2009 - Made six appearances with 5.1 innings pitched ... 1.0 scoreless inning of relief in 6-1 loss at Ole Miss (4/12) ... 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 7-5 loss at Clemson (4/8) ... One scoreless inning of relief with three strikeouts in 14-2 win at College of Charleston (3/24) ... First appearance of the year vs. Presbyterian (3/9), allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk in 1.1 innings of work.
2008 - Saw action as both a position player and pitcher ... Played in 29 games with 12 starts in the outfield ... Hit .245 (13-for-53) with a homer, four RBI, a pair of doubles and 10 runs scored ... Made four relief appearances as a pitcher, 0-0 record with a 5.06 ERA in 5.1 innings pitched, recorded five strikeouts and two walks ... At the plate, put together a 2-for-3 performance including first career homer in 6-0 win at Clemson (4/16) ... Pitched career-high 2.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits with career-high three strikeouts in 16-7 win at Vanderbilt (3/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in 5-1 win at Clemson (3/2) ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in 12-0 win vs. UNC Asheville (2/27) ... Collected a double and two RBI in pinch-hit role vs. East Carolina in season opener (2/23) ... Pitched for the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League in the summer ... Finished with a 0-0 record, 2.63 ERA in 13.2 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons at Lexington High School ... 2007 South Carolina AAAA All-State team and a member of the 2007 SC/NC Select All-Star team ... Hit .457 (43-for-94) his senior year with six HR and 30 RBI ... Also hurled 53 innings and compiled a 5-1 record with a 1.32 ERA, allowed just 35 hits.
PERSONAL - Born Justin Hopper on 12/2/88 ... Son of Rita Young.