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All-conference candidate that will open the season at second base for the second-straight year … Solid all-around player … Very sound defensively and can play multiple positions in the infield … Handles the bat well … 2015: Only Pirate to start all 62 games (second base) … Batted .283 (62-for-219) with four home runs, eight doubles, 27 RBI and 35 runs scored … One of five regulars to draw more walks (31) than strikeout (29) … Swiped 8 of 13 bases (61.5 percent) … Opened the season reaching base in 26 consecutive games (Feb. 13-Mar. 25), which was a personal best and team-high seasonal mark … In all, reached base safely in 56 of 62 games … Belted first career home run at Elon (Mar. 13), which was a solo shot in the first inning … Also hit home runs against UNC Wilmington (Mar. 24), Connecticut (May 3) and Cincinnati (May 16) … Registered the third longest hit streak of the season (12 games) from Feb. 27-Mar. 14 … During streak, batted .326 (15-for-46) with seven RBI and nine runs … Also added a pair of five and four game streaks … Drew a career-high three walks at Elon (Mar. 15) … Was hit three times against Houston (May 24) in the AAC Championship game – also a career-high … Legged out 10 bunt singles, which led the club … Stole bases against Cincinnati, Connecticut, Elon, Houston (two), NC State and UNC Greensboro (two) … Scored at least one run in 26 games (multiple nine times) … Reached base via a hit in 43 contests … Recorded an RBI in 21 games, while drawing a free pass 25 times … Rank third on the club with 18 multi-hit games … Tied for fifth with six multi-RBI contests … Registered three game-winning RBI (Princeton/Mar. 17, UCF/May 20, Connecticut/May 23) … His RBI single in the ninth against the Knights was his first career walk-off and fourth for the Pirates in 2015 … Led the AAC in sac bunts (16), while ranking fourth in assists (178) and seventh in fielding double plays (39) … AAC Honor Roll selection (April 2) … Registered four or more assists in a game 21 times with a season-high six on four occasions … Recorded three or more putouts six times with a season-high five at No. 21 Houston (May 20) … Team leader in seven offensive categories (at-bats, games started, sac bunts, stolen bases, total plate appearances, total sacrifices and walks) … Also ranked among the program leaders (top 5) in 13 other statistical columns … Collected six two-out RBI … Committed seven errors in 272 chances for a .974 fielding percentage … Recorded 87 putouts and 178 assists – the latter ranking ninth on ECU’s single-season charts … Batted primarily in the two-hole (46 of 62 games) … In league play, batted .333 (28-for-84) with a pair of home runs, thee doubles, nine RBI and 12 runs scored … His batting average in conference action ranked third on the team … Hit at a .417 (5-or-12) clip in the AAC Tournament and scored three runs in four starts … Also started both games in the Coral Gables Regional where he batted .125 (1-for-8).
2014: Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors following initial season with the Pirates … Played in 43 games - all starts at second base … Batted .287 (46-for-160) ranking fourth on the team … Legged out five extra base hits (4/2Bs, 1/3B) … Drove in 16 while scoring 25 runs … Had more walks (16) than strikeouts (14) … Made collegiate debut against Wake Forest (Mar. 12) getting the start at second base … Collected first RBI when he reached on a fielders choice against the Demon Deacons … Recorded first collegiate hit against Tulane (Mar. 14) where he was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk … Named C-USA Hitter-of-the- Week on March 31 following ECU’s perfect 4-0 week … From Mar. 26-30 batted a team-best .538 (7-for-13) helping extend the Pirates’ winning streak to seven games … During that span he slugged .692, had a .625 on-base percentage while leading the club with seven hits and five RBI … Collected at least one hit in all four games including a career-best three against UMBC (Mar. 28) in game one of the doubleheader … Also drove in at least one run in 3 of 4 contests with a career-best three also against UMBC … Ranked fifth on the team with four sacrifice hits … Stole 4 of 11 bases (Wake Forest, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida Atlantic) … Credited with game-winning RBI against UMBC (Mar. 30) and UNC (April 29) … Drove in Dylan Brown from second base against UMBC with a triple down the right field line in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 2-1 victory … Against the Tar Heels laced an RBI single up the middle off Taylore Cherry in the top of the seventh frame scoring Garrett Brooks from second for the Pirates lone run in a 1-0 at Boshamer Stadium … Recorded 12 multi-hit games to rank third on the club … Collected a career-best three hits twice (UMBC, Old Dominion) … Drove in multiple runs three times (UMBC/3, ODU/2, Southern Miss/2)... Scored at least one run in 20 contests with two runs five times … Drew multiple walks three times (N.C. Central, NC State, Florida Atlantic) … Had a season-high seven plate appearances on three occasions … Hit safely in a season-long nine games (April 12-25) where he batted .383 (13-for-34) with three doubles, four RBI, eight runs and three multi-hit games … Also added a six game and a pair of four-game hit streaks … Reached base safely in a career-best 15-straight games (April 6-29) … ECU posted a 25-18 record in his 43 starts … Recorded four two-out RBI to rank fourth among returning players in 2015 … Batted in the bottom third of the lineup in 27 contests before moving to the leadoff spot on April 26 at Florida Atlantic … Ranked among the team leaders (top 5) in steal attempts (first), assists (third), on-base percentage (3rd/.367), hit by pitcher (t3rd/4), steals (t3rd), average (t4th), runs (fourth), sac bunts (5th/4) and chances (fifth) … Committed 12 errors in 203 chances for a .941 fielding percentage … Recorded 63 putouts, 128 assists and turned 24 double plays … Registered at least four assists on 14 occasions with a season-high eight vs. Wake Forest … Recorded three or more putouts eight times with a season-high five against Virginia Commonwealth (Mar. 19) … In league play, batted .225 (23-for-102) with three doubles, five RBI and 12 runs in 27 starts.
2014 Summer: Played for the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League … Appeared in 12 games making nine starts at second base where he batted .148 (4-for-27) with four RBI and two runs scored.
St. Christopher’s High School: Eight-time letterwinner (baseball 4, basketball 4) … Helped coach Tony Szymendera and the Patriots claim the 2013 Virginia State Championship … Also member of the 2010 and 2013 Virginia Prep League Championship squads … Made three state playoff appearances including the finals in 2010 (runner-up) and 2013 (champions) … As a junior batted .320 with two home runs and 36 runs … Set the school’s single-season record with 32 walks … Stole 19 bases, which ranks as the second most in single-season history … Earned Virginia All-State and Prep League honors … Named 2012 Preseason Third- Team Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game ...During senior campaign was named Virginia State Player-of-the-Year after batting .333 with 27 runs, 14 RBI and 14 stolen bases … Also named to second-straight Virginia All-State and Prep League teams … Listed as the ninth-best prospect in the state of Virginia (second-best shortstop) by Perfect Game … Rated as the 369th-best player in the country by Perfect Game … Garnered Preseason First-Team All-Atlantic Regional honors … Played summer ball with ECU signee Bryce Harman and the Richmond Braves National Team for Coach Tommy Mayers … Participated in the 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2010-11 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2012 17U PG BCS Finals (Ft. Myers, Fla.) and 2010 12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads National Championship (Marietta, Ga.) … Named to Perfect Game Mid-Atlantic Dream Team … Academic Merit’s List for three-straight years.
Personal: Full name is Charles Thomas Yorgen … Born July 28, 1994 … Son of Steve and Barb Yorgen … Majoring in business management … Five-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall of 2013-pres.) … 2014 Conference USA Academic Medal Winner and Honor Roll member … Named to 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.