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Jackson Local Passes Union Career Baseball Record

Jackson, Tenn. - 3/27/2002 - Jeff Wyatt, a native of Jackson, Tennessee, became Union’s leader for doubles in a career. Tuesday, in a 14-5 win over Concordia College, Wyatt hit his 64 career double as a Bulldog. The old mark of 63 was set by Jeff Dobbins from 1980-1983.

Wyatt, Union’s senior third baseman, has been on of Coach Rushing’s best hitters during his time at Union. Coming into this season, Wyatt had a .382 batting average, 31 homeruns, and 171 RBI. So far in 2002, Wyatt has continued his consistent hitting with a .373 average, nine doubles, five triples, four homeruns, and 25 RBI. Wyatt also leads the Bulldogs in appearances this season with 11. Out of the bullpen, Wyatt is 3-1 and has a 3.60 ERA in 25.0 innings pitched.

He was selected to the All-TranSouth Conference team his freshman and junior seasons. Wyatt now holds four Union records, including doubles in a season when he hit 26 as a freshman, total bases in a season with 162, most homeruns in a game with three, and he will add to his total of 64 career doubles.

A three-sport star at South Side High School, Wyatt led his Hawks to three district titles and won numerous awards for his outstanding performances.

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