|18 T.J. McDonald|
Gray's Creek High School (2013): Two-way player (outfielder/pitcher) that helped his club to a 19-6 overall record and a 10-2 league mark ... Named First-Team North Carolina All-State ... Took home Cape Fear Valley Conference Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior ... As a First-Team CFVC selection, McDonald sported a 5-1 record with a 1.67 ERA ... Fanned a team-best 80 batters, while walking 25 in 42.0 innings ... Allowed 25 runs (10 earned) on 19 hits ... Batted .387 (24-for-62) with seven extra base hits (home run, four doubles, two triples) ... Drove in 21 runs and scored 19 ... Swiped eight bases and walked 21 times ... Against Ledford in the first round of the 3A N.C. State playoffs allowed two hits, struck out 11 and walked one in the Bears 5-2 victory ... Drove in the games first two runs on a bases loaded two-RBI single ... Following senior season was listed as the second-best right-hander and fourth overall prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game ... Rated as the 201st-best prospect in the nation (No. 59 right-hander) by Perfect Game ... Garnered 2013 Preseason First-Team All-Atlantic Region honors from Perfect Game.
Village Christian Academy (2010-12): Three-time 3A All-Conference selection for Coach Jeff Nance... Also a two-time 3A Conference Most Valuable Player ... Helped Bears to 45 wins over a three-year stretch ... As a freshman took home league Most Improved honors ... During sophomore season threw a five-inning perfect game against Waccamaw Academy striking out 11 batters ... Last year as a junior helped the Bears claim to the 3A Conference Title after batting .603 with five home runs, three triples and 38 RBI ... On the mound, he posted an 8-3 record with a 1.22 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 56.1 innings or work ... Named Fayetteville Observer Athlete-of-the-Week (Apr. 9, 2012) after tossing a no hitter with 19 strikeouts against Harrells Christian Academy ... At the plate he was 2-for-4 with four RBI ... Earned NCISAA All-State honors, while also being named to All-Cape Fear Region Team ... Played summer ball for Coach Fletcher Bates and the Rock Solid Athletics ... Participated in the 2012 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2012 East Coast Professional Showcase (Syracuse, N.Y.).
Personal: Full name is Timothy Jordan McDonald ... Born Nov. 12, 1994 ... Son of Neal and Nikki McDonald ... Father played college baseball at Methodist (1986-88) and played in the Division III College World Series (1986) ... Has one sibling (Samuel) ... Intended major is health fitness specialist.