2019 (Sophomore): Played in 52 of the team’s 53 games with 41 starts including 34 in left field, three as the designated hitter, two apiece between center and right field … Finished the season with a .238 batting average collecting 35 hits in 147 at-bats with 15 extra base hits including nine doubles, a triple, and five home runs … Finished with seven multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI outings … Drew 13 walks and was hit by 18 pitches, second-most in the SoCon … Named the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week on March 11 after finishing the week 5-for-9 (.556) with three doubles … Enjoyed a career-long six-game hitting streak in early March … Legged out his first career triple against Gardner-Webb (March 20) … Belted his first career home run at ETSU (March 22) … Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and a home run in a road win at UNCG (March 31) with the four hits representing a career-high … Homered and doubled in the SoCon Baseball Championship ... 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 19 games with three starts, each coming in the outfield – twice in right field and once in left field … Hit .200 on the season with three hits – all singles – in 15 plate appearances, adding three walks and three HBPs to reach base at a .429 clip … Scored a combined five runs in his rookie campaign … Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter in the season-opening weekend at East Carolina (Feb. 16) … Stole his first base as a collegian at The Citadel (March 24) … Tallied his first career base hit in a pinch-hit role at VMI (April 13) on an infield single to third base … Posted his first career multiple-hit game with a 2-for-2 showing with a pair of singles against VCU (May 19) as a substitution in games played in Forest City, N.C. … Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Batted .340 with 15 extra base hits including seven doubles, six triples, and two home runs while driving in 25 as a junior ... Played for the East Cobb Patriots summer team ... Also played football as a prep, primarily as a wide receiver and kick returner, amassing over 1,300 all-purpose yards in 2015 ... Earned Freshman Offensive Player of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Immanuel
Career Game Highs:
- At Bats: 5, five times (MR: vs. Furman - SoCon, 5/23/19)
- Hits: 4, at UNCG (3/31/19)
- Runs: 3, twice (MR: VMI, 4/27/19)
- RBI: 2, 4 times (MR: FURMAN-1, 4/20/19)
- Doubles: 1, nine times (MR: vs. Samford - SoCon, 5/22/19)
- Triples: 1, GARDNER-WEBB (3/20/19)
- Home Runs: 1, 5 times (MR: vs. The Citadel - SoCon, 5/21/19)
- Walks: 1, 16 times (MR: vs. Furman - SoCon, 5/23/19)