2015: Played in just 15 games before suffering a hand injury that ended his season (earned medical redshirt) … hit .254 making 15 starts at third base with 16 hits and five runs driven in … posted five, two-hit games before going down for the remainder of 2015 … three of those came over his last four games including two in his final two games of the year … struck out just nine times in 63 at-bats … named to Conference USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Dean’s List (fall and spring).
2014: Played in 50 of 51 games with 48 starts tying for the team-lead with a .283 batting average in 2014 ... was one of four players to post a 50+ hit season finishing with 51 ... led the team with a .361 on-base percentage ... tied for team lead with two triples on the year while ending up second with 17 walks and 28 runs scored ... led the team with three, four-hit games at Middle Tennessee and at home to Wake Forest and UAB while also adding three, three-hit games in road contests at The Citadel, Florida Atlantic and UTSA ... recorded 12 multi-hit games on the year, six games total with three or more hits ... posted a .279 average starting in all 29 Conference USA games finishing second with 111 at-bats and 16 runs while wrapping up third with 31 hits ... reached base safely in 39 of 50 games ... hit in eight of nine possible spots in the batting order in 2014 with six different positional roles ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Chancellor's List (spring) ... Athletic Director's List (fall).
2013: Played in 41 games, making 39 starts. Played 15 games at third, one at second, three games in the outfield amd 22 as the designated hitter ... Fifth on the team with 21 RBI ... Led the team with eight pinch-hit at bats, collecting one hit in those situations ... Was held hitless only four times in last 17 games played, which included 11 starts at third base, before finishing the year with three games as the DH ... After 56 career games,180 at bats and 51 singles without an extra-base hit, he tripled in his fourth at bat at home against Siena on March 17th ... Hit his first career double in his 92nd game, a home win over Dayon on May 11th ... Collected his first career home run three games later, a three-run home in Charlotte only win over Saint Louis of the season, a 10-7 series-opener on the road on May 16th ... It was his third career three-RBI game, tying his career high ... Led team with a .778 success rate (7-for-9) driving in a runner from third with less than two out ... Dean's List (fall and spring).
2012: One of three freshmen to become an everyday player, playing in 47 games, tops among the first-year players ... Started his career with a two-hit game entering late as a pinch hitter, followed by a three-hit game in his first career start ... Was held hitless in back-to-back appearances just four times, with one four-game hitless streak, including being held hitless (in seven at bats) in the Saint Louis series, his only hitless weekend series of the season ... Recorded 11 multi-hit games, sixth-most on the squad in 2012 ... His season-high total of three hits was achieved three times ... Posted two RBIs in a game four times ... Drew two walks in a game one time, March 13th at home against USC Upstate ... That game was the only contest in which he scored more than one run, crossing home plate twice ... Recorded a season-high seven putouts in the series finale at Temple, on April 15th ... Netted a season-high eight assists in the second game in the Xavier road series, on March 31st ... Had just four errors in 197 total chances, for a .979 fielding percentage, second among non-senior players ... Season-long hit streak was eight games, which included the first two conference weekends ... Tied for the team lead with 10 sacrifice bunts, adding one bunt single to the ledger ... 10 two-out RBI were tied for third on team ... Dean's List (fall and spring).
Derek Gallello's Career Stats
Summer Ball, 2012: Earned a spot in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game
Prep - Was named a First-Team All-District and All-Area, earning a Second-Team All-Conference nod.
Personal - Parents are Cheryl and Gregory Gallello ... has a brother, Jake and a sister, Kelsey ... graduated with a degree in Accounting and is now pursuing his masters ... birthday is May 25th.