Western Carolina defeated the Furman Paladins, 9-2, Saturday afternoon en route to winning its fourth SoCon series of the season
2012 (Sophomore): One of just three Catamounts to start all 56 seasonal games, doing so as the starting shortstop - only one of two players to start every game at the same position ... Hit .302 on the season after spending the first 14 games of the season over the .400 plateau ... Batted .319 (23-of-72) against left-handed pitching ... Was a part of turning 36 double plays ... Ranked tied for second on the team with 75 hits on the year, 11 of which going for extra bases including 10 doubles and a lead-off home run at Gardner-Webb (April 17) ... Set a school-record with five doubles in a perfect 6-for-6 showing at the plate in a home win over Iona (March 3) ... His six hits rank tied for second in school history ... Finished with 18 multiple hit games including a team-best two, five-or-more hit games, and seven multiple RBI games ... Was second on the squad with 16 two-out RBI ... Hit as WCU's leadoff batter in 52 of the 56 games - batted .309 (34-for-110) as a leadoff batter ... Recorded a career-long, 14-game hitting streak ... at shortstop; Summer League: Played for the Thomasville Hi-Toms in the Coastal Plain League during the summer of 2012 ... Started 44 of the 45 games in which he saw action ... Finished with a .177 batting average, collecting 29 hits including seven doubles and two home runs with 12 RBI ... Stole nine bases in 11 attempts ... Amassed 114 fielding assists and 64 putouts along the infield.
2011 (Freshman): Was the only Catamount to both play in and start all 55 games on the season ... Made 54 starts at shortstop with one start at second base ... Hit .293 as a freshman with 10 of his 58 hits going for extra bases including eight doubles ... Finished with 14 multiple hit games including six, three-hit outings, while also tallying six multiple RBI games ... Had two, five-game hitting streaks that bookended his rookie season ... Hit .720 (18-of-25) with a runner on third base and batted .489 (22-of-45) when leading off an inning at the plate ... Drew two-or-more walks in seven games during the season ... Recorded nine stolen bases in 11 attempts ... Posted a .945 fielding percentage ... Belted a two-run homerun in his first collegiate at bat as a part of a 3-for-4 showing against Morehead State, driving in a career-high four RBI ... Matched a SoCon Tournament record with teammate Ross Heffley with a career-high 10 at bats in the epic 20-inning game against Elon in the conference championship event.
Prior to Western Carolina: Selected All-South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC) during his senior season, hitting over .430 with over 30 RBI as Patton HS advanced into the state playoffs ... High school head coach was Brandon Scott ... Was named the 2009 Catawba Valley Athletic conference Player of the Year after hitting .437 with eight home runs and 32 RBI as a junior ... Only struck out 12 times in 114 at bats in 2009 ... Was selected to play in the Region 7 State Games ... Played summer baseball for the Burke Legion team and with the South Charlotte Panthers during the fall ... Played on the 2004 Morganton Little League All-Star team that finished third in the United States and seventh in the world.
Personal: Full name is Aaron Tyler Attaway ... Is the son of Mark and Cynthia Attaway ... His brother, Austin, played collegiate baseball at Mars Hill.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 10, vs. Elon (5/27/11) Hits: 6, IONA (3/3/12) *tied for 2nd in school history Runs: 5, IONA (3/3/12) Doubles: 5, IONA (3/3/12) Triples: 1, THE CITADEL (5/20/11) Home Runs: 1, twice (MR: at Gardner-Webb (4/17/12) RBI: 6, IONA (3/3/12) Walks: 3, twice (MR: HIGH POINT, 3/29/11) HBP: 1, at Davidson (3/27/11) Stolen Bases: 1, 16 times (MR: at Georgia Southern, 5/11/12) Hitting Streak: 14 games (2012)