#30 Sterling Hayes
Coach Corbin Quote: Sterling is a great addition to our program. He has a positive disposition with the patience and willingness to learn. He has trended in a positive direction with his defensive skills and invested time outside of the training environment to grow his offensive game this fall. It is apparent that he wants to learn from the older players and is a very teachable kid. Sterling is a mature young man who will end up being a very consistent player in our program. He is a winning player.
As a Freshman (2019)
- Made five appearances including three at shortstop and two at second base
- Finished 0-for-2 (.000) with both at-bats coming April 30 vs. Tennessee Tech
- Drew a walk and scored a run on Feb. 16 vs. Cal State Fullerton and March 5 vs. Davidson
High School – Lettered four years in baseball at Francis Parker High School under coach David Glassey… Also lettered in football two years in high school… Recognized as California’s No. 16 shortstop in the class of 2018 by Perfect Game… Named 2018 first-team All-San Diego County and first-team all-league all four years… Batted a career .318 including an impressive .475 on-base percentage across 124 games… Recognized on the San Diego All-Academic Team all four years… Helped team to the San Diego district finals two years in a row… Served as team captain as a junior and senior… Played high school and/or summer ball with Jonah Davis (Pittsburgh Pirates), Nick Allen (Oakland Athletics) and Kingston liniak(Detroit Tigers).
Academics – Hayes is undecided on a major.
Personal – Sterling Hayes… Born 5/6/99 in San Diego, Calif…. Son of Robert and Lynne… Has a younger sister, Berkley… Has two cousins who played volleyball and lacrosse at Syracuse… Nickname is Sterling… Favorites include: Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy (player), San Diego Padres (team), Chris Paul (pro athlete – non baseball player), Last Chance U (TV show), Shawshank Redemption (movie), Jason Bateman (actor), chicken parmesan (meal), Drake (music/singer/band), chips (late night snack) and home (vacation)… Says if he wasn’t playing baseball he would be a business owner… Names Jason Bateman as the actor to play him in a movie… Uses smart as one word to describe himself… Roommates with Matt Hogan… Lists winning the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League as his most memorable athletic moment… Chose Vanderbilt “because of the great coaching staff as well as the academic and athletic excellence.”