|Hometown:||East Greenbush, N.Y.|
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2011: Appeared in 32 games, making 24 starts … Ranked fifth on the team with 22 RBI … Registered a slugging percentage of .458 … Batted .281 on the season in 96 at-bats … Hit safely 27 times, including nine doubles, one triple, and two home runs … Went 2-5 against St. Joseph’s where he knocked in four RBI off of a double and triple (3/7) … Had four RBI against Lafayette off of two doubles and a home run to cap off a 3-6 day in the second game of a double-header (4/18) … Did not make any errors in 28 chances … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2010: Made 17 starts in 32 appearances as an outfielder … Finished the season with a .260 batting average, recording 20 hits, five home runs and 17 RBI in 77 at-bats … Also finished with 15 runs scored and 41 total bases … Hit safely in 14 contests, including four multi-hit outings … Also had six multi-RBI contests … Earned his first collegiate start at Georgia Southern (2/27) … Tallied his first collegiate hit against Georgia Southern (2/28), going 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI … Collected a season-high three hits in back-to-back contests, versus Brown (4/21) and Connecticut (4/22), going 3-for-5 in both games ... Hit his first collegiate home run against Charleston Southern (3/6) … Also had two doubles and two triples … Finished the season with just one error in 32 chances … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity baseball under head coach Chris Dedrick at Columbia H.S. ... Captained team as a senior … Named team’s defensive MVP in 2007 and earned offensive MVP honors as a junior and senior … First team All-League All-Star for three consecutive seasons (2007-2009) … Times Union first team All-Star (2009) … Two-time Troy Record first team All- Star (2008-2009) … Set school single-season record forfielding percentage in 2007 … Helped team win the 2009 NYS AA Section 2 championship and regional championship … Recorded a .450 batting average in his high school career.
PERSONAL: Son of Carlos and Erica Puentes … Mother was three-sport athlete at RPI, while father played baseball for Brockport State … Has one brother (Ryan) and one sister (Deanna) … Majoring in Psychology.
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