Cougars’ Gantt earns second SoCon award

College of Charleston’s Marty Gantt was named SoCon baseball player of the year by both the league’s coaches and media.

College of Charleston center fielder Marty Gantt was named the Southern Conference baseball player of the year by the league’s media today.

Gantt was joined on the first team of the all-SoCon squad by Cougars pitcher Christian Powell.

C of C pitchers Matt Pegler and Kyle Owings made the second team, along with third baseman Rob Harding and shortstop Bradley Goodson.

Gantt, a senior from North Augusta, hit .349 with 10 home runs and 40 runs batted-in for the Cougars, leading the team to a share of the SoCon regular-season title. He was also named player of the year by the league’s coaches.

College of Charleston will face The Citadel in the first round of the SoCon Tournament at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greenville.

SoCon Sports Media Association Baseball All-Conference Team

Player of the Year – Marty Gantt, Sr., CF, College of Charleston

Pitcher of the Year – Ryan Arrowood, Sr., RHP, Appalachian State

Freshman of the Year – Chase Griffin, C, Georgia Southern

Coach of the Year – Chris Pollard, Appalachian State

First Team SP Ryan Arrowood, Appalachian State

SP Christian Powell, College of Charleston

RP Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina

C Alex Swim, Elon 1B Saxon Butler, Samford

2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina

SS Will Callaway, Appalachian State

3B Eric Phillips, Georgia Southern

OF Tyler Tewell, Appalachian State

OF Marty Gantt, College of Charleston

OF Brandon Miller, Samford DH Daniel Kassouf, Appalachian State

Second Team SP Matt Pegler, College of Charleston

SP Josh Martin, Samford RP Kyle Owings, College of Charleston

C Brad Moss, Samford 1B Ryan Kinsella, Elon

2B Hector Crespo, Appalachian State

SS Bradley Goodson, College of Charleston

3B Rob Harding, College of Charleston

OF Tyler Zupcic, Appalachian State

OF Phillip Ervin, Samford OF Mac Doyle, Wofford

DH C.K. Irby, Samford