44 Walker Gorham
Walker Gorham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilmington, N.C.

High School:
E.A. Laney

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
First Base-Designated Hitter

Experience:
3VL



Sweet-swinging first baseman ... boasts outstanding power potential ... rips line drives to all fields ... capable of turning around fastball ... snaps bat head through hitting zone ... possesses excellent physical strength ... injects dangerous longball threat into Army batting order ... three-year starter at first base ... proficient at driving balls to outfield gaps ... features ability to drive home runs in droves ... "slashing" offensive player ... adept at performing in clutch ... dangerous run-producer in middle of Black Knights' batting order ... boasts excellent plate coverage and discerning eye for strike zone ... one of Patriot League's most dangerous cleanup hitters ... productive offensive force ... impact player for "Black, Gold and Gray" ... fine leader on and off field ... three-year letterman.

MILESTONES: Ranked 38th nationally last spring in times hit by pitch ... seasonal total of 41 runs scored ranks tied for eighth on Army chart ... stands tied for 10th on Black Knights' single season runs batted in list with 37 ... enters senior campaign tied for 19th on Army's career doubles list ... stands 13 doubles shy of school's career standard ... one of four Army players to see action in all 52 games last season, setting new single season school record ... boasts .282 career batting average.

2004: Enjoyed another strong showing ... one of four Army players to start all 52 contests ... that figure stands as single season school record ... started 50 of those contests at first base ... batted .294 with 12 doubles, four home runs, 41 runs scored and 37 runs batted in ... registered 74 total bases ... featured .435 slugging percentage and .421 on-base percentage ... topped squad in both bases on balls (25) and times hit by pitch (16) ... also stood fourth in runs scored, tied for third in doubles, fifth in on-base percentage, tied for third in runs batted in and fourth in home runs ... batted .359 with runners in scoring position, .319 with runners on base ... successfully drove home runner from third base with less than two outs on 15 of 20 opportunities (.750) ... garnered 12 multiple-hit showings ... drove in at least two runs on seven occasions ... ranked second among Patriot League leaders in walks, eighth in on-base percentage, seventh in runs scored, tied for seventh in doubles, eighth in runs batted in and 24th in batting average ... closed regular season on offensive tear ... batted .235 over season's first 33 contests ... hit .375 (27-72) with eight doubles, 20 runs scored and 20 runs batted in during final 19 outings ... raised seasonal batting average 59 percentage points with late-season surge ... enjoyed career-best performance to aid non-league road defeat of Sacred Heart ... went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBI in that affair ... finished 4-for-8 to help Army to two-game sweep of Lafayette in Patriot League Championship Series ... scored all three of Black Knights' runs during critical 3-1 victory in opening game of series ... drilled home runs opposite UMBC (twice), LaSalle and Lehigh ... narrowly missed second consecutive all-league citing ... drove home team's only run in 2-1 loss to College of Charleston during NCAA Regional appearance.

2003: Blossomed into one of Patriot League's most feared run-producers ... batted .299 with 12 doubles, three home runs and 31 runs batted in ... latter figure led club ... double total stands tied for 15th on Army's single-season chart ... tied for third on team in batting average, second in both doubles and runs batted in ... ranked third on club with 41 base hits ... listed fourth among Patriot League leaders in latter two figures ... ranked third on squad and eighth among league leaders with 64 total bases ... fashioned flashy .467 slugging percentage to list second on team and eighth in Patriot League ... registered 17 runs scored to stand fifth on club ... earned 17 bases on balls ... that figure ranked second on squad and seventh among conference leaders ... named to Patriot League's first team all-star unit at season's end ... collected 10 multiple-hit performances ... registered at least two runs batted in four times ... batted .333 (17-51) with runners in scoring position ... also hit .338 (23-68) with runners on base ... piled up team-best 13 two-out RBI ... closed season with career-long nine-game hitting streak intact ... successfully drove in runner from third with less than two outs on 8 of 13 opportunities (.615) ... one of four Army players to start all 43 games ... batted .274 with one homer and 10 RBI in Patriot League play ... went 3-for-3 with five runs batted in to help lead comeback defeat of Manhattan ... base hit and RBI total stand as career highs ... smacked two doubles and one home run in that offensive outburst ... drilled dramatic game-winning three-run home run with two outs in top of seventh inning in road victory against Bucknell ... blast capped last-inning rally against Bison relief ace Phil Futrick ... also homered during early season showing against Niagara ... opened season slowly ... collected just seven RBI through season's first 25 contests ... batted only .260 (19-73) during that span ... caught fire down stretch ... piled up 24 RBI across final 18 games of year ... drove in at least one run in 13 of those contests ... accounted for multiple RBI six times, while batting .344 (22-64) during tear ... batted safely in 15 of season's final 18 outings ... launched hot spell by batting .667 (8-12) with nine runs batted in during four-game stretch.

2002: Filled reserve role in rookie campaign along banks of the Hudson ... appeared in 21 contests ... drew 15 starts ... split time between first base and designated hitter ... batted .191 in limited plate appearances ... collected nine hits in 47 at-bats ... added one double, five runs batted in, four runs scored and four walks ... slapped one hit in nine Patriot League plate appearances ... went 2-for-5 with one run batted in during late-season defeat of Manhattan for initial multiple-hit performance ... collected single hits against VMI, Florida, Navy, Marist, St. Francis (N.Y.) and New York Tech ... ripped two-run double against New York Tech for first collegiate extra-base hit ... also marked first multiple-RBI outing ... began to emerge as season drew to close ... collected four hits in season's final 12 at-bats ... added three runs batted in and three bases-on-balls during that six-game stretch ... batted safely in three of those contests.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Trent Mongero at E.A. Laney High ... four-time letterwinner on diamond ... three-time all-state selection ... all-conference as well ... served as team captain during senior season ... earned two additional varsity letters as a middle linebacker in football.

PERSONAL: Given name is Walker Devore Gorham ... born May 21, 1983, in Houston, Texas ... parents' names are Ramsay and Frank Gorham ... paternal grandfather earned Silver Star with 10th Mountain Division during Battle of Riva Ridge, Italy, in World War II ... lists wakeboarding and oragami as hobbies ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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