Named College Sports Madness Second Team All-CAA selection... Started 49 games, all but two at third base... Tied for the team lead with 60 total hits, batting .303 on the year... Led GSU will 21 multiple-hit games and 11-game hitting streak... Scored 34 runs, tied for second-most on the squad... Second on the team with seven stolen bases... Drove in 17 runs... Added 16 walks as .369 on-base percentage tied for second among regular Panther starters... Piled up 69 total bases... Improved in hits, doubles (7), total bases, sacrifice flies (2) and steals from first season with team... Had career-high four hits at UNC Asheville May 8, doubling and tripling in same game... Scored three runs in a game four times, once in CAA play against James Madison March 25... Also had two RBIs against the Dukes... Added 77 assists defensively on the year, tied for second on the club, with 41 putouts... Named to preseason All-CAA team as designated hitter.
Named to All-CAA second team after emerging as an offensive leader in his first season, even among a talented group of veterans... Made 37 starts as designated hitter and third baseman, playing in 45 total games... Racked up team's fourth-highest batting average at .321... Had 45 hits, including four doubles and a triple... Scored 35 runs and drove in 20 more... Drew 19 walks in boasting a .411 on-base percentage... Slugged .364... Stole five bases in six attempts... Belted three hits in a game four separate times during the season... Drove in walk-off game winner over Western Illinois February 26... Had three RBIs vs. Mercer April 5... Scored three times at William & Mary on May 14... Stole two bases against Alabama State March 15.
Spent the season under the direction of Glenn Eaimes at Darton College, leading the team with a .409 batting average...Earned all-conference first team honors and was a gold glove selection at third base, while collecting 67 hits, 13 doubles, 28 RBIs, 35 runs scored and 14 stolen bases, while collecting a .485 on base percentage.
A stand-out for Scott Krug at Woodstock High School, playing varsity for three seasons and earning all-county honors from the Cherokee Tribune and Cherokee Ledger in 2008 and 2009...Led the team to the state playoffs for the first time in 2008 and then returned the team to the playoffs during his senior season...The two-sport star also played football, earning special teams player-of-the-year honors and all-county first team honors during his senior year...Honored with the Woodstock High School Distinguished Athlete Award after his senior year.
Phillip Drew Shields is one of two children to Phillip and Gretchen Shields...Born on May 3, 1991, in Marietta, Ga....Has a younger brother, Tyler...Majoring in economics...His grandfather, Randall Shields played baseball for Western Carolina.