brew-guh") • son of Paul and Cynthia Niggebrugge • youngest of six children • his sister, Ashley, competed in softball for CAA rival UNC Wilmington • pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Delaware • cousin of teammate Austin Niggebrugge.

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