2014 (Junior): Recovered from an injury that kept him out of the first half of the season and went on to earn All-Southern Conference Second-Team accolades … Hit .317 over 30 appearances and 126 at bats – one of five Spartans to bat in the .300s … Tallied 40 hits, 28 runs scored, nine doubles, five home runs, 26 RBI and 64 total bases … Led UNCG in slugging percentage (.508) … Produced 11 multi-hit and eight multi-RBI efforts … Put together a 10-game hitting streak from March 29-April 17 … Made a successful season debut in the Spartans’ 16-5 victory over UMES (March 19) as he racked up a hit, a run scored, two RBI, two walks and a double … Hit his second career grand slam in UNCG’s series-clinching victory over Furman (March 22) as he ended the game with three hits, two runs scored and five RBI … Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double in the series opener vs. Western Carolina (April 4) … Notched two hits and a run scored in six at bats in the series finale against Elon (April 27) … Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBI vs. Samford (May 4) … Recorded two hits, a run scored, a RBI and two walks in the Southern Conference Championship first round contest against Furman (May 20).
2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in 52 games and made 49 starts – 43 in left field and six at designated hitter… batted .310 – the fourth-highest mark on the team – with 61 hits, 21 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 31 RBI and 30 runs scored … one of six UNCG players to hit .303 or better … led the Spartans in doubles and placed second in the Southern Conference … amassed the third-highest slugging percentage of any UNCG player at .497 … drew 16 walks and was 4-for-5 in stolen base attempts … did not commit an error in 84 defensive chances … Spartans were 5-1 when he was the designated hitter … produced 16 multiple-hit efforts and five multi-RBI performances … enjoyed a career-best nine-game hitting streak which spanned May 4 to the end of the season … went five-straight contests with multiple hits (March 12-17) … hit .333 (16-for-48) when leading off an inning and .714 (10-for-14) with a runner on third base and less than two outs … tied for second on the squad with 17 two-out RBI … clubbed his first career grand slam, the Spartans’ second of the campaign, in the top of the ninth inning at Furman (May 11) as he was 3-for-5 with four RBI, two doubles and a run scored … turned in a solid effort in the middle contest of the College of Charleston series (April 6), going 3-for-4 with three doubles and a run scored … recorded six putouts in a 9-7 victory over Princeton (March 20).
2012 (Freshman): Played in 16 games, making 12 starts – seven as designated hitter and five in left field … also made 10 appearances on the mound with a 1-0 record … produced two RBI and hit his lone home run of the campaign in the season-opening 13-0 victory over Delaware State (2/17) … drew a pair of walks against Samford (3/9) … picked up the victory in a 6-3 decision over Princeton (3/21), throwing two scoreless innings and striking out a batter … hurled a season-high 59 pitches against Furman (3/30).
High School: Earned four varsity letters as a pitcher, outfielder and first baseman at North Stokes High School in Danbury, N.C. for coach Scott Smith … earned all-state honors after his senior season … named the Northwest 1A/2A Conference Player of the Year his last season … earned all-conference honors his last three seasons … earned a spot on the State Games and Senior Games rosters … hit .509 as a senior at the plate, while earning five wins and sporting a 2.10 ERA on the mound … set a school record with 11 home runs as a senior … also played as a power forward on the basketball team for two seasons.
Personal: Eric David Kalbfleisch … born June 5, 1993 in Chicago, Ill. … son of Dave and Tina Kalbfleisch … has one older sibling, Jen … majoring in pre-business administration at UNCG.