|Hometown:||Lake Forest, Calif.|
|Previous College:||Golden West College|
Defensive whiz also brings potent bat to the Golden Eagles for his senior
season ... soft and quick hands combine with strong arm and good footwork on
defense ... contact hitter puts the ball in play .. coaching staff wants him to
be more selective and disciplined at the plate ... has some power but is mostly
a gap-to-gap hitter ... has good speed and excellent instincts on the bases ...
can hit anywhere in the lineup but may begin the season in the three hole ...
coaching staff believes Plumley is the best all-round shortstop in the region
... considered a hard worker and a team leader.
2003 Highlights (Junior)
Named 1st-team all-conference in his first ORU season ... batted league-best
.447 in Mid-Con play with 26 RBI in 20 games ... finished the season on a
positive notes, going 5-for-8 with an RBI in two NCAA Regional games ... 2-for-3
with an RBI and stolen base in Mid-Con Tournament title game ... 8-for-15 with
six RBI in Western Illinois series (5/17-18) ... capped series with 3-for-3,
2-RBI performance ... his grand slam helped ORU erase a 13-5 deficit in 16-15
win at Oakland (5/11) ... named Mid-Con Player of the Week on May 5 after
batting .545 (12-22) with nine RBI in six games ... 3-for-5 with two RBI at
Southwest Missouri State (4/30) ... 9-for-12 with six RBI in first three games
of Southern Utah series, including 4-hit effort in game two ... batted .500
(8-16) with three doubles, a homer and seven RBI in four games at Chicago State
(4/27-28) ... 4-for-6 with three RBI in 14-5 win over Texas-Pan American (4/12)
... 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI in series opener against No. 7
Miami (4/4) ... missed two games in Northeastern series with a sore shoulder ...
played in the series finale and went 3-for-4 with two RBI ... had a good weekend
against Kent State (3/21-23), driving in four runs in the three-game series.
At Golden West College
Two-time 1st-team All-Orange Empire
Conference selection at Golden West College ... batted .363 with two home runs
and 30 RBI as a sophomore ... also added 11 doubles, and ranked second in the
conference with four triples ... hit for the cycle against Santa Ana College ...
hit .352 with six doubles, four triples, four home runs and 29 RBI as a freshman
... named team MVP.
graduate of El Toro High School ... as a senior at El Toro he earned 1st-team
all-league and 2nd-team All-CIF honors ... also named to the orange County
All-Star team as a senior ... team reached CIF quarterfinals his junior season
... for his high school career, Plumley batted .381 with 10 doubles, three
triples, 10 home runs and 44 RBI ... owned a .504 on-base percentage.
Full name is Grant Stephen Plumley ... son of Stephen and Suzanne Plumley ...
Health and Exercise Science major ... also recruited by Texas Tech, UNLV,
Cal-State Northridge, Loyola Marymount ... born December 21, 1981.