2016: Made nine appearances, all in relief, totaling 14.1 innings…went 1-0 with a 5.02 ERA…totaled 12 strikeouts against just two walks…made five appearances against conference foes, compiling a 3.52 ERA in 7.2 innings pitched with seven strikeouts against one walk...earned the victory in his first outing of the season, going 3.0 innings and allowing two runs on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts against NC Central…recorded scoreless outings at Clemson, at UNC Asheville, at Coastal Carolina and against Charleston Southern…six of his nine outings came on the road
2015: Made 19 appearances and one start, logging 29.1 innings … Went on streaks of six games and seven games without an earned run … Did not allow an earned run over his first 6.1 innings … Struck out a season-high five in 5.1 scoreless innings against High Point (4/17).
2014: Made in 21 appearances, third-most on the team… Pitched 48.2 innings, fifth-most on the team, and issued only 17 walks… Made his first career start against Winthrop (4/13) and earned his first career win in the season finale against Gardner-Webb (4/17)… Struck out a season-high four in three different games against Pitt (3/12), Furman (3/25) and Longwood (4/25)… Held opponents without a run in three straight games against UNC Asheville (3/15), Georgia (3/18) and Wofford (3/19)… Struck out 20 on the season… Started games against Charleston Southern (5/4) and UCF (5/11)… Threw a season-high 5.2 innings against Longwood (4/25).
2013: Played in 10 games, making his first collegiate start against Wofford (3/20)… Mdae his collegiate debut against Savannah State (2/16) as a designated hitter… Pitched in three games against Savannah State (2/17), USC Upstate (4/2) and NC State (5/5)… Picked up a hit against No. 5 Florida State (3/5) and Gardner-Webb (5/17), driving in two runs in each appearance… Threw his first strikeout against NC State.
High School: Helped Palmetto High School (Williamston, S.C.) to three straight district championships, two region championships and a South Caroloina Upperstate Runner-Up finish in 2012… Earned All-Region honors four consecutive years… Was named All-Region player of the Year as a senior and captured Anderson Independent Baseball Player of the Year as well… Captured All-State honors Senior Year, played for the North-South All-Star Team and was named Team MVP as a junior and senior… Hit .447 as a junior with 29 RBI before hitting .342 as a senior with 27 RBI… Compiled a career record of 19-5 from the mound with a 0.14 ERA as a senior.
Personal: James Richard Hayes was born on October 12, 1993, in Greenville, S.C…. Son of Ricky and April Hayes… Major is business administration… Enjoys hunting and fishing.