Feb. 18, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina relief pitchers Aaron Burke and Ryan Connolly added yet another preseason accolade to their resumes Monday as Louisville Slugger/CollegeBaseballInsider.com named Burke a first team preseason All-American and Connolly was selected honorable mention.
Burke has additionally be selected preseason Big South Pitcher of the Year, preseason 2nd Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, to the "Stopper of the Year" Watch List by NCBWA and preseason Big South Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America. Burke was 10-5 with seven saves last season, leading the Big South in wins and ERA (1.58).
Connolly has previously been named third team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and to the "Stopper of the Year" Watch list with Burke. Connolly led the Big South with 11 saves in 2012, posting a 5-2 record with a 2.10 ERA.
Coastal Carolina will face top-ranked North Carolina today (Monday, Feb. 18). First pitch at UNC's Boshamer Stadium is set for 3 pm.
The Chants will return home for the Caravelle Resort Tournament Feb. 22-24, playing four games in three days.
Caravelle Resort Tournament Schedule:
Elon vs. Kentucky Noon
Kansas State at Coastal Carolina 4:00 pm
Kansas State vs. Elon 11 am
Kentucky at Coastal Carolina 3 pm
Kentucky vs. Kansas State 11 am
Elon at Coastal Carolina 3 pm
Marshall at Coastal Carolina 6 pm