2015: Member of 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship winning team ... Started 52 of the 55 games he played in ... Batted .251 with a .351 slugging percentage and .342 on-base percentage, tallying 48 hits -- including six doubles, two triples and three home runs -- to go along with 18 walks, 21 RBI and 28 runs scored ... Tallied 13 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Started all 27 conference games and batted .223 with a .277 slugging percentage and a .342 on-base percentage, posting 21 hits -- including five doubles -- to go along with seven RBI and 15 runs scored ... Started all four MAC Championship tournament games, batting .385 with a .667 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage, logging five hits -- including two home runs -- to go along with three RBI and four runs scored ... Started both NCAA Championship Champaign Regional games. 2014: Appeared in 41 of 51 games during his freshman campaign, earning a spot in the starting lineup ... Ended the season with a .273 batting average ... Drove in 11 runs on 49 hits ... Made his first career start Feb. 16 vs. Murray State ... Drove in his first career RBI in season opener ... Had his first career multi-hit game on Mar. 15 vs. St. Bonaventure ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI against Buffalo on May 4 ... Batted .416 in series against Bowling Green ... Had a career-best four hits in a single game on May 11 against Bowling Green
Prior to Ohio: Comes to Ohio as the 36th ranked player in the state of Ohio according to prepbaseballreport.com ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Two-year captain ... Three-time All-League honoree ... Earned league Player of the Year honors as a sophomore ... Earned First Team All-Area and team Most Valuable Player honors as a junior ... Holds his high school's all-time hits record ... Set the school standard for batting average in a season ... Coached by Tom Begley ... Also played football and basketball.
Personal: Born June 9, 1994 ... Son of Mike and Shelly Black ... Has one brother, Troy, who is a freshman infielder for Ohio ... Majoring in Marketing ... Member of his high school's student council ... SADD Members ... Lists his favorite athlete as Derek Jeter and his favorite professional team as the Cincinnati Reds.