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Christian Hlinka

OF
Position
6'2''
Height
210 lbs.
Weight
Junior
Class
L/R
B/T
Frenchtown, N.J.
Hometown
Delaware Valley Regional
High School

2020
• Appeared in 11 games and made seven starts (all at DH)
• Went 8-for-25 (.320) with four home runs, a triple and nine RBI
• Hit a home run in three consecutive games in which he played – both games of a doubleheader against Bucknell and a solo blast against William & Mary on Feb. 25
• Went on to hit his fourth home run in five games in which he played with a two-run homer against Dartmouth on Feb. 29
• His four home runs were tied for the second most on the team
• He was one of nine hitters in the NCAA with four home runs in 11 games or less
• He and Samford’s Tyler McManus were the only two hitters in the country to hit four or more homers with 25 or less at bats
• Was the team’s top pinch-hitter – went 2-for-4 (.500) with a homer and two RBI

2019
• Sat out the 2019 season due to injury
• Included on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• In the summer of 2019, played for the Charlottesville Tom Sox where he batted .346 (36-for-104) with three home runs and 26 RBI. The Tom Sox won the 2019 Valley League Championship

2018
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Appeared in 16 games with two starts (at DH vs. EKU on 2/25; LF at Miami on 3/23)
• Collected five hits in 20 at bats (.250), scored three runs and drove in three
• As a pinch-hitter went 4-for-10 with two runs scored and two RBI
• Recorded an outfield assist against Miami on 3/23, cutting down a potential go-ahead run at third in the 7th inning
• One of his six putouts on the year, one was a diving catch in LF to end the top of the eighth inning against Clemson on Apr. 28

DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
• Enrolled in July 2017 at UVA after graduating a year early
• Had .400 career batting average
• Three-time First-Team All-County and All-Skyland Conference honoree
• Led team to first state sectional championship in 57 years in 2016
• Broke program’s single-season RBI record his freshman year and set the record again his sophomore year; finished with 70 career RBI
• Was two-time team captain in baseball and also was a team captain in basketball
• Twice named team MVP
• Played outfield, shortstop and pitcher while in high school
• Coached by Marty White
• Played three years on basketball team (forward) and averaged 11 points per game
Led team to the 2017 conference championship and its first district tournament finals appearance
• Member of National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll

PERSONAL
• Son of Vasil and Joanne Hlinka
• Has one brother, Matt
• Father played baseball at Saint Peter’s
• Comes from athletic family: cousin (Michal Hlinka) is a professional hockey player in Czech Republic; cousin Brandon Becker wrestled at Indiana University, cousin Robert Becker wrestled at George Mason University, and Brandon Becker is a professional MMA fighter; cousin Vicky Becker was an alternate for the U.S. women’s field hockey team.