General: Should find his way to the top of the order after an excellent freshman campaign ... Possesses great range in centerfield ... Is a threat to run any time he's on base.
2001: Played in all 58 games, starting 57 ... Stole 13 bases in 16 tries ... Drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 performance against Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Tournament ... Went 3-for-5 against Cumberland ... Was 2-for-3 against Belmont ... Went 5-for-10 in Florida International series with two RBIs ... Raised his batting average 110 points in a three game span ... Went 4-for-5 with a homer against Lipscomb.
High School: Played at Oakland High School for Coach Mack Hawks ... Team won back-to-back state titles ... Honorable mention USA Today All-American ... Named All-District, All-Region, All-Midstate, and All-State as a senior ... MVP of the 2000 USA Classic Tournament ... 1999 All-State Tournament Team ... 2000 Daily News Journal Rutherford County Position Player of the Year ... 2000 National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District 3 team member, which recognizes the 15 best players in a seven state region ... Batted .431 with 48 RBIs as a senior ... Set a school record in 2000 for runs scored with 66 ... Stole 54 bases in 57 attempts during his prep career.
Personal: Charles Richard Akers, Jr. was born 11/13/81 ... Son of Charlie and Susan Akers ... Is undecided on a major ... Enjoys hunting, fishing, and racquetball.