|44 Trent Ashcraft|
Starting center fielder ... Good left-handed hitter that uses the field well ... Student of the game ... Very sound outfielder that closes on the ball very well ... Good top of the lineup offensive skills ... Individual winner of the Fourth Annual Fire of Blackbeard Challenge ... 2008: Played in 41 games with five starts all in left field ... Batted .220 with nine hits and six RBI ... Recorded two multi-hit games (UAB/May 3 and Tulane/May 10) ... Posted a career-high three hits against UAB (May 3) in the second game of a double-header ... Followed that game with a two-hit performance against Tulane (May 10) in game one of a double-header ... Collected season-best three-game hit streak from May 3-10 ... During hitting streak batted .500 (6-for-12) with five RBI ... Swiped three bases with a season-high two against Tulane (May 10) in game two of the double-header ... Batted .211 as a starter (4-for-19) with a double and three RBI and .227 (5-for-8) as a reserve ... Against lefties hit .250 (1-for-4) while batting .216 (8-for-37) with six RBI vs. right-handers ... Ranked fourth on the team with a .375 batting average with runners on and two outs, collecting three hits and driving in four ... Drove in four runs, while hitting .500 (3-or-6) with two-outs and runners in scoring position ... Was 2-for-3 (.667) when hitting in the fifth frame (team-best) ... Participated in three games at the Conway Regional, all as a reserve ... Batted .292 (7-for-24) in 16 C-USA games with a pair of doubles and six RBI ... Preferred hitting inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (.310) than on the road (.000) and neutral site games (.000) ... Month by-month analysis includes: February (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI); March (.154, 0HR, 0 RBI); April (.200, 0 HR, 1 RBI); May (.300, 0 HR, 5 RBI) and June (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI) ... 2008 Summer: Spent summer in the Cape Cod League playing for Hyannis Mets ... Participated in the Under Armour-Cape Cod Baseball All-Star Game (7/26) ... Named to the 2008 All-Cape Cod League Team ... Collected one hit and drove in a run during the mid-summer classic, which was played in Chatham, Mass. at Veteran's Field ... Played in 43 games for Hyannis batting .327 (55-for-168) with eight RBI, 21 runs and 11 stolen bases ... Ranked among the league leaders in hits (fourth), stolen bases (sixth), average (seventh) and RBI (eighth) ... 2007: Redshirted during initial season in Pirates' program ... 2006 Summer: Played for the Florence Redwolves guiding them to a 32-18 record ... Teamed up with former Pirate Mike Flye on the American All-Star Team ... Batted .333 in the midseason classic scoring one run, driving in one run and stealing a base ... Finished tied for second in the league in hits with 65 ... Posted a .340 average (65-for-191) with two home runs, 27 RBI and 26 runs scored ... Stole 20-of-26 base attempts, which ranked among the top 10 in the league ... Junior College: Spent two seasons playing for Rick Robinson at Young Harris College leading the Mountain Lions to an 89 22 record ... Used primarily as a leadoff hitter ... Holds a .356 career average, ranking sixth all-time in school history ... As a freshman hit .340 (34-for-100) in 24 games with two home runs and 13 RBI ... Swiped 15 bases before going down with a season ending injury ... During sophomore season batted .380 with 88 hits, 17 doubles and 35 RBI ... His 88 hits ranks fourth all-time on the school's single-season charts ... Tied a school record for runs scored in a single game (5 vs. Arizona Western College 1/29/05) ... Earned first-team All-Region XVII (GJCAA) honors ... Helped YHC to back-to-back regular season championships (2005 and 2006) ... High School: As a senior at Brentwood, batted .393 with 22 RBI and was a perfect 15-for-15 on the base paths ... Earned all district, all-county, all-region, all tournament and honorable mention All Mid-State honors as a senior ... Took home the Most Valuable Hitter Award ... Ranks among the schools top five on the single-season charts in hits (47-second), stolen bases (15-third), runs (35 fourth) and total bases (194-fifth) ... Named all-district, all-county, and all Mid-State at the conclusion of his senior campaign and was selected in the 42nd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... Personal: Full name is Stephen Trent Ashcraft ... Born Sept. 29, 1985 in Searcy, Ark. ... Son of Stephen and Teresa Ashcraft ... Has two siblings (Tory and Tyson) ... Majoring in communications with a minor in business ... Father and uncle both played professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization ... Father is currently a scout with the Tampa Bay Rays ... Named to 2006-07 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall `06 and '07, Spring `08, Fall `08).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 vs. UAB-2 (5/3/08); runs: 1 (10 times, last vs. Tulane-2 5/10/08); hits: 3 vs. UAB-2 (5/3/08); RBI: 2 (twice, last vs. Tulane-1 5/10/08); home runs: none; stolen bases: 2 vs. Tulane-2 (5/10/08).