22 Rafael Bournigal
22 Rafael Bournigal
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mulberry, Fla.
Position: INF
Last School: Lakeland Christian
Bats/Throws: L/R

Stats: 2017 2015 2014 2013

2017: Started the season going 3-for-6 it the plate while registering two runs and two RBIs... Collected three hits in four plate appearances against Southern Illinois (2.28), tallying three RBIs and a run... Led the squad with a .429 batting average after the first three weeks of play... Scored a pair of runs against SIUE (3.31)... Went 3-for-4 at the plate against Eastern Illinois (4.14), coming up one short of hitting for the cycle while collecting a single, double and triple - scoring on all three of his hits... Recorded a career-best four hits at Southern Illinois (4.18), going 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of singles and doubles... Launched his first long ball of the season in his first at bat vs Murray State (4.30)... Collected a career-best three doubles in Belmont’s extra inning win over Tennessee Tech (5.8)... Was perfect at the plate against Evansville (5.16)... Drove in three runs in BU's win over Morehead State (5.27) to advance to the OVC title game. 

2016:  Registered a pair of hits and scored a pair of runs against Illinois State (2/21/16) ... Multi hit game against SIUC (5/8/16) ... Recorded his first three-hit game of the season against NIU (3/13/16) ... Recorded two hits and a walk against ?EKU (3/19/16) ... Blast two hits, drove in three, scored three times and hit a homerun against Lipscomb (3/22/16) ... Recorded multi hit performances in first two games of Morehead State series (3/24-25/16) ... Three hits against Vanderbilt (3/29/16) ... Scored two runs, recorded a hit and an RBI?vs. UT Martin (4/2/16) ... Team-high two hits at SIUC (4/5/16) ... Hit in all three games of the SIUE series including two multi-hit performances (4/8-9/16) ... Game-tying pinch hit against SEMO (5/21/16) ...

2015: Did not see action during the 2015 campaign.

2014: In his first season with the Bruins, he played in 15 games, including 3 starts… Recorded a .158 batting average with 3 hits… in the field he recorded 4 put outs with 11 assists. Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Prior to Belmont: Named All-County and to the All-Academic team... Led his team in RBIs, extra base hits and home runs. 

Personal: Born September 7, 1994 in Lakeland, Fla.... Son of Rafael and Brenda Bournigal... Has two siblings, Grant and Sarah... Finance major.