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Baseball's Wheeler, Anderson Named Louisville Slugger All-Americans

Baseball's Wheeler, Anderson Named Louisville Slugger All-Americans

TUCSON, Ariz. – Coastal Carolina University baseball players Cody Wheeler (Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania) and David Anderson (Lexington, S.C./White Knoll) were named Louisville Slugger All-Americans, the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced today. Wheeler was named to the Second Team as a starting pitcher, while Anderson was a Third Team selection at first base.   Wheeler, a sophomore, is 10-0 with a 3.34 earned-run average in 14 starts this season for the Chanticleers. The Big South Pitcher of the Year has struck out a team and conference high 96 batters in 89 innings pitched this year. Wheeler pitched a complete-game no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Hawai’i March 26 and had seven-inning, one-hit performances in wins over Stony Brook and VMI. Wheeler was 7-0 in Big South games and has 63 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched in conference matchups. He has been named the Big South Pitcher of the Week three times this season. The Chanticleer opponents are hitting just .218 off Wheeler.   Anderson, a senior, is hitting .389 with 11 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 79 runs-batted-in for the Chanticleers. He was named the Big South Player of the Year as well as garnering All-Big South Tournament honors, becoming just the second player in conference history to earn that feat. He hit his 49th career home run in the Big South Tournament championship game against Winthrop, passing Tom Romano to become the school’s career home run leader. Anderson has eight game-winning RBI and a .750 slugging percentage. He had two home runs apiece in games against High Point and Gardner-Webb and hit .420 in Big South games. He also has made just five errors on the year at first base.    Wheeler and Anderson become the sixth and seventh Chanticleers in school history to be named a Louisville Slugger All-American. Dock Doyle was the last Chant to be named to the team, taking that honor last season.   Coastal Carolina will face Kansas Friday, May 29 in the 2009 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. First pitch is at 2 p.m., in Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.