WCU has 17 returning players in various summer leagues
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.