Goldschmidt, D-backs fall to Dodgers, 4-1, July 5
Former Woodlands High School star Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with his 23rd double of the season and scored Arizona's only run in its 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, July 5.
Goldschmidt, a first baseman, is batting .302 with 11 home runs, 37 runs batted in, 35 runs scored and eight stolen bases on the season.
The Woodlands native played his college baseball at Texas State University where he was a .352 hitter with 36 home runs and 179 RBIs in three seasons.
Goldschmidt was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49th round (1,453rd overall) of the 2006 amateur draft but he did not sign. In 2009 he was drafted in the eighth round (246 overall) by the Diamondbacks.
In 2010, his first full professional season, he was named MVP of the California League (Class-A advanced) and Arizona's minor league player of the year after batting .314 with 35 home runs, 108 RBIs with 42 doubles and three triples for Vasalia.
Goldschmidt was born Sept. 10, 1987, in Wilmington, Del.
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