Kevin Woodall Jr. Drafted in 10th Round by Cardinals
CONWAY - Kevin Woodall Jr., was selected in the 10th round (303rd overall pick) of the Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since 2000, Woodall is the 17th Chanticleer to be drafted in the top 10 rounds that was not drafted out of high school. A Chanticleer has been selected within the first 10 rounds of the Major League draft for 11 consecutive seasons and, with Lancaster, a total of 20 Chanticleers have gone within the first 10 rounds over the same span. Since 2007, 46 Chanticleers have been drafted, including 13 over the last three seasons.
TWO-TIME (2017 and 2018) FIRST TEAM ALL-SUN BELT
Led Sun Belt in HR (18) and RBI (60) in 2017
2018 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Graduated May 8, 2018 with a degree in finance.
Preseason All-American (2nd team, Collegiate Baseball)
Preseason 2018, was rated the 6th-best draft prospect in the Sun Belt by Baseball America.
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL and COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-AMERICAN (3rd team)
NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-SUN BELT
Named to Sun Belt All-Tournament Team as he, with teammate Seth Lancaster, tied a tournament record with 10 runs scored in the four games ... Was 3-for-5 in the championship game and batted a tournament-best .611.
After going 0-for-4 in CCU's win over UNC, reached base safely (hit/walk/hit by pitch) in his finale 13 career games ... Raised his batting average 30 points to over those 13 games ... Over the last 13, has a hit in 11 games and batted .411 (21-for-51) with 8 RBI, 20 runs scored, 3 HR and 11 walks.
(Through the NCAA Regional round) one of four players in the NCAA to rank among the NCAA top 35 in HR, RBI and Runs Scored.
^ Ranked 7th in the NCAA/3rd in Sun Belt with 71 Runs Scored.
^ Ranked 10th in the NCAA/2nd in Sun Belt with 19 Home Runs.
^ Ranked 35th in the NCAA/2nd in Sun Belt with 62 RBI.
ALSO IN THE NCAA/SUN BELT:
^ Ranked 36th in the NCAA/3rd in Sun Belt with 141 Total Bases.
^ Ranked 54th in the NCAA/6th in Sun Belt with 44 Walks.
^ Ranked 123rd in the NCAA/4th in Sun Belt with .576 Slugging Percentage.
ON THE CCU CAREER LISTS: ranks 1st as he was a part of 117 double plays turned, 3rd in intentional walks (12), 4th in home runs (40), 11th in games played (214), 13th in walks (96) and 14th in RBI (142).
ON THE CCU SINGLE SEASON LISTS in 2018: ranks 5th in most intentional walks (6), 6th in home runs (19), 9th in runs scored (71) and 18th in RBI (62).
In Sun Belt games only, led the league in home runs (10) and runs scored (38) while ranking second in RBI (34), second in total bases (72) and second in slugging (.610).
Named Sun Belt Player of the Week for the ULM series and was additionally the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week on two other occasions ... Versus ULM, batted .500 (6-for-12) with 9 runs, 8 RBI, Double, 2 HR, 1.083 SLG%, 5 BB and .737 OB% ... Had at least two RBI, two runs scored, one hit and one walk in all three games.
Had a reached base streak of 28 games this season until going 0-for-5 in Troy opener ... For the season, reached base safely (hit/BB/HBP) in 59 of 62 games.
Was walked THREE TIMES with bases loaded and had a league-best six intentional walks.
2018 BIG GAMES
Was the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week for the season-opening weekend ... Batted .467 (7-for-15) with 8 RBI ... Had a career-high six RBI in the season-opening win over Virginia Tech ... Was 2-for-5 with two RBI versus #18 Oklahoma, including an RBI walk-of single in the 10th ... Hit two home runs in win at Charleston (2/21).
With game tied 4-4 in the 8th versus Illinois (2/23), hit a game-winning, two-run home run.
Also named College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week (Mar. 5) ... Batted .357 (5-for-14) for four games with 6 runs, a double, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1.071 slg% and .500 ob% ... Had at least one RBI and scored at least once in each of the four contests.
Broke a 3-3 tie in the 7th vs Radford with a 2-run home run to give CCU a 5-3 lead in the eventual 13-7 win .. Overall, was 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored, adding two walks vs Radford.
Just 1-for-5 with an RBI and run scored versus Wake Forest (3/7) but re
corded his first stolen base of the season and third of his career.
Drew 3 walks versus UConn, including a 9th-inning intentional walk to load the bases ... Was 1-for-3 overall with 2 RBI.
Despite battling the flu at Arkansas State, tied a CCU single-game record with 5 runs scored in game 2 at Arkansas State ... Was 3-for-4 with 6 RBI and 2 HR ... Was 1-for-5 with a double in the finale.
Was 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and run scored in series opening win over Texas State ... In game 2 of series, hit a 3-run home run.
Played well at Georgia Southern, going 5-for-16 with 1 double, 2 HR, 5 runs and 4 RBI ... Had at least one hit, one run and one RBI in all 3 games.
Had 3-for-4 game wasted in 11-6 loss in South Alabama opener ... Had a 2-run single to help break open the 12-0 series finale win.
Was 2-for-4 with a sac fly at Wake Forest ... Both hits, ball came off bat at 108 mph.
After 0-for-5 in the opener, had a hit, run scored and walk in both games of DH, including a home run in Game 1 for 1-0 lead.
At UNCW, had RBI single in the 13th to give CCU 1-0 lead.
SUN BELT PLAYER OF THE WEEK (and College Sports Madness conference Player of the Week for a third time) in leading CCU to a sweep over ULM ... Had at least two RBI, two runs scored, one hit and one walk in all three games ... Batted .500 (6-for-12) with 9 runs, 8 RBI, Double, 2 HR, 1.083 SLG%, 5 BB and .737 OB% ... GAME 1, was 1-for-4 hitting a hit 2-run double while walking twice and scoring twice ... GAME 2, was 2-for-3 with a hit 2-run HR, walking twice and scoring 3 times .. GAME 3, was 3-for-5 with 4 RBI, hitting a 2-run HR and a 2-run single while walking once and scoring four times.
After going 0-for-4 vs North Carolina, was 5-for-9 versus in the Little Rock series with three runs, three RBI, 3 walks, double and home run ... Did most of his damage in game two - CCU's 6-4 win - as he went 2-for-2 with 2 walks, double, home run, 3 runs, 3 RBI and stolen base.
Named Sun Belt All-Tournament as he, with Lancaster, tied a tournament record with 10 runs scored in the four games ... Was 3-for-4 with 3 runs in game 1 vs UTA ... Went 3-for-5 with 4 runs scored and HR in game 2 of tourney vs USA ... In semifinal vs USA, was 2-for-4 with RBI in 3-1 win ... Was 3-for-5 in the championship game with three runs scored and RBI.
AT NCAA REGIONAL: had three hits, scored four runs (including at least one in each of the three) and walked four times (including three times vs. LIU Brooklyn) ... Overall vs LIU, was 1-for-3 with two runs ... Went 2-for-5 with run scored versus Washington ... Walked and scored versus UConn.