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2013: Started in 57 games for the Bulls either in right field or at first base…Was named to the All Big-East third team after finishing the season leading the Bulls in RBI (50). He also had a team-best 22 doubles, good enough to tie him at sixth for the most doubles in a season at USF. Had a team-high 13 multi-RBI games and 19 multi-hit games including three games with four hits. One coming in the Bulls’ 13-inning 6-2 road win over Stetson on April 16 where Falla came through with a bases-loaded 2-RBI double to break up the 2-2 tie… In the Bulls 6-4 win at UCF, Falla went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI…Later in the season, Falla went 2-for-4 against the Knights at home scoring twice with both hits once again being doubles….He went 8-for-9 in stolen bases and was named to the Big East Honor roll after a 4-for-11, 5 RBI weekend in the Bulls sweep over Pittsburgh… Falla had an 11 game hit-streak which extended from the Bulls 10-6 (10) win over Georgetown until their 3-2 win over Connecticut. but bringing in 2 RBI…In the Bulls 2-1 series road win over Notre Dame, Falla went 8-for-18 with a run and a key 10th inning RBI single…Falla had four hits in both Friday and Saturday’s win…
2012: Recorded 46 starts during his junior year at USF...Finished the season third on team in hits (52) and fourth in batting average (.286)...Earned All-BIG EAST honors following the 2012 BIG EAST Baseball Championships...The junior recorded a .375 batting average during the Bulls memorbable run to the program's first ever trip to the BIG EAST Championship final...Finished the season with three homers with the third coming during the Bulls 1-0 win over Connecticut in their first game of the third day of the tourney...The junior's homer accompanied senior Derrick Stultz's first career CG SHO to keep the Bulls alive in Clearwater...The junior collected a season-high three RBI's during the May 18th meeting with West Virginia...He repeated that number against Pittsburgh in the 2012 BIG EAST Tournament, giving the Bulls a 12-5 win over the Panthers to force a game three for USF.
2011: Played in 43 games and started 38 of them at either first base, designated hitter or in the outfield...Batted .240 with two home runs and two doubles while recording 14 RBI...Posted an on-base percentage of .311 and a slugging percentage of .308...Two of his four home runs came against Jacksonville (4/6) in which the sophomore had a season-high four RBI...He recorded another four RBI at UCF (3/15)...Had nine multi-hit games...Sits in fourth place on the team with 174 putouts...Was one of three to be perfect in stolen base attempts, going 2-for-2 on the season.
2010: Played in 31 games and started 15 of them at first base and designated hitter... Batted .273 with two home runs and four doubles while recording 10 RBI... Posted an on-base percentage of .338 and a slugging percentage of .424...Very solid defender with a field percentage of 1.000 out of 87 total chances...Best game occurred during opening weekend against Florida (2/21), with three hits, including one double, and two RBI... Started seven times at first base and eight times as the designated hitter.
Prep: As a senior batted .319 with 5 homeruns and was named second team all-county ... As a junior, was first team all county after batting .397 with 5 homers ... Helped lead the Tigers to a 20-7 record ... Recognized as a second team all-state player in 2008 ... Played for four years for Jesuit coach Richie Warren ... Selected to both the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune Hillsborough County teams, as well as the St. Petersburg Times all-Sun Coast squad ... Played summer ball with the Florida Bombers, who won the World Wood Bat Association National Championship.
Personal: Born James Gregory Falla on Sept. 9, 1990 to Ish and Minnie ... One sister, Natalie,21 ... Enjoys hunting, video games and baseball ... Majoring in Business.