|3 Mitchell Hatley
2008 (Junior):Appeared in 27 games, making 20 starts including the final nine-straight at season's end at shortstop ... Hit .210 with two doubles and three multi-hit games, thrice tallying two base hits in a single game ... Finished 2-for-4 in the series finale at Elon and in the road win over Clemson in mid-April, with a 2-for-3, three-run game at The Citadel as the Catamounts swept the Bulldogs in Charleston ... Tied his career-long, five-game hitting streak by reaching safely in five-straight games in mid-May through the opening round of the SoCon Tournament ... Helped turn 18 double-plays with 62 assists and 34 putouts along the infield.
2007 (Sophomore): Continued his growth in his sophomore year, playing in 32 games, including 15 starts in the infield...Batted .254 on the season in 59 at-bats...Over the summer months, played for the Tennesse Tornado of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League with WCU teammates Andy John and Bryan Corbett.
2006 (Freshman): Played in 28 games, making 18 starts for the Catamounts during his freshman season ... Made his first appearance in a pinch hit role against UNC Asheville on Feb. 28 ... His first career start came at Appalachian State on March 31 ... Went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and four assists in the field in his debut in the starting lineup ... In 64 at bats last season, recorded 11 hits, including a pair of doubles, and accounted for 10 runs including four scored and six RBI ... Finished with a seasonal batting average of .172 and a .203 slugging percentage.
Prior to Western: Selected first team All-Rocky River Conference in football ... Named Charlotte Observer High School Male Athlete of the Year for Mt. Pleasant High School.
Personal: Born Mitchell Wayne Hatley in Concord, N.C. ... Son of Wayne and Tamera Hatley.