8  Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden, N.C.

High School:
Morehead HS

Last College:
Guilford College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
C

B / T:
R/R


2010 (Senior): Played in a career-best 20 games making four starts, all as the designated hitter ... Hit .217 with five hits in 23 at bats with two runs scored ... Legged out his first career double with an RBI two-bagger in the Senior Day win over Davidson ... Finished the season with three RBI and added a stolen base while also recording a pair of HBP's.

2009 (Junior): Played in four games, seeing action against nationally-ranked San Diego and Georgia Tech; nonconference-foe, UNC Asheville; and SoCon-opponent, Wofford ... Posted a pair of at bats on the season ... Spent the majority of the season as the primary bullpen catcher where he was instrumental in preparing the Catamount relievers.

2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in two games, playing a combined six innings ... Finished 1-for-3 at the plate in the two games ... Recorded his first collegiate base hit in his second at bat against Hartford, singling up the middle on a full count in the eight inning ... Tallied five putouts behind the plate.

Prior to Western: Began his collegiate career at Guilford College ... Appeared in one game as a freshman, getting hit by a pitch in is lone at-bat. High School: Lettered three years at Morehead HS ... Received All-Piedmont Triad 3A Conference honors during his HS career ... Voted team MVP... Led the team in batting average his senior year.

Personal: Son of Bill and Wanda Robertson ... Has one sister, Kelly, who is a Western Carolina graduate from the athletic training program.

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