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Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Hilgrove HS


2019 (Sophomore): Played in 45 of the team’s 53 games making eight starts, all in center field … Batted .171 with six total hits in 35 plate appearances, doubling once against Gardner-Webb (March 20) … Was a pinch runner 20 times on the season, seeing the bulk of his action as a defensive substitution in the outfield … Drew two walks and stole a pair of bases … Struck out 12 times on the season while drawing a pair of walks ... Named to the 2019 Spring Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in 28 games on the season including 24 starts, each coming in center field … Finished the year with a .200 batting average, collecting 15 hits in 75 plate appearances … Six of his 15 hits came during the team’s run through the SoCon tournament … Also made several diving catches in center field that turned heads defensively … Drew three walks and was hit by three pitches on the year … First collegiate hit was a second-inning RBI triple in the series finale against Kent State (March 18), reaching twice in what was his first career start while also recording his first of six stolen bases … Hit his first of two seasonal home runs as a part of his first career two-hit game at home against Samford (May 13) also blasting a solo homer against top-seeded UNCG (May 26) in the conference tournament as a part of a career-best three hits (3-for-4) with two RBI  … Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Hit .348 as a senior with three home runs, collecting all-county and all-region honors ... Tabbed as a 2017 Southeast Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game ... Also played football as a prep earning honorable mention all-state honors, and was an AP / Honors student.

Personal: Full name is Bryson Adarus Parks ... Is the son of Kimberly Favors-Parks and Rick Parks ... Has two siblings with an older brother, Tyrus, who lives in California, and a younger sister, Kyra.

Career Game Highs:

  • At Bats: 5, three times (MR: OAKLAND, 2/15/19)
  • Hits: 3, vs. UNCG (5/23/18)
  • Runs: 2, twice (MR: SAMFORD, 5/13/18)
  • Doubles: 1, twice (MR: GARDNER-WEBB, 3/20/19)
  • Triples: 1, KENT STATE (3/18/18)
  • Home Runs: 1, twice (MR: vs. UNCG (5/26/18)
  • RBI: 2, vs. UNCG (5/23/18)
  • Walks: 2, three times (MR: at Appalachian State, 4/18/18)
  • Hitting Streak: 3 games (3/18/18 - 3/24/18)
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