Played and started in 52 games, all at shortstop... Hit .254 with four doubles, one homer and 21 RBI... Hit team's only grand slam at WKU (4/11), marking his first home run since a freshman...Also posted his career high for RBI with four in that contest...Stole career-best three bases at UNO (3/17)...Went 6-for-12 in the Rice series (3/27-29)...Enjoyed a better hitting month during the year, finishing with a .300 mark in May, going 12x40...Enjoyed finished defensive season at shortstop, making just nine errors in 158 fielding chances...Made all 14 chances (3 putouts 11 assists) in 17-inning game against South Alabama (4/29)...Made just two errors in the month of May and did not commit more than one miscue in a game during the year...Was in on 39 of the team's 60 double plays.
Played and started in 57 games during the year, all at shortstop...Hit .241 with six doubles and 13 RBI...Hit by a pitch 17 times, to give him a school-record 50 for his career...Had 12 multi-hit contests (8 two-hit, 4 three-hit) and one two-RBI game...Collected a seven-game hitting streak (2/18-28) in which he hit .321 (9x28) with a double and three RBI during that skein...Made just three errors over his final 23 games at shortstop...Had back-to-back two-hit games in the Louisiana Tech series and the first two games of the East Carolina series...Went 3x3 against Alcorn State (2/25), while adding three-hit affairs versus ULM (3/18) and Ole Miss (3/25) in Pearl...Led the team in stolen bases with seven...Collected Athletic Director honor roll accolades for both the Spring and Fall semesters...Named a C-USA Commissioner's honor roll recipient.
Played in 41 games, including 18 starts (12 at shortstop, five in centerfield and one in rightfield) ... Batted .137 with a double and five RBI ... Recorded two hits and drove in a run against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/8) ... Had a two-run, pinch-hit single against Central Arkansas (3/16) ... Belted a two-run double against East Carolina (5/25) in the C-USA Tournament ... Made just six errors in 78 fielding attempts for a .923 fielding percentage ... Hit .302 for the Nevada Griffons of the Jayhawk League with eight doubles and 10 RBI during the summer ... Named to Dean's List for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 semesters.
A Conference USA All-Freshman team selection, appearing in 51 games with 38 starts (12 in rightfield, nine in leftfield, eight at second base, six in centerfield and three at third base) ... Batted .288 with four doubles, a home run and 16 RBI ... Established a school record by being hit by a pitch 28 times during the season ... Finished fourth nationally in hit by pitches per game (.55), fifth in being hit by a pitch and 14th in on base percentage (.486) ... Added 10 multi-hit games (eight 2-hit, one 3-hit and one 4-hit) and four 2-RBI contests ... Collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs against Nicholls State (2/19) in the nightcap of a doubleheader ... Hit lone home run in victory at Louisiana-Lafayette (3/10) ... Put together a four-hit game with a pair of RBI in C-USA Tournament against Houston (5/24) and added a 2-for-3 performance against Rice (5/25) to earn C-USA All-Tournament honors ... Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic Team as well ... Earned Athletic Director Honor Roll honors in both the fall and spring semesters ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Redshirted ... Earned a C-USA Academic Medal during the spring ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both the spring and fall semesters ... Prep: Played for coach Chuck Butler at Meridian High School ... Hit .447 as a senior with 23 RBI and one homer ... Was a perfect 18-for-18 in stolen bases and struck out just eight times in 97 plate appearances ... Named the MHS Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Also struck out 42 batters in 33 innings on the mound
Son of Mike and Nancy Sterling ... Has one sister, Kelly ... Father played baseball at Meridian CC and Mississippi State; Mother played tennis at Meridian CC and William Carey ... Majoring in Construction Engineering Technology ... Born on Dec. 26, 1991.