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Oliver Santos 2015


Oliver Santos played baseball at USC Salkehatchie from 2007 to 2009. His position was third baseman. Oliver holds records at USC Salkehatchie for most career hits (126) and most career doubles (33), and he is second in career at bats (319); runs scored (79); RBIs (68); and batting average (.395). In addition to these records, Oliver holds the single-season records at USC Salkehatchie for hits (73); runs scored (46); RBIs (45); and batting average (.453). For his performance on the field during his 2009 campaign, Oliver was selected as Region X First-Team All-Region third baseman.


Oliver received his Associate of Arts Degree from USC Salkehatchie in 2009. He arrived at USC Salkehatchie from his home country of the Dominican Republic with English as his second language, but even with these additional challenges, he took his USC Salkehatchie academic experience very seriously. He quickly became known among both faculty and coaches as someone who said very little but worked very hard.


Although he signed to play at Tusculum College after leaving USC Salkehatchie, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Oliver in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft and he played in the Reds organization for three years.


Oliver now works and lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife, Kim , a fellow Salk alum he met while attending USC Salkehatchie.

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