Dustin Lawley | #33 | 3B/OF
Hometown: Bessemer, Ala.
Previous School: Wallace State CC-Hanceville (Bessemer Academy)
New York Mets: Selected by the Mets with the 582nd overall pick in the 19th round of the 2011 MLB Draft... In rookie season he batted .284 with a .323 on-base percentage, .510 slugging percentage, 19 doubles and 10 homeruns...
UWF Career: Star third baseman and outfielder for two years at UWF, including the Argonauts’ 2011 national championship season... finished his career ranked second in school history in career batting average (.352), fourth in slugging percentage (.543), ninth in RBIs (97), eighth in doubles (34), sixth in home runs (14), fourth in stolen base percentage (.877) and ninth in stolen bases (50).
2011: Converted third baseman that started all but one game in center field in 2011... All-GSC first team... NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team selection... GSC Player of the Week (3/22)... named to the preseason watch list for the Tino Martinez Award... finished the year with a .338 batting average, a .410 on-base percentage and a .577 slugging percentage... drove in 61 runs and scored a school record 59 runs... clubbed 34 extra-base hits, including 22 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs... also led the team with 28 stolen bases in 34 attempts... made just three errors in the field while adjusting to a new position... ranked 18th in the nation in runs, 28th in hits (79), eighth in doubles, 16th in RBIs, 15th in total bases (135) and 23rd in stolen bases... finished third in the GSC in runs, second in hits, third in RBIs, second in doubles, third in home runs, third in total bases, third in stolen bases... homered and hit 3-4 with six RBIs at Valdosta State (3/5)... hit 4-7 with a home run, two doubles, nine total bases, two runs and five RBIs at Columbus State (3/23)... homered four times in a seven-game span from 3/16-3/23... finished the NCAA South Regional hitting 11-22 (.500 average) with a home run and five doubles... hit 4-5 with four RBIs in a win over Southern Connecticut in the first round of the Division II Championships... hit 6-13 (.462) with two doubles and six RBIs in UWF’s four wins at the Division II Championships... led the team with a .400 batting average in the postseason (20-50).
2010: Started 47 games at third base while batting .370 in his first season at West Florida ... first Team All-Gulf South Conference selection ... tallied 68 hits, 12 doubles and four home runs with 36 RBIs ... finished the season with an 18-game hitting streak ... led the team with 22 multiple-hit games and totaled eight multiple-RBI games ... drove in a run with a run scored while going 2-4 at the plate on Opening Day against Montevallo (2/2) ... went 3-5 while scoring twice and driving in a run at No. 1 Florida Southern (2/28) ... recorded two RBIs in a 2-3 effort at the plate in an 8-7 game three loss to No. 1 Florida Southern (2/28) ... batted .500 (5-10) with two doubles, four RBIs and five runs scored over a six-game stretch which included games against North Alabama and Arkansas Tech (3/20-24) ... went 3-5 with three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of ninth to give UWF a 6-5 victory over West Georgia (3/27) ... named GSC Player of the Week, batting .615 (13-24) with eight RBIs and six runs scored (3/30) ... led the team with a five-RBI performance and 3-5 effort at the plate in a 15-4 win over Columbus State (4/21).
2009: (Wallace State Community College-Hanceville) Hit .368 in 45 games in his sophomore season ... finished with 13 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 72 RBIs ... posted a .446 on-base percentage ... also stole 15 bases in 18 attempts ... named to the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) All-Region XXII first team.
2008: (Wallace State Community College-Hanceville) Appeared in 52 games as a freshman at Wallace-Hanceville and finished with an average of .342 ... totaled 15 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 46 RBIs ... finished with 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts ... named to the ACCC All-Tournament Team.
High School: Played shortstop for Bessemer Academy and earned Player of the Year honors ... batted .490 with 13 homeruns ... set the school record for most home runs in a season.
Personal: Son of Mike and Dana Lawley ... has a brother Kacee ... hopes to start a coaching career after his playing career is over.
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