8 Oliver Palmer
8 Oliver Palmer
Birth Date: 01/13/1988
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Kingstown, R.I.
High School: North Kingstown
Position: INF
Last School: R/R
2009:
Appeared and started in all but one of Rhody's 57 games his junior year... Finished the season with a .342 batting average... Led the Rams with 53 runs, 21 doubles and 138 total bases... Was second on the team in hits (78), home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.605)... Defensively, he was near perfect in the field, committing just three errors on 262 chances... Landed a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team as well as the league's Academic All-Conference squad... Also was a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team selection... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in an 11-8 victory over NC State on Feb. 20... Was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 12-6 victory over Duquesne on Feb. 28... Recorded a double and a triple against Duquesne on March 1... Went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a 12-6 win over Fairfield on March 2... Had two hits and two runs scored in an 8-6 victory over No. 25 Ohio State... Tallied an RBI-double against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Went 2-for-4 and scored twice at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 14... Recorded three hits, three runs and an RBI in a doubleheader at William and Mary on March 18... Went 2-for-3 with two runs at George Washington on March 22... Homered twice in an 11-3 win at Xavier on March 27... Had two hits - including a home run - and scored twice at Xavier on March 28... Went 2-for-4 with a run against Central Connecticut on March 31... Was 4-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs in a win over Dayton on April 4... Recorded an RBI-double against Dayton on April 5... Went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored against La Salle on April 10... Tallied four hits, an RBI and a run scored against Quinnipiac on April 14... Went 5-for-9 with four RBI, four runs scored, a home run and a stolen base in a three-game sweep of St. Bonaventure, April 17-19... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Holy Cross on April 28... Had a solo home run against Fordham on May 1... Had two hits - including a home run - and also stole a base against Fordham on May 2... Had two hits and an RBI in an extra-inning win at Massachusetts on May 8... Had two RBI and two hits at Saint Louis on May 14... Hit his first career grand slam in a 7-6 win over Xavier at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 21... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base against Dayton at the conference tournament on May 22... Went 2-for-5 in the A-10 title game against Xavier on May 23. 2008:
Was one of just two Rams to start and appear in each of URI's 59 games... Ended the season ranked second on the team in hits (64) and third in runs (37)... Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI at Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 1... Recorded three hits, four runs and two RBI against UMES the following day... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run at Navy on March 8... Nailed a triple and scored three runs against Iona on March 9... Was 4-for-10 in three games at East Carolina... Recorded a pair of hits in six-straight games against Temple (two games), Northeastern, Marist and Dayton (two games) to extend his hitting streak to ten games... Recorded his first career home run as part of a 3-for-5 performance at Brown on April 2... Had a double and two runs scored against Duquesne on April 6... Went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk against Connecticut on April 9... Went 2-for-4 in a 6-3 win over Saint Louis on April 11... Recoded two hits and a run against Hartford on April 16... Went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 8-3 win at Richmond on April 18... Had two hits and a run scored against Connecticut on April 23... Recorded a hit, a run and an RBI against La Salle on April 27... Recorded a hit and a run against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Northeastern on May 13... Went 4-for-5 recording three RBI and a run scored in an 11-4 victory over top-seeded Xavier in the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 22. 2007:
Started 31 games for the Rams as a freshman... Finished his rookie season with a .262 batting average... Compiled 32 hits and 14 RBI on the season... Went 4-for-13 with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base in three games against Florida International (Feb. 23-25)... Recorded a stolen base in a 6-2 loss to No. 22 Coastal Carolina on March 2... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against California on March 17... Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Northeastern on March 27... Hit a double and a scored a run against Marist on March 28... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-6 win over Duquesne on March 30... Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk in a 9-0 victory over Duquesne on March 31... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and walk in a victory over Central Connecticut on April 3... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 5-4 vicotry over Massachusetts on April 7... Went 3-for-4 with one RBI in a 16-3 victory over UMass on April 8... Went 2-for-3 against Connecticut on April 11... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Charlotte on April 13... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in a 9-3 victory over Sacred Heart on April 24... Had an RBI in a 4-0 victory over Connecticut on April 25... Had two RBI and a stolen base in a 7-4 victory over Xavier on April 28... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 7-4 victory over Xavier on April 28... Had a double and a run scored in a 5-4 win over Xavier on April 29... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Hartford on May 15. High School:
Was a four-year letterwinner and honor roll student at North Kingstown High School... Captained his team as a senior... Helped lead team to consecutive appearances in the state finals (2005, 2006)... Also received team co-MVP, Division MVP and All-State honors as a senior. Personal:
Born January 13, 1988... Son of Judy and Richard Palmer... Has a younger brother, Andrew, and a younger sister, Abby... Majoring in Communications.