G.K. Young
G.K.  Young


Conway, S.C.

High School:
Conway HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230




2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 8 vs. Arizona

2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 8 vs. Arizona (June 30, 2016)


Coastal Carolina Captures National Championship With 4-3 Win Over Arizona (USATSI)

The Chanticleers defeated Arizona to claim the first national title in school history.


2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 7 vs. Arizona

2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 7 vs. Arizona


Chanticleers Force Winner-Take-All Game (USATSI)

Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona 5-4 to force a Game 3 in the National Championship Series.


A Season in Photos: CCU's 2016 National Title Run

Images from Coastal Carolina's 2016 national championship run.

2015 (So.): Led the team and ranked fourth in the Big South (115th in the NCAA) with 49 RBI ... Also ranked eighth in the Big South (149th in the NCAA) with eight home runs and seventh in the league (114th in the NCAA) with five sacrifice flies ... Named Big South All-Tournament ... Batted .333 (5-for-15) ... Had a tournament-best seven RBI and tournament-best 12 total bases ... Had a career-high five RBI vs Charleston Southern, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two runs scored ... Went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run off the scoreboard vs Winthrop and was 1-for-4 in the semifinal win versus High Point ... CCU's hottest hitter to end the season, batting .357 (30-for-84) over the last 22 games ... At the NCAA Regional, was 2-for-4 with a double and run scored versus Cal and was 2-for-4 versus Texas Southern ... Had a team-best, nine game-winning RBI, including an RBI single at #7 Florida State ... Was 0-for-8 in his first four games, then had a hit in 19 of his next 21 games and batted .376 over the span (32-for-85) ... Had 19 RBI in 14 of those games ... Then, batted just .164 (10-for-61) over a 16-game span before rebounding to put together a career-long, 11-game hit streak (Mar. 8-27) ... Batted .396 (19-for-48) over the 11-game span with three home runs ... Was 3-for-6 in the West Virginia win ... In the bottom of the 13th, hit the first pitch of the home half over the wall to give CCU a 4-3 win ... CCU's first walk off HR since April 2013 ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI versus Clemson then went 6-for-12 in the UNC Asheville series with a home run and four RBI ... In the UNCA finale, hit a leadoff single in the ninth and his pinch runner Josh Crump scored for a 2-1 win ... Went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored in the South Carolina win ... Was 4-for-10 in the Florida State series ... In game one, drew a walk in the first inning to load the bases and got CCU's first hit of the game, a solo blast, to start the top of the seventh ... In game two, was 0-for-4 with four K's ... Bounced back to go 3-for-4 in the game three win ... Had an RBI single in the third for a 3-0 lead which proved to be the game winner ... Had his first career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with two RBI in a losing effort in the Liberty opener ... In the Liberty finale, went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, giving CCU a 1-0 lead in the eventual 12-1, 5-inning win ... Summer 2015: Selected to the Coastal Plain League All-Star game, starting for the East team as a catcher, and won the CPL Home Run Derby ... Started 41 of the team's 54 games ... Led the team with 15 doubles, seven home runs, 35 RBI and .568 slugging percentage while ranking third on the team with a .308 batting average.

2014 (Fr.): Played in 52 games, seeing most of his action as the team's designated hitter ... Batted .237 overall - .247 in league play with 13 RBI - but was second on the team with 12 doubles and three home runs ... Also among team leaders in RBI (21) and walks (18) ... Also tied for team lead with two triples ... Had a mid-year, nine-game hit streak, going 12-for-30 (.400) over the streak ... Also, had a streak of reaching base safely of 13 games in conjunction with the hit streak ... Had a great collegiate debut, getting a double in his first at bat and finishing the weekend 5-for-10 with four RBI ... Was 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in the High Point finale ... Went 3-for-6 at the plate in his two games versus Winthrop with a double and two runs scored in the 9-3 win on Saturday ... Came off the bench to go 1-for-2 at The Citadel and was credited with CCU's lone hit at #2 South Carolina ... Was 4-for-5 in the first two UNC Asheville games, going 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit by pitch in game one while going 3-for-4 with a double in game two ... Walked twice and drove in CCU's first run with a sac fly to right in a win at #29 North Carolina ... Was 4-for-12 in the Radford series, including a 3-for-5 outing in the finale with three RBI, two runs scored, a double and a home run ... Versus Presbyterian, went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the eighth to give CCU a 4-0 lead ... Was 3-for-4 at College of Charleston, getting a run scored, RBI, double and triple ... Credited with game winning RBI in the Campbell finale, drawing a bases-loaded walk ... Overall, closed the season going 7-for-17 (.412) at the plate with hits in four of his last five games.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Two-time Class 4A first team All-State, three-time all-conference and three-time Toast of the Coast selection ... Rawlings PerfectGame.org second team All-American ... Set Conway High records for career RBI (127), single-season home runs (13, which led the state in 2011) and career home runs (29) ... His 29 career home runs is also a conference record ... Batted over .400 in each of his four years, including .415 as a senior, .485 as a junior, .446 as a sophomore and .405 as a freshman ... Played for South Carolina in the Powerade State Games ... As a junior, batted .485 with eight home runs, four doubles and 30 RBI while racking up 18 walks and striking out only four times.




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