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