Chay Derbigny
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    Chay Derbigny

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lockport, IL

    High School:
    Lockport Township

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 195

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    Notable: Team Co-Captain ... one of the fastest players in the Mountain West Conference ... has 28 career stolen bases and has been hit by pitches 20 times ... slated to play right after predominantly playing center and left as a junior ... spent summer before senior year playing for the Waimea Waves in the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League, making the HCBL All-Star team where he started and batted second ... broke the school clean record with a lift of 315 pounds ... also owns the school vertical leap record with a 42.5 inch jump as a junior.

    Junior (2007): Played in 47 games, starting 44 ... batted leadoff in 15 games and second in the lineup 18 times ... led team for second-straight year with 16 stolen bases in 23 attempts ... second on the team with a .301 batting average ... second on team with 32 runs scored and six hit by pitches ... tied for team lead with three triples ... hit three home runs and four doubles and 13 RBI ... one of three players to start all 23 games in conference play ... in first 10 games of season was batting just .155 with hits in just two of those games; moved closer to plate in game 11 and hit safely in 32 of final 37 games played, batting .320 and had two seven-game and two six-game hitting streaks over that span ... had a career-best four hits against New Mexico ... homered against Colorado Christian twice and San Diego State ... stole two bases in a game four times ... started 26 games in left field and 18 in center.

    Sophomore (2006): Second on the team with 46 games played and 44 starts ... a converted football player, Derbigny did not play baseball as a freshman ... led the team with 12 stolen bases and 11 bunt hits ... also led the team with 14 hit-by-pitches, which ties for the sixth-best season total at the Academy ... second on the team with 24 runs and third on the team with 34 hits ... batted .233 but had an on-base percentage of .365 ... scored three runs against Illinois-Chicago and San Diego State ... had three hits against Colorado Christian and New Mexico.

    Prep School (2004): Attended USAFA prep school ... earned the Husky award, given to the baseball team MVP ... prep school baseball coach was Mike Seary.

    Lockport Township HS (Lockport, Ill.): Lettered in baseball, football and track ... all-conference outfielder as a senior ... helped lead Lockport Township to conference and regional championships in baseball as a senior ... helped lead football team to state championship as a senior ... high school baseball coach was Jim Hall, football coach was Brett Kooi and track coach was Tom Razzo.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 7, the Shadow Seven ... born May 26, 1985 in Murphysboro, Ill. ... hobbies are snowboarding and golf ... nickname is Derbs ... majoring in systems engineering management ... has been on the Superintendent's, Commandant's, Dean's and Athletics list at the Academy ... something most people don't know about him is that he was cut from his high school baseball team as a junior ... what he likes most about Air Force baseball is the feeling that everyone on the team has worked their tails off and are determined to turn the program around ... has a pilot training slot upon graduation but would also like a shot at playing pro baseball ... credits his high school baseball coach, Jim Hall, as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... has a younger sister, Samantha (19) ... son of Charles and Dawn Derbigny.

    Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy to become a pilot, receive a great education, and get the chance to play Div. I Baseball."

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