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Pinch hit against Auburn on April 28.
Reached on a fielder's choice against New Orleans on March 9 in his only at-bat of the season.
Later scored after a single by Matt Duffy and another fielder's choice by Wes Walker.
Punched a single to right in his first collegiate at-bat against Presbyterian College on March 31.
Later came around to score on a groundout by Drew Steckenrider.
Also was named district tournament MVP as a senior.
Batted .368 with one home run and 21 RBIs in his final high school season.
Born Aug. 17, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn.
Son of Darrell and Ceanne Yates
Graduated from high school with high honors and in the top 10 percent of his class
Hopes to attend medical school and ultimately become a physician
Academic major: Biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.