Jan. 21, 2009
Guillen is a senior shortstop from Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he played at Thousand Oaks High School for Rod Stillwell. He joined the USC Upstate baseball team as a freshman in 2006. Now in his fourth year at Upstate, Guillen is set to graduate as an Information Systems major.
Guillen has played all but five games in the past two seasons for the Spartans. As a sophomore, Guillen started 52 games, mostly at second base. He hit .326 with six doubles, 27 RBIs and 29 RBIs while helping the Spartans to its best-ever record in the Peach Belt Conference.
As a junior, Guillen started every game of the season at shortstop, moving over from his natural position at second base. The key cog of the Spartan defense, Guillen helped turn 34 double plays. He also hit .261 and posted his second-straight 50-hit season, notching a career-high 33 runs and adding 23 RBIs.
Eric has shown dedication to USC Upstate both on and off the field, and will be a major contributor to the program in 2008. The USC Upstate Baseball Program is proud to award Eric Guillen with the Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship.
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