*Drafted by Colorado Rockies in 20th round during 20o9 MLB Draft*
Played seven years in the minor league system with three different teams.
Coach’s Take: Transferred to Elon after two seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne for the 2008 season … Should see plenty of action behind the plate as well as DH … Improved his defensive game this fall … A proven player who will be counted on heavily this spring both offensively and by handling the pitching staff.
Honored with his team’s “Mr. Consistency” award … Hit .361 with 42 runs scored, 16 doubles, seven homers and 50 RBI in his first season with the Phoenix … Named Second Team All-SoCon by the media … Chosen as an All-SoCon Tournament honoree after hitting .471 with 10 runs scored, two homers and nine RBI in the four games … Ended the year riding a nine-game hitting streak … Went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and four RBI in the SoCon title game against College of Charleston … Drove in five runs and scored twice in a 3-for-4 performance at College of Charleston … Scored four runs while going 2-for-2 with a double in his Elon debut against La Salle … Homered twice and drove in four runs in a 7-3 league victory over Appalachian State.
Batted .347 with 50 runs scored, five homers and 36 RBI in 52 games in 2007 … Named First Team All-South Atlantic Conference and ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Second Team in 2007 … Hit .320 with 29 runs scored and 29 driven in as a freshman … Drove in five runs against Pfeiffer in 2006.
Prep: Two-time All-South Piedmont 3A Conference and all-state selection … Three-time All-Union County honoree … Hit .377 with five home runs and 29 RBI as a senior at Piedmont High … Named conference defensive player of the year … Ranked first in his senior class, graduating summa cum laude.