Christal Cruz
Christal Cruz

Class: JR

Hometown: Clermont, FL

Height: 5-2

CHRISTAL AT A GLANCE: Very solid defender ... Capable in the outfield and at second base ... Very quick ... Developing a college-level slapping game.

SOPHOMORE (2014): Appeared in 25 games mostly as a runner and defensive replacement, making one start in right field...Hit .250 (2-for-8) and scored 10 runs...Stole five bases in seven attempts...Had a hit and a walk, scoring twice in the Bucs' 14-0 win over Fort Valley State on Mar. 5...Earned Athletic Director's honors in the fall and Dean's List in the Spring...Member of the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll...NFCA Scholar All-American.

FRESHMAN (2013): Saw action in 29 games as one of the Bucs primary runners...Scored nine runs...Hit .333 (2-for-6) with an RBI...Both hits and the RBI came in the 13-3 win over Maryville on Feb. 24...Also saw five game in the outfield as a defensive replacement.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner for coach Mary McCann at East Ridge High … Hit .333, scoring 16 runs and stole five bases as a senior … Posted a .347 on-base percentage … Helped lead the Knights to a 23-6 mark … Led the Knights to a 25-3 mark, including 10-0 in district play, under coach Ken Pitts as a junior … Named most coachable and earned a leadership award … On the A-B honor roll.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Patricia Aviles … Youngest of three siblings: Christopher and Christina … Majoring in criminology.


Hits: 2, vs Maryville, 02/24/13
Total bases: 2, vs Maryville, 02/24/13
RBI: 1, vs Maryville, 02/24/13
Runs scored: 2, at Fort Valley State, 03/05/14
Walks: 1, Kentucky State, 02/16/14 ; vs Fort Valley State, 02/23/13 ; at Fort Valley State, 03/05/14
Struck out: 2, at Fort Valley State, 03/05/14 ; St. Thomas, 04/23/14
At bats: 2, 4 times
Stolen bases: 1, 6 times
Caught stealing: 1, vs Maryville, 02/24/13 ; Palm Beach Atlantic, 02/26/14 ; Molloy, 03/19/14
Field chances: 2, vs Fort Valley State, 02/23/13
Putouts: 1, vs Fort Valley State, 02/23/13 ; at Saint Leo, 03/01/13 ; St. Thomas, 04/23/14

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