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Coastal Beats TCU, 7-5 to Advance to CWS Finals

Coastal Carolina’s Anthony Marks (29) and Connor Owings (6) celebrate after they scored against TCU on a two-run triple by G.K. Young during the third inning of an NCAA men’s College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyler Chadwick homered and doubled, Alex Cunningham pitched 6 1/3 solid…

Schrock Named SAL All-Star Game MVP

Former Gamecock 2nd baseman Max Schrock went 2-3 with 2 RBI and earned MVP honors at the South Atlantic League All-Star game in Lexington, Kentucky Tuesday night.  Schrock’s North team knocked off the South division team 2-1.  The Hagerstown Suns slugger got a first inning RBI double off Columbia Fireflies pitcher P.J. Conlon. Conlon ended up the losing pitcher, giving…

Texas Tech Sends Florida Home From CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run homer, Texas Tech picked up a huge insurance run by way of two errors on the same play in the ninth, and the Red Raiders eliminated Florida 3-2 at the College World Series on Tuesday. It was a stunning early exit for the No. 1 national seed, which made things interesting…

Webb Signs With Brewers

Braden Webb is officially one and done with Gamecock baseball.  The 21-year-old pitcher signed with the Milwaukee Brewers Friday.  He was a third round pick.   My life long dream was fulfilled today as I signed to play for the Brewers. All Glory to God! #BrewCrewpic.twitter.com/enM6kZo1hq — ⚡️Braden Webb⚡️ (@Bwebb_30) June 17, 2016 3rd-rder Braden Webb, @Brewers, gets $700k (pick…

Beer Wins Dick Howser Trophy

OMAHA, NE (CAC) — Freshman outfielder Seth Beer (Suwanee, Ga.) was named the 30th recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented annually to the national player-of-the-year. The Dick Howser Trophy committee and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association will present the award on Saturday at a national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park prior to the opening game of the 70th-annual College…

Cone To Sign With Mets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — USC outfielder Gene Cone might not be leaving Columbia, but he is leaving the Gamecock baseball program.  The 10th round MLB draft pick will sign with the New York Mets Friday for a reported $150,000.   10th-rder Gene Cone signs w/@Mets for $150k (pick 310 = $156,600). South Carolina OF, contact bat, 31-game hit streak this…

Johnson To Join Team USA Training Camp

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — South Carolina sophomore right-hander Tyler Johnson has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to training camp for the 2016 Collegiate National Team. Johnson went 3-2 with nine saves and a 2.42 ERA in 29 appearances.  He allowed 15 runs, 14 earned, on 34 hits in 52.0 innings with eight walks and 59 strikeouts.  Opponents hit…

Pair Of Gamecocks Named NCBWA All-Americans

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Freshman right-hander Braden Webb and sophomore right-hander Clarke Schmidt have earned NCBWA All-America honors, as announced on Wednesday.  Webb was a second-team selection with Schmidt named to the third-team. Webb was just named 2016 Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) yesterday.  Webb, who was selected in the 3rd…

Three Tigers Named NCBWA All-Americans

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) — Seth Beer, Chris Okey and Pat Krall were named All-Americans by NCBWA, announced Wednesday. Beer and Okey were first-team selections, while Krall was a second-team choice. It marked the first time the Tigers had two first-team All-Americans in one season since 2006 (Tyler Colvin, Andy D’Alessio).   Beer, a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden…

Webb Named NCBWA Freshman Pitcher Of The Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Freshman right-hander Braden Webb has been named 2016 Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).  Webb, who was selected in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft as the 82nd overall selection by the Milwaukee Brewers last week, finished the year 10-6 with a 3.09 ERA. Webb became…