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    Chris Diaz

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Miami, Fla.

    High School:
    Apex HS

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 182

    Position:
    INF

    B/T:
    R/R


    06/20/2012

    Rodon, Diaz Named ABCA All-America; Pack Places Four on All-Atlantic

    NC State led the region with three first team selections to the All-Atlantic team, while Rodon and Diaz each captured All-American honors

    06/14/2012

    Diaz and Rodon Semifinalists for National Awards

    NC State's Chris Diaz secured a place as one of the top five shortstops in the nation, and Carlos Rodon made the cut as one of the top five pitchers

    06/14/2012

    Pack Leads NCCSIA All-State Team with Four Selections

    Chris Diaz, Ryan Mathews, Trea Turner, and Carlos Rodon landed on the NCCSIA All-State team, helping the Wolfpack lead the state with four honorees

    06/11/2012

    Diaz Issues Apology

    All-American shortstop Chris Diaz apologized Monday for his actions at the end of Sunday's game

    06/05/2012

    Senay Drives in Five as Wolfpack Roars Back to Advance

    NC State trailed 7-3 in the top of the eighth, but six runs in the final two innings cemented the Pack's super regional bid

    As a sophomore (2011)
    • Moved in as the starting shortstop and had a terrific season, finishing third on the team in hitting at .306 and having a stellar season defensively
    • Did not commit an error in the first 19 games of the season, turning 88 defensive chances without an error
    • Did not commit an error in the last 22 games of the season, turning another 88 defensive chances without an error
    • Committed just six errors the entire season
    • Batted .286 with seven doubles, a home run and 19 RBIs in 30 ACC games
    • Had a 10-game hitting streak March 4-16, and batted .412 (14-for-34) during the streak
    • Had a five-game hitting streak from April 16-23 and had at least two hits in each of the five games, batting .550 (11-for-20) during the streak
    • Had a four-game hitting streak from May 13-17 and had at least two hits in each of the four games, batting .563 (9-for-16) during the streak
    • Began the season Feb. 18 vs. Elon by collecting four hits and scoring four runs, both career highs, in four at-bats
    • Had two hits and four RBIs on Feb. 25 vs. Pacific
    • Went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs on April 2 in the middle game of the Wake Forest series, driving in the tying run in the fourth inning and the go-ahead run in the sixth
    • Drove in a pair of runs with a double and also stole a base in the Wolfpack's 6-2 victory April 24 over No. 1 Virginia
    • Had a double, a single and three RBIs in four at-bats in the opener of the Maryland series April 29

    As a freshman (2010)
    • Had six hits and two doubles off the bench, and tied for the team lead with seven RBIs off the bench
    • Made his first two starts Feb. 27-28 vs. James Madison and Coastal Carolina at the Baseball at the Beach tournament and had a hit in each game, going 2-for-7 for the tournament
    • Had two RBIs off the bench March 7 vs. Quinnipiac and again March 9 vs. North Carolina A&T
    • Started the final two games of the Clemson series, went 3-for-5 and played errorless defense in 11 chances
    • Started the final game of the Miami series and had two singles in three at-bats, and had a season-high six assists to go along with three putouts
    • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI on March 31 vs. Old Dominion
    • Went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored April 13 vs. NC Central
    • Delivered a key eighth-inning RBI-single off the bench April 21 vs. East Carolina
    • Started May 9 vs. Towson and went 1-for-3 with a grand-slam home run, his first college long ball

    Summer league
    • Played for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League in 2011
    • Played for the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League in 2010

    High school
    • Played at Apex High School for head coach Mike Valder
    • Batted .310 with two home runs, 14 RBIs and 11 steals in 12 attempts in 25 games as a senior in 2009
    • Named all-conference in the 4-A Tri-Eight Conference for the third straight season
    • Played in the 2009 State Games of North Carolina
    • Batted .390 with 22 RBIs as a junior in 2008 to help lead Apex to a berth in the state 4-A playoffs
    • Batted .272 in 25 games as a sophomore in 2007

    Personal
    • Is the younger brother of former Wolfpack shortstop Jonathan Diaz
    • Enrolled in the First-Year College

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