CCU’s Cunningham makes second team All-American

ccu-Alex Cunningham vs GaSout Fri 3Coastal Carolina pitcher Alex Cunningham (Duncan, S.C. /Byrnes HS) was named second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Thursday.

Cunningham becomes Coastal’s 30th baseball All-American overall and the 23rd over the last 16 seasons. In addition to being named All-American, the right-hander was twice named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week once this past season.

Cunningham finished the season with a 7-2 record and a 2.63 ERA. He led the Sun Belt and currently ranks 13th in the NCAA with 117 strikeouts, which ranks fifth on the CCU single-season list. He additionally ranks among the national leaders in WHIP (20th; 0.83) and fewest hits allowed per nine innings (38th; 6.37) as opponents had a meager .195 batting average.

In Sun Belt games, Cunningham also posted a league-best 84 strikeouts and threw a league-best 75.0 innings. Of those 75 innings, Cunningham tallied 38 3-up, 3-down frames. A first team All-Sun Belt selection, Cunningham was a three-time Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week pick this season.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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