COLUMBIA - South Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner was named a second team All-American by Baseball America on Wednesday.
The junior served as the heart of South Carolina's lineup throughout the spring, batting .311 with 50 RBIs, eight home runs and 13 doubles. Greiner was even better defensively, with his .994 fielding percentage the best by any catcher in school history.
He was named to the All-SEC Defensive Team, as well as a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, which goes to the nation's top catcher.
Greiner was the only South Carolina player on Baseball America's list. Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost was named first team All-American. Pentecost batted .418 with 58 RBIs, 59 runs and a .624 slugging percentage.
Greiner was drafted in the third round by the Detroit Tigers last week and will forego his senior season after reportedly agreeing to terms Tuesday. He boarded a plane Tuesday and flew from South Carolina to the Tigers' Spring Training facility in Lakeland, Fla.
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