AWARDS & ACCOLADES
•SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2017-18)
•SoCon Second Team All-Conference (Media, 2019)
SOPHOMORE (2019): Named as Second Team All-SoCon by the league’s media … capped off the season by ranking in the top five of nine statistical categories including batting average (1st-.340), sacrifice flies (t-1st-4), on-base percentage (2nd-.413), doubles (2nd-14), runs scored (2nd-36), slugging percentage (3rd-.475), hits (4th-55), total bases (4th-77), walks (4th-20) … enjoyed the second-longest hitting streak of the season (14 games), which spanned from March 10 through April 27 … recorded 16 multi-hit games on the season, including the season-opener versus Quinnipiac (Feb. 15), where he finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored … closed out a 2-for-5 performance at High Point (Feb. 19) with one run … enjoyed the first three-hit game of the season against Virginia Tech (Feb. 25) where he was 3-for-4 from the plate … capped off the three-game series against Penn (March 4) by finishing 2-for-5 from the plate with a pair of runs scored … had a series of multi-hit games against Elon (2-5, RBI, run), Jacksonville (2-3, 2 runs) and Jacksonville (2-5, 2 runs) on March 12th and March 16th, respectively … returned to the UNCG lineup after sustaining an ankle injury against Wake Forest (March 26) at Elon on April 23, finishing 2-for-4 from the plate with a run and an RBI … established his single-game season-high in RBI (three) as he finished 2-for-5 from the plate with a run, double and triple against The Citadel (April 27) … came through with a pair of doubles as he capped off the game at ETSU (May 3) with a 3-for-4 outing that included two runs … closed out the second game of the series with ETSU (May 4) by finishing 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a home run as well as a double … enjoyed a pair of multi-hit performances at VMI, the first coming on May 10, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run, one run and one RBI … followed with a 3-for-5 performance that included two RBI, two runs and a pair of doubles against the Keydets (May 11) … closed out the VMI series by scoring three runs after finishing 1-for-3 with an RBI and a double … had two RBI, one double and was 1-for-3 against Winthrop (May 14) … ended the final series of the regular season with a pair of multi-hit performances against Wofford as he went 2-for-4, RBI (May 17) and 3-for-5 with a run (May 18) in the final two games of the three-game set … enjoyed a 2-for-5 performance against Mercer (May 24) in the SoCon Baseball Championships, scoring one run along the way.
FRESHMAN (2018): 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.