The Chanticleers captured their first-ever national title with a 4-3 victory over Arizona.
2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 8 vs. Arizona (June 30, 2016)
The Chanticleers defeated Arizona to claim the first national title in school history.
2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 7 vs. Arizona
Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona 5-4 to force a Game 3 in the National Championship Series.
Images from the 2016 Coastal Carolina baseball season.
2015 (Jr.): Had Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2014 but worked his way back to played and start in 59 of CCU’s 60 games, missing the Clemson contest due to a death in the family ... Batted .272 and tied for third on the team with 42 RBI … Was second on the team with 13 multi-RBI games … Reached base safely in 49 of 59 games … Named Big South All-Tournament ... Batted .385 (5-for-13) ... Had four RBI and four runs scored ... Hit two doubles and was solid in the field, not making an error in 17 chances playing both third and second ... Was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in game 2 … Went 2-for-7 at the NCAA Regional, but drew five walks in the three games … Had a 2-for-5 performance with two runs scored in the win over #7 South Carolina … Had a 3-for-4 outing with four RBI in the Presbyterian finale … Recorded three, three RBI games as he went 2-for-4 in the first Canisius game, 2-for-4 in the second Bryant game and 1-for-4 with a home run in the second High Point game … Also had three, three hit games as he went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the first Radford game, 3-for-4 with four RBI in the PC finale and 3-for-4 with two RBI versus Winthrop in the Big South Tournament … Summer 2015: Represented the East squad at the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star game.
2014 (So.): Was the only Chanticleer to play in all 60 games in 2013 and started the first 41 of 2014 ... Missed his first career game, CCU's win over College of Charleston to evaluate his throwing arm ... Initially decided surgery was not required, however, he played sporadically over the final month, mostly as a designated hitter ... Despite battling injury, reached base in 37 of 51 games and had an RBI in 23 of 51 games ... Second on the team with 32 RBI and 12 doubles, while ranking third with 24 runs scored ... Also has a team-best five sac flies ... Had an 11-for-13 streak over three games with two four-hit games in the Charleston Southern finale, vs. The Citadel (4/01) and at UNC Wilmington ... Had a career-best, eight-game hit streak and batted .485 (16-for-33) with six RBI during the span ... Accounted for three of CCU's six runs versus Rhode Island, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored ... Accounted for four of CCU's five runs versus Duke, scoring once and driving in three by going 2-for-4 at the plate ... Had a hit in all three Charleston Southern games, including his first career four-hit game in the finale -- going 4-for-5 ... Scored the game winner in both CSU wins ... Followed that with a 3-for-3 performance versus The Citadel and a second 4-for-5 outing at UNCW ... Had the game-winning RBI at #29 North Carolina by executing a safety squeeze in the 11th inning ... Was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a home run at Clemson.
2013 (Fr.): Only Chanticleer to play in all 60 games ... Earned 56 starts, including starts in each of the first 37 games ... Scored the game winner twice and drove in the game winner twice ... Over his last 22 games, only committed one error and he had a hit in 10 of his last 14 games ... Hit his first collegiate home run in the VMI finale ... Had the game-winning RBI in the 3-2, 11-inning win at Winthrop in the series opener ... Was 1-for-3 in the PC opener with a RBI in the 5-4 win ... In the Georgia Tech finale, was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI, hitting a solo home run in the second inning for a 2-0 lead in the 12-8 victory ... Hit a solo home run in game two of the UNC Asheville series, which proved to be the game-winning RBI and game-winning run in the 3-0 victory ... Closed the regular season with a three-game hit streak, going 4-for-12 in the Charleston Southern series with an RBI double in the season finale 5-4 win ... Was prominent in the Longwood win in the Big South Tournament opener with a 3-for-3 performance -- his first 3-hit game ... Summer 2013: Baseball America tabbed him the fourth-best pro prospect from the 2013 Perfect Game Summer League, while PerfectGame.org rated him the seventh-best pro prospect.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: 38th-round selection by the Houston Astros in the 201 MLB Draft ... Named New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA first team All-State ... Albany Times Union 2012 Big 10 Most Valuable Player ... As a senior, batted .406 with 12 doubles, four home runs, 19 RBI and 21 stolen bases ... As a junior, earned second team Large School All-Area status from the Albany Times Union as he batted .391 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 23 RBI and 13 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, named second team Large-School All-Area by the Albany Times Union ... Batted .493 as a sophomore and .364 as a freshman ... Brother, Will, played at Coastal Carolina, was drafted in 2013 by the Chicago Cubs and plays professionally in that organization.