Cole Gillespie

Cole Gillespie

Player Profile


West Linn, Ore.

High School:
West Linn HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200





Conforto, Moore, Casey Earn Pac-12 Postseason Honors

It is the second consecutive year Conforto has earned a postseason honor

OREGON STATE: Among OSU's 17 returning lettermen ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Cole shared time at first base last year and is battling for the job there this season." ... (2004) As a freshman, 5 multi-hit games ... 9 of 18 hits went for extra bases ... after becoming a starter on April 24, had a hit in 8 of 15 games ... May 29 vs. UCLA, 3-for-4, 1 double ... May 23 at Washington State, second game, 3-for-4, 1 triple ... May 18 vs. Portland, second game, 3 walks ... May 18 vs. Portland, first game, pinch-hit double ... April 24-May 2, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .381 (8-for-21) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 2 RBIs, 5 runs.May 1 vs. Washington, 2-for-6, 1 double, 3 runs ... April 24 at Southern California, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 1 double ... April 18 at Sacramento State, 2-for-2, 1 double ... March 6 at Hawai'i, first career hit ... (2003) Redshirted.

WEST LINN HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Curt Scholl ... as a senior, batted .532, 6 homers, 3 triples, 7 doubles, 19 RBIs; 5-2 record, 0.76 ERA, 46 innings, 36 hits, 52 strikeouts, 5 walks; all-state first team as shortstop, league Co-Player of Year ... as a junior, batted .400; 6-1 record, 0.86 ERA; all-state honorable mention and all-league first team shortstop, all-league second team pitcher ... Oregon-Washington All-Star Series team Most Valuable Player, series Outstanding Offensive Player ... also played football, basketball ... 3.1 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Studies ... born in Portland, Ore. ... parents are Brad and Gay Gillespie; family includes brother Brett (22) ... enjoys hanging out with friends, PlayStation 2 ... top athletic thrill was homering in first at-bat as a starter at Southern California ... favorite athlete is Barry Bonds; favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite; favorite TV show is anything on Discovery Channel; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite book is Catcher In The Rye; favorite musician is Tom Petty; favorite vehicle is teammate Andy Jenkins' "Red Slug Bug"; favorite food is macaroni and cheese; favorite restaurant is Ruby Tuesday ... chose OSU for its campus, athletics and academics, and to play in Pac-10.

2003 - Redshirted

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