Eagle's Landing Christian
2015 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Selected in 18th round of 2016 MLB Draft by San Francisco Giants (No. 545 overall)…Served as team’s starting left fielder, one of only four Hurricanes to start all 64 games, …Batted .242 with six home runs and 39 RBI…Added 10 doubles and recorded .403 on-base percentage…48 walks and 12 hit-by-pitches were second-most…Six home runs were third-most on team…Had 10 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games…Connected on first home run of season at Virginia Tech (March 13), two-run shot…Added two-run home run vs. Louisville (March 19)…Had two home runs against Virginia – solo shot in Game 1 (April 22) and three-run home run in Game 2 (April 23)…Tied career high with three hits and three runs at Georgia Tech (May 9)…Five RBI against Yellow Jackets in same game was one short of career high…Hit walk-off home run in bottom of 11th to clinch series victory over Pittsburgh (May 14)…Batted .444 (4-for-9) and recorded on-base percentage of .615 in NCAA Super Regionals…Hit .429 in two starts at College World Series…Went 2-for-3 with one walk in College World Series opener vs. Arizona (June 18)…Added one hit in season finale vs. UC Santa Barbara (June 20) at College World Series.
Had breakout season with Hurricanes in second year, emerging as team’s starting leftfielder after impressive sophomore campaign…Ranked third on team with .327 batting average…Made 22 starts, including 17 straight to end season, and played in 56 total games…Totaled four home runs and 24 RBI….Had four doubles and scored 37 runs…Was team’s top hitter in NCAA postseason, hitting .355 in nine total postseason games and team-best .455 in three games at College World Series…Served as defensive replacement early on before taking over starting left field duty…Hit first two home runs of career in back-to-back games vs. NYIT (May 8-9) after entering as pinch hitter…Started series finale vs. NYIT (May 10), beginning stretch of 17 starts to end season…Had career-best six RBI in finale vs. Georgia Tech (May 16), including third home run…Jumpstarted game-winning rally vs. Virginia at ACC Baseball Championship (5/20) with eighth-inning single…Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1)…Totaled three RBI in two games against VCU at NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional (June 5-6)…Had heroic performance vs. Arkansas at College World Series (June 15), finishing 3-for-3 with two-run home run and walk-off single in bottom of ninth inning.
Saw action in 24 games, including 11 starts…Made career-first start as designated hitter against Maine (Feb. 15)…Recorded career-first hit and run scored against Villanova (March 4)…Started all three games in outfield against Duke (May 9-10)…Went 1-for-3 with career-high three RBI and two runs scored against Blue Devils (May 10)…Set career high with three hits against Duke at ACC Championship (May 24)…Connected on pinch-hit single in NCAA Coral Gables Regional matchup with Texas Tech (June 2).
Drafted in the 38th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves (No. 1153 overall)…Ranked No. 196 high school senior nationwide and No. 11 player in Georgia by Perfect Game…Batted .331 with nine home runs and 42 RBI senior year, guiding Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy to Class A private school championship…Hit .333 with six home runs and 30 RBI junior season.
Younger brother of Chicago Cubs All-Star outfielder Jason Heyward…Parents are Eugene and Laura Heyward…Plans to major within School of Communication.