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Bookie Gates
Bookie Gates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Garfield High '98

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198

Position:
Second Base

Birthdate:
01/31/1980

Experience:
3V

Bat/Throw:
Right/Right



GATES’ HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Earned four letters as a quarterback in football...was a three-year letter winner as a forward and guard on the Garfield basketball team...lettered all four years on the Bulldog baseball team for coach Joe Staton as a shortstop...played for Chaffey Baseball Club...SOPHOMORE: All-Metro League first-team infielder...voted as team’s most improved player...batting average of .455...JUNIOR: All-Metro first-team infielder with a .345 batting average...in football honorable mention all-league quarterback with 1,028 yards passing...voted team MVP...basketball team won Metro League championship...played in state basketball tournament...during summer baseball season played in the prestigious Area Code Games in San Diego... SENIOR: Basketball team claimed KingCo League title and won the AAAA State Championship...in football season passed for 1,517 yards and 14 touchdowns...all-league honorable mention selection...earned 1998 Garfield High School most outstanding athlete award...1998 University of Nevada-Reno Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament MVP...1998 US Amateur Baseball Federation World Series co-MVP.

GATES’ WASHINGTON STATE CAREER

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Enrolled in August...as a freshman started in 43 of WSU’s 55 games...made seven starts at second base and 36 at third base...hit .322 with runners on base and .364 with runners in scoring position...hit pretty equal against left-handed and right-handed pitchers with .305 and .304 batting averages respectfully...in Pac-10 play he hit .313 with five doubles and three home runs...went 4-for-6 in his first WSU start Feb. 15 at NMSU with two doubles and a home run...also had a four-hit game with two doubles against UW on May 1...his seven home runs tied for fourth on the team...made several spectacular plays in his first real season as a third baseman...his longest hitting streak of the season was an eight-game stretch from Apr. 1-13...finished the season with a bang, recording four RBI and two hits against cross-state rival UW at Husky Ballpark (close to his home) on May 22...had a great tournament performance at the Hormel Classic, earning all-tournament honors with a .537 (7/13) average with three doubles and a home run...just missed the tournament batting title, losing out to Florida State’s All-American Marshall McDougall...played with Kelowna in the PIL during the summer...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .100 (1/10), ASU .273 (3/11), CAL .091 (2/22), OSU .261 (6/23), Stanford .500 (6/12), UCLA .500 (2/4), USC .286 (4/14) Washington .400 (10/25)...his monthly hitting averages: February .462 (6/13), March .266 (17/64), April .300 (15/50), May 318. (14/44).

SOPHOMORE (1999-00): Started 50 games for the Cougs at second base...his 51 starts overall was third on the team and his three triples ranked second...tied with Evan Hecker for third on the team in games played with 53...was fourth on the team in total plate appearances with 217...batted .364 against UCLA and .500 against USC...finished the season with 19 errors in 326 chances, ending with a .942 fielding percentage...scored three runs in a game twice during the season, against LCSC and against UCLA...led the team in sacrifice bunts with eight...batted .247 in Pac-10 play...longest hitting streak eight games in late March and early April…had 12 games with two or more hits…against nationally ranked Texas A&M in two games, went 5-for-6, including a 3-for-3 afternoon with two runs scored…only home run came against Gonzaga…had two RBI in three straight games against ASU and Arizona (twice)…here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .200 (3/15), ASU .300 (3/10), CAL .167 (2/12), OSU .118 (2/17), Stanford .111 (1/9), UCLA .364 (4/11), USC .500 (5/10) Washington .100 (1/10)...his monthly hitting averages: January .000 (0/4), February .278 (10/36), March .276 (16/58), April .228 (13/57), May .121 (4/33).

JUNIOR (2000-01): V-letter…received All-Pacific-10 honorable mention honors by the league’s coaches after hitting .327 while starting 53 games…37 of his starts were at second, with 15 at shortstop and one as the DH…the only WSU player to earn league player of the week honors…he was 10-14 (.714) against the Bruins in late March, drove in seven runs, scored five times and hit three doubles and one home run…posted a nine-game hitting streak in late April when he went 17-38 (.447) and also had a streak of seven games in early March when he was 10-26 (.385)…hit eight home runs and a team-leading 16 doubles…two of his long balls were against Central Washington April 16…twice had two doubles in a game, against UCLA and Arizona…each came in the third game of back-to-back series…his best game of the year came against Arizona when he was a perfect 5-5, scored three times and drove home six runs with two doubles and a home run…also drove home six runs against CWU…in consecutive three-game series against UCLA and Arizona, he went 17-28 (.607), drove home 14 runs and scored nine times…drew 21 walks and struck out 27 times…had 21 multiple hit games and in 13 games drove home two or more runs…here's how he hit against Pac-10: Arizona .500 (7/14), ASU .182 (2/11), California .308 (4/13), OSU .385 (10/26), Stanford .364 (4/11), USC .083 (1/12), UCLA .714 (10/14), Washington .412 (7/17)...his monthly hitting averages: February .250 (11/44), March .306 (19/62), April .462 (30/65), May .225 (9/40).

PERSONAL

Jeron Anthony Gates...born 01-31-80 at Seattle, Wash...mother Gertrud Hauser...brothers Ronnie Gates Jr. and DuSean Gates...spent four years on the honor roll and was an American Legion Scholar award winner in ‘98...served an internship in high school with Woodland Park Zoo...uses a glove given to him by Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers...wears #3 for his favorite player, Alex Rodriguez...goes by the nickname Bookie (Booo-key)...pursuing a major in sport management at WSU.

YEAR	G/GS	AVG.	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	SB-A	SAC	PO	A	E	F.AVG
1999	48/43	.304	171	35	52	32	13	2	7	17	35	1-4	5	38	90	19	.871
2000	53/51	.229	188	29	43	17	6	3	1	17	42	3-5	10	147	160	19	.942
2001	53/53	.327	211	43	69	60	16	0	8	21	27	8-13	7	120	192	15	.954
CAREER	154/147	.288	570	107	164	109	35	5	16	55	104	12-22	22	305	442	53	.934

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