2005 Hit .125 in 32 at-bats ... Saw action in 40 contests, mostly as a defensive replacement late in games at 1B or in the OF ... Made seven starts on the season ... Earned the start at 1B for the injured Karl Amonite in the final two games of the NCAA Regional and went 3-for-8 with 2B, HR, 3 R and an RBI ... Was 1-for-2 with a 2B and a R in start at Florida State (2/13).
SUMMER 2004 Played for Winchester of the Valley Baseball League ... Hit .337 in 36 contests, with five doubles a home run and 11 RBI in 104 at bats ... Also stole seven bases ... Teammates with current Tiger Chris Dennis.
2004 Hit .264 with 21 runs, six doubles, two homers and 13 RBI ... Started 48 contests, including 43 at first base ... Third on squad in SEC games hitting .303 ... Finished season with a career-best eight-game hitting streak (.310, 9-for-29) ... Hit safely in 18 of last 20 games (.276, 21-for-76) ... Hit safely in 10 of last 11 SEC games ... HIt .313 versus right-handers ... Scored game-winning run in first game of doubleheader at Ole Miss on April 11 ... Tallied career-high three hits three times, all in SEC games--vs. Kentucky (Mar. 21), at Tennessee (Mar. 28) and vs. LSU (Apr. 2) ... 4-for-11 in LSU series ... Hit first career home run, a solo shot, in win at UAB on March 23 ... In last two games of Clemson series, had a hit and RBI both days, including a two-out RBI single to add an insurance run in Sunday's series finale.
2003 Hit .277 with three doubles and five RBI in 20 games ... Started in nine contests--two in left field and seven as designated hitter ... Started in all four NCAA Regional games, going 5-for-16 (.313) while hitting safely in all four games ... Career-high two hits, both doubles against Ohio State (May 31) ... Hit safely in eight of nine contests started ... Made first career SEC start on Sunday vs. Ole Miss, going 0-for-4 as the DH ... Starting nod at DH vs. Troy State (Apr. 2), going 1-for-2 with an RBI ... Started in two consecutive games in left field for Sean Gamble who was resting an injury ... Made first career start on March 16 against Tennessee ... Went 1-for-3 with game-tying sacrifice fly RBI in ninth inning of Tigers' 3-2 come-from-behind victory over UT (Mar. 16) ... Hit safely in five of last seven games played ... Recorded first career hit on Feb. 28 against South Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for coach Rick Davis at Hoover High School ... Named Birmingham News' Super All-State and 6A All-State and Alabama Sports Writers 6A All-State as a senior after hitting .439 with a home run ... Hoover High School Male Athlete of the Year and team MVP as a senior ... Over the Mountain Journal Super Over the Mountain team during senior year ... Hit .360 with five home runs while helping Hoover to the state semifinals as a junior ... Named to the Alabama North All-Star team after junior season ... Hit .323 as a sophomore ... Hit .374 with seven homers during career ... Two-year football letterman ... Birmingham News Super Senior Football Best of the Rest and named to Over the Mountain Offensive Football Team as a senior ... Member of 2000 6A Football State Championship team and 2001 6A State Runner-up.
PERSONAL Derek William Sain was born on May 19, 1983 in Hoover, Ala. ... Son of Randy and Linda Sain ... Major: Operations Management.