2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 27 games with a career-best seven starts including five behind the plate and twice as the designated hitter ... Hit .326 with 15 hits including three doubles with eight RBI for WCU while scoring five runs ... Walked eight times ... Earned his first career start behind the plate at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 21 ... Legged out his first career double at Elon in a pinch-hit role ... Posted a perfect 3-for-3 outing against Furman ... Recorded 61 putouts with four assists in limited time behind the plate, committing just one error for a .985 fielding percentage ... Also played a vital part in the Catamount bullpen.
2009 (Freshman): Made 12 appearances on the season, all as a substitution behind the plate ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) with a triple and three RBI ... Drew three walks and struck out four times as a rookie ... Made his collegiate debut in the three-game series sweep of Bowling Green ... Posted his first collegiate hit - a single to left in the eighth inning against Georgia Southern on April 11 - snapping an 0-for-3 with one walk start to his career ... Tripled as a part of a career-best, 2-for-2 showing against Samford with both hits coming in the eight-run, eighth inning ... Rapped a bases loaded triple to centerfield to plate three runs ... Tallied a career-long, three-game hitting streak ... Finished with 15 putouts and three assists behind the dish.
Prior to Western: Attended the Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... As a senior, helped his squad to a Class 3A No. 1 ranking before falling in the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Crawfordsville Regional championship game ... During his final season as a prep, hit .494 in 26 games with 43 base hits including 14 doubles, and scored 38 runs ... Was an honorable mention All-State at catcher ... Is a member of Western Carolina's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 5, at Gardner-Webb (2/20/10)
Hits: 3, FURMAN (5/10/10)
Runs: 2, SAMFORD (4/18/09)
Doubles: 1, three times (MR: UNC GREENSBORO, 5/1/10)
Triples: 1, SAMFORD (4/18/09)
Home Runs: n/a
RBI: 3, twice (MR: NEW YORK TECH, 4/3/10)
Walks: 2, at Gardner-Webb (2/21/10)
Stolen Bases: 1, at Georgia Southern (4/25/10)
Hitting Streak: 4 games (4/17/10 - 4/25/10)