|Hometown:||Rocky Mount, N.C.|
|High School:||Nash Central|
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Saw action in 37 games, including 30 starts at catcher … Posted a .205 batting average in 78 at-bats with 18 runs scored on 16 hits, including six extra-base hits (1 HR) and 19 RBI … Tallied a .308 slugging percentage and a .427 on-base percentage … Drew 26 walks, was hit by pitch five times and was 1-for-2 on stolen base attempts … Booked two multiple-hit games and a pair of multiple-RBI games … Also scored two or more runs in three contests … Committed six errors in 280 total chances for a .979 fielding percentage … Hit by pitch once, stole lone base of season, drove in a run and scored twice on a 0-for-3 day in the series finale with Anderson … Registered first hit of the season against Bloomfield, doubling and later scoring on a 1-for-2 performance … Recorded a 3-for-3 hitting line with two doubles, a pair of walks, three RBI and three runs scored in the series opener with Lander … Drove in three runs and walked once on a 2-for-4 hitting line against Pfeiffer … Hit 1-for-1 with a sac hit, two RBI and a run scored at Lenoir-Rhyne … Hit first career home run, walked twice and scored two runs on a 1-for-3 outing in the opener of the series with Armstrong Atlantic ... Drove in two runs and walked twice on a 1-for-2 day against Catawba.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Saw action in 22 games, including 15 starts at catcher … Posted a .053 batting average in 38 at-bats with six runs scored on two hits, including one extra-base hit and two RBI … Tallied a .079 slugging percentage and a .200 on-base percentage … Drew seven walks … Booked one multiple-RBI game … Committed two errors in 96 total chances for a .979 fielding percentage … Registered first collegiate hit on a 1-for-4 outing in the series opener with Millersville … Doubled, walked and drove in two runs on a 1-for-3 day in game two against Georgia Southwestern … Walked and scored three times in game two of the series at Lander.
A two-time all-area selection at Nash Central High School for coaches Chris Huffman and Stacey Alston … Earned all-conference and all-area accolades as a prep senior after registering a .290 batting average, as well as a 2.50 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 42.0 innings pitched … Also earned a spot on the Easter Tournament all-tournament team … Grabbed all-conference and all-area honors following a junior campaign that saw him register a .385 batting average, as well as a 5-3 record on the mound … Played travel ball with the Carolina Hurricanes … Also played soccer for Nash Central.
The son of Renee and Michael Pearce was born on April 10, 1990 … Has a younger sister, Rachel … Graduated in the top nine percent of his 343-member senior class at Nash Central High School … Enrolled in pre-major studies at UNCP.
PEARCE CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 3 vs. Lander (3/6/10)
At-Bats: 4, nine times (last vs. Augusta State, 5/9/11)
Walks: 4 at Armstrong Atlantic (4/3/11)
Runs Scored: 3, twice (last vs. Lander, 3/6/10)
RBI: 3 vs. Lander (3/6/10)
Stolen Bases: 1, twice (last vs. Flagler, 3/12/11)
Doubles: 2 vs. Lander (3/6/10)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Armstrong Atlantic (4/2/10)
Hitting Streak: 2 games, twice (last 4/7/10 - 4/10/10)