Western Carolina defeated the Furman Paladins, 9-2, Saturday afternoon en route to winning its fourth SoCon series of the season
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in 32 games including 16 starts behind the plate ... Hit .268 on the season with five doubles among the 15 hits he collected on the season ... Batted .290 against right-handed pitchers (9-for-31) ... Drove in eight runs on the year with two multiple-RBI games including a single-game career-high of three at The Citadel (March 11) ... Six of his eight RBI came with two outs ... Posted a career-long hitting streak of two games on four separate occasions during his rookie season, reaching base safely in three-straight games ... Finished with a .982 fielding percentage with two errors behind the plate ... Threw out five of the 10 would-be base stealers on the season ... Is expected to play for the Rockbridge Rapids in the Valley League during the summer of 2012.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year starter and four-year All-Central Piedmont 4-A Conference selection including earning MVP honors his final three seasons ... Hit .400 collectively over his four-year prep career includin a career-best .421 as a sophomore ... Finished with 19 doubles, four triples and three career home runs, setting the Reynolds High records for hits, career average, RBI, singles, on-base percentage and runs scored ... Was named his squad's Rookie of the Year in 2008.
Personal: Full name is Connor James Andrus ... Is the son of Richard and Susi Andrus ... Has two younger siblings; Ty and Whit.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 5, at The Citadel (3/11/12) Hits: 3, at The Citadel (3/11/12) Runs: 3, vs. Fairfield (3/18/12) Doubles: 2, at The Citadel (3/11/12) RBI: 3, at The Citadel (3/11/12) Walks: 2, vs. Fairfield (3/18/12) HBP: 2, APPALACHIAN STATE (5/19/12) Hitting Streak: 2 games, four times