8 - Sheldon Adams Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Hometown: Big Stone Gap, Va.
Bat/Throw: L/L
Position: Outfield photo         A newcomer with great athletic ability and speed ... Worked in the outfield during the fall, primarily in center and left ... Gets good jumps on fly balls and has solid defensive skills ... A left-handed batter who is working to develop more consistency and aggressiveness at the plate ... Has the ability to be successful ... Should show steady improvement as he gains experience and adjusts to the Division I level ...

High School: Lettered four years as a center fielder for Coach Jim Kelly at Powell Valley High ... Was named first-team all-district and all-region and second-team all-state his senior year ... Hit .369 that season with five home runs and 17 runs batted in ... Smacked 14 home runs his junior year when he earned first-team all-district, all-region and all-state honors ... Also gained all-district and all-region recognition after batting .380 with three homers as a sophomore ... Played in the Virginia High School League East-West All-Star game following his senior year ... Earned three letters as a tailback in football, rushing for 1,330 yards his senior season ... Excelled as a sprinter in track, winning the state Group A 100-meter dash outdoor championship in 2002 ...

Personal: Sheldon Todd Adams ... Born 12/22/83 ... Son of Bill and Sue Adams ... Enrolled in university studies.