Rivers named honorable mention All-American

Coastal Carolina senior outfielder Kieton Rivers was recognized as a Perfect Game/Rawlings honorable mention All-American, it was announced on Wednesday, June 12.

Rivers had a career year in 2019, as the Virginia native hit .321 with a total of 75 hits on the season which both ranked third on the team overall. He also recorded 13 home runs, three triples and 16 doubles, while driving in 65 RBIs and scoring 61 runs on the year. Rivers posted a .581 slugging percentage and a .420 on-base percentage while swiping 10 stolen bases on the season.

The fourth-year Chant ranked second in the Sun Belt in RBIs (65), second in runs scored (61), fourth in total bases (136), seventh in home runs (13), seventh in slugging percentage (.581) and 10th in base hits with 75.

Rivers hit two home runs in the same game four times on the season, hitting multiple home runs in the win at home over UNCW (March 27) and again in the home win over Georgia Southern (April 20) in the regular season. He then hit two home runs in the win over ULM (May 25) and a fourth time in the championship game of the Sun Belt Tournament versus Georgia Southern (May 26).

A Midseason Perfect Game/Rawlings second-team All-American, Rivers was also named to the 2019 All-Sun Belt second team. He was named the 2019 Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the Sun Belt All-Tournament Team as he finished the tournament hitting .300 (10-for-30) with four home runs, two doubles, 14 RBIs, 10 runs scored, a .767 slugging percentage and a .382 on-base percentage.

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