45 Heath Hawkins
45 Heath Hawkins
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Matthews, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Christian HS
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

2017 — Proved to be a key contributor out the bullpen, making 29 appearances to rank second on the staff behind Billy Greenfield...posted a 4-3 record with 4.07 ERA and two saves...worked 48 2/3 innings (52 H, 15 BB, 46 K)... played a key role in Furman winning a school record 33 games (33-28) and going 14-10 in SoCon play, including 13-2 over its final 15 league games...secured his first win (3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K) versus USC Upstate 7-4 victory) and in his next outing (1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 K) against Tenn.-Martin (11-3 win)...worked four innings (2 H, 0 R, 2 K) against Georgia State (5-0 loss)...earned his first save (1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) versus Presbyterian (11-6 win)... went 2-0 with two saves (1.80 ERA) over his final 15 appearances...credited with a pair of victories in SoCon Tournament play — the first (2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) coming against East Tennessee State (8-6 win), and the second (1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K) versus UNCG (6-4 win)...entered the UNCG contest in the seventh inning with two runners on base and with no outs and Furman trailing 4-3...proceeded to strike out the side, preserving the one-run deficit, which Furman overcame for the 6-4 win...performance allowed Furman to force a championship game versus the Spartans.

2016 — Put together a solid freshman campaign, registering as much improvement from season's start to its finish as any member of the squad...made 19 appearances, 18 in relief...went 3-0 with a 6.27 ERA and one save...surrendered earned runs in nine of his first 10 appearances (1-0, 12.75 ERA) through mid-April...turned his season completely around thereafter, going 2-0 with a save and 0.51 ERA over his final eight relief appearances (17.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 BB, 11 K)...lone start (3.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) came in his final appearance, versus UNCG (15-10 win) in SoCon Tournament action at Fluor Field, after pitching the day before...notched his first win (2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) in a 10-8 triumph at Presbyterian...turned in one of his best outings (3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K) to earn the victory in 4-3 road triumph at UNC Asheville...worked a season high 4 2/3 innings (0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K) to collect his third victory at VMI (15-4 win)...proved dominant (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) in a 5-1, series clinching win over Wofford.

High School: 2015 graduate of Charlotte Christian (NCIAA 3A) School, where he starred as a pitcher and first baseman in helping his program post a 90-13 record and win three consecutive state championships, as well as back-to-back Jack Sink Spring Tournament and Sunshine Classic Tournament titles...posted a 4-0 record (40 Ks in 27 IP) in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery...was named to the 2013 Perfect Game WWBA Underclass World Championship All-Tournament Team and was a 2014 PG Underclass All-American Honorble Mention selection....played summer ball with the Showcase Baseball Academy Canes.

Personal: Full name is Heath Brooks Hawkins...born June 29, 1996, in Matthews, North Carolina...son of Ralph and Melody Hawkins...health sciences major.