2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 21 games with 10 starts, five in left field and five as the designated hitter ... Finished at .262 (11-for-42) with two doubles and a home run with eight RBI ... Saw his first action of the year against Bowling Green but did not record an official plate appearance ... Collected his first hit as a Catamount as a part of a 2-for-2 showing as a substitution at the College of Charleston with a pinch hit single to center field on a 2-1 count in the top of the seventh inning ... Singled again in the ninth, swiping second for his first career stolen base ... In the final game of the series, blasted his first career home run - a solo, lead-off shot to left field ... Had three, two-hit games and two multi-RBI games, tallying a career-high three RBI in the home win over High Point ... Was sidelined midway through the season with mononucleosis.
Prior to Western: Was a four-year varsity starter in the outfield at C.E. Jordan High for head coach Devy Bell ... Joined the Catamount baseball team as a preferred walk-on during the fall 2008 workouts ... Helped guide his prep squad to the third round of the North Carolina state playoffs each of his final two seasons ... As a senior, was tabbed PAC-6 Conference Player of the Year, also tallying all-state and all-conference accolades ... Led his team with a .407 batting average ... During his junior season, was named all-conference and team batting champion with a .583 average on the PAC-6 Championship squad ... Battled through and played with a broken hand both his sophomore and junior seasons.