Offensive players combined for 20 hits, 17 RBI; Purus 15 Ks in three appearances
Will Prater and Cameron Blaquiere tally three hits apiece in season-ending loss
Catamounts oust the 2018 SoCon regular season champion with second win this week
Western Carolina offense erupts early, holds off Bucs late to advance into Saturday
Sparks, Parks, and Robinson combine for eight hits, seven RBI
2017 (Junior): Played in 52 games with a combined 45 starts, each coming at third base ... Batted .267 on the season with 43 hits including 12 for extra bases with four doubles, a triple, and seven home runs ... Tallied 32 RBI while also scoring 32 runs ... Finished with 11 multiple hit games including five two and five three-hit games, while also recording seven multiple RBI outings ... Collected his first base hit at WCU -- and his first multi-hit game -- in the road win at Coastal Carolina (Feb. 18) ... Collected his first extra-base hit with the Catamounts on a triple at home against Marshall (Feb. 25) ... Drove in three runs at Missouri (March 8) ... Had a career-best outing with a 4-for-5 performance at ETSU (April 9), finishing with two home runs, a double, and a career-high seven RBI ... Also had a three-hit game against ETSU (May 24) in the SoCon Tournament ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll; Summer League: Played for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Rox of the Northwoods League during the summer, appearing in 33 games ... Hit .255 with 27 hits including eight doubles and two triples ... Drove in 11 while scoring 18 runs.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Florida State College in Jacksonville ... Played prep baseball at The Bolles School.
At Bats: 6, twice (MR: CANISIUS, 2/24/18)
Hits: 4, at ETSU (4/9/17)
Runs: 4, MARSHALL (2/25/17)
Doubles: 2, twice (MR: vs. UNCG, 5/26/18)
Triples: 1, twice (MR: 3/27/18)
Home Runs: 2, twice (MR: vs. The Citadel, 5/22/18)
RBI: 7, at ETSU (4/9/17)
Walks: 3, at VMI-1 (4/14/18)
Hitting Streak: 13 games, (3/9/18 - 4/8/18)