2009: Made 21 starts while appearing in a total of 28 games … Batted .263 in 80 at bats, including a pair of doubles … Also scored 12 runs and knocked in five … Ninth on the team with 23 total bases … Showed good discipline at the plate, drawing seven walks to bump his on base percentage to .337 … Stole one base on two attempts.
2008: Played in 40 games, including 36 starts … Finished third on the team with a .364 batting average, and fourth in on base percentage at .406 … Scored 33 runs and batted in 35, while adding eight doubles and a home run … Slugging percentage of .441 was good for second on the team … Was perfect on the basepaths, converting all seven of his stolen base attempts … Also continued to play well defensively, notching 71 put outs and seven assists while making only five errors.
2007: Led the Bears in appearances as a substitute, entering as a defensive replacement 20 times … Had 30 putouts and one assist without making an error … Went 4-for-12 with three RBIs and three runs in three-game stretch at Charleston Southern (4/24-4/25).
Before Brown: Graduate of Wellington High … Broke school record for batting average in a season as a senior, hitting .507 … Named First Team All-County … Named team MVP in 2006.
Personal: Nicholas Puñal is the son of Fransisco and Lourdes Puñal of Wellington, Florida … Siblings include Michael and Natalie … Concentrating in Economics.