The Demon Deacons hit six home runs to knock off the Trojans in the series-opener, 15-5.
2017 Third Team All-ACC
2017 Washington Nationals 19th-Round Draft Pick (No. 583 Overall)
Took a step forward in each of his seasons in Winston-Salem, finishing with a .308 career average in 184 games and 160 starts, totaling 195 hits, 38 doubles, six homers, 66 RBIs and 19 stolen bases ... Was hit by 30 career pitches, seventh-most in program history.
After going undrafted as a junior, was picked No. 583 overall by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round ... Earned All-ACC honors by hitting .354 with four homers, a team-high 21 doubles, 35 RBIs, 55 runs scored and five stolen bases as the Deacon leadoff man ... Reached base safely in each of the first 25 games ... Also had a team-high 16-game hitting streak from Apr. 11-May 12 ... Went 9-for-10 with two doubles, two homers, seven runs scored and seven RBIs in a two-game span against UNCG (Feb. 21) and USC (Feb. 24) ... Tied for the team lead with 10 games of three hits or more ... Led the team with a .435 average during the NCAA Tournament and a .339 average during ACC play ... Recorded six-straight multi-hit games from March 17-25, including three against Duke and two against Georgia Tech ... Committed just one error for a .991 fielding percentage.
Played in 57 games and made 48 starts, 31 at designated hitter and 17 in left field ... Finished the year with a .247 average, eight doubles, a homer, 17 RBIs, 39 runs scored and five steals ... Drew 39 walks, more than eight times as many as he did in 2015, in fewer at bats, and was second on the team with a .421 on-base percentage ... Got off to a hot start to the season, as he was hitting .383 with four doubles through 15 games ... Went 4-for-10 with three walks in the series against Clemson (March 11-13) ... Best game of the year came in a win over No. 4 Florida State (Apr. 15), going 2-for-3 with his only home run, two RBIs, two walks and two runs scored ... Reached base in all five plate appearances against Mount St. Mary's (March 2), going 1-for-1 with four walks and three runs ... Was hit by 11 pitches and tied for the team lead with five sac bunts ... Spent the summer with the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley League.
Opened the season with an eight-game hitting streak to seize the starting job in left field, hitting .478 in that span ... Hit first collegiate longball at UNCW (Feb. 22), going 3-for-5 with the homer and two RBIs ... Also notched three-hit games against Florida State (March 13), Miami (March 22), UNCG (Apr. 8), Notre Dame (Apr. 26) and Duke (May 16) ... Stole three bases in the March 13 victory over the Seminoles ... Totaled nine doubles, eight stolen bases and 10 hit by pitches ... Scored 35 runs, including a career-high three at UNCG (Apr. 8) ... Hit .316 on the season, with his average never dipping below .300 ... Led the team with six sacrifice bunts, twice as many as any other Deacon ... Played summer ball with the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plains League.
Saw action in 16 games in the outfield during his freshman season ... Started eight contests ... Recorded five hits and three RBIs ... Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter in the season opener against Towson (Feb. 15) ... Started three straight games and recorded a hit and a stolen base against Missouri (Feb. 22) ... Had his first collegiate RBI in the win over Saint Peter's (March 2) ... Had a hit and an RBI in the win over Georgia Tech (March 8) ... Played with the Amsterdam Mohawks in the summer.
Named Offensive Player of the Year at Woodward as a sophomore and junior ... Earned Perfect Game Preseason High School All-American honors ... Ranked in the Top 500 by Perfect Game ... Attended 2012 Perfect Game Showcase in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Two-time region champion and state semifinalist in high school ... As a junior, hit .466 with 15 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.