Paxton Rigby
OF/1B

Paxton Rigby

#26

OF/1B

Year Sophomore
B/T L/R
Height 6-3
Weight 203
Hometown Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Last School Lake Brantley
Paxton Rigby

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2018 (Sophomore): Saw action in five games for the Jackets … Recorded four putouts at first base … Had a pinch-hit at-bat at Georgia State (March 7), against Virginia Tech (March 17), versus No. 6 Florida State (April 8), at home versus Kennesaw State (April 18) and in ACC play against No. 10 Duke (May 18).

2017 (Freshman): Played in nine games off the bench for the Jackets … Hit .222 with a double and two runs scored … Also drew two walks … Recorded a .364 on-base percentage for the season … Saw his first career action in the win versus Marshall (Feb. 18) … Recorded his first career hit with a pinch hit single against Georgia Southern (May 16) … Went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the series finale versus No. 8 Virginia (May 20) … Also scored a run in the series-opening win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18).

Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Lake Brantley High School under head coach Eric Entrekin … Two-year team captain … A 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention all-American and a 2016 PG Florida all-region second team selection … A 2014 and 2015 PG underclass high honorable mention all-American honoree … Ranked as the No. 10 third baseman in the state of Florida for the Class of 2016 by Perfect Game … Also ranked No. 36 overall nationally at third base by Perfect Game … A two-time first-team all-conference selection in 2015 and 2016 … Hit .449 overall at the plate his senior season … Led his team to back-to-back SAC Championships in 2015 and 2016 … Also lettered for one year on the football team and one year on the basketball team … Also played for the Chet Lemon’s Juice fall and summer teams … Was named to the 2015 Perfect Game WWBA World Championship all-tournament team … A member of the honor roll.

Personal: Full name is Paxton Robert Rigby … Born on March 2, 1998 in Scottsdale, Ariz. … Son of Brad and Lynne Rigby … Has four younger siblings – Carson, Braden, Jackson and Lylah … Father, Brad, played baseball at Tech from 1991-93 and in the major leagues for the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals and the Montreal Expos … Started playing baseball at the age of four … Chose Tech because of its academics, the baseball team and the chance to follow his father’s footsteps at Tech … Intends to major in business administration.