24 - Nathan Ward
Nathan Ward
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Soph.
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ga.
High School: Richmond Hill HS
Position: OF

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Played in 20 games, making 16 starts, for the Pirates as a freshman ... Two-time PBC Freshman of the Week honoree (February 19, March 26) ... Hit .321 with one home run and nine RBIs ... Went 4-for-4 at Augusta State on Feb. 17 ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs against No. 4 Mount Olive on March 19 ... Went 4-for-6 with a double in the Pirates' three-game PBC sweep of Young Harris on March 22-23.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for two seasons at Richmond Hill HS for former Armstrong catcher and New York Mets farmhand Stacy Bennett ... High school teammate of fellow Armstrong freshman Ryan Esenwein.

PERSONAL: Born Nathan Eric Ward on October 17, 1993, in Savannah, Ga. ... Hometown is Midway, Ga. ... Son of Craig and Patty Ward ... Majoring in education ... Enjoys fishing and hunting ... Lists Bo Jackson and Michael Jordan as favorite sports personalities.