25 Dominique Fitzgerald
25 Dominique Fitzgerald
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Danville, VA
High School: George Washington H.S.
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011SOPHOMORE SEASON:  played in 52 games for the Rams in 2011 batting near the top of the line-up all season …..was the team leader in batting average (.307), hits (50) and on-base percentage (.384)….. Dominique stole 16 stolen bases, scored 30 runs and added 21 RBI’s…..offensive performance on the baseball diamond in 2011 earned him the Rams Most Outstanding Hitter award…..will once again be a threat offensively near the top of the Rams Lineup this spring.  2011 HIGHLIGHTS: was 1-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in a 13-6 win over St. Andrews on 2/13/11…..was 2-3 with an RBI against St. Augustines on 2/15/11…..was 1-2 with a 2B, 2 RBI, and a BB in a 4-3 win over Lincoln on 2/20/11…..was 1-2 with a 2B, 2 RBI, SB and a run scored in a 7-6 win over Lincoln on 2/20/11 (Game 2)…..was 3-4 with an RBI, SB and 2 runs scored in a 7-6 game 1 win and 1-3 with an RBI double in a 6-1 game 2 win over Elizabeth City on 2/27/11…..was 3-5 with 3 SB and 2 runs scored in a 6-1 win over Brevard on 3/1/11…..was 1-2 with a HBP and a run scored against Brevard on 3/8/11….. was 4-5 against Augusta State on 3/23/11…..was 1-3 with a run scored in a 9-7 win over Selma University on 3/24/11…..was 1-2 with an BB and an RBI in a 2-0 win over Elizabeth City on 3/26/11…..was 2-4 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored on 3/29/11 vs. St. Augustines…..was 1-3 with 2 RBI and a SB in a 5-1 win over Virginia State on 4/3/11…..was 3-4 with 2 runs scored against Shaw on 4/5/11….. was 1-3 with a SB and a run scored in a 2-0 win vs. Virginia State on 4/10/11 (game 1)…..was 2-5 with an RBI, SB and a run scored in a 8-6 win over Virginia State on 4/10/11 (game 2)…..scored 3 runs, stole a base and had an RBI in a 15-6 win over Virginia State in the CIAA tournament on 4/21/11…..was 1-3 with an RBI and his 16th SB of the season against West Virginia State on 5/7/11…..was 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Ram’s first ever NCAA DII regional appearance vs. Concord University on 5/21/11…..

HIGH SCHOOL: led George Washington High School (Danville, VA) to the district title in 2007…..was named 2008 All-District as an outfielder…..high school coach was Scooter Dunn.

 

PERSONAL: physical education major.....born 12/29/1989.....son of Michelle Foster. Dominique is a two-sport athlete for the Rams athletic program…..was a key factor for the success of the Rams football program going 8-2 in 2010 playing wide receiver and returning kicks…..once again played a large role for the Rams football team in 2011 that won the CIAA Championship finishing the regular season 11-0…..Dominique was rewarded for his efforts by being named the CIAA Special Teams Player of the Year and AFCA DII All-American.

COACH RITSCHE ON FITZGERALD: “Dominique joined our baseball program in January of 2011 after not playing an inning of college baseball and led our team in most offensive categories.  He possesses raw talent and tons of athletic ability.  He has proved this by doing what few athletes do at this level….excel at two collegiate sports.  He has excellent speed and now that his collegiate football career is over he will be able to dedicate himself to the game of baseball with his remaining collegiate eligibility.”