AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-year starter on the infield, moving from shortstop as a freshman to primarily third base as a sophomore ... Earned all-conference recognition both years ... Left-handed hitter with a career batting average of .335 ... Will enter his junior season as GSU’s active leader in games (106), hits (129), runs (68), and RBI (49).
2013: Earned second-team All-CAA honors at third base ... Versatile infielder who started games at shortstop, second base and third base ... Batted .353 with one homer and 33 RBI ... Had a 19-game hitting streak (three shy of school record) that covered the final three games of 2012 and his first 16 games of 2013 ... Hit by pitch 11 times (second on team), sixth most in school history ... More walks/hit by pitch (28) than strikeouts (21) ... Hit .354 in conference games ... Had 21 multi-hit games and seven games with two or more RBI.
His first career homer was a memorable one as he led off the bottom of the ninth inning against George Mason (3-10-13) with a walk-off homer for a series-clinching, 8-7 victory. Also had a two-run single in the game for a career-high three RBI to help the Panthers rally from a 6-0 deficit ... Went 7-for-15 with five RBI in the Mason series ... Drove in two runs with a pinch-hit double and an RBI single in 7-4 win over Old Dominion (3-17-13) ... Had a career-high four hits in five at-bats at Delaware (3-30-13) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, tying his career best, in 12-5 win over Kennesaw State (4-9-13).
Belted two doubles in the season opener against Butler ... Drove in a career-high three runs in win over UNC Asheville (3-6-13) ... Had two hits and an RBI at Georgia Tech.
2012: Named to All-CAA Rookie squad after strong freshman season ... Played in 53 of team’s 55 games, making 48 starts at shortstop ... Led regular Panther starters with a .315 batting average and .376 on-base percentage... Scored 28 runs, fourth-most on the club, while driving in 16... Batted in seven different spots in lineup, leading off 16 times ... Had 17 multiple-hit games on the year, third on the team ... Had three hits in a game six different times, including opening weekend against Western Illinois ... Scored two runs five times, doing it twice in final series at Old Dominion ... Had two RBI at VCU May 6 and at ODU May 19 ... Hit first career triple and had five total bases against Northeastern March 17... Doubled in two of season’s final three games at ODU ... Racked up a team-high 120 assists in the infield and turned 28 double plays... Started at short in 30 of GSU’s final 31 games on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered two seasons each at South Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. and Lambert High, Suwanee, Ga. ... Racked up all-region 7-AAAAA and all-county honors his junior and senior seasons ... Led Lambert to region titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped South Forsyth to state runner-up finish in 2009 ... Played at the club level for the Titans and Astros of the East Cobb, Ga. league.
PERSONAL: Caden Douglas Bailey was born April 13, 1993 to Doug and Ellen Bailey in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has one older brother, Ross, and one younger brother, Davis ... Aunt, Carol, is Director of Student Advisement Center at GSU ... Uncle, broadcaster Dave Cohen, is GSU’s “Voice of the Panthers.”