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Witten & May Make NCAA Columbia Regional All-Tournament

Witten had a team-best four RBI; May led the team in batting

       

Rich Witten was named to an NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team for the secod time in his career.

Rich Witten was named to an NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team for the secod time in his career.

June 4, 2012

COLUMBIA - Coastal Carolina first baseman Rich Witten and center fielder Jacob May were named to the NCAA Columbia Regional All-Tournament Team.

Witten, also named to the 2012 Big South Championship All-Tournament Team, had a team-best four RBI in the Chanticleers' three games and batted .273 (3-for-11). The Danville, Ky., native went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Coastal's 11-1 win over Manhattan. In the sixth inning and the game tied, Witten hit a sacrifice fly to give the Chants a 2-1 lead. With that RBI, Witten ended the season with a team-best 10 game-winning RBI. In Sunday's game versus Clemson, Witten hit his 50th career double, ending his career seventh on the CCU career list. He also had 158 career RBI to rank sixth all-time in CCU history.

May led Coastal during the Regional with a .583 batting average (7-for-12) and tied for the team lead with four runs scored. He also drove in three, posted a .917 slugging percentage, had a .643 on-base percentage and was 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts. May was 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored in the first Clemson game. In the win over Manhattan, he had a bunt single, setting up the Chants' first run. In the sixth inning, he had a leadoff single and scored what proved to be the game-winning run. The next inning, May blew open the contest with a three-run home run. In the eighth, he was hit by a pitch and scored. In the final game, he was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Witten was also named to the 2010 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional All-Tournament Team. That year, he hit a grand slam in the title game and, in the 10th inning, doubled before scoring what proved to be the winning run. However, prior to that double, be helped send the game to extra innings by making an impressive stretch at first base to record the final out of the inning.

NCAA COLUMBIA REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

C - Spencer Kieboom, Clemson
1B - Rich Witten, Coastal Carolina
2B - Chase Vergason, South Carolina
3B - LB Dantzler, South Carolina
SS - Joey Pankake, South Carolina
OF - Brad Felder, Clemson
OF - Adam Matthews, South Carolina
OF - Jacob May, Coastal Carolina
DH/U - Phil Pohl, Clemson
P - Colby Holmes, South Carolina
P - Jordan Montgomery, South Carolina

COLUMBIA REGIONAL MVP
Adam Matthews, South Carolina