CSU’s Edwards to play in Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

Charleston Southern senior outfielder Sly Edwards will play in the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game on Monday in Florence. Jim Killian/CSU Athletics

Charleston Southern outfielder Sly Edwards has been named a Coastal Plain League All-Star and will play for the West in next week’s 17th CPL All-Star Game.

Edwards is batting .393 in 20 games with the Lexington County Blowfish. He has 22 hits in 56 at-bats this season. He has a league-leading .521 on-base percentage, fueled by 11 walks, and is also 6-for-7 in stolen bases. His Blowfish team was 15-13 in the first half of the season and finished fourth in the West Division.

Edwards, a rising senior at CSU, finished the 2015 season with a .300 batting average. The Coastal Plain League 2015 All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby will be held Sunday, with the all-star game on Monday at Sparrow Stadium in Florence. The 2015 Coastal Plain League All-Star Teams were be voted upon by each of the 15 head coaches and two media representatives for each club.

Charleston Southern head men’s basketball coach Barclay Radebaugh announced on Wednesday that Joey Murdock will join the Bucs’ program as an assistant coach. Murdock, a former graduate assistant under Jeff Lebo at Auburn, comes to CSU after spending five years as an assistant coach at Pensacola State College.

Murdock helped direct Pensacola State to the 2013-14 Panhandle Conference championship, marking the program’s first league title since 1997. Pensacola State advanced to the Florida State Junior College Tournament that season and in 2014-15, giving the program back-to-back regional tournament appearances for the first time in 22 years. Last season, Pensacola finished second in the Panhandle Conference behind only eventual NJCAA national champion, Northwest Florida.

A 2005 graduate of the University of West Florida, Murdock got his start in college coaching as a student manager at Pensacola State in 2001. He spent three seasons as the head coach at Tate High School in Pensacola, before moving on to a graduate assistant spot at Auburn in 2009.