Ross Heffley leads WCU with 2-for-3 outing, Preston Hatcher strikes out two
Prior to Western Carolina: Was named the Triad 3-A Conference Player of the Year in three consecutive seasons ... Hit at least .320 in all four prep seasons, belting a school-record 28 home runs ... Batted .561 as a senior ... Garnered the 2009 Offensive Player of the Year plaudit after hitting .467 with eight home runs and 34 RBI as a junior, earning 18 intentional walks ... In 2008, was named All-State and MVP after hitting .420 with 10 homers and 39 runs driven in ... Was selected to play with the NC team in the South Atlantic Battle of the Borders.
Personal: Full name is John Macon Smith ... Is the son of Gary and Sallie Smith ... Has two siblings, Lyndsay and Riley ... Is the cousin of fellow Catamount, Jordan Smith.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 8, vs. Elon (5/27/11)
Hits: 2, five times (MR: THE CITADEL 5/19/11)
Runs: 2, three times (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/9/11)
Doubles: 1, twice (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/9/11)
Triples: 1, at Appalachian State (5/9/11)
Home Runs: 1, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 5/21/11)
RBI: 4, MOREHEAD STATE (2/18/11)
Walks: 2, twice (MR: vs. Elon, 5/25/11)
HBP: 1, four times (MR: at Furman, 5/13/11)
Stolen Bases: 1, five times (MR: at Furman, 5/15/11)
Hitting Streak: 5 games, twice (MR: 5/14/11 - 5/21/11)