Catamounts take Sunday twinbill to secure 12th seasonal crown in school history
Adam Martin homers twice, Preston Hatcher takes career saves record
Five of WCU's 12 hits went for extra bases in series sweep
Aaron Attaway posted second-straight four-hit game to lead WCU
Tyler White delivers two-RBI double, Dykota Spiess two-run homer in ninth
Dykota Spiess broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run home run to lead the Catamounts to a 9-7 win over No. 24 Appalachian State to claim the series.
College of Charleston defeated the Catamounts, 6-2, on Sunday to win the series.
2013 (Senior): Appeared in 44 games on the season with 19 games started including eight in left field, six in right field and five as the designated hitter ... Finished with a .218 batting average as a senior, collecting 19 hits in 87 at bats ... Doubled five times and tallied his only career triple at Gardner-Webb (March 27) ... Tallied four multiple hit games with two, two-hit games and a pair of three-hit games ... Had multi-RBI one time, batting in a career-high tying two at Georgia (March 5) ... Started nine-straight games in the outfield in late February through mid-March ... Tallied a career-high three hits twice on the year, finishing 3-for-4 in the road win over Georgia and going 3-for-5 in a road victory at Furman (April 6).
2012 (Junior): Saw action in a career-best 40 games including 21 appearances in the starting lineup ... Made 13 starts in left field, five in right field and three as the designated hitter ... Hit .303 on the season including a mark of .429 when playing as a non-starter ... Posted a .308 batting average as a pinch hitter, finishing 4-for-13, and was .326 against left-handed pitching ... Recorded five multiple hit games and two multiple RBI outings ... Had a pair of career-long, four-game hitting streaks ... Hit his first collegiate home run against Iona (March 3), delivering a solo shot in the eighth inning as a part of a two extra base hit game, also doubling ... Belted two doubles as a part of a 2-for-2 pinch hit performance in the home win over East Tennessee State (March 7) ... Started a string of six-straight games from March 10 through March 24 ... Hit his second career home run on a solo shot over the fence in left-center at Elon (May 6); Summer League: Played in 17 games, making 55 at bats with West Virginia in the Prospect League before leaving the squad ... Was batting .218 with three doubles ... Joined the Coastal Plain League team and the Wilson Tobs ... Started nine of the 12 games in which he saw action, hitting .256 with four doubles, two homeruns and six RBI.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 24 games including three starts as the designated hitter ... Hit .250 on the year with half of his hits (6) coming as doubles (3) ... Also drew five walks on the year ... A total of 15 of his 24 at bats on the season came as a pinch hitter, posting a .333 batting average in that role (5-of-15) ... Raised his seasonal batting average over 100 points in his final eight games played ... Had one multiple RBI game with two driven in off a pinch hit double down the left-field line against Furman (May 13) ... During the summer of 2011, was named to the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League All-Star game.
2010 (Freshman): Played in 15 games including nine starts in right field - seven coming in a row at the end of April through mid-May ... Recorded a .385 batting average with 10 hits in 26 at bats with six runs scored ... Made his first appearance as a defensive substitution at Georgia Southern before tallying his first career start at Georgia on April 28 ... Reached on a walk and scored against Georgia for his first career run scored ... Secured his first collegiate base hit on a single to centerfield in the fifth inning against UNC Greensboro at home (May 1) ... It was also his first career multiple-hit game - one of three in his rookie season ... Legged out his first career double against Furman, a double to right-center to open the fourth inning ... Is lined up to join classmate Adam Curtis with the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate summer league.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School in Smithfield, N.C. ... Helped Smithfield-Selma with two conference championships ... Earned Greater Neuse River Academic All-Conference and All-Conference honors in three years ... Earned Conference Player of the Year honors during his senior campagin after hitting .494 with 19 extra-base hits and 26 RBIs ... Earned All-State honors during his senior season ... Also, a three year All-Conference honoree in swimming.
Personal: Full name is James Bryant Noteboom ... Nickname is 'Boomer' ... Son of Roger and Carlene Wood.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 6, at Davidson (3/9/13)
Hits: 3, twice (MR: at Furman, 4/6/13)
Runs: 3, at Georgia (3/5/13)
Doubles: 2, EAST TENNESSEE STATE (3/7/12)
RBI: 2, five times (MR: at Georgia, 3/5/13)
Walks: 2, at High Point (5/12/10)
HBP: 1, eight times (MR: TENNESSEE TECH, 5/4/13)
Stolen Bases: 1, four times (MR: at Georgia Southern, 5/11/12)
Hitting Streak: 4 games, twice (MR: (4/28/12 - 5/6/12)