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1 D.J. Artis

Class: Junior Position: OF Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Previous School: Southeast Guilford HS Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.

2017 (So.)

  • Selected to three All-American teams
  • Named Big South Player of the Year
  • Selected to Big South All-Conference first team
  • Voted to VaSID All-State first team
  • Played 52 games, with 49 starts
  • Started 47 games in center field, one in left field and served as the designated hitter in one game
  • Led the nation in bases on balls with a program record 62
  • Finished year second in the nation with a .532 on base percentage
  • Led the Big South Conference with a .359 batting average and 58 runs scored
  • Had 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 45 RBI
  • Finished second in the Big South Conference with 23 stolen bases
  • Reached base in 30 consecutive games
  • Named Big South Player of the Week for March 20, April 24 and May 1
  • Collected three doubles, drove in a run and scored a run in a 9-1 win over host The Citadel at the Citadel Challenge (2/19)
  • Pinch-hit, two-run double in the sixth inning gave Liberty the lead in an 8-4 win over Duke (3/7)
  • Hit a grand slam in 11-1 win over High Point (3/17)
  • Went 3-for-3 with two walks and scored twice against High Point (3/18)
  • Had three hits including a double and a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in win at Charleston Southern (3/24)
  • Collected three hits, a double, four RBI and three runs scored in win at James Madison (4/11)
  • Had three hits, a home run, walked and scored twice in a 5-2 win at North Carolina (4/18)
  • Had two hits, walked three times, stole two bases and scored four times in a win in game two of a doubleheader at Gardner-Webb (4/22)
  • Collected three hits, two walks, three RBI and four runs scored in victory at Longwood (4/28)
  • Had three hits including a triple, walked twice, two RBI and three runs scored in win over Elon (5/9)
  • Collected three hits, a double, a triple, one RBI and scored three times at South Carolina (5/10)
  • Hit a three-run home run and walked four times in an 8-3 win over Presbyterian (5/19)
     

2016 (Fr.)

  • Selected to four Freshman All-American teams
  • Named Big South Freshman of the Year
  • Selected to Big South All-Conference first team
  • Voted to Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I All-Star team
  • Voted VaSID Rookie of the Year and to the VaSID All-State team
  • Started all 59 games
  • Started 32 games in left field and 27 in center field
  • Led the Big South Conference and finished the year 13th in the nation with a .500 on base percentage
  • Led Liberty and finished third in the Big South Conference with a .369 batting average
  • Among the top 15 in the nation and set a Liberty program record with 52 walks
  • Scored a team-high 54 runs, drove in 41 runs and stole 23 bases
  • Had nine doubles, three triples and hit two home runs
  • Also among the Big South leaders in runs scored (sixth) and stolen bases (third) 
  • Led Liberty with 30 multiple-hit games and reached base in 54 out of Liberty's 59 games
  • Went 4-for-5 and scored three runs in season opener at USF (2/19)
  • Hit his first collegiate home run at USF (2/21)
  • Reached base in each of his five plate appearances, two hits and three walks, scoring twice in an 8-5 win over UConn (3/4)
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored at Virginia Tech (3/15)
  • Was 3-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and scored twice in 11-5 win over UNC Asheville (3/26)
  • Reached base in a team-high 23 consecutive games from 2/27-4/2
  • Had two hits, a walk and scored three times, including the game-winning run in 5-4 walk-off victory over Maryland (4/5)
  • Went 3-for-4, driving in a then career-high three runs in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern (4/8)
  • Tied a career-high with four hits, scored twice and stole two bases in 4-1 win at Presbyterian (4/24)
  • Had two hits, including a triple, scoring twice in a 7-6 win over Old Dominion (5/11)
  • Collected three hits, scored a run and drove in a run in 11-5 win over Radford (5/13)
  • Had two hits and two RBI, walked, stole a base and scored three times in 9-3 victory over Longwood in Game 7 of the Big South Baseball Championship (5/25)


Prep

  • Graduate of Southeast Guilford High School
  • Drafted in the 40th round of the Major League Draft by the Boston Red Sox
  • Selected to 2015 All-USA North Carolina Baseball team
  • Named to NCBCA 2015 4A All-State honorable mention
  • Named 2015 All-Area Player of the Year
  • Two-time All-Metro 4-A Conference team member
  • Hit .466 with 36 stolen bases and 20 RBIs as a senior
  • Led team to the third round of state tournament in each of his last two seasons
  • Member of Evoshield Canes National team which won Jupiter, Fla., World Championship in 2015
  • Also played in the Powerade State Games


Personal

  • Son of Shytawn and Darryl Artis
  • Cousins Corey and Eric Kimber are currently playing baseball in the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals organizations, respectively
  • Majoring in sport management
  • Birthday is March 20