Western Carolina offense erupts early, holds off Bucs late to advance into Saturday
Sparks, Parks, and Robinson combine for eight hits, seven RBI
Catamounts advance into Wednesday's double-elimination portion
WCU travels to SoCon tournament on Tuesday morning
WCU continues Kentucky road swing Wednesday at Morehead State
2016 (Sophomore): Played in 60 of the team's 62 games with 50 starts including 46 at third base, five at first base, and four times as the designated hitter ... Batted .298 with 59 hits in 198 at bats, finishing with 16 extra base hits including 10 doubles and six home runs for a .439 slugging percentage ... Finished with 17 multiple hit games including a four-hit outing, while tallying multiple RBI in 11 games ... Set a career-best with four RBI at VMI (April 10) ... Had a strong 11 game run in late April through early May where he batted 21-for-41 (.512) with eight doubles, a triple, and 12 RBI ... Slumped over the last 16 games of the season, batting just .207 (12-for-58) ... Though he struggled with a 3-for-19 (.158) average in the SoCon tournament, drew a team-best eight walks and was hit by a pitch for a .429 average as WCU claimed the tournament title ... Drove in a career-high tying four RBI against the No. 7 national seed, Clemson (June 3) at the NCAA Regional where he batted 4-for-9 (.444) ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.; Summer League: Played for the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League ... Ranked second on the team with a .333 batting average over 26 games played ... Recorded 27 hits including seven doubles and two home runs ... Recorded eight, two-hit games ... Had 18 runs scored while driving in 17 ... Drew nine walks and stole three bases, mostly playing at third base.
2015 (Freshman): Played in 33 games with 23 starts, opening the season with three-straight starts as the designated hitter ... Pressed into a starting role after a hand injury to preseason SoCon Player of the Year, 1B Jacob Hoyle, making 18 starts at first with three coming at third base ... Finished his first season batting .233 (21-for-90) with four doubles and a triple ... Tallied four multiple hit games and twice tallied multiple RBi ... Collected his first extra-base hit on a double against Valparaiso (March 2), finishing the game with a career-high four hits ... Hit his first career triple against UNC Asheville (May 2) ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll Summer League: Appeared in 34 games for the Charlottesville TomSox in the Valley Baseball League ... Recorded a .239 batting average, collecting 28 hits including three doubles, three triples and a home run ... Drove in 16 runs while scoring 11 ... Struck out 34 times with six walks and one HBP ... Recorded six multi-hit games during the summer.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a two-time All-Mid-State 3A Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Was dubbed public school player of the year as a junior, batting .399 with a school single-season RBI record of 35 ... Attended a private school as a sophomore, earning all-conference, all-state and player of the year honors on a state championship team ... Also played basketball as a prep earning all-conference and all-state plaudits.
Personal: Full name is Caleb Daniel Robinson ... Is the son of Daniel and Glenda Robinson ... Has two younger siblings, twin brothers - both of whom are expected to join the WCU Baseball team in the fall of 2016.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 5, three times (MR: APPALACHIAN STATE, 4/21/15)
Hits: 4, twice (MR: vs. North Carolina A&T, 2/19/17)
Runs: 3, five times (MR: KENT STATE, 3/17/17)
Doubles: 2, twice (MR: SAVANNAH STATE, 4/26/17)
RBI: 4, three times (MR: SAVANNAH STATE, 4/25/17)
Walks: 4, vs. Samford - SoCon (5/26/16)
Hitting Streak: 8 games (4/1/17 - 4/14/17))