#18 - John Weddle
Knox West HS
2005 Season: Weddle played in 32 games, starting nine, all at catcher ... The bucs went 6-3 when Weddle started behind the plate ... Batted .294 with two home runs, nine RBIs, 10 runs scored, three doubles and a triple ... Had a .618 slugging percentage and a .400 on-base percentage ... Hit .345 (10-for-29) against right-handed pitching and .364 (8-for-22) with runners on base ... Had the best game of his Buccaneer career on May 20 against High Point, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBIs ... Was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI against College of Charleston on Apr. 30. 2004 Season: Played in 26 games last season, starting four ... Collected his first collegiate hit and RBI on Apr. 17 in a win over Appalachian State ... Scored his first run in a Buccaneer uniform on Feb. 22 against Xavier ... Bucs went 3-0 in his starts behind the plate from Apr. 10-17, filling in for injured catcher Caleb Moore. High School: Weddle played three seasons at catcher for coach Chris Lindsay at West High School in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Weddle was an all-conference selection following the 2001 and 2002 seasons ... He played for the Knoxville Thunder AAU team that was runner-up for the national championship in 2002. Personal: Born on Feb. 16, 1985, John is the son of David and Karen Weddle ... John is the cousin of John Kasay, all-pro kicker for the NFLís Carolina Panthers.
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