CCU’s Chavers nets fourth Freshman All-American nod

Coastal Carolina centerfielder Parker Chavers was named second team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced today. Chavers becomes the most decorated Chanticleer freshman as he has now earned four such national honors.

Previously, the Montgomery, Ala., native was named Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (one team), second team D1Baseball.com Freshman All-American and second team Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-American. Chavers was additionally voted second team All-Sun Belt as well as being named to the Sun Belt and NCAA Conway Regional All-Tournament teams in his rookie campaign with the Chanticleers.

Chavers posted a team-best .323 batting average in 2018 while ranking second on the team in hits (70), second in on base percentage (.435), third in doubles (15), fourth in home runs (7), fourth in runs scored (48) and four in walks (39). His batting average ranked seventh-best in the Sun Belt while his hits ranked eighth, his on base percentage ranked ninth and his walks ranked ninth. In addition to his offensive excellence, Chavers made just one error (his final chance at the Sun Belt Championship) and made numerous highlight-reel catches in centerfield, including one that was featured on ESPN’s Top Plays.

He additionally led the team in batting in Sun Belt games (.321) and he posted an impressive .442 on base percentage versus league opponents.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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