CCU’s Lancaster, Woodall selected in top 10 rounds

Coastal Carolina seniors Seth Lancaster and Kevin “Woody” Woodall Jr. were selected in the top 10 rounds of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies made Coastal Carolina senior shortstop Seth Lancaster their eighth-round selection, while Woodall went to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10th round.

The duo led the Chanticleers to the NCAA Regionals and the Sun Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles this season.

Lancaster, the 227th pick overall, Lancaster batted .305 with 20 home runs and 57 RBIs this season. Woodall hit .293 with 19 homers and 62 RBIs.

Since 2000, Woodall is the 17th Chanticleer to be drafted in the top 10 rounds that was not drafted out of high school. A Chanticleer has been selected within the first 10 rounds of the Major League draft for 11 consecutive seasons and, with Lancaster, a total of 20 Chanticleers have gone within the first 10 rounds over the same span. Since 2007, 46 Chanticleers have been drafted, including 13 over the last three seasons.

The Chants also got good news on the future front as signeee and standout pitcher Garrett McDaniels, projected to be a early draft pick, declared his intentions to attend CCU.

Check back for updates.

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