Earned Dean’s List (Fall 2016).Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named first team American Family Insurance All-South Carolina (all divisions) by USA TODAY High School Sports ... A two-time (2015 and 2016) South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association first team AAA All-State pick ... Rated #41 prospect in the state of South Carolina by PerfectGame.org ... Selected to the South Carolina Select All-Star team that played in the SC-NC All-Star game ... As a junior, batted .437 with 26 RBI in 31 games, hitting eight doubles, three triples and three home runs ... Led team to 2015 AAA state championship by hitting a home run in the 12th inning in 3-2 over Hartsville, had seven hits in the two-day, championship series ... As a sophomore, named to 2014 Anderson Independent All-Area team ... Posted a .412 batting average with a home run, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored ... Also tabbed All-Region 1-3A ... Son of Chad Roper, a 1992 second round MLB draft pick by Minnesota Twins.
No. 19 Coastal Edges Little Rock; Clinches Top Seed for Sun Belt Tourney