15 James Fowlkes
15 James Fowlkes
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R
Last School: Walters State CC

2015: Started 50 games for the Spartans in his first season at Upstate...Had 52 hits, eight doubles, one triple, one home run and 22 RBI...Ended the year fifth on the team with a .277 average...Recorded a .983 fielding percentage...Earned a team-high five walks against Army (Feb. 14)...Hit a solo home run at Charleston Southern (March 10)...Drove in a career-high four runs against Valparaiso (March 8)...Had 10 multi-hit games...Had a 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 22-March 15.

Before USC Upstate:
Transferred to USC Upstate from Walters State Community College … Had 53 RBIs, 11 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 29 stolen bases in 2014 … Also hit .335 to go along with a .436 on-base percentage last season for the Senators … Played at Soddy Daisy High School and led the state of Tennessee with 18 home runs as a senior … Was a first team all-state and all-district selection in 2014 … Holds the Soddy Daisy High School record for home runs in a season.

Personal: Born January 7, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn. … Son of David and Pam Fowlkes … Has one brother … Majoring in mass media … Favorite food is green bean casserole … Favorite movie is “Bruce Almighty” … Favorite TV show is “The Blacklist” … Favorite actor is Jim Carrey … Favorite musical artist is Eminem … Favorite season is spring … Favorite sports figure is Tim Tebow … Favorite quote is “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up" … His dream job is to be a Major League Baseball player.