|Hometown:||Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico|
|Previous College:||Eastern (OK) State|
Moving from rightfield to left for his senior season ...
strong-armed outfielder also has a potent middle-of-the-lineup bat ... owns
excellent power to all fields ... also possesses good speed for someone his size
... a solid defensive outfielder ... hit well in the latter part of 2004 and
enjoyed a strong fall ... made good improvements at the plate, especially in his
plate discipline ... could be a major run producer ... just beginning to scratch
the surface of his talents.
2004 highlights (Junior)
Enjoyed a productive first season at ORU ... came on late in
the year, especially during post-season play ... named Mid-Con Tournament MVP
after hitting .571 (8-14) with a double, two homers and 10 RBI in three games
... batted .424-4-18 in the season's final 16 games, including .464-3-14 in
seven post-season games ... was 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and five RBI in
Mid-Con Tournament title game vs. Southern Utah (5/29) ... 3-for-4 with two
doubles, a homer and three RBI against TCU (6/5) in NCAA Regional play ... was
4-for-5 with an RBI in game one at Southern Utah (5/21), and banged a 2-run
homer in game three (5/22) ... 4-for-4 with two doubles in series-opening win at
Valparaiso (5/1) ... had a two-run triple at Centenary (4/24) ... went 2-for-4
in 6-5 win at No. 15 Arizona State (4/10) ... belted game-clinching two-run
homer in the eighth inning at No. 10 Wichita State (4/6), his first in a month
... went 4-for-13 with four RBI in four-game series vs. Chicago State (4/3-4)
... belted three home runs and had nine RBI in three-game series with Creighton
(3/5-7) ... had two doubles and two RBI in win over No. 18 UC-Irvine ... batted
.345-1-11 in Mid-Con regular-season play.
At Eastern State
Played two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma State for current ORU
assistant Todd Shelton ... batted .317 with 14 doubles, four triples, nine home
runs and 48 RBI in 55 games for Eastern in 2003 as the Mountaineers finished
34-21 ... batted .356 with 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 43 RBI as
a freshman, leading the Mountaineers in batting, doubles and RBI.
2001 graduate of El Vira M. Colon Negron High School in Santa
Isabel, Puerto Rico.
Full name is Rene Rivera Aguirre ... son of Rene Rivera
Sanchez ... Recreation Administration major ... born March 21, 1983.