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6-3 / 210
On Lambert: Senior left-hander who is another capable bat off the bench ... will be in the running for the first base job heading into the season ... has played both at first base and designated hitter over his first three years in Orlando.
As a Junior (2005): Reserve player who appeared in 37 games, including seven starts ... three starts as the team's first baseman and four as designated hitter ... UCF was 3-0 when he started at first base ... hit .196 with three RBI ... started at DH in game two of the FIU series (Feb. 6) ... 0-for-2 with a walk ... 1-for-3 vs. Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 8) ... 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit double and run scored vs. Monmouth (Feb. 25).
As a Sophomore (2004): .267 hitter in 46 games including 26 starts ... 15 RBI and two home runs on the year ... delivered a key bases loaded walk in a pinch-hitting appearance at Florida International (Feb. 7) ... 1-for-2 with a RBI and run scored in the series finale at FIU (Feb. 8) ... 1-for-3 with a two-run double at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 17) ... also scored two runs vs. the Wildcats ... 1-for-1 in each of the final two games vs. Utah (Feb. 21-22) ... 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in only start of the Monmouth series (Feb. 29) ... 1-for-2 with a double and walk at Lipscomb (Mar. 6) ... 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and RBI vs. Stetson (Mar. 27) ... 2-for-4 with a double vs. Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 30) ... 1-for-2 with first home run of the year vs. USF (Apr. 20) ... 1-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored at Georgia State (May 21) ... 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double in series finale at GSU (May 22).
As a Freshman (2003): Atlantic Sun all-freshmen team selection ... hit .403 for the season in 33 games including 21 starts ... missed part of the season due to a knee injury ... drove in 20 runs and totaled two home runs in 2003 ... had an impressive .645 slugging percentage ... made his first career start vs. Western Kentucky (Feb. 15) at DH ... finished 1-for-2 with a two-run single ... 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single vs. WKU (Feb. 16) ... 1-for-1 with a run scored and a double at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 18) ... walked a career-high three times vs. Monmouth (Gm. 2, Mar. 1) ... ended the Monmouth series 1-for-3 with two RBI (Mar. 2) ... 1-for-2 with a single vs. Pace (Mar. 10) ... 0-for-1 with a RBI and two runs scored vs. Pace (Gm. 1, Mar. 13) ... blasted first career home run in a pinch-hitting role vs. Georgia State (Gm. 1, Mar. 15) ... the three-run homer was the first by a UCF hitter in 2003 ... drove in a total of four runs in the GSU series ... returned to the starting lineup vs. South Florida after missing four games with a knee injury ... 1-for-2 with a single vs. the Bulls (Apr. 1) ... 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk in game one of a doubleheader at Belmont (Apr. 12) ... 1-for-2 with two RBI and another double in the second game of the doubleheader vs. the Bruins (Apr. 12) ... 1-for-1 with a double and run scored vs. Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 22) ... 1-for-3 with a double in the second game of a doubleheader at Gardner-Webb (Apr. 27) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored in the series finale at GWU (Apr. 28) ... drove in a run in his first career start in the cleanup spot in the batting order at Charleston Southern (Apr. 29) ... had monster series at Troy State (May 3-4), finishing a near perfect 5-for-6 (.833) with a home run and five RBI ... the effort landed Lambert the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor ... with the award, Lambert became the first freshman in the conference to be given the award in 2003 ... started the TSU series (May 3) by establishing a new career-high with three hits (3-for-3) including a homer and three RBI ... 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two walks in game two of the series (May 3) ... ended the weekend (May 4) 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a double ... continued torrid stretch at the plate by hitting .500 in two starts at Stetson (May 10-11).
Prior to UCF: Three-time letterwinner at Chesterton High School under head coach Jack Campbell ... a preseason all-state selection as a senior ... team captain his senior campaign ... all-conference and all-area pick as a junior ... was a Northwest Indiana all-academic team member as a sophomore ... a member of the National Honor Society and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD).
Personal: David Lambert was born July 6, 1983 in Elkhart, Ind. ... son of Robert and Leslie Lambert ... has two brothers and one sister ... his father played baseball and football at Butler University and was later drafted by the Cincinnati Reds ... younger brother Matt is a sophomore on the team ... was also recruited by Baylor, Purdue, Butler and Valparaiso ... a business major.
Lambert's Year-By-Year Statistics
Yr. Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
2003 .403 33-21 62 11 25 9 0 2 20
2004 .267 46-26 90 21 24 8 0 2 15
2005 .196 37-7 51 3 10 2 0 0 3
Totals .291 116-54 203 35 59 19 0 4 38