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Alex Tappen

INF
Position
6'2''
Height
210 lbs.
Weight
Junior
Class
R/R
B/T
Lower Gwynedd, Pa.
Hometown
Wissahickon
High School

2020
• Started all five games in which he appeared (3 in RF, 1 at DH & 1 at 1B)
• Missed 13 games due to injury
• Went 4-for-17 (.235) with a double and an RBI
• Had a hit in four of the five games and reached base in all five games

2019
• Started 34 of the 46 games in which he appeared, all 34 starts came in right field
• Batted .228 (29-for-127) with five doubles, three home runs and 23 RBI
• Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a home run and four-RBI in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Florida State (April 20)
• Collected three hits, including two doubles while driving in three runs against Norfolk State on April 10

2018
• One of three players to start in all 54 games, only player to start all at same position (RF)
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Batted .262 with 13 doubles (2nd most on team), four home runs and 36 RBI
• Credited with three outfield assists (vs. EKU- 2/24; at Duke- 3/9; – vs Clemson – 4/27😉 second most on the club
Hit the team’s lone grand slam of the season in a 12-4 win over Radford on April 11. Finished the night 2-for-5 with 5 RBI
• Tied the game in the ninth inning with a two-out RBI double in an eventual series clinching win at Louisville on April 22
• Went 3-for-4 with a HR, triple and 3 RBI in series clincher vs. Georgia Tech on May 14
Hit a two-run HR at Wake Forest (5/18) as part of a 2-for-5, 3 RBI effort at the plate
• Put together a 10-game hit streak from May 1-22 that included five multi-hit efforts
• Recorded 15 multi-hit games and nine, multi-RBI games, both tied for the second most on the team

WISSAHICKON HIGH SCHOOL
• 2017 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American
• Three-time First-Team All-American Conference honoree at third base
• Named team captain his junior and senior years
• Third-Team All-American Conference pick at DH his freshman year (Suburban One League)
• Two-time First-Team All-Southeastern PA selection
• Third-team All-Southeastern PA
• 2017 Perfect Game First Team All-Region
• Coached by John Bernhardt
• Also played four years of basketball (forward) and three years on soccer team (forward); was basketball team captain his junior year

PERSONAL
• Son of Roger and Kathy Tappen
• Has one older sister, Taylor-Morgan, and one younger brother, Jackson
• Grandfather, Harry Tappen, played baseball and football at Thiel College (1959-62)
• Recipient of the Charles R. Hooff Jr. Endowed Baseball Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year