Bobby Ison #1 Bats/Throws: L/L
Position: OF Ht.: 5-8 Wt.: 160
Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.
Previous School: Stratford HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major:
2013: Named to the Big South's All-Conference First Team...Was toughest player in the country to strike out, doing so just 11 times in 229 at bats and 248 total plate appearances...Led the Big South with 84 base hits and tied CSU's single season program record for base knocks...Paced CSU and placed 4th in the league in batting with a .367 average...Finished third in the league in total bases with 111...Tied for ninth in the league in doubles with 14...Showcased pop out of the leadoff spot, slugging 19 extra base hits en route to finishing 8th in the league with a .485 slugging percentage...Recorded 27 multi-hit games, and 10 3+hit efforts...Helped lead CSU to a 17-run outburst on opening day against Eastern Kentucky (2/15), going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the win...Doubled, scored two runs, and drew three walks in CSU's come-from-behind win over UNC Wilmington (2/20)...Belted first home run of the season against The Citadel (2/27)...Went 1-for-5, but drove in a season-high three runs in second game of a doubleheader against Siena (3/9)...Had a banner day against Ohio State (3/12), going a perfect 5-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored...Slugged a pair of doubles and drove in a run at Clemson (3/13)...Went 3-for-4, drove in two runs and scored another against The Citadel (3/22)...Collected back-to-back three-hit games to help CSU to a three-game sweep over UNC Asheville (3/29-3/30)...Finished that series against Asheville 6-for-11 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI...Compiled five consecutive multi-hit games from 4/20 to 5/3...Powered Bucs to a win over Savannah State (4/17), going 4-for-6 with a triple, a stolen base, three runs scored and an RBI...Doubled twice and went 3-for-5 against Presbyterian (4/21)...Collected back-to-back three-hit games against Georgia Southern and Winthrop (5/1 and 5/3), going a combined 6-for-9 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and an RBI...Went 3-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in road win over Radford to open up a critical series victory (5/11)...Went 2-for-4 and drew a walk in Big South Tournament game against Liberty (5/22).
2012: Selected to the Big South All-Freshman Team following a stellar rookie campaign…finished the year 2nd on the team in batting with a .333 clip, and led the club with 71 hits, 31 runs scored, 10 stolen bases and 10 sacrifices…struck out just 14 times in 227 plate appearances, and drew 14 walks to total a .379 on-base percentage out of the leadoff spot…began his collegiate career by hitting safely in 13 straight games, highlighted by multi-hit efforts in six contests…racked up a 4-for-5 day with a double and the first two runs scored of his career as CSU downed Georgetown on February 18…went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs as CSU topped Savannah State on February 22…slapped a pair of singles in CSU’s challenge at Auburn on March 3…went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple for first RBI of career in the Bucs’ victory over Penn on March 17…followed it up with two more hits and three more RBI as CSU secured a series victory over the Quakers with a 5-1 triumph on March 18…went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a loss at Campbell on March 31…went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored to key CSU’s 10-2 win over UNC Asheville on April 7 as the Bucs clinched a doubleheader sweep…drove in a pair of runs in CSU’s 4-3 come-from-behind win versus Gardner-Webb on April 13…went 2-for-5 and made a brilliant diving catch which appeared on SportsCenter versus ACC power Clemson on April 17…went 2-for-5 and belted his first career home run to lead CSU past Savannah State on April 18…went a perfect 5-for-5 and stole two bases in CSU’s loss at Presbyterian on April 22…went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as CSU routed VMI, 8-1, on May 12…went 1-for-9 and scored a run in both of the Bucs’ Big South Tournament games.
High School: A three-year letter winner at nearby Stratford High School in Goose Creek… Played under head coach John Chalus and alongside current CSU teammate Ryan Gunther… Was a High School Sports Report all-region honoree in 2010 and 2011… Named to the all-state team in 2011… Earned the Best Hitter Award in both 2010 and 2011… Hit .453 as a senior, .386 as a junior and .381 as a sophomore for a career average of .404… Collected 105 hit, 43 RBI and 75 runs scored in three seasons… Named to the 2011 North/South All-Star game… Was a Post & Courier All-Lowcountry Player in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born Robert Lee Ison III to Bob and Sarah Ison on July 5, 1993 in North Charleston, S.C. … Best sports moment is playing in the North/South All-Star game and hitting a home run… Came to CSU for the good Christian atmosphere and to stay close to home… Favorite book is Josh Hamilton: Beyond Belief… Favorite place to visit is Atlanta, Ga. … Prized possession is his iPhone… Best class is sociology… Favorite food is barbeque chicken.