No. 1 rankings, accolades keep rolling in for Chants

ccubase-gilmore celebThe honors keep coming for members of the Coastal Carolina baseball program after winning the NCAA College World Series and finishing as the top-ranked team in the nation. The Chants were ranked No. 1 in the five major polls, and Gilmore received his fifth National Coach of the Year honor from D1Baseball.com.

“Good luck finding any other active coach in college baseball who has done more for his program than Gilmore has for Coastal Carolina,” said Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com. “When Gilmore cuts his finger or scrapes up his knee, chances are he bleeds teal. He has been a part of the program since long before it was relevant on the national scene.”

As for the HERO All-American team, the organization “took a combination of factors into account, but maybe most important was pure production.”

Young had 99 hits to tie a CCU single-season record and rank fourth in the NCAA (with Remillard). He additionally ranked third nationally in total bases (168), fifth in RBI (72), 13th in home runs (18), 37th in runs scored (60). One of Young’s 18 home runs came in the CWS final as the junior hit a two-run shot that proved to be the game-winner in the 4-3 victory.

Beckwith was the Gregg Olson Breakout Player of the Year and was named the Most Outstanding Player in leading Coastal Carolina the national championship, getting three starts at the College World Series and earning three wins with a pair of complete games. He posted an 0.76 ERA – which ties for the fifth-best in CWS history among pitchers with at least 18 innings – while he is the 12th player to ever notch three wins during the season’s final stage in Omaha. Overall in the NCAA postseason, Beckwith was 5-0 in five starts (six appearances) with a 1.96 ERA. He finished the season with a 15-1 record – the most wins in NCAA Division I since 2010 and two more than the previous single-season program record – and a 1.85 ERA over 117 innings. Furthermore, his 2.17 career ERA through three seasons now is another record for the Chants’ Division I era. Beckwith moved to the rotation in the second half of the Big South season.  In conference games, Beckwith was tops with a 7-0 record and 0.76 ERA.  Big South hitters managed just a .231 batting average off him with no home runs and five walks.  From March 16-April 25, Beckwith did not allow an earned run in 33.0 innings pitched.

Morrison was also a key contributor so the Chants’ postseason success. Including the Big South Championship, where he was named Most Valuable Player, Morrison pitched in nine games, getting one start, and was 2-0 with five saves while posting a 2.42 ERA and an opponent batting average of just .185. For the season, Morrison set a CCU single-season record by holding opponents to a .169 batting average, while his 1.50 ERA ranks fourth-best on the CCU single-season list in the Division I era. The senior was 8-1 with 11 saves and struck out 94 batters in 72.0 innings with just 27 walks allowed.

Owings , the Big South Baseball Player of the Year, is just the third player in league history to be named Big South Player of the Week three times in one season. He was integral in leading Coastal Carolina to a national championship. Owings closed the regular-season as the lone Big South player with a .400 batting average (.405) while leading the conference with a .751 slugging percentage and on-base percentage (.517).  In Big South games, Owings led the league in seven offensive categories, headlined by a 1.013 slugging clip and .474 batting average.  He hit 11 of his 15 home runs against Big South foes, walked 25 times and drove in 26. Overall, he ranked 9th in the NCAA in total bases (161), 15th in runs scored (64), 28th in walks (48), 24th in hits (89), 24th in home runs (16) and 33rd in slugging (.636).

Remillard, named to the College World Series All-Tournament team and was NCAA Raleigh Regional Most Outstanding Player, ended with a .341 batting average as he tied a CCU single-season record and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 99 hits. He additionally led the NCAA in total bases (177) and tied for the team lead, ranking fifth nationally, with 72 RBI, while ranking eighth nationally in home runs (19) and 13th in runs scored (66).

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