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... 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... Expects to major in Business Marketing.