John Faircloth #2 Bats/Throws: S/R
Position: INF Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 180
Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C.
Previous School: Brunswick
Eligibility: Sr. Major:
2012: Appeared in 51 games and started 50 games, mostly at third base…hit .287 and tied for the team-lead with four home runs…knocked in 24 runs and scored 26 while clubbing four doubles and a triple….stole four bases in six attempts…went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in CSU’s win over Savannah State on February 22…went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in 13-3 rout of Marshall on February 24…went 2-for-4, ripped two doubles, drove in two runs, and scored two himself in the Bucs’ 6-4 win over Marshall on February 25…recorded a 3-for-5 day with a double and a run scored in loss to High Point on March 24…connected for an opposite field three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to force extra innings in CSU’s 4-3 win over Campbell on March 30…went 3-for-4 and drove in a run in loss at Campbell on March 31…went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and 2 RBI in CSU’s win over UNC Asheville on April 6…laced a career-best five hits, including a double, drove in two runs, and scored another in a 10-2 rout of UNC Asheville on April 7…launched a two-run homer in game 2 of doubleheader versus Asheville on April 7…went 2-for-5 with an opposite field homer in CSU’s win over USC Upstate on April 10…went 3-for-4 in CSU’s win over Winthrop on April May 5…led CSU to 8-1 rout of VMI on May 12, going 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and three runs scored…posted a 3-for-5 day with 2 RBI and a run scored in CSU’s 9-8 loss to Coastal Carolina to open the Big South Tournament on May 22.
Brunswick Community College: Played for Robbie Allen at Brunswick Community College for two seasons… Tied the program record for doubles with 17… Set a new record for games played with 50… Named the conference’s best defensive third baseman… Hit .369 as a freshman with 39 RBI and 17 doubles… Hit .307 in 2011… Led the team in 2011 with 28 RBIs… Played for the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plains League in the summer of 2011, earning a spot on the all-star team.
High School: Played for Coach Kevin Lynch at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School… A three-year letterwinner… Named Rookie of the Year for the varsity team as a sophomore.
Personal: Born John David Faircloth on February 23, 1991 to Debbie and David Faircloth… Father played football at Chowan Community College and Elon University… Came to CSU for the coaching staff and the teammates… Favorite food is steak… Favorite athlete is Chipper Jones… Best sports moment was winning the conference as a sophomore at Brunswick CC… Favorite movie is Dumb & Dumber… Studying kinesiology.