Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 190 Hometown: Mooresville,NC
Previous School: Lake Norman
2012: Named to the Southeast Region All-Tournament team ... tossed three-hit shutout against Armstrong with a career-high 14 strikeouts at regional ... ranked fifth in SAC with 8.16 strikeouts per game ... allowed just two runs off one hit over six innings to pick up win over #1 St. Mary’s (TX) at College World Series ... started only seven of 23 games, but posted an 8-3 record with a pair of saves ... had a 2.59 ERA in games he started ... fanned 10 in six innings with no-decision vs. Wingate on A/10 ... allowed two runs or less in five of his seven starts ...
2011: Made 19 appearances with one start ... went 1-1 with 3.68 ERA and two saves ... earned save in the season opener by striking out the side in 8-7 win ... also had save at Mars Hill on Feb. 26 ... held opponents to a .167 average with runners on base ... only one of six inherited runners scored ... posted 2.37 ERA over his 18 relief stints ... threw two hitless innings of relief at Belmont Abbey on March 29 ... struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief vs. Tusculum on April 15 ...
2010: Appeared in nine games and started five in his freshman season ... posted a 3-1 record with a 4.22 ERA ... held lefties to just a .143 average and opponents hit just .184 with two outs ... tossed complete game win against Urbana, allowing just three hits and posting seven strikeouts ... first win came in initial start against Shippensburg, allowing a run on two hits over five and a third innings ... allowed just 26 hits over 32 innings ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at Lake Norman High School ... State Games nominee ... helped the Wildcats to a State Championship as a senior ...
PERSONAL: Born Robert Ross Whitley on Feb. 4, 1991 in Charlotte, NC ... son of John and Jennifer Whitley ... communications major.