Riley Dent

#22 Riley Dent

Pos. OF
B/T L/R
Ht. 5-11
Wt. 170
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Long Beach, Calif.
High School (Prev. School) Wilson

2018: Played in 31 games and made 27 starts as a sophomore… Had two hits on three occasions, including March 30 in the second game of a doubleheader against Bradley… Played a key role in a dramatic 3-2 win over Chicago State on May 15 that saw Valpo score twice in the bottom of the ninth to win it. Had a 2-2 count as a pinch hitter with two outs and nobody on base with Valpo down 2-1, then ripped the seventh pitch he saw into center for a base hit, starting a two-out rally.

2017: Played in 38 games and made 26 starts during his freshman season... Drove in seven runs while batting .206 with one double... Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 19 against Western Kentucky... Notched his first collegiate hit on March 8 vs. Penn... Had a season-high three hits on April 8 against Northern Kentucky... Doubled against Oakland on April 15 for his lone extra-base hit of the year... Robbed Milwaukee's John Boidanis of a home run with a leaping catch on May 13 at Milwaukee.

Prep: Two-year letter winner at Wilson High School… First-team all- Moore League as a junior and senior… Played 17U travel ball for Midland Braves. Also played travel for Midland Redskins and Southern California Renegades.

Personal: Son of Stacy and Ricky Dent… Can juggle… Really good at doubles ping pong… Favorite food is fettuccini alfredo… Favorite movie is The Hangover… Favorite professional baseball teams are the Angels and Dodgers… Favorite MLB players are Curtis Granderson and Dexter Fowler… Favorite musical group is the Black-Eyed Peas... Majoring in business marketing.