Austin Neary finishes 3-for-4, Jacob Hoyle drives in two in the win
2013 (Freshman): Took a medical redshirt, sitting out the season ... Worked with the Catamount pitchers as the bullpen catcher. Summer League: Saw action in 37 games during the summer playing first base and catching for the Kernersville Bulldogs of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League ... Finished with a .213 (19-of-89) batting average and a .348 slugging percentage ... Recorded nine doubles and a home run ... Drove in 20 runs while scoring 16 times ... Walked 16 times with three HBPs to counter 29 strikeouts ... Recorded three multi-hit games including twice collecting three hits in a game ... Tallied three doubles and four RBI on July 27 against the Central Virginia BlueSox.
Prior to Western Carolina: Started his prep career at shortstop, but was asked to move behind the plate ... Played prep baseball at Robert B. Glenn HS ... Also played basketball as a prep, earning All-County honors as a sophomore ... Suffered a torn ACL on the first day of basketball practice his senior season.
Personal: Full name is Jason Caswell Smith ... Is the son of Mike and Debbie Smith ... Has on sibling, Casey ... Comes from a baseball family as his father, Mike; his grandfather played for the Cleveland Indians organization and his great grandfather was a part of three World Series with the New York Yankees.