#15 - Michael Cheatham
Position: OF/IF
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Previous School: Matoaca High School
Bats/Throws: R/R

GENERAL

  • Big-time offensive potential 
  • Specializes in the corner infield spots, but has worked on his outfield ability
  • Will spend time at first base and designated hitter

2010/JUNIOR

  • Played in 39 games, making 19 starts for the Black & Gold
  • Finished the season with a .230 batting average
  • Had 20 hits, including four doubles, a triple, home run, and 14 RBI
  • Went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI at Towson (4/9)
  • Had a 2-for-4 outing, including a double and RBI, against Charleston Southern on opening day (2/19)
  • Hit a two run home runs against cross-town rival Richmond (4/14) 

2009/SOPHOMORE

  • Saw action in 29 games with 20 starts
  • Finished the season with a .273 batting average
  • Had 21 hits, including five doubles and a home run
  • Scored 21 runs and drove in 13 more
  • Had a pinch hit two-run homer against Hofstra (4/3)
  • Also went 2-for-5 with a double, a pair of runs and an RBI in the final game of the series against the Pride (4/5)
  • Went 5-for-8 with three runs, two RBI and a pair of doubles in the first two games of a three-game set against James Madison (4/10-11)

2008/FRESHMAN

  • Appeared in 36 games for the Rams, starting 25
  • Finished the year with a .224 average, with 12 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI
  • Blasted three-run triple against Bucknell (3/1)
  • Tallied two RBI doubles in home win over East Carolina (3/5)
  • Launched first collegiate home run in 5-3 road win at VMI (4/8)
  • Came off the bench to blast a two-run bomb at James Madison (4/26)
  • Collected two hits and two RBIs in road win over Hofstra (5/11)

PRIOR TO VCU

  • Four-year letter-winner in baseball, two-year letter-winner in basketball at Motoaca
  • Earned Second-Team All-District honors as an outfielder during his sophomore campaign after hitting .430 and driving in 27 RBI
  • Named to the All-Academic All-District three times
  • Earned Second-Team All-Region and All-Metro for his junior season
  • Also named to the First-Team All-District and First-Team All-Tri-Cities for that junior year when he hit .450 with five home runs and 30 RBI
  • Helped lead the Warriors to the Regular Season, District Tournament and Central Virginia Regional Championships in 2006
  • Named Team Captain and Team MVP during his final season with Matoaca
  • Earned First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Region, First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-District during that 2007 season
  • Led the Warriors with a batting average of .509, seven home runs and 39 RBI
  • Named the Player of the Year for the Tri-Cities
  • School record-holder for career RBIs with 96 and single-season home runs with seven

PERSONAL

  • Son of David and Vickie Cheatham
  • Born on Nov. 30, 1988
  • Majoring in accounting at VCU


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