1 - Erik Samples
Erik Samples
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hampton, S.C.
Position: INF
Major: Biology
Bats/Throws: R/R
Last School: Wade Hampton HS
gp 39
avg .281
hr -
rbi 7
r 7
sb -

2012: Appeared in three games for the Spartans as a freshman… Tallied one hit in four at-bats on the year. Recorded lone hit of the season at Mercer (May 18)… Appeared in pinch hit roles at Belmont and Georgia State and stayed in to play second base… A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: Was a four-year starter as part of the varsity baseball team at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, S.C… Finished prep career with 115 hits… Named All-Region final three seasons at Wade Hampton HS… Was a three-time South Carolina All-State Team selection (2009, 2010, 2011)… Batted .419 as a senior and served as a team captain… Was named the school’s Wendy’s Heisman winner and picked up National Scholar-Athletic honors from the U.S. Army Reserve following senior season… Posted a .491 batting average as a sophomore, 50 points better than sophomore campaign (.441)… Finished rookie season with a .407 batting average and earned All-State Rookie Team honors… Was a member of the cross country team for four years… Served as the Student Body President as a senior and graduated Summa Cum Laude after posting fifth-best GPA in senior class.

Personal: Born on Feb. 17, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga… Son of Glenn and Terri Samples… Has two sisters… Undecided on major… Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing baseball… Favorite movie is “Hall Pass”… Favorite TV show is “Big Bang Theory”… Favorite season is winter… Likes eating Mexican food… Hero growing up was his father… Favorite sports figure is Chipper Jones… Favorite quote is “Character is defined by what you do when nobody is looking”… Aspires to play professional baseball.

