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#8 Billy Rumpke
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: St. Xavier
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2012: Started all 45 games he played in center field ... only Columbia player to start every game ... played an errorless center field, handling all 78 chances ... stole eight bases in 12 tries ... hit safely in the final eight games of the season ... had a .421 on-base percentage during Ivy League games ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in series finale at The Citadel ... had two hits in three at-bats, scored a run and stole a base in opening game at San Jose State ... totaled three hits in four trips in 14-2 rout of Lehigh ... went 2-for-4 with a double at Santa Clara ... singled home two runs in 6-2 win at San Diego ... collected four hits in four at-bats with two runs and two RBI in series finale at San Diego ... cranked a three-run homer in second game vs. Stony Brook ... drove in two runs with a triple in Ivy League opener vs. Yale ... went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in 7-6 win over Rutgers ... ripped three base hits and drove in a run in 5-1 win at Cornell ... went 2-for-3 and drove in the tying run in 8-7 win over Princeton ... scored twice and drove in a run in series opening win at Penn ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in second game of doubleheader sweep at Penn ... in final game of his career, laced a double and a triple and drove in three runs in 11-1 victory.

2011: Saw action in 23 games ... started 10 games in the outfield ... carried a .352 on-base percentage ... went 1-for-2 with a base on balls in 17-5 win at South Alabama ... had a base hit, a walk and a run scored in 8-1 win at Yale ... notched two hits in three trips and stole a base in game two vs. Manhattan ... had a pinch-hit single in 8-5 victory at Princeton ... in season finale at Penn, reached base four times in five plate apperances, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in to help Lions to 11-10 win.

2010: Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... started 35 of 40 games in the outfield ... played an oustanding defensive center field ... tied for the team lead with three triples ... batted .390 in Ivy League play ... had six straight hits in six plate appearances, including three doubles, in two-game series at Appalachian State ... had three hits, including a pair of triples at St. John's ... hit safely in all four games of the Princeton series at home, batting .583 with three multiple-hit games in the series ... had three hits with three runs scored and two RBI in doubleheader of Ivy League Championship Series vs. Dartmouth.

2009: Played in 41 games ... made 39 starts ... team leader with 30 runs scored ... batted .303 during Ivy League play ... finished season by hitting safely in final eight games ... 10 multi-hit games ... hit first collegiate home run in doubleheader nightcap vs. Manhattan ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Lions' 10-1 win at Cal State Northridge ... went 2-for-4 with three walks, three runs scored and a stolen base in 15-8 win at Lamar ... scored four runs in doubleheader sweep at Yale ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in series-opening win vs. Penn.

At St. Xavier: Earned three letters in baseball and football ... first-team All-Greater Catholic League as a senior ... second-team All-GCL and honorable mention All-City as a junior ... hit .405 in final season with 25 RBI ... district champions in 2007 and 2008 ... football team ranked second nationally in 2007 ... football team was two-time state champions and three-time GCL Champions.

Personal: 
Double major in economics and political science ... son of Diane and Bill Rumpke ... grandfather, Jim Schmidt, played football at University of Kentucky ... William Joseph Rumpke III, b. January 3, 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2009 .294 41-39 126 30 37 5 1 1 10 4 13 24
2010 .317 40-35 120 18 38 8 3 0 12 4 15 20
2011 .186 23-10 43 7 8 0 0 0 2 1 10 12
2012 .283 45-45 152 22 43 6 2 1 25 8 17 21
Total   .286 149-129 441 77 126 19 6 2 49 17 55 77