WCU had players drafted by the Pirates, Twins, and Yankees
Western Carolina falls to top-seeded Clemson on Sunday, 15-3
Catamounts rebound for regional win; advance to Sunday at Noon
No. 2 Western Carolina downs No. 6 Samford Saturday night, 7-4
Winner of Sunday's finale earns SoCon title and NCAA bid
WCU versus The Citadel Game One
2016 (Senior): Started all 58 games in which he saw action with each start coming in centerfield ... Set individual single-season career highs with a .321 batting average on 84-of-262 hitting ... His 84 seasonal hits ranked him sixth in the SoCon ... Posted a career-best 19 extra base hits including 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs ... Finished third on the team with 25 multi-hit games including three, four-hit outings ... Posted multiple RBI nine games ... Recorded a career-long 14-game hitting streak from March 12 through April 3, which was also his longest reached base safely streak ... Batted as the lead-off hitter in 50 of his 58 games played ... Finished with Southern Conference-leading 34 stolen bases in 2016, a mark which ranked him third in WCU's single-season record books while his 42 attempts were the second-most in a single-season.
2015 (Junior): Rejoined the WCU Baseball team following the 2014 football season ... Played in 26 games on the season with nine starts including four in left field, three in center field and twice as the designated hitter ... Hit .206 with seven base hits, all singles, while scoring nine runs ... Laid down three sacrifice bunts and recorded four RBI ... Stole his single-season best six bases coming in six different games ... Collected a career-high two hits as the starting DH against Holy Cross (March 6), also plating a career-best two runs; Summer League: Played for the Montreat Mountaineers, seeing action in 26 games ... Posted a .369 batting average with 31 hits including four for extra bases with a triple and three home runs ... Scored 17 runs with 11 RBI ... Ranked fourth in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League with 15 stolen bases ... Was named a mid-season All-Star, playing for the Western Division.
2013-14: Concentrated on football, playing as a running back, wide receiver, returner and finished his career back at the quarterback position ... Completed 6-of-7 passes for 38 yards as a senior, adding 138 rushing yards on 28 carries ... Added four punt returns for 10 total yards ... Finished with 176 yards of total offense and 148 all-purpose yards.
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in 24 games, all as either a pinch runner or defensive substitution ... Utilizing his speed, scored eight runs and finished with five stolen bases in six attempts ... Missed some action at mid-season due to his commitments to the Catamount Football program and spring drills ... Only saw six at bats with one sacrifice hit, hitting .167 with his first collegiate base hit coming against Iona (March 3) with a sixth inning, RBI single down the right field line ... Finished the Iona game with a career-best two RBI.
Prior to Western Carolina: Is a two-sport athlete and will play both football and baseball at WCU ... Named the 2010 Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina Football Player of the Year after accounting for a WNC-record 55 touchdowns his senior year ... Set a Buncombe County record for passing yards in 2010, amassing 3,429 yards ... Selected to the NCPreps.com 3-A All-State football team as a quarterback ... An All-Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) outfielder and catcher, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 43rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... On the diamond as a senior, hit a team-leading .449 with six home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI ... Stole 17 bases in 18 attempts ... Also played basketball as a prep.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 7, twice: MR - vs. Samford (5/26/16)
Hits: 4, three times: MR - VIRGINIA TECH (4/20/16)
Runs: 3, four times: MR - MERCER (4/29/16)
RBI: 3, twice: MR - VIRGINIA TECH (4/20/16)
Walks: 2, twice: MR - UNCG (5/14/16)
Hitting Streak: 14 games (3/12/16 - 4/3/16)