2015 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Had breakout season with Hurricanes in second year, emerging as team’s starting leftfielder after impressive sophomore campaign…Ranked third on team with .327 batting average…Made 22 starts, including 17 straight to end season, and played in 56 total games…Totaled four home runs and 24 RBI….Had four doubles and scored 37 runs…Was team’s top hitter in NCAA postseason, hitting .355 in nine total postseason games and team-best .455 in three games at College World Series…Served as defensive replacement early on before taking over starting left field duty…Hit first two home runs of career in back-to-back games vs. NYIT (May 8-9) after entering as pinch hitter…Started series finale vs. NYIT (May 10), beginning stretch of 17 starts to end season…Had career-best six RBI in finale vs. Georgia Tech (May 16), including third home run...Jumpstarted game-winning rally vs. Virginia at ACC Baseball Championship (5/20) with eighth-inning single…Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1)…Totaled three RBI in two games against VCU at NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional (June 5-6)…Had heroic performance vs. Arkansas at College World Series (June 15), finishing 3-for-3 with two-run home run and walk-off single in bottom of ninth inning.
Saw action in 24 games, including 11 starts…Made career-first start as designated hitter against Maine (Feb. 15)…Recorded career-first hit and run scored against Villanova (March 4)…Started all three games in outfield against Duke (May 9-10)…Went 1-for-3 with career-high three RBI and two runs scored against Blue Devils (May 10)…Set career high with three hits against Duke at ACC Championship (May 24)…Connected on pinch-hit single in NCAA Coral Gables Regional matchup with Texas Tech (June 2).
Drafted in the 38th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves (No. 1153 overall)...Ranked No. 196 high school senior nationwide and No. 11 player in Georgia by Perfect Game...Batted .331 with nine home runs and 42 RBI senior year, guiding Eagle's Landing Christian Academy to Class A private school championship...Hit .333 with six home runs and 30 RBI junior season.
Younger brother of Atlanta Braves All-Star outfielder Jason Heyward...Parents are Eugene and Laura Heyward...Plans to major within School of Communication.