Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
General: A former catcher who made the conversion to the mound in 2007 ... will be relied on out of the bullpen and to provide leadership in 2008.
2007: Made eight appearances as a relief pitcher ... posted a 1-0 record and a 5.79 ERA ... pitched 9.1 innings, allowing 12 hits and six earned runs ... walked just two of his 43 batters faced ... averaged the fewest walks allowed on the team with 1.93 per nine innings ... did not allow a run to score in five of his eight appearances ... surrendered one hit or less in five of his appearances ... had three consecutive scoreless outings (4/3 through 24) ... put together back-to-back one-hit appearances against Holy Cross (3/3) and Fairleigh Dickinson (3/14), contributing three innings of one-hit baseball against Fairleigh Dickinson.
2006: Started nine of 19 games played as a sophomore ... made five starts at designated hitter and four starts behind the plate ... batted .171 on the year with a double, two RBI and two runs scored ... had a pair of two-hit games on the season against Seton Hall (2/12) and East Carolina (2/21) ... made one relief appearance on the mound, working 1.0 scoreless inning against High Point (4/5).
2005: Started 23 of 27 games played as a freshman ... all 23 starts came behind the plate ... hit .268 with two home runs, six doubles, two triples and 13 RBI ... finished second on the team in triples and tied for second in home runs ... had three multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games on the season ... recorded two three-hit games against Maryland-Eastern Shore (2/13) and Navy (3/15), going 3-for-4 in both games ... had three two-RBI games against Maryland-Eastern Shore (2/11 & 2/13) and against Elon (2/23) ... compiled a six-game hitting streak from March 13 through April 1 ... freshman campaign was cut short due to mid-season knee surgery.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Wesleyan Academy ... spent his freshman season at Northwest Guilford ... three-time all-conference selection ... all-state selection as a senior ... started all 30 games as a senior, hitting .428 with seven home runs, 40 RBI and 10 steals to lead Wesleyan Academy to the 3A State Championship ... his N.C. Stars summer league team won three consecutive state titles ... was the ninth-ranked senior in the state in 2004.
Personal: Born Ronald William Causey on November 23, 1985, in Greensboro, N.C. ... son of Ron and Mary Causey ... has a sister, Shelley ... majoring in Sociology.