2018 (Freshman): Played in 30 games making 18 starts in his freshman year … Made 12 starts at shortstop and six as the designated hitter … Went for multiple hits in seven games and drove in multiple runs three times … Hit for a .307 average with seven extra-base hits, 11 RBI and scored 13 runs … Stole five bases in eight attempts with a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt … Went for a season-high five hits in a 5-for-5 game with four RBI, two doubles and scored a run against Lipscomb (Mar. 16) … Added another perfect performance, going 4-for-4 with a double against Lipscomb (Mar. 18) … Earned his first collegiate hit in a pinch hit appearance at Tennessee (Feb. 24) … Added back-to-back three-hit games against Wake Forest (Feb. 28) and Marist (Mar. 2) … Added a 2-for-3 game against Winthrop (Mar. 24) … Went 1-for-4 in against The Citadel … Season-high five assists against Marist (Mar. 3).
Prep: Three-time letterwinner at JH Rose High School in Greenville, N.C…. North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State in 2017… Eastern Carolina Conference Player of the Year… News and Observer All-Metro Selection… American Legion Area 1 Player of the Year… Three-time first team All-Conference… Twice Rose high MaxPreps Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player… Twice a Region 1 Powerade State Games selection… JH Rose Defensive Player of the Year in 2015…. Combined 17-time MaxPreps Player of the Game… Three time Greenville Daily Reflector All-Area First Team selection… Hit at a .412 career average with 27 doubles… hit two home runs in his career… Stole 60 bases in 65 attempts… Scored 95 runs in his prep career… Two-time state little league champion… 2012 Babe Ruth State Champion, Southeast Regional Champion and World Series Runner-up… Competed for the Carolina Cubs and the Evoshield Canes 17U Coastal team… Twice a WWBA participant… Was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, History National Honor Society and the National Honor Society… Was a member of the Health Science Academy.
Personal: Son of Leigh and Greg Hardison and is majoring in business administration.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Hits: 5 [t-2nd], at Lipscomb, Mar 16, 2018
Doubles: 2 [t-5th], Marist, Mar 02, 2018 ; at Lipscomb, Mar 16, 2018
Triples: 1 [t-5th], at Wake Forest, Feb 28, 2018 ; Marist, Mar 02, 2018
Total bases: 7, Marist, Mar 02, 2018 ; at Lipscomb, Mar 16, 2018
RBI: 4, at Lipscomb, Mar 16, 2018
Runs scored: 2, Marist, Mar 02, 2018 ; at The Citadel, May 13, 2018
Walks: 1, 5 times
Sac flies: 1 [t-4th], Marist, Mar 04, 2018
Sac bunts: 1 [t-5th], Lafayette, Mar 10, 2018
At bats: 7 [t-1st], at Lipscomb, Mar 17, 2018
Stolen bases: 1, 5 times
Field chances: 10, Marist, Mar 03, 2018
Putouts: 4, Marist, Mar 03, 2018
Assists: 5, Marist, Mar 03, 2018