2018 (SO): Hit .272 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 19 RBIs in 48 games, all starts, despite being hampered by a shoulder injury for a majority of the season ... Recorded two walkoff hits, including a walkoff inside-the-park home run against Middle Tennessee ... Also had a walkoff RBI single against Rutgers ... Recorded 16 multi-hit games, which was the third-most on the club ... Had a season-long hitting streak of seven games, along with a 14-game reached base streak ... Stole seven bases, which tied for second on the team, in 10 attempts.
2017 (FR): A Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball News ... Also named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Played in all but one game, making 45 starts as an outfielder ... Played all three outfield positions ... Hit .341, which ranked second on the team, with two home runs and 36 RBIs ... Hit his first career home run at UTSA and also had a season-high four RBIs in the game ... Also homered against Marshall ... Hit a walkoff two-out single against LA Tech ... Had an OBP of .419 which ranked second on the team ... Also stole six bases on eight chances ... Recorded 16 multi-hit games, including two four-hit games, and had nine games with two or more RBIs ... Moved to the leadoff position midway through the season, starting with the Southern Miss series ... Hit .571 with seven runs scored in the USM series ... SUMMER BALL: Helped lead the Charlottesville Tom Sox to a Valley League title ... Hit .244 with 20 RBIs, 23 runs scored and six stolen bases.
PREP: An all-conference, all-region and all-state VHSL during both his junior and senior seasons ... Helped lead his team to the 2015 state championship ... Played club ball for the Marucci Stars ... Held a 4.3 GPA and was an Honor Roll member all four years.
PERSONAL: Son of David and Diane Battle ... His father, David, played college football at Doane College in Nebraska ... Favorite food is the Cookout tray ... Favorite athlete is Andrew McCutchen ... Favorite professional sports team is the Green Bay Packers ... Favorite musical artists are Future and Travi$ Scott ... Favorite movie is Straight Outta Compton ... Played ice hockey as a kid.