Bradley Strong homered; Danny Bermudez, Matthew Koehler with multi-hit games
2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 34 of the team's 51 games making 17 starts ... Made nine starts in left field, two in right field and six as the designated hitter ... Finished the year batting .286 with 20 hits including five doubles and four home runs ... Belted his first career home run at East Tennessee State (April 24), hitting two in the weekend series against the Bucs ... Recorded 14 RBI including a career-best five in a three-hit game in the regular season finale against VMI (May 15) ... Had four multiple hit games and three multi-RBI outings ... Put together a pair of three-game hit streaks, his career long; Summer League: Played in 26 games for the Lake Norman Copperheads in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League … Collected 16 base hits including six doubles and two home runs … Finished with 14 RBI and 10 runs scored … Was hit by six pitches and drew three walks while striking out 18 times … Recorded three stolen bases.
2014 (Freshman): Took a redshirt ... Worked with the Catamount pitchers as the bullpen catcher. Summer League: Played for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate League ... Played in 31 games on the summer, collecting 23 hits in 97 at bats for a .237 average with 10 doubles and two home runs ... Finished second on the team with 15 RBI ... Had five, two-hit games on the summer ... Made three pitching appearances, tossing an inning each time out ... Named to the Southern Collegiate League All-Star game where he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Prior to Western Carolina: Earned I-MECK 4A all-conference accolades as a senior, moving behind the plate on a regular basis ... As a junior, batted .358, mostly as a pitcher and designated hitter ... Scored a playoff victory on the mound over Mooresville and collected a two-run home run in the first game of the 4A West regional against East Forsyth High.
Personal: Full name is Pierce Adams Suttles ... Is the son of Roy and Suzanne Suttles ... Has two older brothers, Jared and Jameson ... Grew up in Cary, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 5, twice (MR: VMI-2, 5/15/15) Hits: 3, twice (MR: VMI-2, 5/15/15) Runs: 2, twice (MR: VMI-2, 5/15/15) Doubles: 2, UNC ASHEVILLE (5/2/15) Home Runs: 1, four times (MR: VMI-2, 5/5/15) RBI: 5, VMI-2 (5/15/15) Walks: 1, seven times (MR: vs. Furman, 5/21/15) Hitting Streak: 3 games (5/10/15 - 5/14/15)