CCU’s Marks, Parrett sign pro contracts for CWS play

ccubase-29cwsThe benefits of Coastal Carolina’s miracle run to the College World Series championship keep rolling in for the Chanticleers as a pair of players have signed professional contracts since returning from Omaha.

After getting passed over in the Major League Baseball Draft before the CWS, senior outfielder Anthony Marks and senior catcher David Parrett made strong impressions in leading the Chants to the national title and received free agent offers.

Marks, the inspirational leader of the team, made perhaps the biggest play of the tournament in Thursday’s Game 3 with a game-saving throw to halt the tying run at third base in the ninth inning of a 4-3 win over Arizona to clinch the title. He signed a free agent deal with the San Francisco Giants on Friday.

Parrett, the No. 9 hitter in Coastal’s lineup, exceeded expectation at the plate. The .130 hitter went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in the Chants’ elimination-game 7-5 victory over Texas Tech. Parrett signed with the Tampa Bay Rays and, like Marks, will report to training camp this month.

Coastal had six players selected in the June MLB Draft, including Michael Paez (fourth round), Zach Remillard (10th), Mike Morrison (27th), Alex Cunningham (28th), G.K. Young (31st) and Connor Owings (34th).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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