Former Arkansas second baseman Carson Shaddy accomplished his first multi-hit effort for the Auburn Doubledays on Monday, logging two hits in a 6-5 victory over the West Virginia Black Bears.

Shaddy earned the start at third base, batting second in the lineup. The Fayetteville (Ark.) native finished the game 2 for 4 with an RBI (the first of his minor league career), a walk and a .789 ops. In the top of the sixth, Shaddy forced a full count and walked with the bases loaded, bringing in a run and putting the Doubledays ahead, 4-1. With the victory, Auburn moves to 14-9 so far this season.

Through five contests, Shaddy has seen action at second base, third base and designated hitter. He’s currently batting .313 with 5 hits, an RBI, a run and 6 strikeouts in 16 at bats. He has also logged a .476 on-base percentage, .313 slugging percentage and a .789 ops.

The Auburn Doubledays are the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Washington Nationals in the New York-Penn League (NYPL). Founded in 1958, the Doubledays play at Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park in Auburn (NY.) which seats 2,800 fans. Last season, the team went 36-45 and finished in a tie for 12th place. They currently sit in second place in the NYPL Pinckney Division.

A former walk-on at Arkansas, Shaddy sat out his first year as a redshirt. As a redshirt freshman and a sophomore, he spent time at catcher, third base and outfield before finding a home at second base last season. Starting all 62 games there, Shaddy hit .279 with 62 hits, 40 RBIs and 8 home runs.

Becoming one of the strongest leaders on the 2018 club, Shaddy improved his defensive skills and hit .330 with 65 hits, 55 RBIs and 13 homers. He showed tremendous power and contact throughout the postseason, coming up with numerous clutch hits. Though his time at Arkansas ended with disappointment, his journey from walk-on to All-Conference and All-American is one for the ages.

The Washington Nationals selected Shaddy with the 311th pick in the 10th round. At this pick, the value was expected to be around $136,900, but because Shaddy was a senior and had little leverage, his bonus was officially $10,000, showing the benefits of signing as a junior. Shaddy signed with the Nats on Monday, July 2 and was already in the Doubledays starting lineup two days later on Wednesday, July 4.

If and when Shaddy is able to play his way up the totem pole, some potential stops for the former Diamond Hog could include the Hagerstown Suns (Class A), the Potomac Nationals (Class A-Advanced), the Harrisburg Senators (Double-A) and the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A). The major league Nationals have a .500 record of 45-45, good enough for third in the National League East, as the league approaches the All Star break.

Shaddy and the Auburn Doubledays have Tuesday off before taking the field at home on Wednesday, July 11 against the Lowell Spinners. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm (CT).