WCU holds intrasquad scrimmage Friday afternoon
Adam Martin wins Northwoods League homerun derby
WCU has 22 returning players in various summer leagues
WCU plays three nonconference games this week
2009 (Junior): Started all 56 games in which he appeared, making the transition from infield to outfield at mid-season ... Made 35 starts at second base and one at third before moving to centerfield for 20 starts ... Hit a career-best .367 (95-for-259) to rank fourth among the regular starters with a team-high tying 22 doubles, two triples and a career-high nine home runs ... His 95 seasonal base hits ranked tied for eighth all-time in school history ... Concluded the season on a 15-game hitting streak which included 11 multi-hit games with six-straight to end the season ... Finished second on the team in both multiple hit games with 33 and multi-RBI outings with 15 ... Stole a career-best 24 bases to rank third on the squad ... Matched his single-game career-best with four base hits three times during the season including in wins over Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky and Samford ... Drew a career-high four walks in a road win over UNC Asheville ... Was a preseason second team All-SoCon selection at second base by the league's head coaches.
2008 (Sophomore): Started all 57 games for WCU - 36 at third base before ending the season with 21 starts at second base ... Garnered Second Team All-Southern Conference accolades at second ... Hit .346 for the season with 93 hits in a WCU single-season, school-record 269 at bats ... Led the team with 58 runs scored on the year ... His 93 base hits not only ranked second in the SoCon, but were also ranked as the 10th-best, single-season in school history ... Led the team with 30 multiple hit games - including four, four-hit games - and tallied the team's second-longest hitting streak by reaching successfully in 17-straight games during mid-season ... Also paced the squad with 19 doubles to rank inside the top 10 in the conference, adding three home runs for a .457 slugging percentage ... Was named pre-season Second Team All-Southern Conference by the league's coaches at third base ... Played in the prestigious Cape Cod league during the summer for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox with classmate, Chris Masters.
2007 (Freshman): Was a productive member of the WCU team as a freshman...Started 59 of the 60 games in which he played...finished the year with a .335 batting average, good for 5th on the team...Started his college career with a six game hitting streak in his first six collegiate games, and continuing that streak with hits in 18 of his first 19 games...He was walked 27 times and had 11 doubles...Was named to the Chapel Hill Regional All-Tournament team, where he recorded three base hits on the weekend, including a two RBI double to help spark a four-run inning in the final game against host North Carolina...Over the summer, he teamed with future Catamount JC Lyons on the Florence Red Wolves of the Coastal Plains League...There he continued his success, starting all 47 games and batting .317 with 27 runs...In the field, he finished the year with a .921 fielding percentage, including 119 assists and 90 put outs.
Prior to Western: Drafted 2006 MLB Draft, 29th Round (pick 866) by the San Francisco Giants ... Led Scotland HS to the 2006 4A State Championship ... He had three hits in the championship game as the Scots defeated South Caldwell 10-5 and posted a 29-4 record for the season ... An IMPACT BASEBALL.com North Carolina Player of the Year candidiate, batted .477 with 15 doubles, two home runs and 40 RBI ... Prior to his senior season, he was rated 18th by IMPACT BASEBALL.com on the North Carolina top 50 prospects ... As a junior, batted .357 with 19 RBI, 26 runs and six stolen bases ... A participant in the North Carolina State Games, Liles went 7-for-12 at the plate with a home run, double and triple. As a sophomore, he batted .359 with 37 runs scored and a .516 on-base percentage ... Led Scotland County to the 2004 and '05 M-SEC Conference Championship.
Personal: Born Steven Nicholas Liles in Moore County, N.C. ... Son of Steve and Becky Liles.