Recent Games
May 17 North Florida L, 6-2
May 18 North Florida W, 4-3
May 22 vs. Mercer L, 12-6
May 23 vs. Stetson W, 6-0
May 24 vs. Mercer W, 10-1
May 25 vs. ETSU L, 4-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 39 17
Plate appearances 68 26
At Bats 57 23
Runs 7 3
Hits 16 4
Doubles - -
Triples 2 -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 7 0
Total bases 20 4
Walks 5 2
Hit by pitch 1 -
Strikeouts 17 8
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits 5 1
Hit into double play 1 1
Stolen Bases - -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average .281 .174
On Base Percentage .349 .240
Slugging Percentage .351 .174
Appearances 23 11
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 1 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 27.0 9.1
Hits 17 8
Runs 14 5
Earned Runs 10 4
Walks 15 8
Strikeouts 24 7
Strikeouts per Game 8.00 6.75
Doubles Allowed 4 3
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against 89 30
Batting Average Against .191 .267
Earned Run Average 3.33 3.86
Wild pitches 1 1
Hit Batters 13 4
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed 1 1
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 5 4
Total Chances 77 37
Put Outs 28 15
Assists 43 19
Errors 6 3
Fielding Percentage .922 .919
Double Plays 11 6
Stolen Bases Allowed 3 1
Runners Caught Stealing 1 -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .250 -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 15 Niagara W, 23-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 18 Kentucky L, 11-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 Presbyterian W, 5-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 5-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 George Washington W, 9-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Furman L, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 1 Marshall W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Dayton W, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 3 Marshall W, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 6 at Gardner-Webb L, 4-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 8 Akron W, 11-2 4 1 2 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 9 Akron W, 8-2 3 0 1 - 1 - 2 1 - - -
Mar 10 Akron L, 6-4 3 1 2 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 12 at South Carolina L, 12-3 5 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 15 ETSU L, 8-0 4 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 16 ETSU W, 6-3 3 1 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Mar 17 ETSU L, 10-4 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 - -
Mar 20 UNC Asheville W, 10-8 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 22 at Jacksonville L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville L, 6-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville W, 19-7 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 27 Wofford L, 12-11 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 28 Northern Kentucky L, 5-3 4 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 29 Northern Kentucky W, 5-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 30 Northern Kentucky W, 4-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 2 at Presbyterian W, 13-7 2 1 2 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 3 Charlotte W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Lipscomb W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Lipscomb L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Lipscomb W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Davidson W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Charleston Southern L, 9-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 12 Stetson W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Stetson L, 10-2 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 14 Stetson L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at UNC Asheville L, 5-4 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 17 at Wofford W, 12-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 19 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 21 at Florida Gulf Coast W, 17-9 5 2 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Apr 23 vs. Furman L, 11-6 3 0 1 - 1 - 2 1 1 - -
Apr 24 Gardner-Webb W, 9-2 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 7-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 12-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 27 Mercer L, 8-7 1 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 8 at Charleston Southern W, 8-7 4 1 2 - - - 1 - 2 - -
May 10 at Kennesaw State L, 4-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 11 at Kennesaw State L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 12 at Kennesaw State L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 at Clemson L, 8-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 16 North Florida L, 15-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 17 North Florida L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 18 North Florida W, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 22 vs. Mercer L, 12-6 1 0 1 - - - 1 - - - -
May 23 vs. Stetson W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 vs. Mercer W, 10-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 vs. ETSU L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 15 Niagara W, 23-6 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 -
Feb 18 Kentucky L, 11-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 Presbyterian W, 5-2 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 5-0 0 0 0 1.0 - - - 0.00 1 2 -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 George Washington W, 9-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Furman L, 6-5 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 -
Mar 1 Marshall W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Dayton W, 4-3 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 -
Mar 3 Marshall W, 6-5 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 -
Mar 6 at Gardner-Webb L, 4-1 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0.00 0 3 -
Mar 8 Akron W, 11-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 9 Akron W, 8-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 10 Akron L, 6-4 0 0 0 2.0 1 - - 0.00 - 1 -
Mar 12 at South Carolina L, 12-3 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 -
Mar 15 ETSU L, 8-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 16 ETSU W, 6-3 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 1 1 -
Mar 17 ETSU L, 10-4 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0.00 1 0 -
Mar 20 UNC Asheville W, 10-8 0 0 0 2.2 1 1 1 3.38 1 3 -
Mar 22 at Jacksonville L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville L, 6-4 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0.00 0 2 -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville W, 19-7 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 27 Wofford L, 12-11 0 1 0 2.0 3 5 4 18.00 2 1 -
Mar 28 Northern Kentucky L, 5-3 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 29 Northern Kentucky W, 5-4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 -
Mar 30 Northern Kentucky W, 4-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 2 at Presbyterian W, 13-7 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 0 0.00 0 0 -
