By Neil White (The State)
By Collyn Taylor (Spurs & Feathers)
2015 - Played in 54 games with 47 starts, hit .215 (31-for-144) with 22 runs scored, 21 RBI, six doubles, three homers ... .388 on-base percentage with 38 walks, fielded .950 with only six errors ... 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI in 10-7 win over LSU (5/14) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 10-4 loss at Tennessee (4/26) ... 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two walks in 5-2 win against Vanderbilt (4/17) ... 1-for-3 with two RBI in 12-5 loss at Florida (4/11) ... 2-for-3 in 4-2 win vs. The Citadel (4/8) ... Tied single game school record with two sacrifice flies in 11-1 win vs. Appalachian State (4/7) ... 1-for-4 with a two-run single and a season-high three RBI in 13-7 win at Mississippi State (4/4) ... 2-for-3 with two doubles in 13-2 loss at Mississippi State (4/2) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 7-5 win at Missouri (3/22) ... 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run scored in 10-1 win over Kentucky (3/13) ... 2-for-2 with a double, a hit by pitch and two runs scored in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4) ... Reached base all four plate appearances with three walks and a hit by pitch, also scored a run in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3) ... 1-for-3 with two runs in 10-1 win over Northeastern (2/21) ... Twice hit by a pitch and scored a run in 7-1 win over College of Charleston (2/14) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Played in 55 games with 50 starts, hit .271 (48-for-177) with 32 runs scored, 29 RBI, six doubles and four homers, also fielded .973 with six errors at second, short and third ... Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a double in 4-3 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (5/30) ... Key two-run single in 6-3 win at Vanderbilt (5/18) ... Hit .500 (5-for-10 in Missouri series ... 3-for-4 with a double in 3-1 win over Missouri (5/10) ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and two walks in 15-1 win over Wofford (5/7) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/27) ... 1-for-2 with two runs scored, two walks and a RBI in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/25) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 8-0 win vs. Davidson (4/22) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 4-3 win at Auburn (4/20) ... Reached base five times with a solo homer, three walks and a hit by pitch with two runs scored in 10-8 loss at The Citadel (4/16) ... 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 2-1 win at Arkansas (4/4) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-0 win over Tennessee (3/30) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 4-0 win over Coastal Carolina (3/26) ... 1-for-2 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 8-3 win at Kentucky (3/23) ... 2-for-4 with a solo homer in 8-0 win over Brown (3/8) ... 3-for-6 with career-high five RBI in 13-0 win over Brown (3/8) ... RBI and a run scored in 10-2 win vs. Clemson (3/1) ... A pair of RBI on a two-run single in 6-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/22) ... 3-for-4 with first career homer and three RBI in 17-4 win over Bucknell (2/15) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 - Played in 13 games with a start, hit .071 (1-for-14) with two runs scored and a double ... Also fielded 1.000 with seven putouts and 13 assists ... First career start at shortstop in 9-5 win over Charleston Southern (4/2), walked twice and scored a run ... First career hit with a double and a run scored in 5-2 win over Furman (2/26) ... Saw action in all three games vs. Albany with seven assists in the field ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated No. 372 best high school prospect in the nation and No. 10 best high school prospect in state of North Carolina by Perfect Game USA ... Named by Perfect Game USA to 2012 Rawlings Preseason Atlantic All-Region First Team ... 2012 NCBCA 3A All-State team (North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association) ... Hit .460 (29-for-63) as a senior in 2012 with 22 runs scored and eight doubles ... Played for Dirtbags AAU team, named captain for the 2012 season ... Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL - Born on January 10, 1994 ... Parents are Dave and Nicole Arendas ... Father Dave Arendas played at North Carolina and currently serves as director of operations for baseball staff ... Major is sport and entertainment management.