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Cory Wood
Cory  Wood

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Sanderson HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
2B/OF


2017 (Fr.): Named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was voted the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year … Tabbed second team All-Sun Belt ... Lived up to preseason hype as he was tabbed the D1Baseball.com Preseason Sun Belt Freshman of the Year as well as its preseason #1 impact freshman for the league. ... Played a role in 10 Coastal Carolina wins, scoring the game winner six times and having the game-winning RBI four times ... Reached base safely (hit/walk/hit by pitch) in 40 of his 44 games played with an at bat, including a streak of 22 straight from Feb. 27 to April 11 ... Ranked fourth in the league in stolen bases (0.35 per game) and 11th in walks (0.67 per game) ... Missed 11 games due to injury but still ranked seventh in the league and 125th in the nation with 16 stolen bases ... For the season, batted .291 with 41 runs scored, 24 RBI and an impressive .423 on base percentage thanks to 31 walks ... Additionally was 16-of-17 in stolen bases in his rookie campaign ... However, in Sun Belt games, Wood led the league with a .406 batting average and a .531 on base percentage ... In fact, after batting just .193 through his first 18 games of the season, Wood batted .357 over his final 28 games with a .481 on base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage .. Had a hit in each of his first four career games, including a 2-for-5 performance with a triple vs St. John's ... Did not get a hit versus Charleston (2/22), but scored a season-high three runs and stole two bases thanks to two walks and an RBI fielder's choice ... Hit a three-run home run -- his first career dinger -- in the ninth inning at #7 North Carolina to cut CCU's deficit to 7-6 ... The HR in Chapel Hill was off UNC closer Josh Hiatt, the only HR Hiatt allowed in 2017 regular season ... Raised his batting average 32 points in the Georgia State series ... In the 4-0 Friday win, he accounted for two CCU runs with an RBI and run scored, going 2-for-2 ... His two-run home run in the sixth inning of game two gave CCU a 7-4 lead and proved to be the game winner in the 8-5 victory ... Was 0-for-1 in game three, but walked twice and scored twice before being lifted for a sub in the lopsided win ... Had one of CCU's two hits in the 1-0 loss to Louisiana ... In game two against the Ragin' Cajuns, went 3-for-5 and hit a two-run, walk-off single to give CCU a 9-8 win ... Walked and scored in the finale ... At #20 Wake Forest, hit a three-run HR to give CCU a 3-0 lead ... After getting injured versus Georgia Southern and missing nine games, returned to lineup as DH in games two and three at UTA, getting two hits in each game and producing the game-winning RBI in game two ... Walked and scored in the Sun Belt tournament versus Texas State.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Rawlings-PerfectGame Honorable Mention All-American and second team All-Atlantic region ... Also a two-time Underclass Honorable Mention All-American by PerfectGame ... Rated the 50th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina by Baseball America among all draft-eligible players (high school and college) ... Also rated the 24th-best high school prospect in the state by PerfectGame.org ... First team North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association 4A All-State ... 2016 CAP 8 Conference Player of the Year and Raleigh News & Observer All-Metro pick ... A three-time , first team All-CAP 8 selection ... As a senior, batted a .455 with 40 hits and 21 RBI ... Broke his own school record with 37 runs scored as a senior ... Set his school's record for career runs scored during his junior season and finished 113 ... As a junior, batted .457 and had a .573 on-base percentage with five doubles, 20 stolen bases and a then school record 33 runs scored ... Led his team to conference titles in 2013, 2014 and 2016 ... Had a .346 batting average and a .485 on-base percentage as a sophomore ... Named Academic All-Conference and Honor Roll four times.



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