Recapping WCU's returning players from the summer leagues
2013 (Freshman): Played in 37 of WCU's 59 games on the season making 29 starts, all coming behind the plate ... Posted a .240 (24-for-100) batting average with six extra base hits including five doubles and a triple ... Finished with five multiple-hit games including three, two-hit outings while recording two, two-RBI games ... Walked 13 times and was plunked twice for his .336 on-base percentage ... Batted .298 (17-for-57) against conference opponents with five extra base hits including four doubles and his triple ... Threw out 11 of the 32 base stealers on the season with one double-play, catching nearly 26-percent of runners ... Enjoyed a career-long, five-game hitting streak in early March ... Made his collegiate debut in the second game of the regular season, earning his first collegiate start behind the plate against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 16) ... Delivered his first collegiate base hit and first career RBI on an eight-inning single up the middle against the Cougars ... Tallied his first extra base hit with a double at Georgia (March 5), driving in a run as a part of WCU's five-run top of the first inning ... Collected a career-high three hits on two occasions, going 3-for-4 with a double at the College of Charleston (March 16) and finishing 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI at UNCG (April 27); Summer League: Played for the Forest City Owls of the Coastal Plain League ... Started all 10 games in which he saw action before leaving the team ... Batted just .077 (2-for-26) with four RBI ... Drew five walks and was hit by a pitch to counter 10 strikeouts ... Recorded 60 putouts with 10 assists while committing two errors for a .972 fielding percentage.
Prior to Western Carolina: A four-year varsity team member, played high school baseball at Forsyth Central HS for head coach Kevin McCollum ... Earned All-Region and All-County accolades behind the plate ... Was the Forsyth Central team MVP final three seasons as a prep ... Tagged as a "top prospect" by the BaseballFactory.com ... Listed among "Other Top Players" in the ESPNHS All-State baseball team.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Alejandro Bermudez ... Is the son of Jose Bermudez and Lorena Francis ... Was born in Caracas, Venezuela ... Has three siblings - Dayhana, Dayhali and David Bermudez.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 7, at Davidson (3/12/13) Hits: 3, twice (MR: Gm 1 at UNCG (4/27/13) Runs: 2, three times (MR: Gm 1 at UNCG (4/27/13) Doubles: 1, five times (MR: Gm 1 at UNCG (4/27/13) Triples: 1, THE CITADEL (3/29/13) RBI: 2, twice (MR: Gm 1 at UNCG (4/27/13) HBP: 1, twice (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/18/13) Stolen Bases: 1, twice (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/18/13) Hitting Streak: 5 games (3/3/13 - 3/9/13)