Apr 3 Charlotte W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Lipscomb W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Lipscomb L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Lipscomb W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Davidson W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Charleston Southern L, 9-3 0 0 0 0.2 1 1 1 13.50 0 1 -
Apr 12 Stetson W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Stetson L, 10-2 0 0 0 0.1 - 2 2 54.00 2 - -
Apr 14 Stetson L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at UNC Asheville L, 5-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 17 at Wofford W, 12-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 19 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 -
Apr 21 at Florida Gulf Coast W, 17-9 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 23 vs. Furman L, 11-6 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 24 Gardner-Webb W, 9-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 7-3 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 1 1 -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 12-5 0 0 0 0.2 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 -
Apr 27 Mercer L, 8-7 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 -
May 8 at Charleston Southern W, 8-7 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 10 at Kennesaw State L, 4-2 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0.00 1 0 -
May 11 at Kennesaw State L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 12 at Kennesaw State L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 at Clemson L, 8-7 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 16 North Florida L, 15-5 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 18.00 1 0 -
May 17 North Florida L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 18 North Florida W, 4-3 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 22 vs. Mercer L, 12-6 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 23 vs. Stetson W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 vs. Mercer W, 10-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 vs. ETSU L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 15 Niagara W, 23-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Kentucky L, 11-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 Presbyterian W, 5-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 5-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 23 George Washington W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 George Washington W, 9-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Furman L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Marshall W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Dayton W, 4-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Marshall W, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 6 at Gardner-Webb L, 4-1 0 0 0 0 - - 1 1 .500 - -
Mar 8 Akron W, 11-2 4 1 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 9 Akron W, 8-2 8 4 4 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 10 Akron L, 6-4 5 1 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 12 at South Carolina L, 12-3 3 0 3 0 1.000 2 - - - - -
Mar 15 ETSU L, 8-0 11 2 7 2 .818 2 - - - - -
Mar 16 ETSU W, 6-3 5 3 2 0 1.000 2 - - - - -
Mar 17 ETSU L, 10-4 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Mar 20 UNC Asheville W, 10-8 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Jacksonville L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville L, 6-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Jacksonville W, 19-7 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 27 Wofford L, 12-11 3 1 2 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Mar 28 Northern Kentucky L, 5-3 7 3 4 0 1.000 2 - - - - -
Mar 29 Northern Kentucky W, 5-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Northern Kentucky W, 4-1 1 0 0 1 .000 - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Presbyterian W, 13-7 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 3 Charlotte W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Lipscomb W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Lipscomb L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Lipscomb W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Davidson W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Charleston Southern L, 9-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Stetson W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Stetson L, 10-2 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 14 Stetson L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at UNC Asheville L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Wofford W, 12-0 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 19 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 3-2 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Florida Gulf Coast W, 17-9 5 4 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 23 vs. Furman L, 11-6 4 2 2 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 24 Gardner-Webb W, 9-2 6 3 2 1 .833 - - - - - -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 7-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Mercer L, 12-5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 27 Mercer L, 8-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 8 at Charleston Southern W, 8-7 4 0 2 2 .500 - - - - - -
May 10 at Kennesaw State L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 11 at Kennesaw State L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 12 at Kennesaw State L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 at Clemson L, 8-7 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 16 North Florida L, 15-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 17 North Florida L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 18 North Florida W, 4-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 22 vs. Mercer L, 12-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 23 vs. Stetson W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 vs. Mercer W, 10-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 vs. ETSU L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 39 57 7 16 - 2 - 7 5 17 - - .281 .349 .351
Conference 17 23 3 4 - - - 0 2 8 - - .174 .240 .174
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 24 33 3 8 - 1 - 2 3 10 - - .242 .324 .303
Away 13 20 4 6 - - - 2 1 6 - - .300 .333 .300
Neutral 2 4 0 2 - 1 - 3 1 1 - - .500 .600 1.000

Wins 18 27 6 9 - 1 - 4 4 7 - - .333 .419 .407
Losses 21 30 1 7 - 1 - 3 1 10 - - .233 .281 .300

  g gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/g hr era
Total 23 0 0 1 0 - 27.0 17 14 10 15 24 8.00 - 3.33
Conference 11 0 0 0 0 - 9.1 8 5 4 8 7 6.75 - 3.86
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

Home 16 0 0 1 0 - 18.0 12 12 10 13 17 8.50 - 5.00
Away 7 0 0 0 0 - 9.0 5 2 0 2 7 7.00 - 0.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

Wins 9 0 0 0 0 - 9.0 4 3 1 6 11 11.00 - 1.00
Losses 14 0 0 1 0 - 18.0 13 11 9 9 13 6.50 - 4.50

  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 39 77 28 43 6 .922 11 3 1 .250 - -
Conference 17 37 15 19 3 .919 6 1 - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -

Home 24 56 20 32 4 .929 8 2 - - - -
Away 13 17 6 9 2 .882 2 1 1 .500 - -
Neutral 2 4 2 2 0 1.000 1 - - - - -

Wins 18 36 17 15 4 .889 4 - - - - -
Losses 21 41 11 28 2 .951 7 3 1 .250 - -